ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Marshmallow Toasting Day National Marshmallow Toasting Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always on August 30th <BR> <BR> Origin: Unknown <BR> <BR> During eleven out of the twelve months of the year, we enjoy a wide range of holidays. When we get to August, there is a major shortage of big holidays to celebrate. Perhaps that is why many Europeans take the month of August off for vacation. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:46:45 EST More Herbs, Less Salt Day More Herbs, Less Salt Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 29th <BR> <BR> More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts. <BR> <BR> Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There's nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes. <BR> <BR>, the creators of this day, offer little information about... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:03:40 EST Race Your Mouse Day-but we are not sure what kind of "mouse" Race Your Mouse Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 28th <BR> <BR> Race Your Mouse Day is today. So, rev up your mouse and let the race begin. <BR> <BR> But, wait a second... what kind of mouse are we talking about? Is it the computer mouse, and we're supposed to race it around the mouse pad? <BR> <BR> Well, the folks at, who created this day, want you to race your mouse around the icons on your screen. Th... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:13:28 EST Forgiveness Day Forgiveness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th <BR> <BR> International Forgiveness Day- the first Sunday of August <BR> <BR> Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two groups that lay claim to a Forgiveness Day in the month of August. Both are world or international events. There's enough trouble and ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:43:22 EST National Dog Day National Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 26th <BR> <BR> National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. I... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:48:20 EST Kiss and Make Up Day Kiss and Make Up Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 25th <BR> <BR> Kiss and Make Up Day is a great way to end a spat. Everyone has an argument, a fight, or a tiff once in a while. Family, friends, lovers, no one escapes without an occasional fight. Today is a day to end the fight, kiss, and make up. Oh, what fun this day can be! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:24:45 EST Vesuvius Day Vesuvius Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 24th <BR> <BR> Vesuvius Day marks the date in 79 A.D. that Mount Vesuvius exploded. <BR> <BR> August 24, 79 A.D. was an historic date for the world. This was the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted in a huge explosion. It was one of the largest volcanic explosions in recorded history. <BR> <BR> This deadly volcano destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae.... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:19:03 EST Ride the Wind Day Ride the Wind Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 23rd <BR> <BR> Ride the Wind Day is a carefree day to soar above the earth. You can catch a ride with the breeze, or float along slowly like a gentle, late summer cloud. <BR> <BR> Summer will soon be over. Catching the drift of this day is easy. Just relax, and let the wind carry you away in whatever direction it is blowing. Leave your troubles and worries behind for a s... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:41:41 EST Be an Angel Day Be an Angel Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 22 <BR> <BR> Be an Angel Day encourages us to do acts of kindness, and to help others. <BR> <BR> This special day has strong religious roots. Jayne Howard Feldman, the creator of this day, says she was inspired by angels to create this day on August 22. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The objective of this d... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:14:06 EST National Senior Citizens Day National Senior Citizens Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 21st <BR> <BR> National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society. <BR> <BR> In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, 1988), President Ronald Reagan said "For all they have achieved throughout life and for... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:24 EST National Radio Day National Radio Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 20th <BR> <BR> National Radio Day celebrates a great invention and communications medium. <BR> <BR> The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:22:12 EST National Aviation Day National Aviation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 19th <BR> <BR> National Aviation Day is in honor of the birthday of aviator Orville Wright. <BR> <BR> The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were pioneer aviators in the United States. Orville was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. His first flight was December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This inaugural flight was soon to change t... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:42:53 EST Bad Poetry Day Bad Poetry Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 18th <BR> <BR> Bad Poetry Day is a day to create some really bad verse. But, why you ask? Perhaps, the answer is simply "because you can". Maybe, it exists to allow us to better appreciate good poetry. Or, perhaps it is to be written to irritate someone...... <BR> <BR> According to, the creators of this day, the intention is to gather a group of old high... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:27:58 EST National Thriftshop Day National Thriftshop Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 17th <BR> <BR> National Thriftshop Day is a day for a real bargain. <BR> <BR> "Thriftshops" is an old term for stores that sell items deeply discounted merchandise. It's not always the highest quality, but the price is right. You know these stores better today as discount department stores and dollar stores. