National Mutt Day: 'Howliday' offers new "leash" on life for pooches without pedi

When it comes to holidays, July 31 has gone to the dogs – literally. It’s Mutt’s Day, also known as National Mutt Day and/or National Mixed Breed Dog Day, an annual “howliday” dedicated to those lovable pooches without pedigrees. While some people prefer purebreds, mutts are a combination of various breeds and are available in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. Each one is unique and special. Mutts, sometimes called Heinz 57s, make wonderful pets and lifelong companions regardless of their heritage. Created by animal lover Colleen Paige, National Mutt Day is also celebrated on December 2. Please consider opening your heart and home to an animal in need. And adopt - don't shop!

National Cheesecake Day

Have you heard the latest? A mouth-watering foodie holiday is hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate! If your taste buds have been screaming for a rich and decadent sweet treat to eat, go grab your fork! July 30 is one of the very best food-inspired holidays in the entire year. Hip hip hooray, it’s National Cheesecake Day! Typically made with cream cheese, eggs and a graham cracker crust, folks have been devouring cheesecakes for centuries. It is believed that cheesecake actually originated in the Greek islandsthousands of years ago. Today’s cheesecakes are available in a wide variety of amazing flavors that are hard to resist. Whether you prefer yours topped with fruit, loaded with

National Lasagna Day

Have you heard the big foodie news? One of the most delicious days of the entire year is right around the corner and Americans are ready to celebrate! If layers of pasta smothered in a rich tomato sauce and topped with ooey gooey cheese sounds good to you right about now, go grab your fork! July 29 is National Lasagna Day, an annual food holiday dedicated to the immensely popular pasta dish. Whether you spell it "lasagne" or "lasagna," lasagna is a long pasta noodle and a baked pasta dish. The Italian entree is typically comprised of layers and layers of flat lasagna noodles, meat and/or vegetable fillings, a variety of cheeses and smothered in a zesty tomato or rich white sauce baked unt

Cluck It! It's National Chicken Wing Day in the U.S.A!

When it comes to delicious food holidays, July 29 takes the cake! Not only is it National Lasagna Day, it's also National Chicken Wing Day! This annual food holiday that celebrates the popular appetizer perfect for parties, potlucks, sporting events and just about any other occasion. Chicken Wings History While wings are all the rage today, it wasn’t all that long ago when chicken wings were destined for the soup pot or considered throw-away meat. But the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, changed all that. Anchor Bar’s bartender Dominic Bellissimo challenged his mom and co-owner of the bar, to whip up a different kind of late-night snack for his pals back in 1964. Teressa just happened t

National Lipstick Day: Pucker Up!

OK, ladies. Get ready to pucker up! This holiday is for you! Whether you prefer pale pink, ruby red, peach or nude, July 29 is National Lipstick Day! Women have been wearing lipstick for centuries. It is believed Cleopatra wore red lipstick made from crushed beetles and ants! Lipstick has sure come a long way since then. Today’s lip products are not only available in all sorts of pigments and flavors, but are available in a variety of formations including sticks, glosses, glazes and balms. Besides adding a splash of color, some lip products include anti-oxidants, emollients and offer sun-protection as well. After all, healthy lips are more kissable, right? A little bit of lipstick brighten

National Hamburger Day

If you're in the 'mooood' for something nice and juicy, you're in luck. May 28 is National Hamburger Day, an annual "holiday" that celebrates the all-American burger! While the origins of this food holiday are unknown, who needs an excuse to indulge in a delicious burger or two? Whether you prefer yours topped with all the trimmings, smothered in ooey gooey cheese or smokin' hot off the grill, Americans love their burgers. In fact, Americans consume more than 40 billion hamburgers annually. And National Hamburger Day is so popular, it is actually celebrated several times a year. Enjoy!

National Milk Chocolate Day: Sweeet!

When it comes to delicious holidays, July 28 has got to be one of the best days in the entire year! Not only is it National Hamburger Day, but it is also National Milk Chocolate Day. Sweet! While the origins of this melt-in-your-mouth holiday are unknown, one thing is for certain. Americans sure do love chocolate. About 41 percent of Americans consume chocolate about two times a week. According to the NCA Sweet Insights, the majority, about 71 percent, get their chocolate fix at home. Why not indulge in a little decadent delight with one or two of the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth recipes listed below in honor of the sweet occasion? Grab your nearest fork (a pitchfork is recommended) and g

Cheers! It's National Scotch Day in the U.S.A!

