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March 2, 2016

Daily Holidays - March 2

National Banana Creme Pie Day A banana cream pie fulfills a lot of needs, all in one go. It’s sweet, sticky, crunchy and soft, all at the same time. It’s thought that Elvis was a big fan of this pudding, which is justification enough to have Banana Cream Pie Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/banana-cream-pie-day/

Dr. Seuss Day a full twenty-four hours to make a mess with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Sox, hear a Who with Horton, count the red and blue fish, help the Grinch see the error of his ways, and listen to Sam I Am’s friend complain about his dish of green eggs and ham, the ungrateful hairball! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dr-seuss-day/

Old Stuff Day It’s a day to be nostalgic: Find some old photographs, trinkets and toys, then share happy memories with friends and family over a coffee. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/aold-stuff-day/

March 1, 2016

Daily Holidays - March 1


Fruit Compote Day Fruit compotes can be made with either fresh fruits or with dried, reconstituted fruit. A very grown-up way to re-hydrate those apricots or apple slices is to soak them in cider, or even Champagne, before adding them to a mix of summer berries. Compotes can be spiced up, as well. Add a few cloves and some cinnamon to a simmering pot of plums, apples and blackberries for a warming winter treat. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fruit-compote-day/

Pig Day The Pig is a wholly underrated animal, so this special day was created in 1972 to attempt to elevate awareness of the intellectual prowess, adaptability and general tastiness of the humble Pig. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pig-day/

Plan a Solo Vacation Day is a celebration designed for those people who like to view the world alone. Rather than being constrained by the demands and foibles of friends and family, people like this prefer the intensity of an individual adventure. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plan-a-solo-vacation-day/

World Compliment Day Compliment Day is billed as the most positive day in the world. It’s hard to argue, what with all those compliments being passed around. There is an art to it, though. A true compliment must be genuine, or the receiver will see through it. As importantly, the receiver must accept the compliment with a heartfelt “Thank you!”. It’s no good being self-effacing; you’ll wring all the positivity out of the situation, making for a dull Compliment Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-compliment-day/
February 29, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 29

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness about diseases that most people will not know of, as well as to improve access to treatment. EURORDIS (The European Organization for Rare Diseases) says that treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, and some people’s quality of life is greatly hindered by inequality, simply because people have never heard of their disease, or do not understand the disease and the patient’s needs. Since 2008, EURORDIS has been putting in place social networks to help support individuals with rare diseases and their families, as well as Co-Ordinating events for Rare Disease Day at an international level. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/rare-disease-day/

Bachelor’s Day originated as an Irish tradition that allowed women to initiate dances and propose marriage on Leap Day (as opposed to the tradition of men proposing to women and asking them out to dance). If the man reused the proposal, he was then obligated to buy the woman a silk gown or even a fur coat. In England, on the other hand, a woman was allowed to propose marriage on Leap Day, with the man she proposed to being obliged to buy her new gloves on Easter Sunday if he refused. In other areas of the United Kingdom women could propose to men all throughout leap year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bachelors-day/

Leap Year Day is a free day that only comes around once every four years! Use it to catch up, slow down, and prepare yourself for another four years of hectic madness… https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/leap-year-day/

February 28, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 28

National Chocolate
 Soufflé Day Though cheese soufflés may be better known, everyone with a sweet tooth will prefer a chocolate soufflé instead! The recipe for soufflé is thought to originate in La Cusinier Moderne, by Vincent La Chappell, published as long ago as 1742. A soufflé is a type of cake made from a custard base and egg whites beaten to a soft peak. It can then be flavoured as desired. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-souffle-day/

Floral Design Day Take out the flowers! Flower Design Day is all about appreciating floral design as a unique and creative art form. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/floral-design-day/

National Tooth Fairy Day At one time or another, all of us have been visited by the tooth fairy. So, it should come as no surprise that somewhere along the line, Tooth Fairy Day was born. The tooth fairy herself (or himself; as the verdict is still out on whether this spirit is male or female) has been around since at least the Middle Ages although the exact origins are still unknown. In fact, the fairy may have just been a means to calm a child that was undergoing the strange experience of losing a tooth (after all, we have all been there). https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tooth-fairy-day/

February 27, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 27

National Strawberry Day Strawberry Day was created to celebrate those little red fruits bursting with sweet perfection! A gift from Chile in the 1700s, garden strawberry plants made their way to North America in the 1750s. The plant is fairly easy to grow and doesn’t seem adverse to flourishing anywhere in the world. If you’d like your own homegrown strawberries this summer, make sure your plant has full sun and sandy soil – and your dogs don’t eat off all the berries before you can pick a few. If fresh strawberries aren’t at their best in your grocery store, don’t forget the many accessible forms you can always get your hands on. Frozen and dried strawberries can help in a pinch if you’re creating in the kitchen. Strawberry preserves, ice cream, yogurt, smoothies and milkshakes are nothing to shake a stick at either. But if you are one of the lucky folks who stumbled on some great fresh strawberries, you can whip up a strawberry pie, shortcake or even a simple dish of strawberries and cream. We wish you a berry nice day, and strawberry fields forever. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/strawberry-day/

National Kahlua Day When it comes to tantalizing (and slightly sinful) beverages, there is perhaps no better example than the cool creaminess glass of Kahlua. This rich liquor is a Mexican cocktail which is greatly enjoyed around the world and so it should be no great surprise that loyal aficionados of the delicious liquid have created a day to celebrate such a tempting beverage. And rightfully so! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kahlua-day/

