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Daily Holidays - September 21

Miniature Golf Day! A great day out for the family, and an excuse to sharpen up your putting skills all in one fun package. Watch out for the windmill turbines! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/miniature-golf-day/


International Day of Peace Since 1982, the International Day of Peace has begun with the ringing of the Peace Bell at the United Nations headquarters, New York.

Peace means so much more than an absence of war. More ordinary conflicts arise from disputes with family, colleagues and neighbours and these disturb our sense of peace. Making peace with one person today, even if it is just with yourself, is a fitting way to mark the day. Light a candle, reflect, forgive and enjoy being tranquil. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-day-of-peace/

World Gratitude Day Gratitude Day is celebrated annually on the 21st September. The celebration of Gratitude Day allows both individual citizens and organisations within wider society to celebrate the broad meaning of gratitude in a variety of ways. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-gratitude-day/

A Thank You to All who participate both daily and along the way in the Daily Holidays Posts!

Daily Holidays - September 20

National Punch
 Day The word punch means five, originating from the Hindustani word panch. Punch Day sadly isn’t an excuse to drink five glasses of punch; rather, it celebrates the traditional punch base recipe of five key ingredients, which most punches still use – alcohol (usually spirits), lemon (or other fruits), sugar, water, and tea (or other spices, e.g. cinnamon). https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/punch-day/

Wife Appreciation Day is an exciting event that gives husbands a chance to demonstrate just how much they love and appreciate their wife. It has been listed in Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events since it was first established, and has been hugely popular ever since. There are so many things that a supportive and loving wife does for her husband, and this is a chance for husbands to look back and remember all the big and little things that add up to so much.

Husbands may want to order a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers, and/or arrange a fabulous surprise, such as making a reservation at her special restaurant, booking to see a spectacular show; or taking her on a romantic mini-break. Alternatively, they may want to get her a gift of designer perfume or a unique piece of jewelry, both of which are always gratefully received! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/wife-appreciation-day/


Daily Holidays - September 19

National Butterscotch
 Pudding Day People who have a sweet tooth are sure to love Butterscotch Pudding Day, which is held each year on September 19th. This special day is the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious butterscotch pudding. This dessert is extremely easy to make and uses brown sugar, butter, sugar and treacle. The ingredients are boiled together and then cooled until they set. The final constancy of butterscotch pudding should be light and creamy and budding chefs can have fun adding ingredients such as cream, milk and vanilla extract. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/butterscotch-pudding-day/

Talk Like A Pirate Day Yarr! One of our favourite days, Talk Like A Pirate Day encourages you to inject pirate-themed words and noises into everything you say. Talk like a pirate at home, at work, with friends, on the phone and to everybody you meet; top it off by dressing like a pirate, too! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/talk-like-a-pirate-day/

Coastal Clean Up Day Coastal Cleanup Day is dedicated to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world. It purports to be the largest volunteer event in the world, and has operated for over 26 years. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/coastal-cleanup-day/


Daily Holidays - September 18

 Cheeseburger Day Cheeseburger day is celebrated annually on the 18th September. This celebration of one of the most iconic and delicious foods of the USA, has been taking place every year since the early part of the Roaring 20s era. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cheeseburger-day/

Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day Do you want to say it with a verse, a cartoon or a joke? Then there’s bound to be a card to suit the occasion! Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day offers a chance to thank the unsung heroes who somehow find the right words to express our feelings. The first greeting cards are thought to have been sent in Germany back in the 15th century. Today, it’s estimated that around 170 billion cards are sent worldwide each year. The modest people who write all the poems and messages are usually anonymous, but now they have been given a special day to honour their talents. You could celebrate by signing up for a course in how to create your own greeting cards, or entering a contest on the theme. Alternatively, visit a museum featuring vintage cards, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-a-greeting-card-writer-day/

National Respect Day Taking part each September, Respect Day has been created to encourage people to focus more on ways in which they can be respectful to others. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/respect-day/

World Water Monitoring Day Water is a precious commodity, and one which we tend to take for granted – until supplies run short. Water Monitoring Day promotes considerate usage of water, so as to preserve resources and ensure that water is available where and when it’s needed most. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/water-monitoring-day/


RTW defeated!

Thousands of phone calls, letters to legislators and door-to-door visits with union members in contested districts paid off for Missouri’s working families Wednesday as the Missouri House sustained Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 116-569/RTW, failing to pass an override motion by a vote of 96-63.

Republicans in the state House needed 109 votes to override the Governor’s veto and make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state.

The measure’s failure is a national setback for right-to-work proponents and a major victory for union members who have seen labor bastions like Michigan and Wisconsin fall to right-to-work in recent years.


