National Mulled Cider Day

Besides Chewing Gum Day, September 30 is National Mulled Cider Day, also referred to as National Hot Mulled Cider Day! While the origins of this annual holiday are unknown, folks have been sipping on mulled cider for centuries! This delicious beverage is perfect for Halloween or a chilly fall day. Made with apple juice or cider, this drink gets its name from the word “mull”, when means adding spices to heated drinks. Loaded with flavor, this delicious beverage is flavored with all sorts of subtle and aromatic spices. Not only does this drink warm the belly and taste divine, it smells fantastic too! And if you prefer your cider with a bit more kick, why not add a splash of rum or brandy to yo

Chewing Gum Day

Get ready to chew on this! Besides National Mulled Cider Day, Sept. 30 is also a lip-smacking fun holiday. It's Chewing Gum Day in the U.S.A! Hooray! While the origins of this annual “holiday” are unknown, folks have been chewing, chomping, smacking, blowing and popping gum for ages (and annoying teachers for just about as long!) Thomas Adams received a patent on the first gum-making machine in 1871. After experimenting with different flavors, he manufactured the first flavored gum in the United States, Adams’ Black Jack, a licorice-flavored gum. It was also the first gum available in stick form. Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Spearmint gum soon followed. And the rest, as they say, is history. Wh

World Heart Day – Fighting heart attacks & strokes

Sept. 29 is World Heart Day. In an effort to educate the public about the dangers of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Heart Federation are working together to raise awareness. People around the world have been observing World Heart Day on September 29 since 2000. Exhibitions, health checks, walks and runs, forums, concerts and tournaments will take place in more than 100 countries. Heart Disease More than 17 million people die each year due to heart disease and stroke, the world’s leading cause of death. And CVDs continue to rise around the world. By 2030, it is estimated that over 23 million people will die from CVDs. According to the World He

Happy Goose Day

Sept. 29 is going to the birds. It's Goose Day in the U.S.A! How to Celebrate Goose Day Goose Day could be celebrated by giving those special people in your life a little fun goose on the ole' rear end. Or you could always play a good game of Duck, Duck, Goose! Why not read a few Mother Goose stories with the kiddies in honor of the occasion? Road trip? Why not take a trip up north and visit a few Canadian geese? However you decide to celebrate, Happy Goose Day!

National Coffee Day

OK – here’s the scoop. If you need a little something to “perk” you up, you’re in luck. A beloved beverage holiday is almost here and Americans are in the mood to celebrate! Get ready to raise your coffee mugs, America. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day in the U.S.A! Hooray! Whether you prefer yours steamin’ hot or ice-cold, caffeine or caffeine-free, Americans sure love coffee. According to a recent NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto survey, nearly 60 percent of coffee drinkers couldn’t imagine going through at least one life experience like a new job, moving, having a baby, getting hitched or heading off to college, without coffee. And 55 percent of coffee-drinki

National Ask a Stupid Question Day: It's a no-brainer

When it comes to holidays, Sept. 28 has something for everyone! So what special day do you think today is? No, really! Not only is it National Good Neighbor Day and one of the very best holidays of the year - National Drink Beer Day, it is also National Ask a Stupid Question Day! This annual “holiday” is typically observed on Sept. 28 unless the day falls on a weekend - then it’s observed the last school day in September. Ask a Stupid Question Day actually began in the 1980s in an effort to encourage students to ask more questions in the classroom. If you were ever a kid once, a teacher or adult probably told you there is no such thing as a stupid question. But let’s be honest. Have you ever

It's National Good Neighbor Day - Recognizing the importance of good neighbors

Besides National Drink Beer Day, and National Ask a Stupid Question Day, Sept. 28 is also National Good Neighbor Day! Today is the perfect day to do something nice for a neighbor in honor of the annual event. Whether you live in a condo, an apartment or out on the farm, good neighbors are truly a blessing, especially if you've ever had a not-so-nice neighbor! Good, trustworthy neighbors can keep an eye on the house and bring in the mail when you are gone; they watch the kids in case of an emergency or take you to work when the car doesn’t start. And great neighbors always seem to have just the right tool or that one ingredient you need to finish those homemade cookies. Good neighbors watch o

'Hoppy' National Drink Beer Day: Cheers to a great tasting beer!