International Polar Bear Day Polar Bear Day celebrates one of nature’s most impressive hunters, and the world’s largest carnivore. When fully grown, polar bears can span an enormous 9 feet (2.7m) in height. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/polar-bear-day/

Open That Bottle Night is dedicated to making sure that those bottles of fine wine put away for a special occasion, are used and enjoyed. Since the millennium, one night in the dull, dark month of February has been immeasurably brightened for wine-lovers by the creation of a special day to celebrate cherished bottles of wine, champagne and spirits. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/open-that-bottle-night/

February 26, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 26

National Pistachio Day It is a day that has been set aside for all pistachio lovers to eat their favorite nut all day long. For those who do not eat pistachios, buy some and give them to someone who does. Crack them open and eat them up or enjoy them in ice cream or your favorite pistachio dessert! http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-pistachio-day-february-26/

For Pete's Sake Day For Pete’s Sake Day celebrates one example of a ‘minced oath’, where an offensive word or phrase is substituted by something more acceptable in society. Other examples include ‘For crying out loud!’, and ‘Sugar!’. Such euphemisms have been used for centuries whenever people hit thumbs with hammers, burn hands on hot plates, or sit on sharp things while in polite company. Why has Pete been singled out for special attention? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/for-petes-sake-day/

February 25, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 25

National Clam
 Chowder Day Clam Chowder Day celebrates this popular broth; often made from clams, onion and potato, recipes vary by region and by country. How do you like yours? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/clam-chowder-day/

Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day is all about encouraging girls to consider a route into engineering, and inspiring a generation who might grow up to be the great innovators and problem solvers of the next generation! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/introduce-a-girl-to-engineering-day/

Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day is a great reason to celebrate a popular sweet treat. Dipping nuts and fruit into chocolate became popular from the 19th century onwards. However, the first nuts covered in chocolate were sold commercially in America in 1925, with Goobers being the oldest brand. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-covered-peanuts-day/

Chili Day is the perfect excuse for millions of spicy food fans all around the world to chow down on a bowl of the fiery favourite.https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chili-day/

February 24, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 24

National Tortilla Chip 
Day The tortilla chip is most commonly served with salsa, chile con queso, guacamole, cheese dips or other dips. Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas that have been cut into wedges and then fried. The corn tortillas are made from corn, vegetable oil, salt and water. Typically made with yellow corn, tortillas can also be made with white, blue or red corn. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-tortilla-chip-day-february-24/

Inconvenience Yourself Day Put on your happy face and go out there and be nice! The concept may have originated from Ms. Julie Thompson and it was meant to serve as an incentive for others to acknowledge their appreciation for acquaintances or strangers and to promote a respectful attitude and an attentive demeanor. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/inconvenience-yourself-day/

February 23, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 23

National Banana Bread Day The addition of mashed, ripe bananas to a cake-like batter is what gives banana bread its distinctive taste and moistness. What better opportunity to enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee than on Banana Bread Day? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/banana-bread-day/

Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Every dog has its day – and this is it. Nobody seems to know the origins of Dog Biscuit Day, but every canine in the world knows the best way to celebrate it. Pets will be wagging their tails with glee when their owners serve up unusual or home-made doggy snacks to mark the occasion.

Curling is Cool Day Curling is Cool Day is not dedicated to those of us naturally or otherwise endowed with glistening spiralling locks of hair. Oh, no, no! This is the day George Clooney and Bruce Springsteen get to play their all-time favourite sport and call it cool. Most of us out there will probably wonder what the fuss is about, but if you’re a curling enthusiast, then by Jove do you owe the people who invented it a colossal thank you! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/curling-is-cool-day/

Play Tennis Day What better way could there be to keep your body fit than to do sports? There are hundreds of sports, both team and individual, guaranteeing that everyone can find something that is just right for him or her. Tennis has been a favorite sport of many since the 19th century, so if you haven’t yet, it is high time you tried it! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/play-tennis-day/


February 22, 2016

Daily Holidays - February 22

National Margarita Day Tequila, triple sec and lime juice (and ice) are everything you’ll need to celebrate Margarita Day – that and some good friends, a tropical beach (or luxurious urban apartment) and some delectable nibbles. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/margarita-day/

World Thinking Day Thinking Day originated from a desire by Girl Guides / Girl Scouts to dedicate a day to thinking about and appreciating the global spread of these movements. Each year a participating country is selected and its culture and general living conditions pondered on for the day by all guides and scouts. The idea is to create a greater awareness and understanding of different cultures and any global concerns regarding that particular region. It sounds a little like those endless, global conferences attended at great cost by politicians, which rarely show results. The Girl Guides and Scouts Associations, however, do things differently. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thinking-day/

Cook A Sweet Potato Day As sweet potatoes are one of the most important crops in the world, it only makes sense that Cook a Sweet Potato Day has arisen over the ages. Sweet potatoes are delicious and chock-full of all sorts of vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy, and it’s high time we stopped looking at them as just an addition to our Thanksgiving dinner. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cook-a-sweet-potato-day/

Be Humble Day Humility may be the most difficult of all the virtues to truly attain. There seems to be a paradox in that claiming to have humility may be an act of pride. Some people might be prideful in their humility… or something like that. Either way, Be Humble Day focuses on humbling yourself. There is no boasting allowed on Be Humble Day. Choosing not to brag about your successes and abilities can prove to be much more difficult than one might anticipate, as the culture surrounding us is often centered on self and the successes achieved by an individual. Throughout the ages philosophers and the average Joe alike have pondered humility and what it means to be truly humble. It is a difficult question to answer and the final answer may never fully present itself. But perhaps the seeking of humility is more important than the achieving. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/be-humble-day/


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