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/
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.
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
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.
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.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Raspberry Cake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday
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.
Thank a system administrator that has helped you out. Post on social media using #SysAdminDay and encourage others to join in.
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
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.
Post on social media using #TalkInAnElevatorDay and encourage others to join in.
The origins of National Talk In An Elevator Day, an “unofficial” National Day, is currently being researched.