Monday, September 15, 2014
Felt Hat Day
When : September 15
Felt Hat Day is today. On this day, men traditionally wear a felt hat. Women can participate in this day, too. They just have to have a felt hat.
Back in the early to mid 1900s, hats were popularly worn by both men and women. It was stylish. At that time, felt was a common material for men's hats. With cooler Fall weather approaching, the guys went to the coat closet and dusted off their felt hats , and began to wear them once more.
Celebrating this day is easy....just wear a felt hat. It can be of any style, as long as the material is felt. No other hat material will do.
Today is also Make a Hat Day
Origin of Felt Hat Day:
We found little factual information about this special day. We have not yet found the creator of this day, nor the year of origin. From our research, we believe this special day has roots back to the 1930s or 1940s.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
National Pet Memorial Day
When : Second Sunday in September
People love their pets. We quickly grow attached to our pets. National Pet Memorial Day is an opportunity to bring closure to the departure of our beloved pets. It allows us to fondly remember our departed pet(s).
There are all kinds of pets. Sure dogs and cats are by far the most popular. But, pets also include rabbits, fish, turtles, ferrets, crabs, snakes, hamsters, gerbils, and a huge assortment of other animals.
Your pet would want you to cherish their memory, then move on. Use this special day for this purpose.
Origin of National Pet Memorial Day:
This very special day for pet loves was established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Cremoratories(IAPC).
There was some reference to this as a "National Day". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. We are still trying to identify if this is a true "National" day.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
National Peanut Day
When : September 13th
National Peanut Day is the peanuttiest of days. Native to South America, the locals there couldn't keep this great nut to themselves. Actually, peanuts are not nuts. They are "legumes", like peas, beans, and lentils.
Peanuts are one of America's favorite snack foods. And, its more than a snack food. Peanuts are the main ingredient in peanut butter. Peanuts star in a variety of recipes, and is a topping for countless foods and desserts. Many Chinese recipes use peanuts in main menu items.
Peanuts once took the rap as a not so healthy food. More recent research suggests that peanuts can reduce cardiovascular disease and lowers triglycerides in the body. Peanuts are high in protein and fiber, and are now believed to help curb hunger, and therefore help in diet control. For more information, see the Peanut Institute.
Celebrate National Peanut Day by eating peanuts wherever and whenever during the day that you can. Eating peanut butter counts, too. Want to try something different (and peanutty, of course) ? Make your own Homemade Peanut Butter today.
Other Peanuttiest of days of the year:
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2nd.
National Peanut Butter Lover's Day on March 1st
Origin of National Peanut Day:
We found no factual information about this special day, who created it, or the year it was first celebrated.
There was some reference to this as a "National Day". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. All three peanut holidays are described as national days. At least its consistent.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Chocolate Milk Shake Day
When : Always September 12th
Chocolate Milkshake Day is an opportunity for chocoholoics to savor. The weather may have cooled off. But, our appetite for chocolate, specifically chocolate milkshakes, hasn't cooled off one iota.
What a great day this will be! Simply combine a little milk with some chocolate ice cream, add some extra chocolate syrup, and mix it well in a blender. That's the fixins for mixin up a big, tall glass of chocolate milkshake.
On a diet? Not today. A lot of people celebrate Chocolate Milkshake Day with not one, but two or more chocolate milkshakes.
Origin of Chocolate MilkShake Day:
We found no factual information about this special day. But, we found many, many chocoholics.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
September 911 Remembrance Day
When : September 11th
I doubt anyone will ever forget where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001, when they heard of the attacks on the twin World Trade Towers in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington. This horrible and tragic day is etched forever in our memories.
Like the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought us into World War II, the 911 attacks led us into a new war... the war on terrorism. It also touched and changed forever, the lives of each and every American.
On the anniversary of 911, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reflecting upon this event, and praying for the victims who died, and their families and friends.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic al-Qaeda militants hijacked four planes. The hijackings occurred from Boston, Newark and Washington airports. The planes selected were long distance flights, which would have more fuel in the tanks.
One plane each hit the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York city. The planes and engulfing firestorm, ultimately brought down both towers.
A number of other buildings were also damaged or destroyed. Most notably was the Marriott hotel, which was also destroyed.
A third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
The fourth hijacked plane ultimately crashed in a field in Shanksville, PA. Passengers on the plane learned of the fate of the other planes, and unsuccessfully attempted to take back control of the plane from the suicidal hijackers. Everyone onboard died.
In total, thousands were killed.
Total Victim: 2977
Victims in the towers: 2606
Pentagon victims: 125
4th plane, crashed in PA: 40
# Militants: 19
Deaths included Americans and citizens from many other countries.
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