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Daily Holidays - January 5

National Whipped Cream Day Nothing completes an ice cream sundae, hot chocolate or a piece of pumpkin pie quite like a luxurious dollop of real whipped cream. What a delight to celebrate all that is great about whipped cream with Whipped Cream Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/whipped-cream-day/

Bird Day There are a lot of different species of birds in the world. Different people have different relationships with the various species. As such, one could easily imagine that there are actually numerous Bird Days in the world, serving different purposes varying by region. What we’re talking about is known as Bird Day, observed primarily in the United States, which is different from occasions such as International Migratory Bird Day, World Migratory Bird Day, Bird Day (UK), and several other Bird Days which do not follow the same etymology as “turkey day”. We’ll also note that all of these are all named for our avian friends, not the late Senator Robert Byrd. The National is a bit deceptive here; For a day to technically be a National holiday, an Act of Congress is required, and there’s no evidence that has ever happened. That being said, it is popularly known as Bird Day, regardless of whatever Congress might think of that. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bird-day/


Daily Holiday - January 4

National Spaghetti Day One of the world’s favorite dishes, spaghetti is more than deserving of its own little holiday. And because it is both simple and delicious, spaghetti is the perfect dish to make to bring out your inner chef, even if you don’t have all that much cooking experience! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/spaghetti-day/

Pop Music Chart Day If you ever listen to pop music the radio, you’re probably at least familiar with the concept of weekly pop music charts. They often play as a countdown of either the top five or top ten songs on the chart that week and either samples or the entire songs are played. Pop music is hard to ignore and even if you absolutely hate it, there’s a pretty sure chance that you have heard at least some of the songs on the charts. Pop music is everywhere and it’s a mixed bag of awful racket and some genuinely interesting songs that all somehow reach the zenith of popularity. While some songs may only be on the chart for one week, there are others which remain among the most popular songs for months on end. This, after all, is how we judge the most influential bands and musicians – if a song remains on the charts for a long period of time, there’s a good chance that your grandchildren will know it too. It’s no trivial matter that names like The Beatles and Elvis Presley both found their way at the top of the charts for several sustained periods. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pop-music-chart-day/

Trivia Day All those facts you picked up through daytime game shows can finally be put to good use when you astound your friends with your general knowledge! Trivia day is the perfect day to share all of those silly little facts that almost nobody knows, making this day a fun and interesting one to spend with friends or family. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/trivia-day/

World Braille Day World Braille Day celebrates the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the reading and writing system used by millions of blind and partially sighted people all over the globe. Though not a public holiday in any country, World Braille Day provides an opportunity for teachers, charities and non-government organizations to raise awareness about issues facing the blind and the importance of continuing to produce works in Braille, providing the blind with access to the same reading and learning opportunities as the sighted. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-braille-day/


Menards violates labor law, NLRB says


A federal agency has accused Menard Inc. of violating labor law in a case involving delivery drivers, a union official who initially sought the investigation into the retailer’s practices said.

According to Seth Goldstein, senior business representative with the Office & Professional Employees International Union, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint alleging that Menards has improperly classified its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

The agency also accuses the Eau Claire-based firm of violating federal labor law by prohibiting drivers from filing class action lawsuits or NLRB charges against Menards, according to a copy of the complaint provided by Goldstein.

Daily Holidays - January 3

Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Just in case you haven’t indulged enough over the festive and new year periods, Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is an excuse to break open another box of cherry liqueurs and dig right in! The idea behind chocolate-covered cherries is incredible simple: chocolate is delicious. So are cherries. So one day someone said, “Why not combine the two and make something even better?” and the chocolate-covered cherry was born! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-covered-cherry-day/

Drinking Straw Day Can you imagine drinking a milkshake without a straw? Or how anyone would manage a juice box? How many soft drinks would you have spilled on yourself in dark movie theaters if it weren’t for straws? I think we can all agree drinking straws have changed our lives for the better enough to deserve their own holiday, and that’s exactly what Drinking Straw day is about: celebrating the invention and patenting of the (paraffin-covered) paper drinking straw! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drinking-straw-day/

Festival of Sleep Day We all love sleep, right? Climbing into bed, snuggling up under the covers and slowly slipping into the land of dreams, dreaming of our favorite things or even dreaming about a loved one? Perhaps even a childhood memory that we are fond to reminisce upon. But surprise! We have a holiday for this particular bodily function, and it is called the Festival of Sleep Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/festival-of-sleep-day/


Daily Holidays - January 2

National Cream Puff Day Although many of us may be unaware, cream puffs actually have their own special celebratory day. Yes, you have heard this correctly. Each and every year, these delectable pastries that we all adore are honoured by those who hold such delights in high esteem. So, what exactly are cream puffs and how have they come to be so popular in modern culture? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cream-puff-day/

55-MPH Speed Limit Day The national 55 mph speed limit made the law by President Nixon on Jan. 2, 1974. The idea behind the law was to improve driving efficiency. The move was also made in direct response to a dispute with OPEC (The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries) that had led to an oil embargo on the US. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/55-mph-speed-limit-day/

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day Like the hugely inferior human version of New Year’s Day, it is on this special day that our feline companions can paws (get it?) and consider the ‘mewness’ of the brand new season and all of the purrfect possibilities it holds. Perhaps this will be the year their people start feeding them tinned food instead of dry? Maybe that tomcat next door will make his move? Will the useless dog realise that the cat is king in this house? All these questions and more can be pondered by our furry kitties today while they go about their normal business of looking aloof and disinterested. After all, don’t you know that cats rule and dogs drool? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/happy-mew-year-day-for-cats/

National Buffet Day Everybody loves a buffet, so imagine having a whole day dedicated to one! Buffet Day is about hosting or attending a buffet of epic proportions—enjoy a table spread with enough food to keep you full for a whole day, and interesting enough to make eating all day fun and exciting! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/buffet-day/


Daily Holidays - January 1

New Years Day A Happy, Safe & Healthy 2017 to All!

Bloody Mary Day Bloody Mary Day celebrates the drinking of the Bloody Mary cocktail, which is described by some as the perfect hangover cure despite containing the very thing that made you hung over in the first place: alcohol! The Bloody Mary is most often made with vodka, tomato juice and some spices, served on the rocks with a celery stalk or a dill pickle. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bloody-mary-day/

Commitment Day I do. I will. I promise. I vow. Such lovely words… These words have long invoked sweet feelings of assurance and hopefulness, and have been used in marriage vows and such for likely just as long. Commitment is beautiful thing, and Commitment Day is a day when you can show that special person in your life just how much they mean to you by committing in some way to them. Or perhaps there’s some sort of activity you’ve been meaning to start (or stop!) for a long while—Commitment Day is your chance to say, “right, that’s it, I’m going for it, and I am going to stick with it!” https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/commitment-day/

Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day Strip down to your bathing suit, take a few steps over the snow and ice covering the ground, and hurl your body into ice-cold water. Sound like fun? Well, there are plenty of people who think it does, and these people get together to to this every year! Sometimes it’s for charity and sometimes it’s just for a challenge, but either way, thousands of people worldwide take to the icy winter waters every year. These swims are understandably called “Polar Bear Swims”, and they usually take place in the sea. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/polar-bear-swim-day/

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