NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY, December 18

Since 2011, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown to be an international event. Now occurring on the third Friday of December, the celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters. In 2014, they partnered with Save the Children in their “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign.  Each …
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Chocolate Cupcake Day

National Chocolate Cupcake Day on October 18th annually celebrates the sweetness of small chocolate cakes. With a dollop of frosting, one sweet serving satisfying chocolate and dessert lovers! Cupcakes have also been known to be called: Fairy Cakes Patty Cakes Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word)) Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a …
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NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY – August 9

National Book Lovers Day on August 9th harnesses all the excitement bibliophiles feel about books into one celebration.  A day for all those who love to read, National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away. As we …
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PURPLE HEART DAY

Purple Heart Day, on August 7th, commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit. The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. General George Washington created the …
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NATIONAL BACK TO SCHOOL MONTH

Back to School Month in August gears up parents, teachers, schools, and students for a season of education. Make sure you know the latest information from your local state, county, and school districts. The CDC also has great information that is up to date. With shorter days, it’s time to dust off the backpacks, fill …
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NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY – July 19

Each year on July 19th, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration! Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime), and sugar. Tasting of …
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June 19 JUNETEENTH

Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth is observed on June 19. The celebration originated in Texas when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston. He announced on June 19, 1865, with General Orders, Number 3 that the Civil War was over and all slaves were now freedmen. News traveled slowly, even …
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D-Day – June 6

D-Day June 6, 1944, is known most commonly by the term D-Day. It refers to the landing of Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy, France staging one of the pivotal attacks against Germany during World War II. World War II museums, memorials, and ceremonies will be honoring the American, British and Canadian forces who …
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NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY

While February 18 is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day, it would be a shame to celebrate only one day a year.  Perhaps this day is just a reminder to drink wine.Wine does have its benefits after all. Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of liver disease, type II diabetes, certain kinds of …
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NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY, January 6

National Technology Day on January 6th recognizes the way technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. From the wheel to smartphones, each year the day honors technological achievements made that impact our daily lives. Imagine the world without technology.  In our daily lives, we can’t take a step without coming into …
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