Just in case you didn't know - a very refreshing holiday is right around the corner and Americans are in the mood to celebrate! On the heels of National Tequila Day and National Wine and Cheese Day, it's time to celebrate another favorite spirit. July 27 is National Scotch Day, an annual beverage holiday that celebrates a popular beverage enjoyed around the world - Scotch whiskey. Whether you spell is “whiskey” or “whisky,” scotch has been consumed for centuries and was once known for its healing properties. While whisky (or whiskey) can be made anywhere in the world, it must be produced and aged in Scotland for at least three years in order for it to be labeled Scotch. While the origins

Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

When it comes to unusual holidays, this one make knock your socks off. Or your pants! Not only is it National Scotch Day, but July 27 is also Take Your Pants for a Walk Day. Yep - you read that right. While the origins and creator of this annual event are unknown, Take Your Pants for a Walk Day encourages folks across the nation to get off the couch and take a hike! Just don't forget your pants (or shorts or sweats.) This annual holiday encourages folks across the nation to get off the couch and take a hike! Just don't forget your pants! Whether you head for the hills, walk around the block or go for a nice, long jog, today serves as an important reminder that exercise is good for the

Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27 celebrates a musical instrument known for its unique sound. Get ready to toot your own horn - it's Bagpipe Appreciation Day, an annual holiday that celebrates the delightful bagpipe. These ancient musical instruments date back thousands of years and have been used during battles, funerals, parades, weddings and royal occasions. With more than 200 different types, the basic bagpipe is comprised of a bag with a chanter and several pipes. Today is also National Scotch Day and Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! Yup!

Aunt and Uncles Day: Quotes and sayings about aunts, uncles & family

If you’re a HoliDailys fan, you know there is a holiday for just about everything under the sun! From amazing inventions, American pioneers, four-legged friends, fabulous food and drink and important awareness days, to downright weird and wacky days. July 26 not only celebrates a delish food, it also shines the spotlight on our parents’ siblings. It’s Aunt and Uncles Day. While the origins of this family-inspired holiday are unknown, today is the perfect day to do something special for your aunt or uncle. Whether you have a one-of-a-kind Aunt Edna or wacky Uncle Buck, it’s all “relative,” right? Quotes & Sayings About Aunts and Uncles “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you

National Bagelfest Day

If you love the smell of fresh-baked bread, and who doesnt, it's your lucky day! July 26 is National Bagelfest Day, an annual food holiday celebrating those crunchy-on-the-outside yet chewy-on-the-inside bagels. It all started nearly 90 years ago when Harry Lender made bagels in his garage in Connecticut. Later, the “father of the frozen bagels” opened the first bagel bakery on the east coast. Today, the company owns the world’s largest bagel factory located in Mattoon, Illinois. Murray Lender, owner of Lender’s Bagels, began Bagelfest in Mattoon in 1986 when he offered a free bagel breakfast to the town. Since then, thousands of folks flock to the annual three day Mattoon Bagelfest held in

National Wine and Cheese Day: It’s time to drink wine and eat cheese, please

July 25 celebrates a delightful combination of food and drink. It’s National Wine and Cheese Day in the U.S.A., an annual holiday created by freelance writer and wine-lover, Jace Shoemaker-Galloway. Sometimes unlikely duos become great big hits. Like peanut butter and jelly, chocolate and peanut butter, salt and vinegar chips, bacon and maple syrup and French fries covered in gravy (Poutine), wine and cheese are delightful combinations. When the right wine is paired with the perfect cheese, the taste and aromas of each are magnified and enhanced, awakening the senses. The possibilities for the perfect wine and cheese pairings are as endless as one's imagination. So go ahead - grab your favor

