METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY – October 13

On October 13th, National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day focuses on the estimated 271,270 Americans diagnosed with this destructive cancer. Each year, treatments for all kinds of breast cancer are improving. Metastatic cancer is a stage IV cancer invading all areas of the body. It affects the liver, lungs, brain, lymph nodes, and more. Both …
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Balloons Around the World Day

Balloons Around The World is a made-up holiday that aims to spread cheer around the world. It is celebrated annually on October 1. The unofficial holiday was created by Jeff Brown in 2000. The holiday encourages people to use balloons and the art of balloon twisting and decorating to bring smiles to the faces of …
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NATIONAL FLAG DAY – June 14

On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day.  This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  Representing independence and unity, the Star Spangled Banner has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly.  …
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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE DAY – June 9

On June 9th of each year, National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is observed.  A tart vegetable, rhubarb is often paired with sweet fruits making for a delicious dessert. Around the country, rhubarb is a perennial favorite for home gardens. One of the first fruits of their labors, gardeners begin to harvest rhubarb in the middle of …
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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 TRAILS DAY – First Saturday in June

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June recognizes all the incredible benefits federal, state and local trails provide for recreation and exposure nature. Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of services the trails systems offer. National Trails Day encourages people to discover their …
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STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE DAY – Second Saturday in May

The second Saturday in May is the largest one-day food drive in the nation named Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day. How is it possible? It occurs in more than 10,000 cities and towns, and the food is collected by those men and women carrying our mail across the country. Make sure to participate May …
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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY

National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28th each year ushers in blueberry pie-making season. Blueberry harvest begins in April and lasts until September giving us a long season full of blueberry enjoyment. We’ve been enjoying blueberries in pies since early American settlers arrived. In 1872, the first documented recipe for blueberry pie appeared in the Appledore …
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ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – October

Benvenuti! (Welcome!) Italian-American Heritage Month is an annual designation observed in October. During this time, we celebrate the Italian-American culture, and spread the word about the traditions that come with it. Italian-Americans have made many contributions to the U.S., especially in art, humanities, and sciences. In 1880, Italians began migrating to the U.S. to flee …
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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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