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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:50:26 EST National Pepperoni Pizza Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413061 National Pepperoni Pizza Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11022f63-5a8c-4525-959a-627a29397823.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 20th <BR> <BR> Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day, a day to celebrate America's favorite variety of pizza.. Almost everybody loves pizza. It is so versatile. Pizza is eaten for breakfast (often cold), lunch, dinner and as a late night snack. It is a very popular food for parties and events. <BR> <BR> You c... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:58:28 EST International Talk Like a Pirate Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412717 International Talk Like a Pirate Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0119a593-7bd0-45de-a204-659d06b93dd0.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 19 th <BR> <BR> Ahoy, Matey! Did you know that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? It's a day just for fun, a day to let out the pirate in each of us. We like "just for fun" days and we know you do, too. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab781a1e-c5e4-4a3f-bc72-94255... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:59:31 EST National Cheeseburger Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412329 National Cheeseburger Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc53ece2-82ba-4f07-8a4b-ae7e37b5f0d6.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 18th <BR> <BR> National Cheeseburger Day is today. Top off America's favorite sandwich, with a piece of cheese. <BR> <BR> The food industry makes it a point to celebrate a wide variety of foods. We believe the Cheeseburger certainly earns a special day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:43:59 EST Constitution Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412062 Constitution Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb3f4eb3-dd19-4eb5-8503-de5f457a2b9d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> When: Always on September 17th <BR> <BR> The Constitutional Congress of the United States of America held it's final meeting on September 17, 1787. Do you have any idea why? That's right! It was to sign the Constitution of the United States of America, a document for which they so painstakingly labored to create and perfect. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:00:53 EST National Play-Doh Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411761 National Play-Doh Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/beea2b20-0b13-4968-b4de-a6a6dde3fd23.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 16th <BR> <BR> National Play-Doh Day celebrates a great childhood play toy. Invented in the mid 1950s, it has entertained millions of children, and allowed them to express their creativity, both at home and in the classroom. <BR> <BR> The invention was simple. A school teacher wanted a safe modeling clay for her pre-schoole... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:02:54 EST POW / MIA Recognition Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411372 POW / MIA Recognition Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7150a151-d36c-42ae-bf9c-bd3d4c1dc5b9.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Third Friday of September <BR> <BR> POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d599aa8-d8e9-4017-9e11... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:03:55 EST National Cream Filled Donut Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411019 National Cream Filled Donut Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cda8a5e1-265c-4526-9df7-206d6f24f810.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 14th <BR> <BR> National Cream Filled Donut Day is a sugary, sweet day. Dontcha just love special days like today!? Sure, you were watching your weight. Then, along comes a special day that is just packed with calorie and carbs. And, that special day encourages you to eat one of your favorite breakfast treats... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:02:21 EST Defy Superstition Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410670 Defy Superstition Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d90679a-e2d4-4968-95b4-1e4b85de793d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 13th <BR> <BR> Defy Superstition Day is your opportunity to break those superstitious beliefs that you have been living with most, or all, of your life. Did you note that Defy Superstition Day is celebrated on the 13th? It was established on this day for a reason. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:54:28 EST Chocolate Milk Shake Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410309 Chocolate Milk Shake Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28465b65-18df-4347-beca-a5406807d399.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 12 th <BR> <BR> Chocolate Milkshake Day is an opportunity for chocoholoics to savor and enjoy. The weather may have cooled off. But, our appetite for chocolate, specifically chocolate milkshakes, hasn't cooled off one iota. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4caa716-ef34-43f8-a2f9-2579f3df... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:01:54 EST September 911 Remembrance Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409914 September 911 Remembrance Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a584b59-f29e-495f-85c6-ddfc78131f02.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> When Is : September 11th <BR> <BR> 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. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed4e0... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:58:42 EST National Pet Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409625 National Pet Memorial Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f73c664-7922-49fe-a123-8b8712994293.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Second Sunday in September <BR> <BR> 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). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf258ea1-e4f3-4d41-8... