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July 31, 2015 – NATIONAL MUTT DAY – NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY – NATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL TALK IN AN ELEVATOR DAY

30 Jul
National Mutt Day - July 31 and December 2

National Mutt Day – July 31 and December 2

July 31, 2015 – NATIONAL MUTT DAY – NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY – NATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL TALK IN AN ELEVATOR DAY

NATIONAL MUTT DAY

Each year on July 31st and December 2nd, National Mutt Day is celebrated across the United States.  This day was created as a day to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs.

Desperately longing for a new home, there are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs, in shelters across the United States, awaiting for someone to come and adopt them.

For more information regarding National Mutt Day, see: http://www.nationalmuttday.com/

CELEBRATE

Visit a dog shelter.  If you are unable to adopt a dog, you can always volunteer. Post on social media using #NationalMuttDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

National Mutt Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige.  This day is celebrated on both December 2 and July 31 of each year.

National Raspberry Cake Day - July 31

National Raspberry Cake Day – July 31

NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY

National Raspberry Cake Day is jubilantly celebrated each year on July 31.  Raspberry cake is a cool and refreshing dessert that is a summer time favorite around the United States.

Raspberries are the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family.  The name also applies to the plants themselves.

  • Raspberries are woody stemmed perennials. 
  • Raspberries are widely grown in all temperate regions of the World.
  • Raspberries are a very important commercial fruit crop.
  • At one time, raspberries were a midsummer crop, however with new technology, cultivars and transportation, 
    they can now be obtained year-round. 
  • An  individual raspberry weighs 0.11 – 0.18 oz.
  • An individual raspberry is made up of about 100 drupelets.
  • One raspberry bush can yield several hundred berries a year. 
  • A raspberry has a hollow core once it is removed from the receptacle. 
  • Raspberries are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.
  • Raspberries contain vitamin B1, vitamin B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron.

CELEBRATE

Enjoy the following “tried and true” Raspberry Cake recipe and share it with your friends and family!

Post on social media using #RaspberryCakeDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Raspberry Cake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday

National System Administrators Appreciation Day - Last Friday in July (1)

National System Administrators Appreciation Day – Last Friday in July

NATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY

Each year, on the last Friday in July, it is National System Administrator Appreciation Day.  This day is also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD.

National System Administrator Appreciation Day was created to show appreciation for the work of sysadmins and other IT workers.  The official SysAdmin Day website includes suggestions for the proper observation of this day.  http://sysadminday.com/

There are some geek and Internet culture businesses, like ThinkGeek and CafePress, that honor this holiday with special product offerings, discounts and contests and various folk songs have been written to commemorate System Administrator Day.  E-cards are available to be sent to celebrate this special occasion.

This holiday has been recognized and has been promoted by many IT professional organizations, the League of Professional System Administrators and Sage/Usenix.

CELEBRATE

Thank a system administrator that has helped you out. Post on social media using #SysAdminDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

National System Administrator Appreciation Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was created by Ted Kekatos.  Kekatos was inspired by a Hewlett-Packard magazine advertisement in which a system administrator was given flowers and fruit-baskets by grateful co-workers as a ‘thank-you’ for installing new printers.  Prior to seeing this advertisement, Kekatos had just installed several of the same model of printers at his place of work.   The first System Administrator Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 28, 2000.

National Talk in an Elevator Day - Last Friday in July

National Talk in an Elevator Day – Last Friday in July

NATIONAL TALK IN AN ELEVATOR DAY

National Talk In An Elevator Day is observed annually on the last Friday in July.  This day encourages people to make conversation while riding in an elevator.  Most of us use this time to check our smart devices for email, messages, appointments and other notifications.  Take a break and meet someone new while riding in an elevator.

CELEBRATE

Post on social media using #TalkInAnElevatorDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

The origins of National Talk In An Elevator Day, an “unofficial” National Day, is currently being researched.

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July 30, 2015 – NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY – NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY – NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY

29 Jul
National Cheesecake Day - July 30

National Cheesecake Day – July 30

NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY

National Cheesecake Day is observed annually on July 30th.  Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that is loved by millions around the country.  It is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of soft fresh cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake.

Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked, can be flavored and are often served topped with fruit, fruit sauce, chocolate or whipped cream.  There are many flavors in which cheesecakes can be prepared, some of which are blueberry, strawberry, pumpkin, chocolate, key lime, lemon, orange, raspberry or toffee.

It is possible that an ancient form of cheesecake may have been a popular dish in ancient Greece.  It has been found that the earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes.

James Kraft developed a form of pasteurized cream cheese in 1912.  In 1928, Kraft acquired the Philadelphia trademark and marketed pasteurized Philadelphia Cream Cheese which is now the most commonly used cheese for cheesecake.

