While many Americans are remembering the signing of the United States Constitution on this day back in 1787, September 17 is also National Apple Dumpling Day! As the days become shorter and cooler, nothing says fall like delicious apples. Orchards around the country are filled with fresh apples just ready for pickin’. Although the origins of this national food holiday are unknown, who can resist the delightful aroma of apples baking in the oven? Tart and sweet apple filling s
On this day back in 1787, 39 delegates signed theUnited States Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. To mark that momentous occasion, Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. While many believe Thomas Jefferson was one of the signers, he was actually in France at the time and did not sign the Constitution. Neither did John Adams. Several men who attended the convention, did not sign. At 81, Benjamin Franklin was the oldest signer. With just over 4,000 words, the
When it comes to holidays, September 16 has something for everyone! Not only is it National Play-Doh Day, National Guacamole Day, Working Parents Day, today also celebrates today’s modern family. It’s National Stepfamily Day. Founded by Christy Borgeld in 1997, this annual “holiday” celebrates America’s blended families. Whether a divorce or death occurred prior to the new relationship, the transition from yours and mine to ours, can be a difficult one, especially for childre
While today is National Guacamole Day, National Stepfamily Day and Working Parents Day, September 16 is also for kids of all ages – it’s National Play-Doh Day! Play-Doh This popular product has been entertaining and delighting children of all ages since Rainbow Crafts began selling it back in 1956. Legend has it a teacher asked her brother-in-law, Joseph McVicker, to come up with a safe and simple modeling clay for her students in 1955. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Have you heard the latest "scoop?" A very tasty day is here and Americans are in the mood to celebrate! If you're looking for a little spice in your life, there's no need to head south of the border! Holy guacamole - September 16 is National Guacamole Day! The Scoop on Avocados While the origins of this annual food holiday are unknown,guacamole is a tasty treat that has been enjoyed for centuries. Typically eaten as a dip, condiment, snack or spread, guacamole is made from av
If you're in the mood for a juicy burger loaded with cheese, you’re in luck. Go grab some buns, folks. Sept. 15 is National Double Cheeseburger Day, an annual food holiday that celebrates not one, but two delicious cheeseburgers nicely packaged in one delightful buttery bun. Imagine biting into not one, but two delicious patties dripping with ooey, gooey cheese! Legend has it that foodie John-Bryan Hopkins of Foodimentary, "invented" National Double Cheeseburger Day. Whether
When it comes to holidays, Sept. 15 has a little something for everyone! Not only is it National Linguine Day and National Double-Cheeseburger Day, it’s also Make a Hat Day and National Felt Hat Day! While the origins of these annual Hat Days are unknown, why not honor both holidays at once by making a special,one-of-a-kind felt hat? It won't be too long before cooler weather is on the way. And who knows, maybe your creation will really turn some heads! But if sewing or hat m
If you love pasta, and who doesn’t, you’ll love this food holiday! Sept. 15 is National Linguine Day! Often spelled “linguini”, this type of pasta originated in Italy. Wider than spaghetti and flat like fettuccine, this pasta is long, narrow and flat and often served with seafood, cream-based or pesto sauces. Whether you buy it in a box, in the refrigerated or frozen section at your local market or make it homemade, linguine is an affordable pasta that can be served many ways
If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick-and-tired and just plain stressed out, go grab a crayon. September 14 is National Coloring Day in the U.S.A., an annual holiday created by the "Queen of Holidays." Not to be confused with National Coloring Book Day, which is observed in August, National Coloring Day is a special day for young and old alike. Coloring can be done just about anywhere and is affordable, too. Today is about adding a splash of color to your life, with or wit
While many holidays honor special people, important events or delicious food and drinks, September 13 celebrates a problem millions of American men and women must face every day. While the origins are unknown, Bald is Beautiful Day is an annual "holiday" that celebrates baldness and shines the spotlight on hair loss also known as alopecia. Whether long or short, brunette, blonde or red, one of the first things people notice about someone is his or her locks. In fact, our hair
Today celebrates one of Americas most iconic symbols - the tall and lanky white-haired gentleman with the flowing beard and great big top hat. September 13 is Uncle Sam Day! The History of Uncle Sam The real Uncle Sam is believed to be Samuel Wilson, a meat man from New York. This hard working man helped supply meat to American servicemen during the War of 1812. "U.S." was stamped on the meat and the troops eventually referred to Wilson as "Uncle Sam.". Eventually, Uncle Sam
Sept. 13 is a great day to go nuts! It’s National Peanut Day in the U.S.A! The Kiwanis Club holds an annual fundraiser each September, called Kiwanis Peanut Day. National Peanut Day provides a great excuse to cook up an extra special nutty recipe.
Sept. 13 is Positive Thinking Day! Everyone encounters hardships and difficulties – they are part of life’s journey. But tackling those difficult situations with a positive attitude can make a huge difference in your life as well as those around you. While everyone feels anger, sadness and stress, it is how we handle it that makes the difference. Approaching negative emotions and situations with a more positive approach rather than a pessimistic one, provides numerous benefit
Get ready to get your game on! Today is National Video Game(s) Day! Not to be confused with Video Games Day, which is observed in July, National Video Games Day is an annual “holiday” celebrated on Sept. 12th. While the origins of this holiday are unknown, today is the perfect excuse to get your game on! Video games have sure come a long way since the days of Pacman, Pong, Space Invaders or Asteroids. Video games are big, big business. In fact, they’ve become one of the fas
When it comes to fun and delicious holidays, Sept. 12 is a biggy. Not only is it National Video Games Day, but it’s also National Chocolate Milkshake Day! Sweet! What could be better than sipping on a creamy chocolaty treat after a strenuous video game? While the origins are unknown, National Chocolate Milkshake Day is an annual food holiday dedicated to the cool combination of decadent chocolate and creamy ice cream served in a glass. Whether you sip yours with a straw or ea