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31 Mar

National Day AppDo you have an iPhone or Android?  Do you want to stay informed about what National Day is being observed each day.  NDC is currently developing an app to do just that.  We have some great EARLY BIRD SPECIALS so CLICK HERE to check out the app.

We are offering a one time only LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION to our app.  This is a very limited offering at this price so hurry before they sell out!

The app will also feature coupons from businesses having specials.  This is a great way to save money and have fun while you celebrate your favorite National Days.

Some of the coupons and National Day Specials that will be offered in the coming year include:
  • Free Coffee
  • Free Pancakes
  • Free Comic Books
  • Free Bagels
  • Free Donuts
  • Free Admission to National Parks
  • Free Curly Fries
  • Free Ice Cream Cones
  • Free Shipping
  • Free Root Beer Floats
  • Free Cinnabons
  • Free Flower Seeds
  • Free Movie Rentals
  • Free Ices Tea
  • Free Admission to Museums
  • Free Slurpee’s, Yogurt, Fish Fillets, Cookies, Popcorn and much more.
In addition to free items, you will receive other money saving offers.  Subscribers to our app will receive first option and special discounts on other National Day Calendar products as they become available.

This will also be perfect for planning business meetings, classroom activities, anniversaries, birthdays and much more.  You will always have the Calendar at a Glance option to help with planning your activities.

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March 31, 2015 – NATIONAL TATER DAY – NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY – NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY – NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY – WORLD BACKUP DAY

30 Mar

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National Tater Day

National Tater Day

NATIONAL TATER DAY         

National Tater Day is celebrated annually on March 31.  This day is set aside to celebrate the potato that is loved by almost everyone and provides us with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.

There are numerous ways to fix and enjoy the potato:  

Baked – Boiled – Steamed – Roasted – Mashed – Fried – Grilled – Scalloped – French Fries – Cottage Fries – Hash Browns – In Stew – In Soup – Potato Salad – Potato Dumplings – Potato Pancakes – Any Way You Like Them!!

The origin of this day may have originally had a different meaning.  At the beginning of April there is a celebration of the sweet potato (Tater Day) in part of Kentucky.  Sweet potatoes are one of the main cash crops in that area.  Tater Day started way back in the early 1840′s with the trading and selling of sweet potatoes.  It is the oldest continuous trade day in the United States.

Worldwide, there are more than four thousand potato varieties

Since the time potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has been a major part of the North American diet.

NATIONAL TATER DAY HISTORY

The origin of this day may be the Kentucky celebrated Tater Day, however our research was unable to find the creator of National Tater Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

National Education and Sharing Day

National Education and Sharing Day

NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY

Celebrated Annually is National Education and Sharing Day.  This day was first inaugurated on April 18, 1978, by President Jimmy Carter and has since been proclaimed annually, by the presiding President.  National Education and Sharing Day is a day that was made by the United States Congress in honor of  Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902 – 1994).  It honors his efforts for education and sharing for Jews and non-Jews alike.  During his lifetime, the Rabbi opened many centers of education.  These centers were called “Chabad Houses”

In his 2009 proclamation on Education and Sharing Day, President Barack Obama wrote:

“Few have better understood or more successfully promoted these ideas than Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who emphasized the importance of education and good character. Through the establishment of educational and social service institutions across the country and the world, Rabbi Schneerson sought to empower young people and inspire individuals of all ages. On this day, we raise his call anew.”

On March 21, 2013, while making his first trip to Israel as president, a proclamation was issued and President Barack Obama declared March 22, 2013, Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.  This year is the 111th anniversary of the birth of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.  Reinforcing the importance of education, in this proclamation, the President stated:     

          “We also know that learning does not stop when students leave the classroom. Whether at the dinner table or on the field, it is our task as parents, teachers, and mentors to make sure our children grow up practicing the values we preach. We have an obligation to instill in them the virtues that define our national character — honesty and independence, drive and discipline, courage and compassion.” 

 

Education plays a vital role in the lives of each individual.  Happy National Education and Sharing Day.

National Clams On The Half Shell Day March 31

National Clams On The Half Shell Day March 31

NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY

National Clams On The Half Shell Day is celebrated each year on March 31.  This food holiday is a day for the clam lovers to enjoy a special dish.

