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Daily Holidays - November 28

National French Toast Day French toast is a food made by frying bread in egg mix, though many variants exist by region and by ingredients – some including sweet additions such as fruit, syrups and milk. French Toast Day encourages you to try this delicious dish (also known as eggy bread and poor knight’s pudding) in place of your normal breakfast (or dessert). https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/french-toast-day/

Small Business Saturday In an age of global markets and capitalism, it’s far too easy for small businesses to struggle and fail, even if they have superior products and services. We have the power to change this, and Small Business Saturday encourages people everywhere to shop with small businesses for just one day, and to change the world a little bit. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/small-business-saturday/


Daily Holidays - November 27

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day To make a Bavarian Cream Pie, Bavarian cream, also called crème bavaroise, is poured into a baked pie crust and refrigerated. French chef Marie Antione Careme, is given credit for the invention of Bavarian cream, which is a gelatin-based pastry cream, that was originally served in gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels, in France, in the early 19th century. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Buy Nothing Day When was the last time you went a whole day without buying anything? In this day and age, is it actually possible to buy nothing for twenty four hours? Supporters of ‘Buy Nothing Day’ think it is. And what’s more, they think we should all try it. At its core, Buy Nothing Day is a protest against the consumerism the organizers felt was necessary in our world, governed by the need to “have things”. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/buy-nothing-day/

Maize Day Maize Day is celebrated every year to mark the special role that maize has played in food history. Maize, which the Europeans came to call “corn,” has an ancient and interesting history and plays central roles in many native myths and legends. And anyone who’s ever eaten corn on the cob with fresh creamy butter and a pinch of salt knows that corn more than deserves its own holiday! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/maize-day/

Flossing Day encourages the regular use of dental floss to promote healthy teeth and gums. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/flossing-day/

Systems Engineers Day With the world becoming more and more digitized every day, there is a group of people that has rather suddenly become one of the most important groups of people in the world: systems engineers. Systems engineers make enormous contributions to the world as we know it every single day, allowing us to live the increasingly comfortable lives we are accustomed to, and neither our personal nor our professional lives would be the same without them. Systems engineers work on numerous complex projects: spacecraft design, computer chip design, robotics, software integration, and bridge building. The computer you’re using right now to read this article would not exist if it weren’t for systems engineers, nor would the plane you’re taking to go to your exotic holiday destination, and nor would the bridge you need to cross to get to work every day. And let’s not forget the International Space Station, one of the most impressive examples of what systems engineering can accomplish. Though systems engineer is a very young profession, there is no disputing that it is one of the most important ones in today’s world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/systems-engineer-day/


Daily Holidays - November 26

National Cake Day “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” or, “Let them eat cake!” Perhaps the most famous quote about cake ever, these were the words of a great French princess, often likely Marie Antoinette herself, upon being informed that the peasants were so poor that they had no bread to eat during one of the famines that occurred in France during the reign of her husband, Louis XVI. Needless to say, the ignorance and arrogance of that disdainful statement did not win either Marie Antoinette or her husband any respect or sympathy from their people, who then proceeded to behead both of them during the French Revolution. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cake-day/

Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day is celebrated each year in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Day of Mourning The National Day of Mourning is an annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday of November, the same day as Thanksgiving in the United States. It coincides with an unrelated but similar protest, Unthanksgiving Day, held on the West Coast. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Turkey Free Thanksgiving Day There are several supportive perspectives for the removal of the turkey from the Thanksgiving feast. From the foodie point of view, there are many more scrumptious proteins than the humble turkey. There is also the vegetarian and the animal rights view points, which are self-explanatory. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/


Daily Holidays - November 25

National Parfait Day Fancy a fancy fruit sundae? Parfait Day is a perfect opportunity to indulge – and Parfait means ‘perfect’ in French! How convenient, eh? Layer up the fruit, cream and nuts and create something incredible. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/parfait-day/

International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day November 25th has been designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations General Assembly.

One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner.
Globally, 35% of women and girls will experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence. This percentage is even higher in some countries. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Shopping Reminder Day You’ve less than a month until Christmas, so it’s time to make sure that you’ve bought all of your gifts! If you’ve still got presents to buy, Shopping Reminder Day is a stark reminder that you’re running out of time! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/shopping-reminder-day/


Daily Holidays - November 24

National Sardines Day They might be packed with water, oil, tomato sauce or even mustard but they have been cleaned and cooked and are packed in an airtight container and are ready for you to eat. Some people are afraid to even taste these small, silver fish but sardines have a delicious taste that is loved by millions across the United States.