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:51:28 EST National Tell a Joke Day National Tell a Joke Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 16th <BR> <BR> Let's get serious now. We are not kidding. Today is National Tell a Joke Day. We hope your day is filled with chuckles and laughs. <BR> <BR> No doubt about it. Today will be a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails. Tha... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:37:56 EST Relaxation Day - now this one's for me! Relaxation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 15th <BR> <BR> Relaxation Day is a day to kick back and do nothing. Ahhhh! What a great day. <BR> <BR> The stresses, the hustle and bustle seemingly consumes us, every day of the year. Even Sundays are no longer days of rest and relaxation. There never seems to be a day to just kick back and relax. For those of us with a hectic lifestyle, Relaxation Day is a day to look f... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:35:00 EST VJ Day VJ Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> August 14th - Japan surrenders <BR> <BR> August 15th - Surrender announced to the world <BR> <BR> September 2 - Ceremony and formal signing of surrender <BR> <BR> VJ Day marks the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Da... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:20:42 EST Left Hander's Day Left Hander's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always on August 13th <BR> <BR> If you are a Leftie, Then Left Hander's Day is just for you! <BR> <BR> Left Hander's, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain't easy being a leftie. But those of us who are would have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it. <BR> <BR> <im... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:10:28 EST Middle Child's Day Middle Child's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 12th <BR> <BR> Middle Child's Day gives a little well deserved recognition to the wonderful and special middle child in the family. <BR> <BR> For parents of three children, you likely know the "Middle Child Syndrome" all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling from a very personal perspective. <BR> <B... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:33:25 EST Son and Daughter Day Son and Daughter Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 11th <BR> <BR> Son and Daughter Day is a day to spend with your children. After all, your son and daughter are the joy of your life. We hope that everyone reading this has the opportunity in their life to see these joys born and raised happily, and successfully. <BR> <BR> Today is a great day to spend with your son and daughter. It's not a day of gift giving..... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:05:17 EST Lazy Day Lazy Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 10th <BR> <BR> Lazy Day is your chance to goof off, and definitely not work. And, it definitely comes at a good time. Hot, muggy weather makes it easy to kick back and be lazy for a day. If summer chores are not done by now, they can just wait one more day. It is best spent on a hammock, along with your favorite summer beverage. <BR> <BR> Whoever said "There's no lazy days...jus... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:16:34 EST Book Lovers Day Book Lovers Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 9th and/or first Saturday in November. <BR> <BR> Book Lovers Day encourages you to find a place in the shade to relax with a good book. <BR> <BR> Book reading is a great hobby. It's an important one, too. Employers look for it on resumes. Reading is educational, informative, and relaxing. It makes us both smarter, and happier people. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 02:17:56 EST Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 8th <BR> <BR> Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day. Now that's nasty! But hey, what are you going to do with an endless supply of zucchini fruit? <BR> <BR> Experienced gardener's know that Zucchini is one of the most prolific plants in all of the gardening world. A single plant produces a seemingly endless supply of Zucchini... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 01:37:19 EST National Lighthouse Day National Lighthouse Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 7th <BR> <BR> National Lighthouse Day honors and commemorates a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for boats at sea. <BR> <BR> On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation's lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find saf... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:39:24 EST Wiggle Your Toes Day Wiggle Your Toes Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 6th <BR> <BR> Wiggle Your Toes Day encourages you to give your little piggy toes some exercise. <BR> <BR> Those ten extremities at the ends of your feet, are crying out for a little freedom. Cramped up inside a pair of shoes or sneakers all day long, your stinky toes just don't get the chance to move about freely, as they would like to do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 01:15:15 EST Work Like a Dog Day Work Like a Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : August 5th <BR> <BR> Work Like a Dog Day honors and recognizes the hardest working among us. <BR> <BR> Some people skate by, doing as little as possible. Others, do only what they have to. Others still work like a dog. While work is to be done, they dig in relentlessly. They seldom take a break until the task is completed. <BR> <BR> We want to make sure to differentiate betw... