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January 31, 2015 – NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY – NATIONAL INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY

30 Jan National Backward Day - January 31

National Backward Day - January 31

National Backward Day – January 31

NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY

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The above sentence is backwards, I might wear my shirt backwards, maybe I will walk down the street backwards:  all in celebration of Backward Day!   There are many other ways you can celebrate this fun day so just let your imagination be your guide.  Maybe you want to eat your dessert before you eat your meal!!

This day is very popular with school aged kids but there is no age limit on who can participate in all of the backward fun. So EVERYONE, let’s have some fun!! 

FUN FACT:  Leonardo da Vinci wrote backward.  Not only did the artist and inventor write from right to left, he wrote his letters backward.

 

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day - January 31

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – January 31

NATIONAL INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY

Always celebrated on January 31st, Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is a day to ponder how art effects your heart. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons. This Day’s title does suggest that you inspire “your” heart, however, you may also use it to inspire another person’s heart.

You may choose to admire a beautiful masterpiece, go to a special concert, dance, paint, take photographs, create a sculpture, visit a museum or any of the thousands of forms of art.  Whichever you choose, enjoy this day and pass it on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art:  Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including paintingsculptureprintmakingphotography, and other visual media.

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January 30, 2015 – NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

29 Jan National Croissant Day - January 30
National Croissant Day - January 30

National Croissant Day – January 30

NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th. This “unofficial” holiday lets us celebrate this delicious baked bread.   Croissants are buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  The typical ingredients for making these yummy baked rolls are flour, butter, salt, sugar, yeast and water.  This rich, flaky bread can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.   They are enjoyed just as they are, straight out of the oven or maybe you might like to spread more butter on top of them.  Many people like to split them open and fill them like a sandwich.  A good breakfast filling could be egg and sausage while a good lunch filling might be chicken salad or egg salad.  The great tasting croissant can be enjoyed anyway that you like it, anytime of the day!!

NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY HISTORY

The origin of  this unofficial National holiday is unknown.  However, it is known that the history of croissant  began in Vienna, Austria in 1683.  That year the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria.  After defeat of the Turks, crescent moon shaped bread was baked to celebrate and it then became custom to serve morning coffee with the pastry.

ENJOY A CROISSANT ON NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY!!

January 29, 2015 – NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY – NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY

28 Jan National Corn Chip Day - January 29
National Corn Chip Day - January 29

National Corn Chip Day – January 29

NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY

National Corn Chip Day is celebrated annually on January 29th.  National Corn Chip Day is not to be confused with National Tortilla Chip Day which is held in February.   Corn chips have been enjoyed by us all since they were first invented by Fritos    The story is that according to the company website (http://www.fritolay.com/) C.E. “Elmer” Doolin was frustrated that tortillas just did not stay fresh long enough at his store.  One day in 1932, he met a man selling fried corn chips.  After he pawned his mama’s wedding ring, he paid the man $100 for his recipe (in those days that was a lot of money). The family experimented with the recipe until they came up with the perfect concoction, began selling his crisps from his Model T Ford, and the rest is history.  The American corn chips snack was born.

Hundreds of recipes for corn chips and dips can be found on websites and in cookbooks everywhere.

On January 29, enjoy some corn chips while doing a puzzle or two!!

NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY HISTORY  

We have read the history of the corn chip however, the origin of the National Corn Chip Day, an unofficial holiday, has yet to be found.  It is possible that this holiday may have been created by the greeting card industry.

National Puzzle Day - January 29

National Puzzle Day – January 29

NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY

NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY, an unofficial holiday, is always celebrated on January 29th.  There are puzzle celebrations and events held at museums, libraries and other venues around the country.  Crossword puzzles are the most common however, Sudoku is the most recent puzzle rage.  There are puzzles that fit into the needs of every person and every skill level, for the young and the old.  There are also word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, puzzle books and many many more.  Maybe you would like to find a puzzle game and challenge your friends or check with your local library  or a website for a puzzle game.  There are many ways to have lots of fun!

NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY HISTORY

The puzzle here is, by whom and when National Puzzle Day started.   There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National”  day, which requires an act of congress.

January 28, 2015 – NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY – NATIONAL KAZOO DAY – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY

27 Jan National Fun at Work Day - January 28
National Fun at Work Day - January 28

National Fun at Work Day – January 28

NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY

Lets all have some fun on the job on National Fun At Work Day!  This, unofficial national holiday, is known by some to always be celebrated on January 28th and by others always on the last Friday in January.   Many people spend a  good portion of their lives at work, so why should they not try to enjoy it?  While looking to find fun things to do at work, let your imagination be the leader.  Make sure whatever fun and exciting things that you choose has your boss’s approval.  Better yet, get your boss involved in the fun.

“Dave Hemseth and Leslie  Yerkes, co-authors of “301 Ways to Have Fun at Work” say that “organizations that integrate fun into work have lower levels of absenteeism, greater job satisfaction, increased productivity, and less downtime”.

HAVE FUN!

National Kazoo Day - January 28

National Kazoo Day – January 28

NATIONAL KAZOO DAY

January 28 is National Kazoo Day, an unofficial holiday celebrating more than a century and a half of kazoo music in the United States.

 

 

Fun Kazoo Facts:

* Alabama Vest, of Macon Georgia made the first Kazoo in the 1840′s

* Commercial production of the Kazoo began in 1912

* There is a production factory museum in Eden, NY

* Carol Burnett’s character, Miss Hannigan, played the kazoo in the movie version of “Annie”

Kazoos are easy to play.  You simply hum a tune into the kazoo and you are now a kazoo expert.  Let’s all make some noise!!

National Blueberry Pancake Day - January 28

National Blueberry Pancake Day – January 28

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY

National Blueberry Pancake Day is celebrated annually January 28th.

This favorite twist on the classic pancake is one of the most popular choices for breakfast in the USA.  Look for blueberry pancakes to be featured on National Blueberry Pancake Day at many of your favorite eateries.

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