Our research has found that Clams On The Half Shell can be prepared in a variety of ways and there are many different recipes available. We did come across some interesting reading on a popular Eastern United States “Clams On The Half Shell dish”……

“Clams casino is a clam ”on the half shell” dish with breadcrumbs and bacon. It originated in Rhode Island in the United States. It is often served as an appetizer in New England and is served in variations nationally.

According to legend, the recipe for clams casino was originally developed in 1917 in the Little Casino in Narragansett, Rhode Island, by a maître d’hôtel for a woman of means wanting something special for her guests.  Good Housekeeping Great American Classics attributes the dish to Mrs. Paran Stevens and maître d’hôtel Julius Keller.  She named the dish after the hotel, and word and popularity of the dish has since spread across the United States, including New Orleans, where oysters are substituted for clams. Clams casino remains a very popular dish in Rhode Island, “appearing on almost every menu”. (Wikipedia)

** The Giant Clam has a lifespan of over 100 years.**

NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and the origin of Clams On The Half Shell Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY

National Bunsen Burner Day is observed every March 31st..  This day honors the birthday of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen. Named after Robert Bunsen, a Bunsen burner is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion.  The gas can be either natural gas (mainly methane) or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane or a mixture of the two.  The invention of the Bunsen burner opened up new opportunities for the use of natural gas. Remembering your high school days and chemistry class,  chances are you learned about and even used a Bunsen burner.  They are used in high schools and laboratories around the world.

NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY HISTORY      

  We were able to find the reason for National Bunsen Burner Day however our research was unable to find the creator of National Bunsen Burner Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

WORLD BACKUP DAY

For more info on this day – go to www.worldbackupday.com

WHAT IS BACKUP?

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.

Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

March 30, 2015 – NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY – NATIONAL PENCIL DAY – NATIONAL TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY – NATIONAL I AM IN CONTROL DAY

29 Mar

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National Doctors Day March 30

National Doctors Day March 30

NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY

March 30th marks the annual observation of National Doctors Day.  This day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to society and the community.  On National Doctors Day,  we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and for our loved ones.

March 30, 1933 was the first observance of Doctors Day in Winder, Georgia.   Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians.  On this first day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers were placed on the graves of deceased doctors.  The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.

The first ether anesthetic for surgery was administered by Crawford W. Long, M.D. on March 30, 1842, marking the date for Doctors Day.  On that day, before Dr. Long operated to remove a tumor from a man’s neck, he administered ether anesthesia.   Following surgery, the man would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware of anything until he awoke.

“On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctors Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30, 1991 as “National Doctors Day.” ” (Wikipedia)

Doctors perform vital diagnosis, treatment and care 365 days per year, this is the day to honor them.

THE HISTORY OF NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY IS DISCUSSED IN THE ARTICLE ABOVE.  This day is an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Pencil Day March 30

National Pencil Day March 30

NATIONAL PENCIL DAY

Each year, March 30th is National Pencil Day.  Hymen Lipman received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil on this day in 1858.

The majority of pencils made in the United States are painted yellow.  It is believed that this tradition began in 1890 when the L & C Hardtmuth Company of Austria-Hungary introduced their Koh-I-Noor brand, named after the famous diamond.  This pencil was intended to be the world’s best and most expensive pencil.  Other companies then began to copy the yellow color so that their pencils would be associated with the high quality brand.

Notable pencil users (Wikipedia)

  • Thomas Edison had his pencils specially made by Eagle Pencil. Each pencil was three inches long, was thicker than standard pencils and had softer graphite than was normally available.
  • Vladimir Nabokov rewrote everything he had ever published, usually several times, by pencil.
  • John Steinbeck was an obsessive pencil user and is said to have used as many as 60 a day. His novel East of Eden took more than 300 pencils to write.
  • Vincent van Gogh used only Faber pencils as they were “superior to Carpenters pencils, a capital black and most agreeable”.
  • Johnny Carson regularly played with pencils at his Tonight Show desk. These pencils were specially made with erasers at both ends to avoid on-set accidents.
  • Roald Dahl used only pencils with yellow casing to write his books. He had 6 sharpened pencils ready at the beginning of each day and only when all 6 pencils became unusable did he resharpen them.

