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Daily Holidays - July 25

Thread The Needle Day Can you sew? Thread The Needle Day is a chance to get dust off your sewing skills, or to learn how if you don’t know how. Why not organise a sew-a-thon, or sewing lessons with friends to celebrate? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thread-the-needle-day/


Daily Holidays - July 24

National Tequila Day we all know tequila is synonymous with margarita, so let’s take a look at this frozen favourite.
There is no definitive answer as to who really invented this drink, but interesting stories abound. One of the earliest stories tells of a wealthy Dallas socialite inventing the drink at a Christmas party in Acapulco in 1948. Tommy Hilton of the Hilton Hotel chain reportedly attended the party, and took the recipe home to serve at his hotels. Another suggests that it is merely based on an American drink called the Daisy, which was made with brandy instead of tequila. The Spanish word for “Daisy” is “Margarita”; hence the name. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tequila-day/

Cousins Day Remember those fun times at grandpa and grandma’s house when the whole family reunited and you spent countless hours playing with your cousins while the grownups discussed politics and mortgages? Many of us grew up around our cousins, spending summer and winter breaks with them and slowly walking into life together. Then came college and that amazing job opportunity out of state, and we gradually lost touch. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cousins-day/

National Drive-Thru Day Drive-Thru Day encourages you to live on the wild side. Forget about buying locally sourced produce, organic vegetables, and getting your five a day; sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to cook good, nutritious food from scratch, and on Drive-Thru Day you can take a short-cut without feeling guilty! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drive-thru-day/

Tell An Old Joke Day We all know someone for whom every day is Tell An Old Joke Day, but there’s now a day when we can all put aside our reticence and let rip with our own ‘I say, I say, I say’ and ‘Knock, knock’ chestnuts.https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tell-an-old-joke-day/


Daily Holidays - July 23

Gorgeous Grandma Day Gorgeous Grandma Day is a time of the year in which we can celebrate the grannies in our lives. Everybody thinks that their grandma is gorgeous – so what could be better than an entire day devoted to acknowledging that fact? Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are well known, so Gorgeous Grandma Day is a natural progression. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/gorgeous-grandma-day/


Daily Holidays - July 22

National Penuche Fudge Day Even if you are on a strict weight watch and working hard towards that beach body, make sure your cheat day falls on Penuche Fudge Day. The sweet light-brown concoction will make it worth your while! Penuche is a flavor native to New England, but its caramel-like goodness has earned the treat nationwide respect – so much so that it got its own day in the calendar! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/penuche-fudge-day/

Hammock Day Nothing sounds quite as relaxing as kicking back and relaxing in a hammock – and there’s no better way to celebrate Hammock Day! Find two sturdy, conveniently located trees (or improvise – and don’t limit yourself to the outdoors), string up a comfy bed… and relax! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hammock-day/


To all the A/C repair guys, roofers and delivery guys who are working in the Midwest Heat Today!

Daily Holidays - July 21

National Junk Food Day Sometimes, the idea of being healthy, preparing a balanced meal, and snacking on carrot sticks isn’t too appealing. Junk Food Day is all about satisfying your cravings for something naughtier, greasier, and definitely more fattening than the nutritional but not-very-exciting meal you know that you really should be eating. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/junk-food-day/

Independent Retailer Month Big Box stores like Walmart and Target are certainly convenient, offering so much of the things we need in one place, and the prices they offer can’t be beat. However, there is a section of our local commerce that brings us a local flavor, a taste of home, and makes sure that your purchases really support your local community. Independent Retailers are our neighbors, friends, and family, whether they’re running the corner store providing gas to keep us on the move, or local craftsman who bring us the best in cheeses and handcrafted furniture, Independent Retailer Month reminds you to help support them to support your community. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/independent-retailer-month/


Daily Holidays - July 20

Moon Day Every once in a while, the human race achieves something truly remarkable, and Moon Day celebrates the occasion when we first left footsteps upon our nearest neighbor. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/moon-day/

Space Exploration Day The origins of Space Exploration Day date back to man first walking on the moon, with the day itself first observed to commemorate this historic event during events held in the early 1970s. It is about more than just the moon landings though and is intended to pay homage to the incredible achievements of the past and fire up enthusiasm for the benefits of space exploration efforts to come in the future. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/space-exploration-day/