North America has several different styles of cheesecakes:

  • New York-style cheesecake
  • Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake
  • Philadelphia-style
  • Farmer cheese cheesecake
  • Country-style cheesecake
  • Lactose-free cheesecake
  • Cheesecake Kludys
  • Chicago Style cheesecake
  • Savory cheesecake

CELEBRATE

Enjoy this “tried and true” recipe for Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake.  Post on social media using #NationalCheesecakeDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Cheesecake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

National Father-in-Law Day - July 30

National Father-in-Law Day – July 30

NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW-DAY

National Father-In-Law Day is observed annually on July 30.  This day is dedicated to your spouse’s father; your father-in-law.

CELEBRATE

You can enjoy spending some extra time bonding with and strengthening your relationship with your father-in-law.  This could be a day of golfing, hiking, playing cards, going to a movie, drinking tea on the back deck, fishing, having lunch,  stopping at the pub for a beer or anything you enjoy doing together.

If your father-in-law is no longer living, remember him in a special way.

Post on social media using #FatherinLawDay and encourage others to join in,

HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Father-In-Law Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

National Chili Dog Day - Last Thursday in July

National Chili Dog Day – Last Thursday in July

NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY

Each year on the last Thursday of July, hot dog lovers across the United States top their hot dogs with delicious chili to celebrate National Chili Dog Day.

CELEBRATE

Following are some “tried and true” chili dog recipes for you to enjoy:

Post on social media using #NationalChiliDogDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Currently being researched.

July 29, 2015 – NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY – NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY

28 Jul
National Chicken Wing Day - July 29

National Chicken Wing Day – July 29

NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY

National Chicken Wing Day is celebrated annually on July 29th.  Chicken wings are served in a variety of styles with the most popular simmered in or topped with some type of spicy or hot sauce.

CELEBRATE

Head out to your restaurant of choice and order some chicken wings.  Post on social media using #NationalChickenWingDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

After a number of years of different establishments selling their version of Buffalo Wings, the city of Buffalo, NY in 1977 proclaimed July 29 to be National Chicken Wing Day.  Establishments like the Anchor Bar, Wings n’ Things and Duff’s all became famous for their ‘Wings”.

National Lasagna Day - July 29

National Lasagna Day – July 29

NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY

You may be heading to your favorite Italian restaurant or making a pan of this delicious dish in your oven at home.  Either way is a great way to celebrate National Lasagna Day which is recognized each year on July 29.

Lasagna, a wide flat pasta, is possibly one of the oldest pasta’s. There is also a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces.

  • The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories. 
  • Originally the word “lasagna” referred to the pot in which the  dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today.
  • Lasagna was featured in a 14th century England cookbook.
  • Cartoon character Garfield’s favorite food is lasagna.

CELEBRATE

To celebrate National Lasagna Day, try one of these “tried and true” recipes:

Post on social media using #NationalLasagnaDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Lasagna Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

July 28, 2015 – NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY – BUFFALO SOLDIERS DAY

27 Jul
National Milk Chocolate Day - July 28

National Milk Chocolate Day – July 28

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY

Milk Chocolate lovers, today is a your chance day to celebrate!  Each year on July 28th we observe National Milk Chocolate Day.  Solid chocolate when combine with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk is known as milk chocolate.  The most popular of all candy bars sold contain milk chocolate.  Milk chocolate is also a popular ingredient in baking, in specialty coffee drinks and hot chocolate.

Milk had sometimes been used as an addition to chocolate beverages since the mid-17th century, but in 1875 Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate by mixing a powdered milk developed by Henri Nestlé with the liquor.  (Wikipedia)

CELEBRATE

Enjoy your favorite milk chocolate.  Create a special treat with one of these “tried and true” recipes:

Post on social media using #MilkChocolateDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Our research has found that National Milk Chocolate Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was started by the National Confectioners Association.

On National Drink Wine Day, you can be aboard a fabulous Caribbean Cruise.  Join us as we celebrate this National Day.  For more information, CLICK HERE.  

Buffalo Soldiers Day - July 28

Buffalo Soldiers Day – July 28

BUFFALO SOLDIERS DAY

Buffalo Soldiers Day is observed annually on July 28th.  This day commemorates the formation in 1866 of the first regular Army regiments comprising African-American soldiers.

“Buffalo Soldiers” (one of many African-American regiments raised during the Civil War) were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.

Mark Matthews, who is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery, was the oldest living Buffalo Soldier at 111 years old when he died on September 6, 2005.

The segregated regiments were disbanded during the 1940’s and 1950’s as the U.S. armed forces embraced integration.

On the first Buffalo Soldiers Day in 1992, a monument to the Buffalo Soldier was dedicated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by General Colin Powell.

The Buffalo Soldier Museum is located in Houston Texas.

CELEBRATE

Post on social media using #BuffaloSoldiersDay to encourage others to pay tribute to to these heroes..

HISTORY

Buffalo Soldier Commemorations have been held throughout our nation since 1992 when the United States Congress passed a law designating July 28th as Buffalo Soldiers Day in the United States.

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