Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March National Days and Observances



MARCH MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Celery Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Craft Month
National Credit Education Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Kidney Disease Awareness Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Sauce Month
National Trisomy Awareness Month
National Umbrella Month
National Women’s History Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Music in Our Schools Month
National Professional Social Work Month

MARCH WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Girl Scout Week, March 12-18 (Always the week with March 12)
Celebrate Your Name Week, March 5-11 (First Full Week)
Festival of Owls Week, March 5-11 (First Full Week)
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6-12 (From Monday before March 8 to Sunday after)
World Rattlesnake Roundup, March 10-12 (Second Weekend)
Campfire USA Birthday Week, March 12-18 (Second Full Week)
American Chocolate Week, March 19-25 (Always Third Full Week)
International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week, 19-25 (Last Week)
National Animal Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25 (Third Full Week)
National Button Week, March 19-25 (Third Full Week)
Act Happy Week, March 20-26 (Starts on Third Monday)
Wellderly Week, March 20-26 (Third Monday-Sunday Week)
National Cleaning Week, March 26-April 1 (Last Week)
National Protocol Officer’s Week, March 26-April 1 (Last Week)

MARCH NATIONAL DAYS

MARCH 1
World Civil Defence Day
National Dadgum That’s Good Day
National Fruit Compote Day
National Horse Protection Day
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
National Pig Day

MARCH 2
National Banana Cream Pie Day
National Old Stuff Day #NationalOldStuffDay
National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) – If on a weekend, moves to closest school day.

MARCH 3
World Wildlife Day
National Anthem Day
National Cold Cuts Day
National I Want You to be Happy Day
National Mulled Wine Day
National Day of Unplugging #NationalDayOfUnplugging – First Friday in March
National Employee Appreciation Day – First Friday in March
National Salesperson Day – First Friday in March

MARCH 4
National Grammar Day
National Hug a G.I. Day
National Pound Cake Day

MARCH 5
National Absinthe Day
National Cheese Doodle Day
National Multiple Personality Day

MARCH 6
National Dentist’s Day
National Frozen Food Day
National Oreo Cookie Day
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

MARCH 7
National Be Heard Day
National Cereal Day
National Crown of Roast Pork Day

MARCH 8
International Women’s Day
National Peanut Cluster Day
National Proofreading Day #NationalProofreadingDay
National Pancake Day – Changes Annually
National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – Second Wednesday in March

MARCH 9
National Barbie Day
National Crabmeat Day
National Get Over it Day
National Meatball Day

MARCH 10
National Blueberry Popover Day
National Mario Day
National Pack Your Lunch Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

MARCH 11
World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue, and Film
National Johnny Appleseed Day
National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
National Promposal Day
National Worship of Tools Day

MARCH 12
National Girl Scout Day
National Plant a Flower Day
Daylight Saving Time – Second Sunday in March

MARCH 13
National Coconut Torte Day
National Earmuff Day
National Good Samaritan Day
National Jewel Day
National K9 Veterans Day
National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
National Napping Day – Day After Return of Daylight Saving Day

MARCH 14
National Children’s Craft Day
National Learn About Butterflies Day
Pi Day
National Potato Chip Day #NationalPotatoChipDay

MARCH 15
World Consumer Rights Day
National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
National Pears Helene Day
National Shoe the World Day
National Kick Butts Day – Changes Annually

MARCH 16
National Artichoke Hearts Day
National Everything You Do Is Right Day
National Freedom of Information Day

MARCH 17
World Sleep Day – Friday of second full week of March
National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
St. Patrick’s Day

MARCH 18
National Awkward Moments Day
National Biodiesel Day
National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Sloppy Joe Day
National Supreme Sacrifice Day
National Quilting Day – Third Saturday in March

MARCH 19
National Certified Nurses Day
National Chocolate Caramel Day
National Let’s Laugh Day
National Poultry Day
National Corn Dog Day – Changes Annually

MARCH 20
International Day of the Francophonie
International Day of Happiness
World Sparrow Day
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Proposal Day
National Ravioli Day
Spring Begins – Changes Annually

MARCH 21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
National California Strawberry Day
National Common Courtesy Day
National Fragrance Day
National French Bread Day
National Single Parent Day

MARCH 22
National Bavarian Crepes Day
National Goof Off Day

MARCH 23
National Chia Day
National Chip and Dip Day
National Near Miss Day
National MelbaToast Day
National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay – Typically celebrated on
March 23. Observed on a Friday or Monday when falling on a weekend.