Have you heard the latest “buzz?” One of the best beverage days of the entire year is almost here and Americans are in the mood to celebrate! Get ready to raise your glasses, folks. National Drink Beer Day (NDBD) in the U.S.A is only hours away. This refreshing holiday, also known as Drink a Beer Day and/or Drink Beer Day, is an annual occasion celebrated across the nation each year on Sept. 28. Regardless of what you call it, NDBD is all about beer. Whether you consider yourself a novice, connoisseur, weekend warrior or somewhere in between, nothing quite hits the spot like an ice-cold brew after a long hard day! In fact, folks have been enjoying beer for thousands of years. Not only did pr

Happy Birthday, Google!

While holidays celebrate all sorts of special occasions, famous people, important inventions,delicious food and refreshing beverages, today’s special day celebrates a product that has impacted the lives of people around the world. September 27 is Google’s big birthday and you’re invited to the party! In the 1990s, Stanford grad students Larry Page and Sergey Brin created a search engine, originally called BackRub, that would not only impact the Internet but went on to become the number one search engine in the world. In the 1990s, Stanford grad students Larry Page and Sergey Brin created a search engine, originally called BackRub, that would not only impact the Internet but went on to become

Daughter’s Day:  Celebrating Daughter's Around the World

Have you heard the latest news? A very special day of the year is here that celebrates very special people! Hip hip hooray - today is Daughter’s Day. Depending on where you reside, the annual event is typically observed on the fourth Sunday in September. Whether you are one or have one, we all know daughters are incredible. Today not only celebrates daughters in all their awesomeness, but also celebrates that incredible bond between daughters and parents. Happy Daughter's Day!

Happy Johnny Appleseed Day

Each year, Americans celebrate pioneer, conservationist and legend, John Chapman. “Johnny Appleseed" remains such an important and charismatic figure, Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated twice a year – on the anniversary of his birth on September 26, 1774, and on the anniversary of his death in 1845. Because the actual date of his death is disputed – March 10, March 11 or March 18. - Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on either March 10 or 11. While he was also known for his generous ways, he introduced apple trees to a large portion of the United States. Legend has it, this deeply religious man planted apple seeds as he walked barefoot though the Ohio Valley while balancing a pot on his head

National Comic Book Day: Celebrate with a superhero, alien or villain

Have you heard the news? If you love superheroes or muscular masked men wearing skin-tight tights, today is your lucky day! Move over, Batman and Robin! Hold onto your cape, Superman. A very special occasion is hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate! Wham, bam, boom - Sept. 25 is National Comic Book Day in the U.S.A! This annual holiday, not to be confused with the popular Free Comic Book Day observed in May, is a special day dedicated to the millions of comic book lovers across America. Comic books have been around for decades. It is believed Superman was the first superhero to enter the comic book scene back in 1938. Whether you love vile villains, out-of-this world alien

National One Hit Wonder Day: (Almost) famous one hit musical wonders of all time

Today not only celebrates superheroes and vile villains, but also celebrates musical artists who had a hit it out of the park home-run musical hit on their hands at just the right time. Sept. 25 is National One Hit Wonder Day. You know the one – the song that rose like a rocket to enormous fame and made it to the number one spot on all the charts. No matter what radio station you turned on, there it was. Everyone was humming it. But like lots of folks who squandered their 15 minutes of fame, that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the hit was here today and gone tomorrow. That famous tune tanked as quickly as it rose and faded into musical oblivion. In honor of National One Hit Wonder Day, why

OMG: It's National Punctuation Day !?!#

As texts and tweets become more and more mainstream, so does “text speak.” LOL, BRB and OMG, to name a few, are replacing real honest-to-goodness words and phrases. But in our hustle-and-bustle, constantly connected society, who has time to spell out words, use proper grammar or punctuation marks these days? While today’s holiday may not be a big hit with the younger crowd, September 24 is National Punctuation Day (NPD)! The annual holiday, which shines the spotlight on proper punctuation, has been observed for nine years and was created by Jeff Rubin, The Newsletter Guy. Do you know the difference between a colon and a semi-colon? What’s the difference between a dash and a hyphen? And what

Kiss Day: Pucker Up!