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 03:01:52 EST U.S. Coast Guard Day U.S. Coast Guard Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 4th <BR> <BR> U.S. Coast Guard Day honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines. The U.S. Defense Department suggests that this day is largely an internal celebration for all Coast Guard personnel and their families, past and present. But, we'd like to encourage everyone to honor the brave members of this important branch of the military. ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 01:54:22 EST Friendship Day Friendship Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : the first Sunday of August <BR> <BR> Friendship Day is a day to nurture relationships, new and old. It's a really easy and fun day to celebrate. <BR> <BR> Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Start early. Chances are, they know it's Friendship Day. You want to beat them to the punch, and contact them first. Phone calls, emails, Ecards, are great tools. See if... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 01:30:37 EST National Mustard Day National Mustard Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : First Saturday in August <BR> <BR> National Mustard Day celebrates the "King of the Condiments". <BR> <BR> Mustard is a must have for hot dogs, sausages, and a wide range of sandwiches. Its an important ingredient in many recipes, too. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When it comes to condiments, Mustard is among the ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 01:55:13 EST National Raspberry Cream Pie Day National Raspberry Cream Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 1st <BR> <BR> National Raspberry Cream Pie Day is perfect for raspberry lovers. <BR> <BR> Raspberries are one of the gems of summer. Sweet and tasty, it is loved by millions of people (and birds, too!) With the arrival of ripe berries, it is time to make and enjoy some of your favorite dessert treats. High on the list for raspberry lovers, is raspbe... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 01:29:17 EST Mutt's Day Mutt's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 31st <BR> <BR> It's Mutt's Day. Mutts deserve their day in the spotlight, as much as a pure breed. If you own a mutt, or you are a mutt (reading this), then you know this day is for you. <BR> <BR> By definition a mutt, sometimes called a "Half-breed", is a dog that is of mixed breed. They come from two to several breeds. Purebred owners, and sometimes the public in general, vie... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:32:09 EST National Cheesecake Day National Cheesecake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 30th <BR> <BR> National Cheesecake Day is today. As food holidays go, this is one of the tastiest of treats. <BR> <BR> Despite being a rich, high calorie, and cholesterol filled, cheesecake is a very popular dessert. Why? Because it tastes so good. It is enjoyed plain, or with your favorite fruit topping. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:05:14 EST National Lasagna Day National Lasagna Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 29th <BR> <BR> National Lasagna Day is today. We hope you have a big appetite. Sure, it's July. Its hot and humid. Cooking up a pan of Lasagna will make the kitchen a lot hotter. But as it cooks, the smell will waft throughout the house. Your mouth will begin to water. When dinner time arrives, you will have a huge appetite for a huge piece of lasagna. Of this, you can... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:37:37 EST National Milk Chocolate Day National Milk Chocolate Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 28th <BR> <BR> National Milk Chocolate Day is a special day for a special treat. Are you a "Chocola-holic"? If you are, you look forward to each and every chocolate related holidays. <BR> <BR> There are lots of flavors of chocolate. Milk chocolate is enjoyed in candies and in baking. Milk chocolate is the favorite of millions of people. So, its only fitting tha... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:39:01 EST Take Your Pants for a Walk Day Take Your Pants for a Walk Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 27th <BR> <BR> Take Your Pants for a Walk Day is a great day to get some exercise. This special day is well noted on the internet for Ecard and calendar websites. So, I'm sure your planning to celebrate this day in a big, big way. <BR> <BR> Its an easy day to celebrate. Simply go for a walk. Unless you are wearing a dress or a skirt, you probably are wearing p... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:21:56 EST All or Nothing Day All or Nothing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 26th <BR> <BR> Today is All or Nothing Day. How will your day go? Will you have it all....or nothing. (Sounds to me, a little like "Deal, or no Deal?") <BR> <BR> How would one describe All or Nothing Day. It is certainly as day of extremes. If you're a gambler, it's a day to go for broke. A little drastic day, perhaps. There's definitely no grey area in how you spend thi... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:53:24 EST Culinarians Day Culinarians Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 25th <BR> <BR> Culinarians Day is a special day for anyone who cooks. That means just about everyone of us get to celebrate this day. You don't have to be a chef, or a graduate of a culinary institute to celebrate this delicious day. You simply have to cook, and to enjoy the results. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:28:33 EST Cousin's Day Cousin's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 24th <BR> <BR> Cousin's Day honors your Aunt and Uncle's kids. They are those great kids who are likely close to your age, and endure the countless family get togethers with you. If it wasn't for cousins, these family events would be much, much longer. <BR> <BR> This is a great day for your cousins. Now, hold on a minute. If you have cousins, which means your cousins have cous... