NATIONAL RAINIER CHERRY DAY – July 11

National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11th recognizes the cherry variety named after Mount Rainier. In 1952, Harry Fogle of Washington State University developed the Rainier cherry by cross-breeding the Bing and Van cherry varieties.  The sweet Rainier cherries have a thin skin and a thin creamy-yellow flesh. Cherries are a temperamental crop that is …
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INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY – Second Saturday in July

International Skinny Dip Day on the second Saturday in July. July 11, 2020, celebrates the natural experience of a clothing-free swim. The day wraps up National Nude Recreation Week. While many may turn their noses up at a skinny dip, organizers of the day say it’s a long-time tradition. Even famous American patriots such as …
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NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY – Sunday After Labor Day

On the Sunday following Labor Day, National Grandparents Day, September 6, 2021, honors the love only grandparents can provide.  Grandparents and their grandchildren share a special bond. These hugging, caring and patient people in the lives of children offer more than a generous dose of love. Grandparents provide an abundance of wisdom. They also offer …
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