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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION: NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY – August 2nd

31 Jul
National Coloring Book Day August 2

National Coloring Book Day – August 2

NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY

National Coloring Book Day is celebrated annually on August 2.  Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved with coloring.  Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress.  Founded in 1941, Dover Publications led the way, releasing their first coloring book for adults, Antique Automobiles Coloring Book, in 1970. Dover now publishes Creative Haven®, a popular line of coloring books specially designed for adult colorists.nationalcoloringbookdaylogo

CELEBRATE

Find a coloring party near you or participate online.  Spend some time coloring with your friends, children or grandchildren or by yourself. Enjoy the creativity of making a picture come to life. Download the official National Coloring Book Day 2015 color page. Post your pictures on social media using #NationalColoringBookDay to encourage others to find the enjoyment in coloring.

HISTORY

National Coloring Book Day was submitted by Dover Publications in May 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Coloring Book Day to be observed annually on August 2.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

National Coloring Book Day – Ken Katzman 516-294-7000 ext. 121

National Day Calendar – Alice Anderson 701-204-6674

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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION: NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY – 1st Saturday in August

30 Jul

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NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY

National Jamaican Patty Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in August. A Jamaican patty is defined as a “turnover style pastry” which can have a variety of fillings such as seasoned ground beef, chicken, seafood or vegetables. The crust is ideally flaky in texture, half-moon in shape, and the fillings are usually spicy, but milder varieties are available for the faint of heart. It is said that the Jamaican Patty as we know it today, was born from the English Cornish Pastry, a similar concoction that came to Jamaica during the early Colonist days. It also bears a resemblance to the Spanish empanada.

The patty has become a staple among Jamaicans, acting as a quick “grab-n-go” or “meal-on-the-run” type of snack. A typical person eats a patty or two for lunch while in school or at work. It serves well as a hot & nutritious snack and when paired with a coco-bread it becomes a belly-filling & satisfying meal in itself.

GOLDEN KRUST CARIBBEAN BAKERY & GRILL HISTORY

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is the brain-child of Ephraim and Mavis Hawthorne; founders of Hawthorne & Son’s Bakery in St. Andrew, Jamaica and parents of the present owners.

In 1989, Lowell, President and CEO along with his wife Lorna, four of his siblings and their spouses, pooled all their resources to open the first Golden Krust retail location on East Gun Hill Road in Bronx, NY. By 1996 they owned 17 Restaurants throughout New York City. The business became so successful that the Hawthorne’s were encouraged to create franchises and they seized the opportunity to do just that.

In that same year, Golden Krust became the first Caribbean-owned business in the U.S. to be granted a franchise license. The pivotal year of 1996 signified Golden Krust’s relocation to its plant in the South Bronx, eventually purchasing the entire block from 172nd Street to Claremont Parkway on Park Avenue.

Today, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill operates a chain of over 100 Restaurants in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Massachusetts.
To satisfy all tastes, at Golden Krust we offer a variety of fillings which include Spicy Beef, Mild Beef, Cheezee Beef, Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Shrimp, Vegetable, Spinach and Soya. Try them all and let us know your favorite!

CELEBRATE

Attend one of many events planned today.  Participate in the Power of the Patty Sweepstakes to win a free flight to Jamaica.  All 120 Golden Krust stores will feature 99 cent patties from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Good luck and enjoy the National Jamaican Patty Day festivities. Share the fun and post pics on social media using #GKNJPD. Enjoy the flavor, try a new flavor or two and Celebrate the Power of the Patty.

HISTORY

National Jamaican Patty Day was submitted by Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery in May of 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Jamaican Patty Day to be observed annually on the first Saturday in August. The month of August is significant to Golden Krust for a myriad of reasons. Golden Krust first opened it’s doors for business in August of 1989. Jamaica celebrates both Emancipation and Independence holidays in the month of August. Most importantly, Mavis Ephraim, the matriarch of the Hawthorne family was born in the month of August.

MEDIA CONTACT

Steven Clarke 347-513-5232

NEW DAY PROCLAMATION: NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY – Fourth Thursday In July

20 Jul
National Refreshment Day Fourth Thursday in July

National Refreshment Day – Fourth Thursday in July

NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY

National Refreshment Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday in July.  This day is all about celebrating fun and refreshment during the hottest time of the year.  There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than those moments of simple refreshment, especially enjoying a nice, cold beer.  These are the simple pleasures that we all love and cherish.

CELEBRATE

TBC-NRD-LogoTurn the fan on high, grab your bathing suit and ice down the beer.  Make the most of the dog days and raise a glass to National Refreshment!  Use #NationalRefreshmentDay on social media.  Join Traveler Beer Company at one of the many National Refreshment Day events happening all over the country.  For a list of locations, click here.

HISTORY

National Refreshment Day was submitted by Traveler Beer Company in May, 2015. The Traveler Beer Company is a craft beer venture based in Burlington, Vermont, with the mission of combining the European shandy tradition with American ingenuity to create THE American Craft Shandy. Traveler Beer Company brews two year-round styles: Curious Traveler Shandy, an American craft wheat ale made with real lemon and a touch of lime and Illusive Traveler Shandy, an American craft wheat ale made with real grapefruit. In addition to the year-round styles, Traveler brews several seasonals: Forbidden Traveler Apple Ale, Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy, and Jolly Traveler Winter Shandy and others. Traveler beers are available in bottle and on draft throughout all 50 states.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Refreshment Day to be observed annually on the fourth Thursday in July.

DATES
July 23, 2015
July 28, 2016
July 27, 2017
July 26, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS

Traveler Beer Company – Elizabeth Hagwood – 802-540-2441

National Day Calendar – Alice Anderson – 701-204-6674

 

NEW DAY PROCLAMATION: NATIONAL GIVE SOMETHING AWAY DAY – July 15th

13 Jul
National Give Something Away Day July 15

National Give Something Away Day – July 15

NATIONAL GIVE SOMETHING AWAY DAY

National Give Something Away Day is celebrated annually on July 15th. This is a day to give something to someone. It can be something that is a basic necessity like shoes or clothing or something more frivolous like flowers or a balloon bouquet. Spend time with someone in a hospital or just call someone to let them know you are thinking about them. National Give Something Away Day is a day to pay it forward and do something nice for someone, whether it is someone you know or a stranger.

CELEBRATE

Celebrate by buying lunch for someone in need. Buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop. Go through your closet and donate clothing you no longer wear to a good cause. Post on social media using #GiveSomethingAwayDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.

HISTORY

National Give Something Away Day was submitted by Linda Eaton Hall-Fulcher. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Give Something Away Day to be observed annually on July 15.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

National Give Something Away Day – Linda Eaton Hall-Fulcher 562-429-9657

National Day Calendar – Alice Anderson 701-204-6674

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