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:53:07 EST National Hot Dog Day National Hot Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 23rd <BR> <BR> National Hot Dog Day celebrates one of America's favorite summer sandwiches. It is only fitting that this dog gets its day. <BR> <BR> Its summertime. Hot dogs are center stage on the grill, and at picnics all across America. They are at the ballpark. They are sold from carts on street corners in every city. It's not hard to find them. We consume hundreds... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:40:09 EST Hammock Day Hammock Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date when celebrated: Always on July 22nd. <BR> <BR> Summer is in full swing. It's time to slow down and to relax. During the Dog Days of summer (and all of the other summer days, too), there is no better place to slow down and relax, than on a hammock. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:55:02 EST National Junk Food Day National Junk Food Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always July 21st <BR> <BR> For some of us, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food. <BR> <BR> Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that contains little nutritional value. We also include foods that are high in salts, fats, and sugars. In other words, ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:23:26 EST National Ice Cream Day National Ice Cream Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: <BR> <BR> National Ice Cream Day - 3rd Sunday in July <BR> <BR> Ice Cream Day - December 13 <BR> <BR> When you get the urge for a snack on a hot, humid summer night, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? That's right....Ice Cream! Therefore, it's only fitting that ice cream be given it's own special day. On this day, we hope you enjoy an ice cream cone, a sundae,... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:50:02 EST National Raspberry Cake Day National Raspberry Cake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 19th <BR> <BR> National Raspberry Cake Day makes today as sweet as a summer day can be. Tender raspberries are among the best of fruits that nature has to offer. Put them into a cake......Then, you can "have your fruit and eat it, too!" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Raspberries are one of summers sweet... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:49:43 EST National Caviar Day National Caviar Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 18th <BR> <BR> National Caviar Day suggests that something fishy is going on today. Just what's all the roe about this day!? <BR> <BR> Caviar is salted fish eggs, or "roe". It is considered a delicacy. Caviar is enjoyed by the upper class, and those of us who occasionally can afford a little, just so we can say that we had some. Russian Caviar is reputed to be the very ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:45:50 EST Peach Ice Cream Day Peach Ice Cream Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always July 17th <BR> <BR> July 17th is Peach Ice Cream Day. Its a cool, peachy keen day. <BR> <BR> Peaches are one of the best flavors of the summer season. People wait for about 48 weeks for the peach harvest to ripen. And, when it does, for a few short weeks, its "peach everything"! In celebration of the harvest, the ice cream companies make peach ice cream. Its hard to f... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:28:59 EST Fresh Spinach Day Fresh Spinach Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 16th <BR> <BR> Fresh Spinach Day is our opportunity to put healthier food into our diets. <BR> <BR> Popeye the Sailor is right. Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It tastes good, and there are many recipes. Many people turn up their nose to it, without even trying it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:09:41 EST Cow Appreciation Day- Go out and give a cow a hug Cow Appreciation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 15th <BR> <BR> Today is Cow Appreciation Day. And, that's no bull! But, it is something to "Moo" about. <BR> <BR> As I began my research for this day, I talked to my granddaughter about plans for this page. I was intending to comment in a nice way, about everything that cows give us. But, my granddaughter convinced me to simply talk about the dairy products. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:39:18 EST National Nude Day National Nude Day <BR> <BR> When: July 14th <BR> National Nude Day is a way to keep cool on a hot, sticky summer day. So, take it off......take it all off. <BR> .... Sorry, we will display no pictures of National Nude Day. <BR> National Nude Day is a serious event. There are a sizable number of nudist groups around the world. They are not perverts. Rather, Nudists believe that the body is a beautiful thing, and meant to be displayed. Nudist colonies, nude beaches, and other venues exist to ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:38:18 EST Fool's Paradise Day Fool's Paradise Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 13th <BR> <BR> Fool's Paradise Day is today. <BR> <BR> This special day seems a bit like an oxymoron. How can a fool reach, or experience, Paradise? And, how could a place BE Paradise, if fools inhabit the place? We don't know the answers to these important questions. We can only speculate, as we have yet to find the creator of this special day. We will leave the philo... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:17:43 EST National Pecan Pie Day National Pecan Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 12th <BR> <BR> National Pecan Pie Day is a great day to eat pie....Pecan Pie! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you like nuts, and you like pie, and you like sweets, then today is your day. Sweet and crunchy, Pecan Pie is a regular on the menu of most restaurants. And, for good reason. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:21:54 EST