MARCH 24
National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

MARCH 25
National Lobster Newburg Day
National Medal of Honor Day
National Tolkien Reading Day

MARCH 26
Epilepsy Awareness Day – Purple Day
National Nougat Day
National Spinach Day #NationalSpinachDay

MARCH 27
National Joe Day
National Spanish Paella Day

MARCH 28
National Black Forest Cake Day
National Something on a Stick Day
National Weed Appreciation Day
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day – Fourth Tuesday in March

MARCH 29
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
National Little Red Wagon Day – Last Wednesday in March
Manatee Appreciation Day – Last Wednesday in March

MARCH 30
National Doctors Day
National I Am in Control Day
National Pencil Day
National Take a Walk in the Park Day
National Turkey Neck Soup Day

MARCH 31
World Backup Day #WorldBackupDay
National Bunsen Burner Day
National Clams on the Half Shell Day
National Crayon Day
National Prom Day
National Tater Day


Sources

National Day Calendar
Holiday Insights
TrackMaven
Brownie Locks
Wikipedia
Sprout Social


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February National Days and Observances



FEBRUARY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Great American Pie Month
National Bake for Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Library Lovers Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National North American Inclusion Month
National Snack Food Month
National Weddings Month
National Embroidery Month

FEBRUARY WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

African Heritage and Health Week, February 1-7
Burn Awareness Week, February 5-11 (First Full Week)
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week, February 5-11 (First Full Week)
Celebration of Love Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Children of Alcoholics Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week, February 7-13 (Always Week Before Valentine’s Day)
Jell-O Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
International Flirting Week, February 14-20 (Week of Valentine’s Day)
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week, February 19-25 (Always Third Week)
Build A Better Trade Show Image Week, February 19-25 (Third Full Week)
National Engineers Week, February 19-25 (Week Including George Washington’s Birthday)
National FFA Week, February 19-25 (Week of George Washington’s Birthday from Saturday to Saturday)
Through With The Chew, February 19-25 (Third Full Week)
Telecommuter Appreciation Week, February 26-March 4 (Always Week that has Alexander Graham Bell’s Birthday, March 2)

FEBRUARY NATIONAL DAYS

FEBRUARY 1
National Baked Alaska Day
National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery)
National Serpent Day

FEBRUARY 2
World Wetlands Day
National Groundhog Day
National Heavenly Hash Day

FEBRUARY 3
National Carrot Cake Day
National Day the Music Died Day
National Wear Red Day – First Friday in February

FEBRUARY 4
World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay #KissCancerGoodbye
National Create a Vacuum Day
National Homemade Soup Day
National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

FEBRUARY 5
Bubblegum Day #BubblegumDay
National Shower with a Friend Day
National Weatherperson’s Day

FEBRUARY 6
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Lame Duck Day

FEBRUARY 7
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
National Periodic Table Day
National Send a Card to a Friend Day

FEBRUARY 8
National Boy Scouts Day
National Kite Flying Day

FEBRUARY 9
National Bagel Day (Formerly Bagel and Lox Day)
National Pizza Day
National Toothache Day

FEBRUARY 10
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
National Home Warranty Day
National Umbrella Day #NationalUmbrellaDay

FEBRUARY 11
World Day of the Sick
National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
National Inventors’ Day
National Make a Friend Day
National Peppermint Patty Day
National Shut-In Visitation Day
National White Shirt Day

FEBRUARY 12
National Plum Pudding Day

FEBRUARY 13
World Radio Day
National Tortellini Day
National Clean Out Your Computer Day – Second Monday in February

FEBRUARY 14
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
National Ferris Wheel Day
National Organ Donor Day
Valentine’s Day

FEBRUARY 15
National Gumdrop Day
Singles Awareness Day #SinglesAwarenessDay

FEBRUARY 16
National Almond Day
National Do a Grouch a Favor Day

FEBRUARY 17
National Cabbage Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
National Caregivers Day – Third Friday in February

FEBRUARY 18
National Battery Day
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
National Drink Wine Day

FEBRUARY 19
National Chocolate Mint Day
National Lash Day

FEBRUARY 20
World Day of Social Justice
National Cherry Pie Day
National Love Your Pet Day
Presidents Day – Third Monday in February

FEBRUARY 21
International Mother Language Day
National Sticky Bun Day

FEBRUARY 22
A Day Without News
National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
National Margarita Day #NationalMargaritaDay

