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Daily Holidays - July 21

National Junk Food Day Sometimes, the idea of being healthy, preparing a balanced meal, and snacking on carrot sticks isn’t too appealing. Junk Food Day is all about satisfying your cravings for something naughtier, greasier, and definitely more fattening than the nutritional but not-very-exciting meal you know that you really should be eating. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/junk-food-day/

Independent Retailer Month Big Box stores like Walmart and Target are certainly convenient, offering so much of the things we need in one place, and the prices they offer can’t be beat. However, there is a section of our local commerce that brings us a local flavor, a taste of home, and makes sure that your purchases really support your local community. Independent Retailers are our neighbors, friends, and family, whether they’re running the corner store providing gas to keep us on the move, or local craftsman who bring us the best in cheeses and handcrafted furniture, Independent Retailer Month reminds you to help support them to support your community. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/independent-retailer-month/


Daily Holidays - July 20

Moon Day Every once in a while, the human race achieves something truly remarkable, and Moon Day celebrates the occasion when we first left footsteps upon our nearest neighbor. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/moon-day/

Space Exploration Day The origins of Space Exploration Day date back to man first walking on the moon, with the day itself first observed to commemorate this historic event during events held in the early 1970s. It is about more than just the moon landings though and is intended to pay homage to the incredible achievements of the past and fire up enthusiasm for the benefits of space exploration efforts to come in the future. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/space-exploration-day/

National Lollipop Day Do we really need an excuse to celebrate the humble and wonderful lollipop? Enjoy Lollipop Day responsibly; don’t go too overboard on the sugary treats, and remember to brush your teeth! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lollipop-day/

World Jump Day Many ideas are floated to help combat global warming, and World Jump Day is one of them. The aim of the day is to shift the orbit of Earth, to extend daylight hours and to create a more standardized climate throughout the world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-jump-day/


Daily Holidays - July 19

National Daiquiri Day Need a way to cool off? Why not celebrate Daiquiri Day. This refreshing drink was invented in the early 1900’s in a small mining town of Daiquiri near Santiago, Cuba, an engineer named Jennings Stockton Cox created a simple drink called a Daiquiri. Cox came up with this concoction in an effort to cool down during the summer month, with a simple blend of lime juice, sugar and local Bacardi rum, over cracked ice. This he found to be the best way to boost the morale of mine workers during the hot months. Such was the success of Cox’s drink not only did he received a generous stipend from the company, he also received a monthly gallon of Bacardi to continue supplying the refreshing drink. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/daiquiri-day/

Raspberry Cake Day With summer in full swing, it’s hard to imagine anything more seasonal and enjoyable than fresh, juicy raspberries; that is, except for Raspberry Cake Day – a whole day dedicated to enjoying raspberries in cake format! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/raspberry-cake-day/


Daily Holidays - July 18

National Caviar Day Caviar has a strange history, when you consider the place that it holds in society today. The origins, however, remain the same. Caviar is the roe (or eggs) of the female of a number of species of sturgeon, with beluga being the most popular and well known variety of sturgeon. Long ago caviar was served for free in much the same way peanuts often are today, given away free to foster thirst and encourage people to imbibe even more.
Proper caviar comes in many colors, though it is most often a deep pearlescent black color, and can account for as much as 25% of a sturgeon’s body weight. For those who don’t know, a sturgeon can weigh in at 300lbs+, meaning a single sturgeon can produce up to 75lbs at a time. Caviar was so popular and the supplies so abundant that North America supplied almost all of the 600 tons a year that went to Europe each year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/caviar-day/

Get Out of The Dog House Day n trouble with somebody you care about? Get Out Of The Doghouse Day is like a ‘get out of jail free card’ from the game Monopoly – use it to apologise, mend hurts and get back to normal. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/get-out-of-the-doghouse-day/


Daily Holidays - July 17

National Peach Ice Cream Day Peaches are native to China and were taken to America by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Commercial cultivation has made them the second biggest fruit crop in the US (after apples). Peach ice cream is generally only made during the summer months and can be enjoyed in a sundae, as an ice-cream cone, on top of slices of peach, or simply on its own in a dish. It doesn’t need sprinkles, sauces or toppings as they can overpower the delicate flavor. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peach-ice-cream-day/

Yellow Pig Day Yellow Pig Day originated in the 1960s when two math students from Princeton spent a long time obsessively analysing the number 17. It seems that they went a little mad eventually, and decided to invent the concept of a yellow pig with 17 toes, 17 teeth, and so forth… Now Yellow Pig Day is an important part of the academic calendar, and is celebrated with cake, carols, parades and general revelry. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/yellow-pig-day/


Daily Holidays - July 16

National Corn Fritters
 Day Where would we be without corn fritters? This simple, unassuming dish is comfort food heaven. Add your favorite condiment to a corn fritter and that’s some good eating right there. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/corn-fritters-day/

World Snake Day Snakes have gotten something of a bad rap over the past few thousand years. What with that one snake tricking that nice lady nice lady into eating an apple way back when, thus condemning the entire human race to mortality, snakes have been mistrusted if not flat-out feared. And while it is understandable that people may fear an animal that can easily kill them, we think these fascinating, diverse creatures that range from several inches to 30 feet long, and from friendly and docile to aggressive and deadly, deserve for people to find out more about them. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-snake-day/