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:06:04 EST Teddy Bear Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409283 Teddy Bear Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9dbe128-2ea1-4c76-81fc-eff608e5bc9e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 9th <BR> <BR> Today is Teddy Bear Day. A Teddy Bear is a special friend to children all over the world. He's cuddly. He makes you feel secure in an otherwise insecure world. He's lovable. Your Teddy Bear is both a companion and a comforter. And, he's not afraid of the dark. He'll keep you safe. <BR> <BR> Spend the day and night wi... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 08:57:07 EST International Literacy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408935 International Literacy Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b54b2b1b-2cb8-45f0-b52b-2a17b42cfc14.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always September 8th <BR> <BR> International Literacy Day celebrates and promotes literacy all over the world. <BR> <BR> The day was created by the United Nations. It is promoted by the UN's UNESCO. According to their website: "The aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies." <BR> <B... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 07:57:04 EST National Salami Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408529 National Salami Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e49c9fd-ec19-419e-86e9-d2b2cafc3516.png"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 7th <BR> <BR> National Salami Day is a good day, indeed! We don't need an excuse to bite into this spicy sausage. But, seeing that it is being honored today, let's make sure to have ample amounts of salami for lunch, dinner and snacks. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c1b4494-14b1-4582-91e8-ac... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 05:00:06 EST Fight Procrastination Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408161 Fight Procrastination Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe3e9897-6fa3-467a-a68b-88e7a7dea5ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 6th <BR> <BR> Fight Procrastination Day is today. It's a day to get things done, a call to action. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd6d0b87-621c-41a7-ba7c-fef502dd8245.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> o many people, procrastination is a way of life. The more difficult the action or decision, the easier it is ... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 04:58:40 EST Be Late For Something Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407791 Be Late For Something Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22b49fdc-aac1-4287-8dfb-47b5eda467ee.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 5th <BR> <BR> Be Late For Something Day is a great day to be a procrastinator. If you are among the millions of us who never seem to be able to stay on schedule, then you will certainly enjoy today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8095a79d-24b6-4e76-bdf1-c3bf2578fd27.png"> <BR> <BR> Be... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 05:00:14 EST Labor Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407479 Labor Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36352eec-0869-48e1-b5fa-b93bd75af128.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date when celebrated: Always the first Monday in September <BR> <BR> Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the "workingman's holiday". The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at som... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 09:22:15 EST Skyscraper Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407144 Skyscraper Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f2fb250-4056-4c80-a66f-d3d80ab428ab.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 3rd <BR> <BR> Skyscraper Day is a day to appreciate and admire the world's tallest skyscrapers. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52973438-b18a-4a34-9e2f-4cb24324b271.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real est... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 09:27:43 EST International Bacon Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406804 International Bacon Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebcf85ad-0f31-4c1c-9975-0f7afbd0b6fd.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> When: the Saturday before Labor Day <BR> <BR> International Bacon Day celebrates crispy strips of salted pork...Bacon! This is a day to thoroughly enjoy bacon at every meal. Snack time, too. It is recommend that you enjoy bacon today in social gatherings. So, go ahead, and have a bacon party!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 10:56:06 EST National Cherry Popover Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406437 National Cherry Popover Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cf83517-a2f3-43b7-b286-21d7d3a47dfa.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 1st <BR> <BR> Today is a sweet day. It is National Cherry Popover Day. Cherry Popovers are tasty treats made from an egg batter and flour mix. This doughy muffin is filled with cherries, then baked. It is baked in either a muffin tin, or a special popover tin. either, way it is totally delicious! <BR> <BR> Ever... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 08:46:41 EST National Eat Outside Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405993 National Eat Outside Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7288fc83-b1fe-44e4-b31e-439d953db7f2.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 31st <BR> <BR> Ahh, the last day of August! Summer is almost over, yet you can't get enough of the great outdoors. The sun is bright and warm, the weather is great. National Eat Outside Day couldn't come at a better time. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10b77f33-d9bf-44bd-a8e2-5edb44aeebd... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 05:03:04 EST National Marshmallow Toasting Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405600 National Marshmallow Toasting Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f9986b9-edb9-4baa-897b-6da43c8c1ee8.