FEBRUARY 23
National Banana Bread Day
National Dog Biscuit Day
National Toast Day
National Chili Day – Fourth Thursday in February

FEBRUARY 24
National Tortilla Chip Day

FEBRUARY 25
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
National Clam Chowder Day

FEBRUARY 26
National Pistachio Day
National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

FEBRUARY 27
National Kahlua Day
National Polar Bear Day
National Strawberry Day

FEBRUARY 28
National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Floral Design Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Rare Disease Day – Last Day in February
Spay Day – Last Tuesday in February


Sources

National Day Calendar
Holiday Insights
TrackMaven
Brownie Locks
Wikipedia
Sprout Social


Sunday, January 1, 2017

January National Days and Observances



JANUARY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Bath Safety Month
National Black Diamond Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mentoring Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Sunday Supper Month

JANUARY WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Diet Resolution Week, January 1-7
New Year’s Resolutions Week, January 1-7
Hunt For Happiness Week, January 15-21 (Third Full Week)
Healthy Weight Week, January 16-20 (Third Week)
Sugar Awareness Week, January 16-20 (Third Work Week)
National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week, January 22-28 (Last Full Week)
Clean Out Your Inbox Week, January 23-27 (Last Business Week)
National School Choice Week, January 22-28 (Last Week)
National Medical Group Practice Week, January 23-27 (Starts Fourth Monday)
Catholic Schools Week, January 29-February 4 (Begins on Last Sunday) Meat Week, January 29-February 4 (Begins on Last Sunday)

JANUARY 2017 NATIONAL DAYS

JANUARY 1
National Hangover Day
New Year’s Day

JANUARY 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay
National Thank God It’s Monday Day – First Monday in January

JANUARY 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
National Drinking Straw Day
National Fruitcake Toss Day

JANUARY 4
National Spaghetti Day
National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay

JANUARY 5
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day

JANUARY 6
National Bean Day
National Cuddle Up Day
National Shortbread Day
National Technology Day

JANUARY 7
National Bobblehead Day
National Tempura Day

JANUARY 8
National Argyle Day
National Bubble Bath Day
National English Toffee Day
National JoyGerm Day
National Sunday Supper Day – Second Sunday in January

JANUARY 9
National Apricot Day
National Static Electricity Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day – Second Monday in January

JANUARY 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Save The Eagles Day

JANUARY 11
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

JANUARY 12
National Curried Chicken Day
National Marzipan Day
National Pharmacist Day

JANUARY 13
National Peach Melba Day
National Rubber Ducky Day
National Sticker Day
Stephen Foster Memorial Day
National Blame Someone Else Day – First Friday The 13th of The Year

JANUARY 14
Dress Up Your Pet Day #DressUpYourPetDay
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Ratification Day
National Vision Board Day – Second Saturday in January

JANUARY 15
National Hat Day #NationalHatDay
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

JANUARY 16
National Fig Newton Day
National Nothing Day
National Religious Freedom Day
National Without a Scalpel Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Third Monday in January

JANUARY 17
National Bootlegger’s Day
National Hot Buttered Rum Day

JANUARY 18
National Peking Duck Day
National Winnie The Pooh Day

JANUARY 19
National Popcorn Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay – Third Thursday of Each Quarter

JANUARY 20
National Buttercrunch Day
Cheese Lovers Day #CheeseLoversDay
National Disc Jockey Day

JANUARY 21
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day

JANUARY 22
National Blonde Brownie Day

JANUARY 23
National Handwriting Day
National Pi Day #NationalPieDay

JANUARY 24
Beer Can Appreciation Day
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day

JANUARY 25
Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD
National Irish Coffee Day
National Opposite Day

JANUARY 26
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Spouses Day

JANUARY 27
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
National Chocolate Cake Day

JANUARY 28
Data Privacy Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day
National Have Fun At Work Day
National Kazoo Day
National Seed Swap Day – Last Saturday in January

JANUARY 29
National Corn Chip Day
National Puzzle Day

JANUARY 30
National Croissant Day
National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – Last Monday of January

JANUARY 31 Street Children’s Day
National Backward Day
National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day


Sources

National Day Calendar
Holiday Insights
TrackMaven
Brownie Locks
Wikipedia
Sprout Social


Thursday, December 1, 2016

December National Days and Observances



DECEMBER MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

AIDS Awareness Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (12/1-12/24)
Quince and Watermelon Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (December 17-February 5)
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