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day What do you excel at? What gifts, talents or skills are uniquely yours? Take the opportunity to share your unique gifts with friends and colleagues on Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/celebrate-your-unique-talent-day/


Daily Holidays - November 23

National Eat A Cranberry Day Found in acidic bogs throughout the cooler regions of the northern hemisphere, cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs, or trailing vines, that grow up to 7 ft. long and 8 in. high. Their stems are slender and wiry, and they have small evergreen leaves.

National Cashew Day The cashew nut is a seed that is harvested from the cashew tree. Northeastern Brazil was the original native home to the cashew tree however, it is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew apples and nuts.

National Espresso Day (/ɛˈsprɛsoʊ/; Italian pronunciation: ) is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso is generally thicker than coffee brewed by other methods, has a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and has crema on top (a foam with a creamy consistency). As a result of the pressurized brewing process, the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of espresso are very concentrated.



Daily Holidays - November 22

National Cranberry Relish Day Believed to have originated in the New England States during the early 1900′s, Cranberry Relish is a traditional part of many families Thanksgiving dinner. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Go For A Ride Day encourages you to get out into the world – hop on your bike, into your car, or simply get your walking boots out of storage and go on a trip. Don’t worry too much about where you’re going, just enjoy the journey. What with all of the cell phones and emails constantly intruding on our lives, we can all agree that everyone needs some time to just get away from it all and feel free every now and then. And what better way to do that then to just go for a ride! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/go-for-a-ride-day/


Daily Holidays - November 21

National Stuffing Day November 21 is the perfect day to celebrate National Stuffing Day as Thanksgiving day is right around the corner and we are already thinking about the delicious turkey stuffing that is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner.

National Adoption Day Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, across the United States, it is National Adoption Day. This day raises awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent, loving families. This day has helped the dreams of many children and families come true. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

World Hello Day World Hello Day may sound extremely basic, as it encourages us to take the opportunity to simply greet people, and to recognize how important simple communication is in our daily lives. The story of how it came to be, however, is a long and interesting one. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hello-day/

World Television Day The first World Television Forum was staged by the United Nations in the mid ’90s, and it was out of this event that World Television Day was born. The forum brought together leading figures from the media industry to analyze the growing impact that TV had on decision-making and public opinion when it comes to issues of peace and security around the planet. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-television-day/


Daily Holidays - November 20

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day This special holiday was established by the National Peanut Board and is the perfect time to indulge in this sweet treat. It is widely believed that fudge was first created in the 1800s when a batch of caramels didn’t turn out quite right. This mistake turned out to be a delicious revelation that people have been enjoying all around the world ever since. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peanut-butter-fudge-day/

Name Your PC Day Chances are that you spend a lot of time at your computer, whether that’s at home, work, or on the move; in some cases probably more time than you spend with your friends, family or loved ones! Yet even with all this time together, your PC remains an anonymous stranger – seize the chance to take your relationship to the next level by giving your computer a name on Name Your PC Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/name-your-pc-day/

Universal Children's Day You’ve heard so many people say it: children are the future. And whether you yourself have children or not, that still rings true. Today’s children are tomorrow’s scientists, politicians, doctors and teachers. Today’s children will inherit all of what humanity has managed to accomplish since the beginning of its existence, both the good and honorable deeds and the cruel wars and terrible failures. It is the children of today that will be charged with protecting the weak and vulnerable of this world, and making even the hardest of decisions in order to do so. Who then, if not our children, deserves a holiday? This special day is dedicated to all of the children, so that they may enjoy these carefree years while they last and be ready for the responsibilities that await them. So let’s live it up, kids! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/universal-childrens-day/


Adjuncts at St. Louis Community College overwhelmingly approve joining a union

St. Louis Community College adjunct faculty overwhelmingly voted to have a voice on the job by joining the Service Employees International Union Local 1. The 574 eligible faculty members will join with thousands of other part-time, non-tenure track instructors and faculty members around the country who have voted to organize for a voice on the job.

“This vote gives part-time faculty at St. Louis Community College a voice with the administration that they did not previously have,” said Maryanne Angliongto, an adjunct professor at the STLCC Wildwood Campus. “It will allow those who do not get the chance to talk regularly with other instructors the opportunity to do so and to raise our concerns with the administration.”

Among the issues raised by these faculty members are the low wages, lack of benefits, and unpredictable scheduling.

SEIU Local 1 has been working with college and university professors throughout the Midwest to give them a voice on the job; address the low compensation for their work; and to ensure greater benefits and job security. Over the past year, adjunct professors at Washington University voted overwhelmingly to join SEIU Local 1 and are currently bargaining their first contract, and others around the Midwest are also working to organize.

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