National Tequila Day: Grab a lime, salt & tickle your tastebuds with tequila

Have you heard the big buzz? If you're in the mood for a little something to whet your whistle, you’re in luck. A very special beverage holiday is hours away and thirsty Americans are ready to celebrate! Get ready to raise your glass, America! July 24 is National Tequila Day in the U.S.A! While the origins of this annual event are unknown, who needs an excuse to get into the holiday "spirit?" Tequila, touted as North America’s “oldest distilled spirit, " is produced from the juices of Mexico’s blue agave plant – a relative of the lily family. Tequila must be fermented and distilled with at least 51 percent of agave juice, although the best tequilas are produced with 100 percent blue agave. I

Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 23 is Gorgeous Grandma Day. Alice Solomon came up with the Gorgeous Grandma concept after graduating from college at the age of 50. The former model, beauty queen, newspaper columnist and author was not too fond of being labeled “senior citizen” the day she turned 50. According to the website, Gorgeous Grandma celebrates women who believe their lives are ahead of them, not behind them. Gorgeous Grandma celebrates women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, who choose to thrive, not just survive and women who love life and are open to life’s many challenges and experiences. Gorgeous Celebrity Grandmothers Born in 1934, actress Sophia Loren still exudes confidence, beauty and sexuality despi

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

OK - here's the scoop. July 23 is not only Gorgeous Grandma Day, it is also National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! So get ready to scream for ice cream! While the actual "inventor" of ice cream is unknown, ice cream goes way, way, way back. It’s believed Alexander the Great enjoyed a frozen treat made out of snow and ice mixed with honey and nectar. And Nero Claudius Caesar enjoyed snow flavored with fruit and juice. Marco Polo returned to Italy after a trip to the east with a recipe that resembled sherbet. In honor of National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, why not enjoy some refreshing vanilla ice cream today?

National Parents' Day: Celebrating Parents Across America

If you're a regular reader of HoliDailys, you know we celebrate all sorts of traditional and not-so-traditional holidays. From historical and religious events, important inventions, famous people and all sorts of wild and wacky occasions, this holiday honors a few of the most important people in our lives – our parents. It's National Parents' Day. In 1994, United States President William Clinton, with unanimous approval by the United States Congress, signed National Parent’s Day into law. The annual event not only celebrates parents and families across the nation, but also recognizes and promotes the crucial role parents play in children’s lives. This annual celebration is observed each year

Swingers Wanted: It's National Hammock Day

If the dog days of summer have got you down-and-out, how does a relaxing snooze under a cool breeze sound right about now? July 22 is for swingers - literally! it's National Hammock Day! While the origins of this annual "holiday" are unknown, folks have been enjoying hammocks for centuries! Today is the perfect day to grab a few of your all-time favorite ice cold beverages, grab your favorite fella or gal pal and head on over to that big oak tree in the back yard and get your swing on in your favorite hammock! Or if you are lucky enough to be near a beach, why not get your swing on beneath a few palm trees? Whether it’s made out of fiber, canvas or rope, hammocks are a great way to u

National Junk Food Day

If you consider yourself a connoisseur of ice cream, hot dogs, greasy burgers, jelly-filled donuts, cookies, chocolates and/or chips and dip, today may just be your favorite food holiday of the year! Put the scale and calorie counter away, folks – July 21 is National Junk Food Day! While many people are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, today is the perfect opportunity to indulge that sweet tooth or chocolate craving! Just for one day. Whether you prefer sweet or salty or ooey gooey, why not whip up one or two junk food recipe ideas that are sure to hit the right spot! While today is a day for enjoying your favorite, not-so-good-for-you treats, snacks or meals, we all need to go back to

Ugly Truck Day

If you're the type of person who believes beauty is in the eye of beholder, you’re going to appreciate this “holiday." While the origins of this annual event are unknown, July 20 is Ugly Truck Day. Pickups, flatbeds, tow trucks or semis, Ugly Truck Day celebrates those beloved old beaters in all their magnificent glory. Even though the radio no longer works, the seats are ripped to shreds and the color of the truck is officially described as “rust,” some folks just can’t “part” with that special ride that evokes all sorts of memories. Yessir, it’s time to take a stroll down memory lane with a blast from the rusty past. Be proud and say it out loud in that ugly old truck! How to Celebrate Ugl

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