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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 03:38 AM

Daily Holidays - April 30

National Raisin Day We heard it through the grapevine - April 30 is National Raisin Day!

When grapes spend a little too much time in the sun, they cross the border into dried fruit and become raisins. But these little beauties are chewy, sweet and a great snack to have on hand.

Because there is already so much naturally occurring fructose and glucose in grapes, the flavor amps up even more after the grapes are dried. Largely, the sugar remains - so much so that if you keep raisins for a while, the sugar begins to crystallize.

If you're not a serial raisin snacker, then perhaps today's other food holiday will tempt you into trying a few. April 30 is also National Oatmeal Cookie Day!

And, what do you get when you combine these chewy drop cookies with an even more flavorful addition? Oatmeal raisin cookies! Is it a coincidence that these two holidays happened on the same day? Who knows, but you're sure getting twice the bang for your buck. http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/04/30/national-raisin-day/

Adopt A Shelter Pet Day National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is celebrated each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.

CELEBRATE

Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on Social Media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.

HISTORY

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is an “unofficial” National holiday. If you are interested in making this an official National holiday, send a letter to the President urging him to declare a National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Visit http://www.halopets.com/lettersforpets/index.php for more information. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-adopt-a-shelter-pet-day-april-30/

International Jazz Day Jazz Day encourages jazz fans all over the world to attend or start jazz festivals, events and parties. Why not take up the trumpet, saxophone, piano or Clarinet? Presumably not all at once, but you get the idea. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/jazz-day/

National Honesty Day Honesty Day is all about telling the truth. Be brave and share opinions, thoughts and perspectives that might otherwise go unsaid in order to be polite – but take care not to upset or offend others. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/honesty-day/

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Sherman A1 Apr 2015 OP
bigwillq Apr 2015 #1
Sherman A1 Apr 2015 #5
femmocrat Apr 2015 #2
Sherman A1 Apr 2015 #6
station001 Apr 2015 #7
femmocrat Apr 2015 #8
pinboy3niner Apr 2015 #3
Sherman A1 Apr 2015 #4
Wolf Frankula Apr 2015 #9
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2015 #10
shenmue Apr 2015 #11

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:13 AM

1. Happy Last Day of April!

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 08:33 AM

5. And to you as Well!

See you Next Month!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:47 AM

2. Adopt a pet!



Send a message to the White House: http://www.tailsinc.com/lettersforpets/

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 08:34 AM

6. Agreed

Not a pet owner myself, nor expect to be one, but hate to see homeless animals suffering.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:13 PM

7. Always

I have had dogs all my life, and they have always come from shelters. Wish more would do the same instead of purchasing from mills.

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Response to station001 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:18 PM

8. Welcome to DU, station001.

Thank you for your post.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:55 AM

3. I miss the California Raisins commercials



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 08:32 AM

4. Me too...

They were true classics of cinematography.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:45 PM

9. Did You Ever Notice

How much one of the raisins looked like Ronald Reagan?

Wolf

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:53 PM

10. Somewhere in the recesses of the attic I have a whole set of the Raisin Guys.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:55 PM

11. Every day is Adopt a Pet Day!!



Shelter pets are awesome.

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