National Champagne Day December 31
NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY
National Champagne Day is celebrated annually on December 31st. While true champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region, there is plenty of bubbly available from Italy, California and even the South of France. Ringing in the New Year is the perfect opportunity each year to celebrate National Champagne Day.
Make Up Your Mind Day December 31
MAKE UP YOUR MIND DAY
Make Up Your Mind Day is observed annually on December 31st.
No Interruptions Day. Last work day of the year.
NO INTERRUPTIONS DAY
No Interruptions Day is observed annually on the last work day of the year. This is a day set aside for getting organized for the new year by cleaning up your workspace without interruptions. Turn off the phone, ignore your e-mails, close your door and enjoy the peace of no interruptions for a full day.
NEW YEAR’S EVE
New Year’s Eve is celebrated annually on December 31st. Celebrate New Year’s Eve, safely, with family and friends in anticipation and hope for “peace, health and happiness” throughout the upcoming New Year, along with your own personal wishes. You may want to be at large celebration with lots of people, party hats and loud music or you may like to be at home by yourself, with a spouse, the kids, or with a friend or two, watching movies and eating popcorn, but either way can be a way to welcome in the New Year.
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day December 30
NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day or Baking Soda day is observed annually each year on December 30th.
According to Almanac.com, here are a few of the many uses for baking soda:
- Add baking soda to your bath water to relieve sunburned or itchy skin.
- Make a paste of baking soda and water, and apply to a burn or an insect bite for relief.
- Clean your refrigerator with a solution of one-teaspoon baking soda to one quart of warm water.
- Pour a cup of baking soda into the opening of your clogged drain and then add a cup of hot vinegar. After a few minutes, flush the drain with a quart of boiling water.
- To remove perspiration stains, make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Rub paste into the stain, let it sit for an hour, and then launder as usual.
- If you crave sweets, rinse your mouth with one-teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a glass of warm water. Don’t swallow the mixture; spit it out. Your craving should disappear instantly.
- Add a pinch of baking soda to boiled syrup to prevent it from crystallizing.
- To remove pesticides, dirt, and wax from fresh fruits and vegetables, wash them in a large bowl of cool water to which you’ve added two to three tablespoons of baking soda.
- Soak toothbrushes in baking soda and warm water overnight to clean bristles.
- Gasoline and oil odors can be removed by putting clothes in a trash bag with baking soda for a few days before washing them.
- Lay down barrier of baking soda under sink-pipe openings and along basement windows to keep carpenter ants, silverfish, and roaches from invading. Roaches eat the baking soda, dehydrate, and die.
- A light baking soda paste on a damp cloth will remove bugs and tar from cars without damaging the paint. Let paste sit for a few minutes before wiping and rinsing clean.
- To remove stains from your coffee and tea cups, wipe them with a damp sponge dipped in baking soda paste.
- Keep your rubber gloves dry and smelling good by sprinkling baking soda inside them. They’ll slip on more easily too!
- Sprinkling baking soda on your front steps will provide traction and melt the ice. Unlike rock salt, kitty litter, or sand, it won’t damage outdoor or indoor surfaces or shoes.
- Boil two inches of water in a pan with a burned bottom, turn off the heat, then add half a cup of baking soda. Let it sit overnight. In the morning it will be easy to clean.
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda on the bottom of your toaster oven to eliminate the burned smell from drippings and crumbs.
- A paste of baking soda removes red sauce stains from plastic.
FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY
Falling Needles Family Fest Day is celebrated annually 30th.
This day is a reminder for those of us who enjoyed a live Christmas tree over the holidays to clean it up and recycle it.
Here is an excellent article if you are looking for ways to recycle your tree: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/ways-to-recycle-christmas-trees.html
Bacon Day December 30
Bacon Day is celebrated annually on December 30th.
According to Wikipedia, bacon is a meat product prepared from a pig and usually cured. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon (also known as green bacon). Fresh bacon may then be further dried for weeks or months in cold air, or it may be boiled or smoked. Fresh and dried bacon is typically cooked before eating. Boiled bacon is ready to eat, as is some smoked bacon, but may be cooked further before eating.
Bacon is a very popular food in the USA. You can find many items also flavored or scented with bacon including popcorn, soap, candles, air fresheners and many more.
National Pepper Pot Day December 29
NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY
Having been nicknamed as “the soup that won the war” Pepper Pot has its very own day of celebration. National Pepper Pot Day is celebrated annually on December 29th.
The winter of 1777 – 1778 was brutal. The Continental Army was fighting for the newly formed country of the United States of America during the Revolutionary War. As they were camped at Valley Forge on December 29th, 1777, George Washington ask the army’s chef to prepare a meal that would boost their moral and warm them. The chef rounded up some peppercorn, small bits of meat, tribe and other ingredients and called it Pepper Pot Soup, also known as Philadelphia Pepper Pot Soup.
The meal was well received and it was nicknamed “the soup that won the war”.
You can find a recipe here – http://allrecipes.com/recipe/authentic-pepper-pot-soup/
Tick Tock Day December 29
TICK TOCK DAY
Tick Tock Day is observed annually in December 29th.
Tick Tock Day is a reminder that there are only 2 days remaining in the year. Do you have any unfinished business that needs to be done in this calendar year? Is there something big you want to accomplish yet this year? Now is the time to finish up as the clock is ticking!