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Daily Holidays - June 22

National Chocolate Éclair Day Sweet choux dough, chocolate, cream and icing; this light but oh-so tasty pastry snack is the star of Chocolate Eclair Day. Originating from France in the nineteenth century, eclairs are known a favorite cake all over the world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-eclair-day/

National Onion Rings Day They’re rich and crisp and delicious, surprisingly sweet for a flavor so often related to being spicy and the source of tears. But something about the process of breading them in a flavorful coating and deep frying them in a vat of oil brings out the delicious flavors hidden inside. They come in towers and flowers, giant sized and tiny, and they’re a favorite at burger joints all over the world. That’s right, we’re talking about the onion rings, and Onion Rings Day celebrates this delicious treat and its long history. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/onion-rings-day/


Daily Holidays - June 21

National Cherry Tart Day It is thought that the origins of Cherry Tart Day date back to the annual National Cherry Festival held in Michigan, USA. Cherries were plentiful in supply but their uses were limited. Although cherries are grown on several continents, they have a relatively short growing season. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cherry-tart-day/

Go Skateboarding Day Join in part of a global event and go skateboarding with your friends – find events near you, or organise own Go Skateboarding Day fun! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/go-skateboarding-day/

World Music Day It’s hard to imagine any culture where music doesn’t play a vital role. The benefits of music for the human soul are intangible, but they are immense. Music opens up new worlds for people. It can be used to tell stories, to inspire, or to help people relax. On World Music Day, people all around the world come together to celebrate the incredible power of music. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-music-day/

World Humanist Day The main point of World Humanist Day is to try and make the world a better place by increasing the public’s knowledge of scientific methods in hope that it will dispel many age-old myths. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-humanist-day/


Daily Holidays - June 20

National Ice Cream Soda Day is celebrated annually on June 20th. Therefore, you should invest some time in slurping this frothy wonderment up a stripy straw. The drink is comprised of only a couple of scoops of ice-cream in any carbonated beverage. An ice-cream soda is perfect to cool you down on a sizzling June summer day and offers a refreshing snap that leaves you yearning for more. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ice-cream-soda-day/

World Productivity Day an occasion for suppliers of productivity tools, training and advances to celebrate their contributions and give something back to their users. For example, some consultancy firms use the event to provide free online sessions to prospective clients to demonstrate what a difference focus on productivity can make. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-productivity-day/

American Eagle Day The use of the American Eagle as the bird to represent the country did have a tumultuous history. There were several seals established for the United States in 1776, but none of them were accepted by Congress. Eventually the job of designing the seal was given to Charles Thomson, the then serving secretary of Congress, who took all the best elements of the presented designs and improved on them by adding this majestic bird to the seal. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/american-eagle-day/


Daily Holidays - June 19

Father's Day A Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!

National Dry Martini Day Whether you enjoy your Martini shaken, not stirred, like James Bond, with an olive or as part of a more extravagant cocktail, Martini Day is a great excuse to celebrate with a glass. Strictly for adults, this special day celebrates all things Martini, and is an ideal opportunity to research and try out different cocktail recipes you might not have sampled before. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/martini-day/

Garfield the Cat Day The day is set aside to honour all things related to the ginger feline. Garfield was famously created by cartoonist Jim Davis and appeared in a cartoon strip on 19th June 1978. Garfield’s owner: Jon Arbuckle and his dog friend; Odie, also appear in the cartoon strip. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/garfield-the-cat-day/

Juneteenth Juneteenth sounds like a playful day doesn’t it? Such a simple, lighthearted term that really sounds like a made-up holiday of little consequence. You couldn’t be more wrong, Juneteenth is one of the most important days in the history of the United States, representing the day that the last slaves in the country were set free. All over the country people celebrate the day that freedom took another step forward in the new world, and one more crime against humanity was cancelled and set to rights. Juneteenth celebrates this great event and the changes in made in the future of America. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/juneteenth/


Daily Holidays - June 18

Splurge Day Are you tired of moderation, endless budgeting and taking the frugal option? If so then Splurge Day is definitely for you. Whilst for the rest of the year you may be a model of financial prudence, Splurge Day is an opportunity to let your hair down and spend, spend spend. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/splurge-day/

International Picnic Day The word “picnic” comes from the French language, and it’s believed this type of informal outdoor meal became a popular pastime in France after the Revolution. As fans of Jane Austen’s novels will know, 19th-century picnics were elaborate social occasions, with menus featuring a wide range of cold meats and pies that took days to prepare. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-picnic-day/

International Sushi Day All you have to do for International Sushi Day is to eat sushi! Popularised via Facebook in 2009, this is a recently created Day, and a nod to the power of social networking websites to create and foster cultural movements. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sushi-day/


Daily Holidays - June 17

Eat All Your Vegetables Day They come in every color of the rainbow, almost every believable shape and size, and the flavors they bring to the table are absolutely astounding. Whether you’re just talking about the staple vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and onions that we all get from the store, or the diverse range of vegetables that come from around the world like Bok Choy and watercress, we’ve all been eating them our whole lives. Eat Your Vegetables Day is dedicated to getting people eating their veggies, and also in spreading awareness of their diversity and necessity in a healthy diet. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/eat-your-vegetables-day/

