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Daily Holidays - February 7

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Alfredo di Lelio, and Italian restaurateur, created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1908. After his wife gave birth to their first son that year, she did not have an appetite. To help encourage her to eat, he created a dish of noodles, cheese and butter. She liked the dish so much that she thought he should put it on the menu at his small restaurant in Rome. Everyone around the world has been enjoying this dish ever since. Today it is one of the most popular pasta dishes in America. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-fettuccine-alfredo-day-february-7/

Send A Card To A Friend Day Everyone loves and appreciates their friends, and we all just assume that they know how much we care and that we are always thinking about them. Sadly, many of our friends will experience loneliness and feel under appreciated from time to time. That’s just how life goes. That’s why Send a Card to a Friend Day exists, and why year after year it is so popular! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/send-a-card-to-a-friend-day/


Daily Holidays - February 6


Take Your Child To The Library Day Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination. A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories and rhymes which even the youngest child can enjoy; and Take Your Child To The Library Day is a great excuse to swing by. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-child-to-the-library-day/

Frozen Yogurt Day Frozen yoghurt is a delicious treat for a warm, sunny day. It’s generally healthier than ice-cream, and often just as good – sometimes even better! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frozen-yogurt-day/

Lace Day Lace is an incredibly versatile material, used for commonly for decoration, pillow-making and items of clothing. Lace Day aims to raise awareness of the art of lace making, and encourages you to give it a go! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lace-day/

Daily Holidays - February 5

National Chocolate
Fondue Day Chocolate fondue is a dessert that was created in the 1960s, probably in New York City. The story goes that Konrad Egli, chef at Chalet Swiss, came up with the idea as a part of a campaign to promote Swiss chocolate products in the United States. However, chocolate fondue was quickly adopted worldwide, as one of the most decadent and sensual desserts. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-fondue-day/

World Nutella Day Chocaholics know that there is chocolate and then there is Nutella. The creamy and delicious chocolate and hazelnut spread has been around since the 1940s, and despite the many imitations that have appeared in the market, Nutella continues to be the favourite guilty pleasure of chocaholics around the world. It is not surprising that die-hard Nutella fans decided to start the Nutella Day tradition back in 2007. This sweet celebration was launched through social networks by a blogger and Nutella fan, and soon tens of thousands of like-minded Nutella devotees showed their appreciation for the chocolatey delight online. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nutella-day/

Western Monarch Day For Western Monarch Day, we’re not celebrating Queen Elizabeth and friends, but the annual migratory return of the Western Monarch butterfly to the central Californian coast. The Western Monarch has a beautiful, distinctive pattern of amber and black on its wings, creating almost a stained glass window effect. It lives to the west of the Rocky Mountain Range and fly south to California to survive the winter. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/western-monarch-day/


Daily Holidays - February 4

Homemade Soup Day Soup is a common meal in many countries and probably dates back to the invention of the earliest cooking pots. Today it’s easy to open a can and heat some premade soup, but soup is even better when it’s made at home. Soup is easy, cheap and usually quick to make and can be stuffed full of healthy vegetables. When better to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup than Homemade Soup Day? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/homemade-soup-day/

National Stuffed Mushroom Day For some crazy reason not all of use human beings love mushrooms. This is likely because those people have never been given the joy of a stuffed mushroom. Or maybe there is just something about stuffing a mushroom with a phenomenally scrumptious filling that elevates it beyond the slightly slimy and off putting original form of the fungus. Either way, few things can match the flavor of a stuffed mushroom and Stuffed Mushroom Day is just the day to gorge on this delightful delicacy. Feel free to set about cramming your taste buds to excess or eating the wonderful ‘shroom slowly in a civilized manner, whichever way you prefer your cuisine. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stuffed-mushroom-day/

Thank A Mail Carrier Day It’s hard work delivering the mail day in, day out, come rain or shine. Thank A Mailman Day gives you an opportunity to say a polite ‘thank you’ to your postal courier, parcel service, and good old mailman. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thank-a-mailman-day/


Daily Holidays - February 3

National Carrot Cake Day Carrot Cake has been made since the Middle Ages, when sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, and so people used sweet vegetables to flavor their puddings. This technique became practically obsolete for several hundred years, but resurfaced in the 20th century. During World War II, the British government rationed many luxury foods and household staples including sugar. To appease the nation’s sweet tooth, the Ministry of Food promoted recipes for carrot puddings, carrot-filled pies, and carrot cakes. Today, many families in the UK still serve carrot cake on Christmas Day! Carrot cake is much healthier than many other baked goods. A traditional recipe calls for carrots, raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar. Enjoy a slice from your local bakery in honor of Carrot Cake Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/carrot-cake-day/

Four Chaplains Memorial Day It was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was crowded to capacity, carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers. On Feb. 3, at 12:55 a.m., a periscope broke the chilly Atlantic waters. Through the cross hairs, an officer aboard the German submarine U-223 spotted the Dorchester. The U-223 approached the convoy on the surface, and after identifying and targeting the ship, he gave orders to fire the torpedoes, a fan of three were fired. The one that hit was decisive–and deadly–striking the starboard side, amid ship, far below the water line. As the ship went down, survivors in nearby rafts could see the four chaplains–arms linked and braced against the slanting deck. Their voices could also be heard offering prayers. http://www.fourchaplains.org/the-saga-of-the-four-chaplains/