DECEMBER WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Cookie Cutter Week, December 1-7
Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-10
National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 4-10 (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, December 4-10 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10 (Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
Cookie Exchange Week, December 5-9 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
International Coelenterate Biology Week, December 5-9
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5-9
Human Rights Week, December 10-17
Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14-1/5 (Always every year)
Halcyon Days, December 14-28 (Always seven days before/after the Winter Solstice)
Posadas, December 16-24
Saturnalia, December 17-23
Gluten-free Baking Week, December 18-24 (Week Before Christmas)
It’s About Time Week, December 25-31
Kwanzaa, December 26-January 1

DECEMBER NATIONAL DAYS

DECEMBER 1
World AIDS Day
National Pie Day
National Eat a Red Apple Day
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
Day With(out) Art Day
Rosa Parks Day

DECEMBER 2
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
National Fritters Day
National Mutt Day
Special Education Day #SpecialEducationDay
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting – Changes Annually
Faux Fur Friday – First Friday in December

DECEMBER 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Roof Over Your Head Day #RoofOverYourHeadDay
National Rhubarb Vodka Day – First Saturday in December
Skywarn Recognition Day – First Saturday in December

DECEMBER 4
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day

DECEMBER 5
World Soil Day
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
National Sacher Torte Day
AFL-CIO Day
Bathtub Party Day
International Ninja Day
Repeal Day #RepealDay

DECEMBER 6
National Pawnbrokers Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National Gazpacho Day
St. Nicholas Day
Miners’ Day

DECEMBER 7
International Civil Aviation Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Cotton Candy Day

DECEMBER 8
National Brownie Day
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

DECEMBER 9
International Anti-Corruption Day
National Pastry Day
Weary Willie Day

DECEMBER 10
Dewey Decimal System Day
Human Rights Day
Nobel Prize Day
National Wreaths Across America Day – Second Saturday in December

DECEMBER 11
International Mountain Day
National Noodle Ring Day
UNICEF Birthday

DECEMBER 12
National Ambrosia Day
National Ding-a-Ling Day
Gingerbread House Day
Poinsettia Day

DECEMBER 13
National Cocoa Day
National Violin Day
National Day Of The Horse (Senate Res. 452)
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day

DECEMBER 14
National Bouillabaisse Day

DECEMBER 15
National Cupcake/ Lemon Cupcake Day
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day #CatHerdersDay

DECEMBER 16
National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – Third Friday in December
Underdog Day – Third Friday in December

DECEMBER 17
National Maple Syrup Day
Wright Brothers Day

DECEMBER 18
International Migrants Day
U.N. Arabic Language Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day
Free Shipping Day – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 19
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day

DECEMBER 20
National Sangria Day
Mudd Day

DECEMBER 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
Crossword Puzzle Day
Humbug Day #HumbugDay
Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day
Winter Solstice – Day Between December 20 and 23
National Flashlight Day – Day of Winter Solstice
National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day – First Day of Winter
Yule – Day of Winter Solstice

DECEMBER 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
Anne and Samantha Day (also June 21)
Forefathers Day – December 22 – Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday
National Re-Gifting Day – Thursday before Christmas

DECEMBER 23
National Pfeffernusse Day
National Roots Day
Festivus

DECEMBER 24
National Eggnog Day
Christmas Eve
Chanukah Begins – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day
Christmas

DECEMBER 26
National Candy Cane Day
National Thank You Note Day
National Whiner’s Day
Boxing Day (Canada)

DECEMBER 27
National Fruitcake Day

DECEMBER 28
National Chocolate Candy Day
National Card Playing Day
Holy Innocents Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

DECEMBER 29
National Pepper Pot Day
Tick Tock Day

DECEMBER 30
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Bacon Day
No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year

DECEMBER 31
National Champagne Day
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day (Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments. But, if they do, then it’s done on either June 30 or December 31.)
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year’s Eve
Universal Hour of Peace


Sources

National Day Calendar
Holiday Insights
TrackMaven
Brownie Locks
Wikipedia
Sprout Social


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Applesauce/Banana Bread Recipe



APPLESAUCE BANANA BREAD

Yield: Makes 12-15 servings

INGREDIENTS

4 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
¾ cup of applesauce
2 eggs
2 cups of all purpose flour
½ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla

For serving:

butter
cream cheese

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9” x 5” loaf pan. In a large bowl, slice the bananas and use an electric mixer to mash. Add the sugar and blend. Let mixture stand for 15 minutes. Add applesauce and eggs; mix well. Blend in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand again for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

ENJOY!


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