Daily Holidays - September 17

Constitution Day Constitution Day falls on 17th September, the anniversary of the official signing of the US constitution in 1787. The document stood as the result of tireless work and compromise between the delegates of the Constitutional Convention – basically to bring about an agreement between the states which would allow a central government the power to enforce its decisions and allow the USA to stand as an international force, while maintaining a reasonable level of independence within the separate states.

Of course, to this day the constitution of 1787 has formed the basis for the development and running of the USA as we know it, priding itself on its roots in democracy, rights and the social contract. Certainly some aspects of the constitution have been contested over the years as attitudes change over time – key issues including slavery and women in employment, while the core elements have remained. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/constitution-day/

Apple Dumpling Day With their origins as a humble peasant dish from the colder European climates of England, Bavaria and Austria, apple dumplings have crossed the Atlantic and spread their sweet smell to the New World. Over the centuries, they have become an internationally loved treat found in many grandmothers’ cookbooks and certainly worth of their own day of celebration. Originally, apple dumplings used to be boiled and steamed, and the word itself comes from German dampf, meaning steam. Nowadays, this aromatic dish is typically baked and stuffed with spiced and sweetened Granny Smith apples, previously cored and peeled. The crucial spice is cinnamon, though nutmeg and lemon zest are popular as well. People across Europe and Northern America bake the dumplings for dessert all the time during the apple harvest season, but they also enjoy them year round using dried apples if necessary. Revisit the smells of your childhood and celebrate the Apple Dumpling Day by serving this rustic treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drenched in decadent caramel sauce. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/apple-dumpling-day/

Country Music Day Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and this special type of music originated in the USA. International Country Music Day was established in the 1950s and is held each year on September 17th. On this special day country music festivals are held at various venues around the world. Lovers of country music gather to listen to live music acts while drinking and dancing. Line dancing is popular during International Country Music Day and competitions are often held to determine the best dancers.

This is a vibrant event that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In order to fully embrace the fun of International Country Music Day, it is important to look the part. Dress to impress in a pair of jeans or denim skirt teamed with a gingham. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-country-music-day/


Missouri GOPers reaffirm strong opposition to ALEC's 'Right to Work' attacks

Opposition to ALEC's so-called 'right to work' attacks is and always has been bipartisan. Pushed by out-of-state corporate interests, 'right to work' legislation would harm all working Missourians. This is why Republican legislators have stood against it. Recently, Representatives Linda Black (R-Park Hills), Kathie Conway (R-St. Charles), and Galen Higdon (R-St. Joseph) have all reaffirmed their opposition to these attacks on workers.

Black took to Facebook last week to restate her position after right-to-work mailers went out around her district. These mailers were paid for by the Missouri branch of Americans For Prosperity, the Koch brothers corporate-interest group.


Daily Holidays - September 16


National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day This bread is often one of the most requested in bakeries across the country. Naturally sweet, the aroma created from baking this bread will make anyone drool. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Working Parents Day This is a day to pay tribute to those parents who work to provide for their family.

The challenges of being a parent while working are great, but most feel that along with a means to provide, showing your children the importance of work is a life lesson. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Step Family Day In the USA, over 30% of the under 18 population live in a step family environment. Step parenting has been proven to be very successful with patience and over time.

More information on step families can be found at http://www.winningstepfamilies.com/ http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Daily Holidays - September 15

National Cheese Toast Day National Cheese Toast Day is celebrated annually on September 15. This is a day to enjoy the cheesy goodness of this classic dish.

Cheese toast is a delicious thick slice of bread spread with butter and cheese, then toasted until it is browned and crispy. It was created by Del Johnson of Los Angeles in 1958 when he opened his first Sizzler restaurant. It was an instant success and although the recipe has changed a bit over the years, the concept of Cheese Toast has been around for more than five decades. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National IT Professionals Day is set aside to honor the venerable geeks of the world we all rely on to keep us connected. The IT (information technology) professional is the unsung hero of modern business, but often under appreciated by it. Whether it be desktops, laptops, mobile devices, applications, servers, networks, databases or cyber security, IT professionals keep business humming. However, there is often a lack of understanding by business leaders and end users of the important role they play and the difficulties and complexities associated with modern IT. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Linguine Day This long, flat, narrow type of pasta most commonly used in seafood or pesto dishes. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/


Daily Holidays - September 14

National Cream Filled
Donut Day National Cream Filled Donut Day is held annually on September 14th to recognize one of our favorite foods. Whether you enjoy a vanilla filled, chocolate filled or many of the other varieties, cream filled donuts offer many ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Eat a Hoagie Day We’re all familiar with the sub sandwich or ‘Hoagie‘, and Eat a Hoagie Day is an excuse to enjoy a mouth-watering, giant sandwich crammed with all your favorites. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/eat-a-hoagie-day/

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