The Day The Music Died The Day the Music Died Day is always observed on February 3rd. This day we remember the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Richie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: “The Big Bopper”. These three singers died in an airplane accident on February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa. Their pilot, Roger Peterson, also died in the crash. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-the-day-the-music-died-day-february-3/


Daily Holidays - February 2

Crepe Day Celebrate Crepe Day (as opposed to Pancake Day) with a crispy, thin, French-style crepe – we recommend the classic lemon-and-sugar approach, but why not go crazy and experiment? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/crepe-day/

Marmot Day Marmot Day is a celebration of marmots, a group of large squirrel-like animals that includes groundhogs, woodchucks and ground squirrels. Even though marmots are found all over the world, from Canada to Mexico and from Russia to India, these animals don’t seem to get the attention they deserve. Marmot Day was established in 2002 to celebrate these interesting creatures. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/marmot-day/

World Play Your Ukulele Day Each year Play Your Ukulele Day gives you a chance to ‘change the world four strings at a time’ by playing your ukulele, sharing it, and teaching others to play. That is, presuming that you own one… https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/play-your-ukulele-day/

World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to remember those beautiful, boggy parts of our world that ducks, geese, swans, frogs, water voles, flamingoes and all other sorts of waterfowl and animals need to have in order to exist and thrive in harmony. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-wetlands-day/


Daily Holidays - February 1

National Baked Alaska Day Baked Alaska is made by placing slices of sponge cake in the bottom of a pie pan, filling it with vanilla ice cream and then covering completely with a whipped meringue mixture. The whole thing is baked in the oven at a very high temperature for a short period of time to allow the meringue to solidify slightly and brown. The meringue protects the ice cream from melting, thus giving this dessert its distinctive cold/hot sensation and creamy/crunchy texture loved by so many. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/baked-alaska-day/

Car Insurance Day Some celebration days, you suspect, have had a little industry help in getting started. It’s fair to say that Car Insurance Day doesn’t have deep folkloric roots. Even so, in reminding us of something important, it’s right up to date. Around the world, we spend billions on car insurance every year, yet few of us understand exactly how it works, or have the time or patience to question what we pay. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/car-insurance-day/

Decorating With Candy Day On Decorating With Candy Day, people can create and enjoy their sweet creations without guilt. After all, it’s a recognised day where we are allowed to indulge – and indulge we shall! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/decorating-with-candy-day/

Serpent Day Serpent Day is a day of reflection and coming to grips with our fears. It’s dedicated to pondering our reactions to the prime material behind that expensive high-fashion snake-skin handbag. Its unique, slithering form has long been associated with wisdom and power, used for either good or evil. Either way, it is apparent that the serpent deserves a day dedicated to its position in culture over the last few thousand years. In all honesty, where would Adam and Eve be without the third party? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/serpent-day/


Daily Holidays - January 31

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day Inspire Your Heart With Art Day sounds straightforward enough. Go to a gallery, theatre, cinema, or music venue, and soak up the art. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/inspire-your-heart-with-art-day/

Backward Day Shake up the day-to-day humdrum with Backward Day! Try walking backwards, talking backwards, and doing everything the wrong way round. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/backward-day/


Daily Holidays - January 30

National Croissant Day The legend of how the croissant came to be is that in 1683, the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria. The Turks made several attempts to conquer the city by force, but were unsuccessful, so decided to try underground tunnels. The bakers of Vienna, who worked in the basement storerooms, heard the sound of digging and alerted the cities army. For their vigilance, the bakers received high honors and thanks for their assistance in outwitting the Turks. In celebration, they baked their bread in the shape of a crescent moon—the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. After the Turks were defeated, it became custom to serve morning coffee with the crescent-shaped pastry! The legend continues to say that over a hundred years later, Marie Antoinette introduced the pastry to the French who dubbed it a “croissant”. Celebrate Croissant Day in style by eating an abundance of this tasty treat! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/croissant-day/

Inane Answering Message Day Answering messages tend to be a little dull, ranging from mobile network defaults, to the classic, “Sorry, John’s not here right now… please leave a message after the tone”. Liven things up on Inane Answering Message Day by getting creative, funny or silly with your message! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/inane-answering-message-day/


Daily Holidays - January 29

Curmudgeons Day Curmudgeons Day is one of those holidays most people find hard to believe is real. There’s no need to worry, though, because you don’t have to be grumpy to celebrate it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/curmudgeons-day/

Freethinkers Day Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine, a prominent thinker whose work and publications promoting a philosophy of Enlightenment heavily influenced the course of the American and French revolutions. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/freethinkers-day/

National Puzzle Day With the advent of digital entertainment, the common puzzle may be falling by the wayside. Puzzle Day is your chance to go back to basics; do a jigsaw, solve a crossword or buy a Rubik’s Cube and frustrate your friends! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/puzzle-day/

Corn Chip Day Corn chips are a snack food made by frying or baking cornmeal into bite-sized pieces, sold in a bag and eaten either alone or with a dip. Though it’s origins are unclear, Corn Chip Day celebrates this popular snack and the many ways of enjoying it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cornchip-day/

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