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always on August 30 th <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> Perhaps ... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:56:45 EST More Herbs, Less Salt Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405185 More Herbs, Less Salt Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86c73b3a-e274-43b8-8c3b-69757c37971c.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 29th <BR> <BR> More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea2c069f-ea36-4daa-88d4-524aad8017b9.jpeg"> <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 ... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 04:57:03 EST Chinese Valentine Day / Daughter's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404814 Chinese Valentine Day / Daughter's Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12b7ce36-49fd-40fd-9e73-0aa3319f701a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: August 28, 2017; August 17, 2018; August 7, 2019; August 25, 2020; August 14, 2021 <BR> <BR> Celebrate love ....Chinese style. Chinese Valentine Day is also known as the Daughter's Festival and several other names (see below). It is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. <BR> <BR> Th... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:53:05 EST Just Because Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404476 Just Because Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37c92035-3ae8-4cf2-8432-aed821c1ccbb.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 27 th <BR> <BR> Today is Just Because Day. Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it's expected of us. None of those reasons apply today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee073c6a-1eaa-40e1-a472-f595f539... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:28:30 EST National Dog Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404152 National Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13c9050e-15cc-4135-bf61-c26d8514553d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e26a6d25-a7bc-4497-abb8-90613bc68e75.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:55:54 EST Kiss and Make Up Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403783 Kiss and Make Up Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d383ab8b-98e2-4fd9-9860-88bb0e975601.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:22:49 EST Vesuvius Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403331 Vesuvius Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24d998ec-0e10-4ed7-b7b4-41f1356f6302.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 24th <BR> <BR> Vesuvius Day marks the date in 79 A.D. that Mount Vesuvius exploded. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cdb02540-c1f5-43d3-91db-1b41981a44c6.jpeg"> <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 ... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:53:35 EST Ride the Wind Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402949 Ride the Wind Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c799f2c-7884-407c-b9df-70c424ef482a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated : 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... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:57:27 EST Be an Angel Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402659 Be an Angel Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c646b81-6a13-4793-ad3b-e42089a8c010.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbdcc001-277a... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:56:04 EST National Senior Citizens Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402278 National Senior Citizens Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/befe59b0-b9a9-4270-a868-1748c9bb61f8.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 21 <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> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5140cfac-3195-4f1b-ab10-ab70416ad5aa.jpeg"> <... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:49:39 EST World Mosquito Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401899 World Mosquito Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/378b8755-68d7-42d4-adf2-eff5feea2cf4.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 20th <BR> <BR> World Mosquito Day commemorates the day when the relationship between mosquitos and malaria was identified. Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasitic protozoans. <BR> <BR> On this day in 1897, the link between mosquitos and the transmission of malaria was discovered by British doctor Sir Ronald R... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:08:41 EST National Potato Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401617 National Potato Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4eb995cc-d58f-4ff2-8fcf-4a6235685e09.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 19th <BR> <BR> National Potato Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy a few potatoes. The versatile spud can be enjoyed in some way for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack. While it can be eaten raw, it is usually cooked, boiled, baked or fried. It is used in countless recipes. Americans can't seem to get enough of them.... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:58:59 EST Bad Poetry Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401253 Bad Poetry Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f309fe63-7f39-4ac7-ba63-4d0bef6ea958.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dbe25b9a-... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:33:11 EST National Thriftshop Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400823 National Thriftshop Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/647256d1-1a9b-4873-8108-7938478b1613.png"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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>... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:52:45 EST Tell a Joke Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400418 Tell a Joke Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b081b360-c3f2-4889-9a3e-2cbd7efacb88.