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AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY – May 5th

Every year on May 5th, African World Heritage Day offers an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest continent. Some of the biggest threats facing Africa include climate change, uncontrolled development, disease, civil unrest, and poaching. Unfortunately, many of Africa’s cultural and natural wonders are at risk of …
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UNITED NATIONS DAY

United Nations Day recognizes the founding of the United Nations (UN) in 1945. The celebration is observed annually on October 24th.  U.N. Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions, and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization. The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion …
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NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY – July 9

Observed each year on July 9th, National Sugar Cookie Day honors the ever-popular and delicious sugar cookie. A holiday favorite and very easy to make, sugar cookies disappear quickly once they come out of the oven. Most sugar cookies include sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda. While most people …
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NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY – June 20

On June 20th enjoy a cool, frothy ice cream soda.  It is National Ice Cream Soda Day! There are many claims to the invention of this delicious treat.  One such claim was made by a Mr. Robert McCay Green.  According to Green, he created the beverage in 1874 in Philadelphia when he ran out of …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY – June 7

To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7 all you need is chocolate ice cream.  Who says you have to stop there, though? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch.  Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream.  Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, surpassed only by vanilla. …
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NATIONAL APPLE PIE DAY

National Apple Pie Day, America’s favorite dessert, is observed annually on May 13th. The first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381. The list of ingredients included  good apples,  good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn (a type of pastry crust). While the apple pie existed well before the Pilgrims landed on the eastern shores …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY – June 7

To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7 all you need is chocolate ice cream.  Who says you have to stop there, though? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch.  Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream.  Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, surpassed only by vanilla. …
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Super Soft Sugar Cookies

These soft pillowy cookies melt in your mouth and taste great decorated or not. If taking these to a party or event I really reccomend a double batch. My family is always disappointed if I give them all away. They make excellent Christmas gifts too. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup butter (we like unsalted)2 …
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