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day They’re some of America’s favorite pets, those small and fuzzy animals that are known as the guinea pig. The Guinea Pig stands as one of the world’s longest domesticated animals, having been domesticated in South America for up to 5000 years. While most of the world may think of them as an adorable pet along the lines of a rat, they have far more in common with the bunny rabbit. You see, in Peru, they’re a staple of their diet, and have been since time out of mind. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/guinea-pig-appreciation-day/


Daily Holidays - July 15

National Gummy Worm 
Day ou know what the best bait for fishing for people with a sweet tooth is? If you guessed the gummy worm, you’re in the right place with the right sense of humor. Gummy candies have been around a while, but nothing strikes our fancy like a rich chocolate brownie topped with green frosting and a gummy work sticking out of it. But honestly, we’re happy to have them right out of the bag. Gummy Worm Day celebrates these stretchy, stringy, gummy, delicious treats. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/gummi-worm-day/

National Pet Fire Safety Day The combined efforts of the Kennel Club and ADT Security Services led to the first Pet Fire Safety Day being held in the late 2000s. The idea behind the event is to make pet owners aware of the hazards their beloved cat, dog, or other animal could pose in the home with regard to fire. Many fires are caused by pets, especially when they are left alone in a property and the intention is that by highlighting the dangers to owners it can help in preventing them. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pet-fire-safety-day/

Tapioca Day ould well be the day to redeem the nightmares of school puddings and rediscover the delights of tapioca when the mysterious grey sludge is actually done properly. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tapioca-pudding-day/


Daily Holidays - July 14

Bastille Day 1789 – French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille. The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789,[1][2] an important event in Paris in a violent revolution that had begun two days earlier,[3] as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.[4][5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastille_Day

Hot Dog Day Given the Hot Dog Day is an international event, where it begins and who sponsors it tends to vary by region. In the USA it’s primarily the industry partners that participate in promoting it, whereas in other countries around the world it may be historical organizations celebrating the role it played in their history. Did you know that the Frankfurter was named for the Germany city of Frankfurt, where it was said to originate? Well now you do!
There’s even multiple varieties of Hot Dogs! The original hot dogs came in a natural casing, which in case you didn’t know were made from the small intestines of sheep. Intestines were regularly used for making all kinds of sausages, hotdogs included! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hot-dog-day/

Shark Awareness Day It’s true that sharks are impressive hunters and predators, yet the sad fact remains that these magnificent creatures are more threatened by people than we are by sharks. The worldwide demand for shark-fin soup, shark-tooth medallions, and a false sense of security on beaches everywhere, all combine to leave sharks persecuted and endangered, with millions of them being killed each year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/shark-awareness-day/

Pandemonium day was established to help free us from all the stuffiness that comes with living a life too ordered, a schedule to set. There’s a term called “landing in a rut” and when you’re doing the same thing day in and day out, without any variance or change, and that’s the path to a deathbed lined with regrets. Instead, you need a little pandemonium in your life, random madness and spontaneous acts that will bring about great adventures, experiences, and memories you can cradle and share your whole life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pandemonium-day/


Daily Holidays - July 13

National French Fries 
Day Whether you call them ‘French Fries’, ‘Chips’, Finger Chips, or French-Fried Potatoes, this delicious treat is loved around the world, and French Fries day celebrates them.Not to be confused with the American ‘Chips’, which are thinly sliced pieces of potato fried until crisp, French Fries are the delicious result of ‘batons’ of potato cut to various thicknesses and then fried in oil.The outside of this staple companion food to hamburgers and other grease-ball favorites generally have a golden texture, varying from soft to crispy, and most often served with little more than a dusting of salt. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/french-fries-day/

Embrace Your Geekness Day Pokemon fans to Final Fantasy nerds, LARP’ers to Medieval Reenactors, rise up and be proud! Don your Lyre Pipe hats and your rattan swords, polish up your gunblades and bundle up your pokeballs, Embrace Your Geekness Day is for you! No matter what your fandom or what impassions you to creativity and brings a skip to your step, cry it loud and proud! The Geek and fan community is truly one of the most amazing and creative groups out there, and every year more geeks are crying their fandoms loud and proud. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/embrace-your-geekness-day/


Daily Holidays - July 12

National Pecan Pie Day Your grandmother’s house in mid-fall. The air outside is crisp, eve though the sun is shining. Leaves swirl all around you in streaks of yellow, red and brown. And then a delightfully sweet, buttery scent reaches your nostrils and you hear your grandmother’s voice, “Pie’s ready! Come and get it!” https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pecan-pie-day/

Etch A Sketch Day Do you remember Etch a Sketch? If you spent many happy hours drawing pictures on the screen then magically removing them using the plastic slider, you’ll relish the opportunity to relive your childhood on Etch a Sketch Day. The Etch a Sketch toys are still readily available, so it’s a chance to invest in one and get sketching. If you prefer, taking time to do any sort of drawing or painting will be a good way of marking Etch a Sketch Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/etch-a-sketch-day/

Different Colored Eyes Day Different Colored Eyes Day was established to celebrate this beautiful variation in eyes, and to break some of the mystery surrounding it. There are many things that can cause heterochromia, some of them being nothing more than a genetic trait present from birth, others being caused by disease or injury. There are three different types of heterochromia, each one being identified by the degree to which the heterochromia exists and how it manifests. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/different-colored-eyes-day/

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