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: <BR> <BR> always August 16th <BR> <BR> Let's get serious now. We are not kidding. National Tell a Joke Day is a day to get your laughes. We hope your day is filled with chuckles and laughs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24f0244b-37e1-4e1b-b0b9-a9743612995d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> No doubt about it. Today, will be a f... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:13:25 EST Relaxation Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400019 Relaxation Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2704616f-d82d-4a7b-b5aa-8def0c7d6dc7.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 15th <BR> <BR> Relaxation Day is a day to kick back and do nothing. Ahhhh! What a great day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/022f8da1-d826-40bd-aae4-6f41ce45e2c3.jpeg"> <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 re... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:53:21 EST National Creamsicle Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399626 National Creamsicle Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3713c5ca-7078-4e3a-9027-a06bf256a8cc.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 14th <BR> <BR> National Creamsicle Day celebrates a tasty summer cooler. <BR> <BR> The heat and humidity of August beckons you to discover, and to enjoy, a summer cooler. A creamsicle is an excellent choice. This is one of several chilly ice cream and frozen snack days to enjoy on a hot, sticky August day. Just make s... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:55:39 EST Left Hander's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399290 Left Hander's Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91b76cb5-cafc-45fa-b266-d8cd45c3e665.png"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always on August 13th <BR> <BR> If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you! <BR> <BR> Left Handers, 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. L... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:41:24 EST Middle Child's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398990 Middle Child's Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53a88202-e14b-4e5c-adc9-f5bf2f9100c3.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated : Always August 12 th <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 ... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:39:17 EST Son and Daughter Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398612 Son and Daughter Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/308cad4a-3a27-4dfd-9936-e5bd3066c77a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 11 th <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 ... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:53:27 EST Lazy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398136 Lazy Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b217d94a-6324-4ca6-a805-5e187c02d5b5.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 10 th <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>... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:57:29 EST Book Lovers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397748 Book Lovers Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9672ba5b-ec2f-4ba7-b1bf-604e1a02b297.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88eeba03-c5ef-4909-9833-7095d3afd891.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Book reading is a great hobby. It's an important one, too. Employers look for it on ... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 04:55:14 EST Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397331 Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6051ed2e-b485-477f-bfde-df1b66dd5f2e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 8 th <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 prod... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 05:00:23 EST National Lighthouse Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396917 National Lighthouse Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c7b3881-853b-4ec1-bd41-56be8aae1294.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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 t... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 05:01:13 EST Friendship Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396612 Friendship Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/144d3260-2601-4b72-bedf-cb5a39c50ab2.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ed153f8-f5db-43fb-a21e-ce8d9a86c8b9.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Start early. Chances are, ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 09:48:39 EST National Mustard Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396236 National Mustard Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3f6b198-f255-4bcf-9c5a-b853c3eb735f.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : First Saturday in August <BR> <BR> National Mustard Day celebrates the "King of the Condiments". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/866c55ab-0c95-4d09-923e-3a52d5ed8d65.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mustard is a must have for hot dogs, sausages, and a wide range of sandwiches. Its an important ingredient in many recipes, to... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 09:04:33 EST U.S. Coast Guard Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395849 U.S. Coast Guard Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54b73284-b3ed-44f3-828f-07e96ddcc06b.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 4 th <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 o... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 08:18:00 EST National Watermelon Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395434 National Watermelon Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a003158d-8c92-4466-a6c0-3855a5bdebf6.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on August 3 <BR> <BR> This big fruit deserves it's own big day. So, we give pause to celebrate watermelons on National Watermelon Day. Sweet and tasty, watermelons, are one of summer's favorite fruit. It's standard fare at picnics. While watermelon is over 90% water, it sure tastes good. And, what picnic would be complete with... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 07:30:03 EST