Whether you are a romantic at heart or not so much, Sept. 24 is all about kisses. So get ready to pucker up, America. It's Kiss Day in the U.S.A. While the origins of this “holiday” are unknown, Kiss Day is an annual event that has been celebrated for several years. It’s a day set aside each year to remind us to give an extra peck to those we love and cherish. Long ones, short ones, wet ones or dry ones, whether it’s a passionate kiss with your significant other, a kiss on the cheek to that special someone or a gentle kiss on the hand, take a moment and kiss the one you love today. Happy Kiss Day! Today is also National Punctuation Day!

Happy Dear Diary Day – Write on

Besides National Ice Cream Cone Day, Elephant Appreciation Day and American Business Women’s Day, Sept. 22 is also Dear Diary Day, an annual event created by the folks at Let's face it - many people are overworked, overwhelmed and stressed out. Finding one or two minutes a day to write in a diary or journal may provide that rare moment of peace and quiet in a hectic, busy world. Whether a diary is a personal record of a special trip, occasion or event or food intake diary, people have been writing journals for centuries. In fact, some journals of the past serve as important historical records today. If you’ve always wanted to keep a record of your every thought, deepest, darkest

Elephant Appreciation Day: Plight of the magnificent mammals

When it comes to holidays, this one is a biggy – literally! Sept. 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day, an annual “holiday” that celebrates one of the world's most intelligent and amazing creatures - elephants. After receiving a paperweight with elephants from his daughter as a gift, Wayne Hepburn became captivated with these magnificent mammals. Over the years, Hepburn began collecting all kinds of pachyderm products – from books and jewelry to figures, advertising pieces and toys. Over the years, his collection grew to well over 1,000 elephant-related items. In 1996, Hepburn “founded” Elephant Appreciation Day, also referred to as Elephant Day. Considered the largest land mammal in the world,

World Gratitude Day: Quotes and Sayings About Gratitude

Let’s face it. Most of us are overworked, underpaid and just plain stressed out! There simply is not enough time in the day to get everything accomplished. In our hustle-and-bustle society, today reminds us to wake up and smell the coffee and to slow down and smell the roses! Life is short. We need to be thankful for everything and everyone in our lives. Sept. 21 is International Day of Peace and World Gratitude Day. This annual holiday actually began at a Thanksgiving dinner in Hawaii hosted by Sri Chinmoy back in 1965. Those in attendance pledged to celebrate their blessings in their own nations each September 21st. In 1977, the United Nations Meditation Group initiated World Gratitude Day

National Wife Appreciation Day: A Happy Wife Means a Happier Life

Depending on the source, Sept. 16 or the 3rd Sunday in September is National Wife Appreciation Day, an annual “holiday” that reminds husbands and partners to show that significant other just how much she means to you. While we all may take each other for granted from time-to-time, it’s important to remind each other how much we value one another. Life is short. We never know what tomorrow will bring. Remind that special lady in your life how much you appreciate her. If you have ever heard the old mantra - "Happy wife, happy life" you better pay attention. It appears to be more than an old saying. According to a new study, when women are happy in their marriages, the happier the husband.

Ahoy, mateys: It's (International) Talk Like a Pirate Day: Popular pirate lingo, words & ph

Move over, Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, Captain Kidd and Blackbeard. Sept. 19 is (International) Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLAPD), also referred to as International Talk Like a Pirate Day and/or National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Pirates, seadogs and landlubbers all over the globe look forward to the event all year long. It all started when pals John Baur and Mark Summers came up with the idea during a friendly racquetball game back in 1995. While people celebrated the occasion here and there, it wasn’t until syndicated columnist and author, Dave Barry, mentioned the holiday in his popular column in 2002, when the annual event really took off! Today this swashbuckling holiday is an intern

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