NATIONAL PENCIL DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Pencil Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

National Take A Walk In A Park Day March 30

National Take A Walk In A Park Day March 30

NATIONAL TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY

National Take A Walk In The Park Day is observed annually on March 30th.  After a long busy day, a calming and therapeutic way to relax would be a nice, long, leisurely walk in the park.

Taking a walk at a local park is definitely a good way to clear one’s mind from the stresses of the day, re-energizing yourself and at the same time, help to improve your health.

Make sure you take a camera with you during your walk as parks offer many opportunities to photograph nature. There is the possibility of capturing some great photographs of birds or other wildlife, flowers, budding trees, clouds or the sunset.

On National Take A Walk In The Park Day,  enjoy nature’s beauty and being outside.

NATIONAL TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and the origin of National Take A Walk In The Park Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

NATIONAL I AM IN CONTROL DAY

National I Am In Control Day is observed each year on March 30th.  Secretary of State, Alexander Haig’s words “I am in control here” have never been forgotten:  ”In 1981, following the March 30 assassination attempt on Reagan, Haig asserted before reporters “I am in control here” as a result of Reagan’s hospitalization, indicating that, while President Reagan had not “transfer[red] the helm”, Haig was in fact directing White House Crisis Management until Vice President Bush arrived in Washington to assume that role.” (Wikipedia)

Sources believe that this was the beginning of National I Am In Control Day.  This day has evolved and taken on a different context.  It is a day to get things under control in your life on a day to day basis.

There are ways to help the “out of control” feeling.  One way to begin is to take a break for a minute and evaluate your situations.
Then you may want to:

  • Start using a daily planner
  • De-clutter
  • Make lists
  • Tackle one project at a time
  • Learn organizational skills
  • Ask for help
  • Talk with someone
  • Feel confident with your decisions

On National I Am In Control Day,  begin the steps that are needed for you to feel that you are in control of the things, that one can be, in your life.

NATIONAL I AM IN CONTROL DAY

Our research was unable to find the creator of this day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

Also observed on March 30th is National Turkey Neck Soup Day.

March 29, 2015 – NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY – NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY

28 Mar

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National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day - March 29

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – March 29

NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is observed annually on March 29th.  This day honors all small business owners.

Small businesses are a vital part of the United States economy.  These businesses are not always appreciated, as they should be, for the vital role that they play.  We can show them their much deserved appreciation on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.

Owning your own business is a goal that many people strive for.  It takes long hours, hard work and much dedication.   Countless hours of nurturing  the business are needed in the process of growing the business, while following the owners desire of reaching their goal in having  a successful business venture.

Some of these businesses are handed down from one generation to the next while others are new start-ups.   “Mom and Pop” businesses generally offer superior customer service as the owners take personal pride in their operations as well as pride in their communities.

 According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 27 million small businesses in the United States.

To celebrate, support the privately owned small  businesses in your communities.

NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

 

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day - March 29

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day – March 29

NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY

Lemon Chiffon Cake Day is celebrated annually on March 29th.

For a nice refreshing spring dessert, chiffon cake is a very light cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and flavorings.  A fluffy texture is made by beating egg whites until stiff and folding them into the cake batter before baking.  Chiffon cakes tend to be lower in saturated fat than butter cakes, potentially making them healthier than their butter-heavy counterparts.

“The chiffon cake was invented in 1927 by Harry Baker, a California insurance salesman turned caterer. Baker kept the recipe secret for 20 years until he sold it to General Mills. At this point the name was changed to “chiffon cake” and a set of 14 recipes and variations was released to the public in a Betty Crocker pamphlet published in 1948.” (Wikipedia)

This would be a good day to find a recipe, that you love,  for Lemon Chiffon Cake and bake up a delicious dessert to enjoy.

Here are a few “tried and true” cake recipes:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lemon-chiffon-cake

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/lemon-chiffon-cake/ef1ca334-5665-4da2-a03b-3a92a5f8767e

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-chiffon-cake/

NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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