National Apple Strudel Day According to some people, every day should be ‘apfelstrudel’ day, to give it its proper Austrian name. A dish that dates back to 1696, Apple strudel consists of a centre of apple, cinnamon and raisins, wrapped in crispy layers of pastry, that puff up in the oven; served with a dusting of icing sugar and a dollop of thick cream, comfort food at its finest. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/apple-strudel-day/

Flip Flop Day If you’re tired of keeping your feet in stuffy shoes and need an excuse to expose those toes, Flip-Flop Day may just be the answer. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/flip-flop-day/


Daily Holidays - June 16

Fresh Vegetables Day Five portions a day? Seven? Ten? Nutritionists agree that when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables, most of us just aren’t getting enough. Make a change on Fresh Veggies Day, and invite family and neighbours around for a fun and surprising meat-free feast. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fresh-veggies-day/

Fudge Day The earliest documented mention of fudge can be found in a letter composed by Emelyn Hartridge, who was studying at Vassar College, located in Poughkeepsie, New York. The letter detailed that fudge had been made and sold in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1886. Other fudge recipes in the USA can be traced back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mackinac Island fudge ice cream (vanilla ice cream blended with small chunks of fudge) is still sold on Mackinac Island in Michigan, and surrounding areas, where shops have been selling fudge to summer vacationers since the late nineteenth century. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fudge-day/

Dump The Pump Day With rising fuel costs, congested roads and difficulty parking in urban areas, Dump The Pump Day is all about finding alternatives to getting in the car and try to avoid an over-reliance on oil and petrol for the day. Consider alternate methods of transport, public transport such as buses, or at the very least considering a carpool (which, though whilst not adhering strictly to the letter of the day, is at least a good gesture of faith)! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dump-the-pump-day/


Daily Holidays - June 15

Nature Photography Day Nature Photography Day was created by The North American Nature Photography Association in 2006 to promote the beauty of nature photography and to promote the conservation and protection of plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide. Since then, people throughout the world have discovered numerous ways to observe and enjoy the day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nature-photography-day/

Smile Power Day Smile Power Day is the perfect excuse to shine your pearly whites and show off those dimples. And no, a smiley face or an emoticon won’t do! Not today, at least. The smile is a symbol of happiness and vitality, a beacon of hope and an expression of emotion. So just for today, drop the ‘’ texts and flash them a real smile. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/smile-power-day/


Magna Carta Day Magna Carta is Latin for Great Charter, and is one of the most important documents in political history. Drawn up in Britain and signed on 15th June 1215, it outlines the rights of the common people and limits the powers of the monarchy. Since then it has been used as the basis for civil liberties around the World, advancing the cause of liberty, constitutionalism and parliamentarianism. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/magna-carta-day/

Daily Holidays - June 14

Flag Day While the Fourth of July has become an all-round celebration of US life, Flag Day has kept more of a local character, with traditions rooted in the township or the county, the city or the state capital. And much more than for family festivals, it feels right to be celebrating it with your team, club or class. Every year, millions of people discover their inner Betsy Ross and make their own versions of Old Glory, in everything from stained glass to potato prints to rows of flowers. The men who adopted the first flag, way back in 1777, could hardly have imagined it. Three cheers for all things red, white and blue! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/flag-day/

National Bourbon Day Nobody needs an excuse to enjoy the odd tipple, but Bourbon Day gives the perfect excuse to dust off a bottle of this fine whiskey and have a few glasses. Legend has it that the day is the anniversary of the very first time this famous drink was distilled in the late 1700s and whatever the truth of this it is surely a day worth celebrating. There are plenty of ways for whiskey lovers and others to get in the swing of things to enjoy this special day. Hotels and restaurants can enter the spirit of the occasion by organizing a dinner in honor of Bourbon. Individuals can entertain family and friends by trying their hand at some old or new Bourbon cocktail recipes and add a little splash of whiskey to a meal to make it a night to remember. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bourbon-day/

World Blood Donor Day The history of blood donation goes back further than you might expect, reaching as far back as the 17th century. The medical specialists of the time knew that blood was a vital element in the body and losing too much of it was bound to have tragic consequences on the patient. So it was that experimentation began, and a whole new breed of heroes was born that contribute their blood so that others may live. Blood Donors save lives every day by giving of themselves so that accident victims and those in need of transfusions for surgeries can live. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/blood-donor-day/


Daily Holidays - June 13

Sewing Machine Day Long ago, when mankind first started working with fibers to produce clothing, things were long and arduous. Fiber had to be laboriously broken down and spun into yarn and thread, and then thread woven into cloth. That cloth would then be cut and stitched together using a needle and thread, with someone laborious picking out every stitch by hand. Then something amazing happened, the Sewing Machine was invented, and with it the process of making clothing grew ever more efficient. Sewing Machine Day celebrates the invention of this amazing device. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sewing-machine-day/

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