National Lollipop Day Do we really need an excuse to celebrate the humble and wonderful lollipop? Enjoy Lollipop Day responsibly; don’t go too overboard on the sugary treats, and remember to brush your teeth! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lollipop-day/

World Jump Day Many ideas are floated to help combat global warming, and World Jump Day is one of them. The aim of the day is to shift the orbit of Earth, to extend daylight hours and to create a more standardized climate throughout the world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-jump-day/


Daily Holidays - July 19

National Daiquiri Day Need a way to cool off? Why not celebrate Daiquiri Day. This refreshing drink was invented in the early 1900’s in a small mining town of Daiquiri near Santiago, Cuba, an engineer named Jennings Stockton Cox created a simple drink called a Daiquiri. Cox came up with this concoction in an effort to cool down during the summer month, with a simple blend of lime juice, sugar and local Bacardi rum, over cracked ice. This he found to be the best way to boost the morale of mine workers during the hot months. Such was the success of Cox’s drink not only did he received a generous stipend from the company, he also received a monthly gallon of Bacardi to continue supplying the refreshing drink. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/daiquiri-day/

Raspberry Cake Day With summer in full swing, it’s hard to imagine anything more seasonal and enjoyable than fresh, juicy raspberries; that is, except for Raspberry Cake Day – a whole day dedicated to enjoying raspberries in cake format! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/raspberry-cake-day/


Daily Holidays - July 18

National Caviar Day Caviar has a strange history, when you consider the place that it holds in society today. The origins, however, remain the same. Caviar is the roe (or eggs) of the female of a number of species of sturgeon, with beluga being the most popular and well known variety of sturgeon. Long ago caviar was served for free in much the same way peanuts often are today, given away free to foster thirst and encourage people to imbibe even more.
Proper caviar comes in many colors, though it is most often a deep pearlescent black color, and can account for as much as 25% of a sturgeon’s body weight. For those who don’t know, a sturgeon can weigh in at 300lbs+, meaning a single sturgeon can produce up to 75lbs at a time. Caviar was so popular and the supplies so abundant that North America supplied almost all of the 600 tons a year that went to Europe each year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/caviar-day/

Get Out of The Dog House Day n trouble with somebody you care about? Get Out Of The Doghouse Day is like a ‘get out of jail free card’ from the game Monopoly – use it to apologise, mend hurts and get back to normal. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/get-out-of-the-doghouse-day/


Daily Holidays - July 17

National Peach Ice Cream Day Peaches are native to China and were taken to America by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Commercial cultivation has made them the second biggest fruit crop in the US (after apples). Peach ice cream is generally only made during the summer months and can be enjoyed in a sundae, as an ice-cream cone, on top of slices of peach, or simply on its own in a dish. It doesn’t need sprinkles, sauces or toppings as they can overpower the delicate flavor. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peach-ice-cream-day/

Yellow Pig Day Yellow Pig Day originated in the 1960s when two math students from Princeton spent a long time obsessively analysing the number 17. It seems that they went a little mad eventually, and decided to invent the concept of a yellow pig with 17 toes, 17 teeth, and so forth… Now Yellow Pig Day is an important part of the academic calendar, and is celebrated with cake, carols, parades and general revelry. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/yellow-pig-day/


Daily Holidays - July 16

National Corn Fritters
 Day Where would we be without corn fritters? This simple, unassuming dish is comfort food heaven. Add your favorite condiment to a corn fritter and that’s some good eating right there. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/corn-fritters-day/

World Snake Day Snakes have gotten something of a bad rap over the past few thousand years. What with that one snake tricking that nice lady nice lady into eating an apple way back when, thus condemning the entire human race to mortality, snakes have been mistrusted if not flat-out feared. And while it is understandable that people may fear an animal that can easily kill them, we think these fascinating, diverse creatures that range from several inches to 30 feet long, and from friendly and docile to aggressive and deadly, deserve for people to find out more about them. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-snake-day/

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day They’re some of America’s favorite pets, those small and fuzzy animals that are known as the guinea pig. The Guinea Pig stands as one of the world’s longest domesticated animals, having been domesticated in South America for up to 5000 years. While most of the world may think of them as an adorable pet along the lines of a rat, they have far more in common with the bunny rabbit. You see, in Peru, they’re a staple of their diet, and have been since time out of mind. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/guinea-pig-appreciation-day/

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