ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Fruitcake Day National Fruitcake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date when : Always December 27th <BR> <BR> National Fruitcake Day celebrates the rock hard, fruit filled holiday cake. While fruitcake was popular in the 40's and 50's, we are not sure if anyone has ever eaten this weighty, gooey, sugar laden cake. <BR> <BR> Scientists have been unable to penetrate deeply into a fruitcake, and therefore, have failed to uncover its exact compositi... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:32:16 EST Boxing Day Boxing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: December 26th. However, some people will celebrate it on the first weekday after Christmas. If Christmas falls on a Friday or a Saturday, Boxing Day is the following Monday. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Boxing Day is celebrated in England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other former British commonwealth countr... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:53:36 EST Christmas Day 2014 Absolutely Christmas Holiday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ah! Christmas, the biggest holiday of the year. Christmas has both a strong religious and traditional meaning. It has a certain feel, all to itself, that you usually do not feel at any other time of the year. It creates within us, a sense of kindness and concern for fellow man. At no other time are we more generous and giving. It creates a sense of family and belonging.... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:01:55 EST National Egg Nog Day National Egg Nog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 24 <BR> <BR> National Egg Nog Day comes but once a year. It celebrates a special, traditional holiday drink. It is consumed with or without Rum. The timing couldn't be any better-- the day before Christmas--- Christmas Eve! <BR> <BR> Egg Nog is a seasonal holiday drink. It appears just before Thanksgiving, and is enjoyed by many at the Thanks... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:07:27 EST Roots Day Roots Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 23 <BR> <BR> Celebrate your genealogy, as today is Roots Day. It's a great day to celebrate your heritage. Many of us are returning to our roots today, as we head home for Christmas. Returning to our roots is a warm, cozy and comfortable feeling, a sense of belonging. <BR> <BR> A hobby and a quest: Many people get caught up, and become captivated, with researching and ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:11:23 EST National Date Nut Bread Day National Date Nut Bread Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : September 8 or December 22 <BR> <BR> National Date Nut Bread Day is today. Enjoy a tasty bread for the holidays. It's the perfect bread for the season. It contains nuts and sugar, but is not heavy on the sugar. Date nut bread is quite popular. You can make it yourself, or buy some at the bakery. We suggest a couple of loafs. In our house, a single loaf does not last l... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:55:58 EST Look on the Bright Side Day Look on the Bright Side Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 21 <BR> <BR> Look on the Bright Side Day is today. We hope you see the light. Literally looking on the bright side may be a bit difficult today. It is winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. And, December days tend to be cloudy. However, we're going to be optimistic, and fully expect you to succeed. <BR> <BR> Look on the Bright Side Day is a day... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:24:54 EST Go Caroling Day Go Caroling Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 20 <BR> <BR> Go Caroling Day is a wonderful, rewarding, and memory filled day. By far more popular decades ago, Christmas holiday caroling is a great opportunity to enjoy the holiday and appreciate its meaning. <BR> <BR> Christmas caroling remains popular in many area and among many groups. Scouts and youth groups often partake in this special mus... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:11:21 EST Oatmeal Muffin Day Oatmeal Muffin Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 19 <BR> <BR> Oatmeal Muffin Day is today. Enjoy the cholesterol lowering benefit of oatmeal in your muffins today. That's great news... eating something that tastes good, and is also healthy to you. <BR> <BR> This special day is not steeped in tradition. To the contrary, we have found no information about this day. But, it is clear to us, that eating oatmeal mu... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:35:25 EST Bake Cookies Day Bake Cookies Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always December 18th <BR> <BR> 'Ya gotta just love Bake Cookies Day......... <BR> <BR> ..... Christmas is for Christians <BR> <BR> ..... Hanukkah is just for Jews <BR> <BR> .... Ramadan is for those of Islamic descent <BR> <BR> ..... Kwanzaa is for those of African origin <BR> <BR> ..... Native American Day is for American Indians <BR> <BR> But, Bake Cookies Day is for EVER... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:39:32 EST National Maple Syrup Day National Maple Syrup Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always December 17 <BR> <BR> National Maple Syrup Day provides us with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this delicious American treat. This sweet and unique flavor originated in America. Native American Indians were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup. <BR> <BR> Watching or participating in a maple sap harves... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:39:14 EST National Chocolate Covered Anything Day National Chocolate Covered Anything Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 16 <BR> <BR> Chocolaholics rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. <BR> <BR> Its a great day to indulge, binge, "pig out", and otherwise consume to excess, your favorite food....chocolate. We believe the timing of this day, during the holiday season, couldn't be better. <BR> <BR> Today, we get to enjoy our... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:00:56 EST Bill of Rights Day Bill of Rights Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 15 <BR> <BR> Today is Bill of Rights Day. To Americans, the Bill of Rights are key amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that protect our individual rights. <BR> <BR> On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified by the (former)13 colonies, and went into effect. States and individuals were concerned that the Constitution did no... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:51:14 EST National Bouillabaisse Day National Bouillabaisse Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 14 <BR> <BR> I think that you will agree with me that this is a somewhat fishy day. It's National Bouillabaisse Day, a day to celebrate a tasty Mediterranean fish stew or soup. <BR> <BR> Bouillabaisse is believed to have originated in Marseilles, France. It is extremely popular all around the Mediterranean, and is a specialty in ports across the region... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:09:10 EST Violin Day Violin Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 13 <BR> <BR> Violin Day is today. Pick up your Stradivarius, and let's play make some sweet music together. The violin is a classy musical instrument. <BR> <BR> Those who play this instrument, can create some awesome music. If you are a violinist, we salute you. <BR> <BR> On this special day, you should: <BR> <BR> Pick up the violin and play a few songs <BR> Take ste... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:33:29 EST Poinsettia Day Poinsettia Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always on December 12th <BR> <BR> These beautiful flowers are a well-recognized symbol of Christmas. Poinsettia Day was officially declared by an Act of Congress. It is in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who died on December 12, 1851. Poinsett was the first Ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett brought this colorful plant back to his plantation in the U.S. He grew the plan... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:02:58 EST National Noodle Ring Day National Noodle Ring Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 11 <BR> <BR> National Noodle Ring Day is a December day that kids young and old have been impatiently awaiting......yeah, right! <BR> <BR> What would cooking be like without the noodle ring? We shudder to think about it. We are certainly relieved that the Noodle Ring exists, so we can cook them in one recipe after another. And, doesn't it make sense that... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:18:00 EST Human Rights Day Human Rights Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 10 <BR> <BR> Human Rights Day, created by the United Nations, promotes awareness of the importance of Human Rights issues around the world. On this date in 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each year, the United Nations, establishes a new theme for the year. This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, encomp... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:01:19 EST Christmas Card Day Christmas Card Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 9 <BR> <BR> Christmas Card Day, honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843. <BR> <BR> Just a few decades ago, sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday "must". Sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular. The cost and time for writing and sending cards has caused many pe... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 05:45:25 EST National Brownie Day National Brownie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 8 <BR> <BR> National Brownie Day celebrates chocolatey, chewy brownies. <BR> <BR> Brownie lovers, love chocolate. Conversely, chocolate lovers, love brownies. Therefore, it's only natural, that we have a special day to celebrate brownies. <BR> <BR> It's fun and easy to enjoy this special day. First, select your favorite brownie recipe, and bake a batch of br... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 05:55:44 EST Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always December 7th <BR> <BR> Pearl Harbor Day, commemorates the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack began at dawn December 7, 1941. It crippled the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and caused the U.S. to enter World War II. <BR> <BR> During the attack at Pearl Harbor, over 2,400 American serviceman and 68 civilians were killed. Five... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 06:27:38 EST Saint Nicholas Day Saint Nicholas Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 6 <BR> <BR> St. Nicholas Day is today. Yes, there really was a Christian Saint Nicholas. He lived in the country of Greece, just a couple hundred years after the birth of Christ. This day is in honor of Saint Nicholas and his life. <BR> <BR> Saint Nicholas became a priest, and later, a Bishop of the early Catholic Church. True to the christian concept of givin... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 02:20:21 EST Bathtub Party Day Bathtub Party Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always December 5 <BR> <BR> Bathtub Party Day is today. Draw yourself a tub full of warm water. Add a few bath oil beads, and Voila! You're ready to hop in and "soak it" in the bathtub. Ahh, how soothing and relaxing! <BR> <BR> Don't let anything disturb the peace, quiet, and serenity of your bath. Turn off your cell phone. Put on your favorite CDs to a volume where you can't ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 06:00:10 EST Santas' List Day - we hope you are on the "Nice" list Santa's List Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 4 <BR> <BR> Today is Santa's List Day. Have you been good all year? Have you been Naughty? Or, have you been nice? Santa knows. <BR> <BR> Santa's Elves have been everywhere, checking up on children all over the world, to see who has been naughty, and who has been nice. Thanks to the hard work of his elves, Santa Claus has two lists. The short list... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 06:04:12 EST National Roof Over Your Head Day National Roof Over Your Head Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated : Always December 3 <BR> <BR> Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day of appreciation for the things we have, starting with the roof over our heads. <BR> <BR> For most of us, a roof over our head signifies living in a house that protects us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, and cozy. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky as... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 06:05:10 EST National Fritters Day National Fritters Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 2 <BR> <BR> Today is National Fritters Day, Aren't we all lucky that this this special day has finally arrived!? <BR> <BR> Before you can begin to celebrate this very important day, you need to know what a "fritter" is. Many people do not know, making it all the more fun to eat your first fritter today. A fritter is a fried cake or dough wit... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:14:51 EST Eat a Red Apple Day Eat a Red Apple Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 1 <BR> <BR> Eat a Red Apple Day is today. We hope you eat an apple today, and every day. <BR> <BR> Apples are delicious. Apples are nutritious. That's a great combination. Apples date back to the garden of Eden. In that garden, the Bible tells us it was the "Forbidden fruit". <BR> <BR> It is really easy to participate in this special day. Th... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:00:03 EST Computer Security Day Computer Security Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always November 30th <BR> <BR> The invention of the computer brought about a lot of change in the world today. It had made a lot of things easier and fast in almost all phases of life. Known as "Artificial Intelligence," it seeks to assist people in their day to day living. But as mankind is capable of creating something good, it has the capacity to destroy it. <BR> <BR> Th... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 02:11:00 EST Square Dance Day Square Dance Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always November 29 <BR> <BR> Here's a chance to get out and "Dosey Do" with your partner. It's Square Dance Day! <BR> <BR> English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought square dancing to the U.S. As it evolved in the U.S., a caller was added, to help dancers stay in step. It remains popular among southern and western rural areas, and with senior citizens. <BR> <B... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:25:34 EST You're Welcome Day You're Welcome Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Day after Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> You're Welcome Day encourages us to simply say "You're welcome". It helps to put manners back into society. <BR> <BR> This very special day comes the day after Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day we say "Thanks" for what we have. So, it only seems natural, that "You're Welcome" immediately follows a thank you. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:21:24 EST Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful. A Bountiful Thanksgiving Tradition <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tucked between the two monster sized holidays of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving receives far less attention. But Thanksgiving is a very important holiday, especially in the busy lives of Americans. It is a time to kick back and relax, watch a football game or go to a movie, and enjoy a huge feast. It's also time for us to give thanks to our God, for the things h... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:37:00 EST Shopping Reminder Day Shopping Reminder Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 26th <BR> <BR> Shopping Reminder Day is today. On your mark. Get Set. Go Shop! <BR> <BR> If we all heed this reminder, there is no doubt the malls and stores will be mobbed. But, wait a minute!? Isn't the holiday season already in full gear? Aren't we being blasted with ads on Television, radio, newspapers and billboards? How could we not know, that it's tim... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:08:32 EST National Parfait Day National Parfait Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 25th <BR> <BR> Today is National Parfait Day. <BR> <BR> A parfait consists of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits. Yes, it's basically a fancy word for a sundae. And, it's usually served in a fancy glass. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Celebrate this day by... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:10:29 EST Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always November 24th <BR> <BR> It’s Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day! Everyone has a unique talent or skill at which they truly excel. Today is the day to embrace those quirky abilities and show them off to everyone else! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Your unique and special talent could involve writing, ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:59:59 EST Eat a Cranberry Day Eat a Cranberry Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 23rd <BR> <BR> Eat a Cranberry Day is today. Cranberries are good for you. How many cranberries will you eat today? <BR> <BR> Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, and are primarily grown in New England. When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them. Native Americans also used them as... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:17:21 EST Go For a Ride Day Go For a Ride Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 22nd <BR> <BR> Go For a Ride Day is today. And, what a splendid time you will have! <BR> <BR> As the holidays approach, life becomes chaotic, and perhaps a bit stressful. Take a breather, and go for a relaxing ride. You don't need a destination to enjoy this day. But, you certainly can bring family or friends along for company. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:14:45 EST World Hello Day World Hello Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 21st <BR> <BR> The objective of World Hello Day is to promote world peace. The theme of this day is "Greet ten people for peace". It is really easy to participate in World Hello Day. Simply, say hello to the people today. And, voice your concern for world peace. <BR> <BR> World Hello Day was created during the 1973 conflict between Egypt and Israel. The creators ... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:06:01 EST Absurdity Day Absurdity Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 20th <BR> <BR> Isn't it totally absurd? Crazy or not, Absurdity Day is staring you right in the face. <BR> <BR> Some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day. So, by intent error, or just through surfing the net, you've stumbled upon this special, senseless absurd! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:11:12 EST Equal Opportunity Day Equal Opportunity Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Always November 19 <BR> <BR> At the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in southern Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. This 270-word speech is considered one of the greatest in American history, though it didn't receive much attention at the time. Equal Opportunity Day is observed at Gettysburg National ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:10:20 EST National Apple Cider Day National Apple Cider Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: November 18th <BR> <BR> Apple cider is a raw unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic drink made from apples. Apple cider can be differentiated from apple juice in that apple juice is typically filtered to take out apple particles, pasteurized to maximize shelf-life, and sugar and water are often added to the beverage. Because of its limited shelf-life, untreated cider has ... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:32:29 EST Homemade Bread Day Homemade Bread Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 17th <BR> <BR> Bakers of the world, rise up and bake some bread, for today is Homemade Bread Day. <BR> <BR> Bread has been made for thousands of years. Estimates date it's origin back to 5000-10,000 B.C. Modern day lifestyles has relegated homemade bread to the world of specialty baking and holiday baking. People just don't have time to bake home made bread. W... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:17:32 EST Have a Party with Your Bear Day Have a Party with Your Bear Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 16th <BR> <BR> Is your Teddy Bear a real "party bear"? Hopefully he is, because today is Have a Party With Your Bear Day. And, what a swell day it is going to be! You get to have a party. And, you get to spend time with your Teddy Bear. I bet you can't think of anything that is more fun!! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:14:12 EST America Recycles Day America Recycles Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 15th <BR> <BR> America Recycles Day encourages us to recycle, and use products made from recycled material. Recycling is not difficult. It sends less material to the waste stream ,and it results in consuming less of our precious and limited natural resources. <BR> <BR> According to the National Recycling Coalition America Recycles Day "is dedicated to encour... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:40:43 EST World Diabetes Day World Diabetes Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> World Diabetes Day: Always November 14th <BR> <BR> Diabetes Awareness Day : March 25 th?? <BR> <BR> World Diabetes Day is held each year. <BR> <BR> Diabetes has two forms. The first is Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes. The second is Adult Onset (Type 2) Diabetes. <BR> <BR> Diabetes is a growing problem in children and adults. Many see it as a looming crisis in America, ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:14:31 EST World Kindness Day World Kindness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 13th <BR> <BR> It is very kind of you to visit this important page, and learn more about World Kindness Day. <BR> <BR> World Kindness Day encourages us to be kind to others, helping to create a nicer, better world. <BR> <BR> According to the World Kindness Movement website, World Kindness Day is intended to "build a kinder and more compassionate world". <BR> ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:13:32 EST Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Chicken Soup for the Soul Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 12th <BR> <BR> Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is today. It's a celebration about you. <BR> <BR> According to the creators of the book series of the same name, Chicken Soup for the Soul Day was created as ".... a celebration of who you are, where you've been, where you're going, and who you will be thankful to when you get there!" <BR> <BR> We suggest... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:14:04 EST Veterans Day Veterans Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Observed: November 11th <BR> <BR> Veterans's Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice. <BR> <BR> <img src=... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:05:04 EST Forget-MeNot Day Forget-MeNot Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 10th <BR> <BR> Forget-Me-Not Day is a day to remember family, friends, and loved ones. <BR> <BR> People use this day to get in touch with family, friends and loved ones, especially those who we haven't seen in a while. You don't want them to forget you, do you!? This day is intended to remember the living. But, some people have used it to memorialize a loved one ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:16:29 EST Chaos Never Dies Day Chaos Never Dies Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 9th <BR> <BR> Chaos Never Dies Day recognizes the turmoil in modern, everyday life. Are things a little crazy at home? Is school a little on the wild side? Is your work place hectic and disorderly? We thought so. <BR> <BR> Just when things seem to calm down at work and home, along comes something to disrupt your life. Yes, disorder is everywhere. Hectic sche... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 08:01:17 EST Cook Something Bold Day Cook Something Bold Day <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> When : Always November 8th <BR> <BR> Cook Something Bold Day is today. <BR> <BR> According to it's creator,, Cook Something Bold Day is designed to encourage us to cook something bold and daring, that will fill up the house with warm, "homey" odors. It is celebrated in the month of November, as houses are closed up for the winter, and capture the cookin... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 01:51:03 EST