ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Milk Chocolate Day National Milk Chocolate Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 28 th <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 mil... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:36:07 EST Take Your Pants for a Walk Day Take Your Pants for a Walk Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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 dres... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:37:43 EST All or Nothing Day All or Nothing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 26th <BR> <BR> Today is All or Nothing Day. How will your day go? Will you have it all....or nothing. Either way, to participate in this special day, you must be "all in". <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How would one describe All or Nothing Day. It ... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:47:27 EST Culinarians Day Culinarians Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> There's national concern over growing obesity in America. Recognizing this fact, one would think that this is a huge holiday. However, we found... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:37:24 EST National Parents Day National Parents Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Fourth Sunday in July <BR> <BR> National Parents Day is a special day to honor your mother and father. And, its a time to celebrate the family structure and family values. The family unit is an important structure for the health of children, and the nation. That structure, and those values, are established and nurtured by your parents. <BR> <BR> Today is not a day of gift giving. That's for Mother's Day and Father's Day. The best way t... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:00:16 EST National Hot Dog Day National Hot Dog Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 23 <BR> <BR> Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog! Today is National Hot Dog Day, On this date, we celebrate 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 of m... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:34:14 EST Hammock Day Hammock Day <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> Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in the middle of the Dog Days of summer (July 3 though August 11th). <BR> <BR> Hammock Day exists to enjoy summer as it should be enjoyed. People celebrate Hamm... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:37:29 EST National Junk Food Day National Junk Food Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always July 21 st <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, junk food is all that tasty stuff that the dietitians, and Mom, say is bad for ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:32:52 EST National Lollipop Day National Lollipop Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always July 20 th <BR> <BR> Lollipop Day allows us to celebrate and enjoy the creation of Lollipops. Could you imagine how sheltered our childhood, and perhaps adulthood, would be, if the lollipop had never been invented!? It sure would be a duller, and less tasteful world. <BR> <BR> How to Celebrate National Lollipop Day: <BR> <BR> Eat Lollipops: Go out and buy a bag full of lollipops. Then, have a couple over the course of the day. ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:47:33 EST National Raspberry Cake Day National Raspberry Cake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> Raspberries are one of summers sweet, fruity treats. And, the harvest is goin... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:28:38 EST National Caviar Day National Caviar Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 18th <BR> <BR> Something fishy is going on today. It's National Caviar Day. Now, 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 of it, just so we can say that we had some... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:38:04 EST Yellow Pig Day Yellow Pig Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: always July 17th <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yellow Pig Day is a mathematician's holiday celebrating yellow pigs (is there such a thing!?!), and the number 17. It is celebrated annually since the early 1960's, primarily on college campuses, and primarily by mathematicians. On campus, Yellow Pig Cake and Yellow Pig Carols are tradition! <BR> <BR> If you are a ... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:39:33 EST Fresh Spinach Day Fresh Spinach Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 16th <BR> <BR> Fresh Spinach Day is our opportunity to put healthier food into our diets. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 ... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:15:55 EST Cow Appreciation Day- Go out and give a cow a hug Cow Appreciation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 15th <BR> <BR> Today is Cow Appreciation Day. And, that's no bull! But, it is something to "Moo" about. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our appreciation for cows can be expressed in many ways. Some websites suggest you go out and give a cow a big hu... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:35:52 EST Fool's Paradise Day Fool's Paradise Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 13 th <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... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:26:23 EST National Pecan Pie Day National Pecan Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 12th <BR> <BR> National Pecan Pie Day is a great day to eat pie....Pecan Pie! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:26:17 EST Cheer Up the Lonely Day Cheer Up the Lonely Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 11th <BR> <BR> Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you've done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself. <BR> <BR> Lonely people have few friends and loved ones. They may have lost loved ones over the years. They may be elderly. They see people on ... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:33:13 EST Teddy Bear Picnic Day Teddy Bear Picnic Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 10th <BR> <BR> It's Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Spend the lunch hour on a blanket under a shade tree with your Teddy Bear. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stuffed Teddy Bears are a kids favorite. Children receive Teddy Bears early in their childhood. Ch... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:23:19 EST National Sugar Cookie Day National Sugar Cookie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 9 th <BR> <BR> National Sugar Cookie Day is a day to satisfy your sweet tooth. Popular with young kids, and old kids, sugar cookies usually don't last long around the house. <BR> <BR> It's pretty easy to see how Sugar cookies came to get their own special day. Almost everyone has had them. Many people are hooked on them. Pu... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:18:14 EST National Blueberry Day National Blueberry Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 8 th <BR> <BR> Today is National Blueberry Day. Just about every other fruit has its day of recognition. Yet, somehow Blueberries have not had a day designated in its honor... up until now. <BR> <BR> We think it is bizarre, that Blueberries have just now received its fair and just recognition with a special day. In addition to ... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 06:32:09 EST National Strawberry Sundae Day National Strawberry Sundae Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 7 th <BR> <BR> National Strawberry Sundae Day is your opportunity to indulge yourself in this delicious dessert. Strawberries are one of America's favorite fruits. When the strawberries ripen each year, it's time to celebrate. Many communities hold strawberry festivals to celebrate the harvest. At the festivals, strawbe... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 06:28:11 EST International Kissing Day International Kissing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: July 6 <BR> <BR> Ahhh, it's Kissing Day. The objective of this very special day, is to appreciate and enjoy a kiss. So, go ahead and swap some spit today. Pucker up and give out a big, juicy kiss to anyone and everyone. <BR> <BR> Kissing originated thousands, and perhaps millions of years ago. It is believed to have originated fr... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 06:26:32 EST Work-a-Holic Day Work-a-Holic Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 5th <BR> <BR> Today is Work-a-Holic Day. It recognizes the guy, or gal, who works all of the time....... even during holidays. While just about everyone is enjoying the Fourth of July holiday, the Work-a-holic is off working on some project. He can't relax. It's not in his nature. He's addicted to work. It's not necessarily work out o... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:29:39 EST Happy Birthday, America!!!!! Happy Birthday, America!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: July 4th. <BR> <BR> The fourth of July is the birthday of our nation. Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special. <BR> <BR> Thomas Jefferson, is the author of the Declaration of Independence. He led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and other dis... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 09:36:19 EST Stay Out of the Sun Day Stay Out of the Sun Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 3 rd <BR> <BR> Stay Out of the Sun Day encourages us stay cool in the shade, and to give our skin a rest from the hot, damaging rays of the sun. <BR> <BR> The sun is directly over head. We're in the middle of summer, when the temperatures are the hottest, and the sun is the brightest. It's not a bad day to take a break from c... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:41:54 EST I Forgot Day I Forgot Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 2 <BR> <BR> I Forgot Day, by definition, today is not a day to remember. So, just what are you forgetting? Can you even remember? Is it important? Hopefully, not. <BR> <BR> Some days are days to remember and to cherish all of our lives. Others, like today, are ones to be forgotten. If you are having a bad day, it's just as well that toda... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:02:04 EST International Joke Day International Joke Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : July 1st <BR> <BR> International Joke Day is a very funny day. Its a real laughter. <BR> <BR> There's plenty of problems, trouble and unhappiness in the world. Dontcha think the world would be a far better place if we'd all just chill out a little, and laugh a whole lot more!? 'Ya never know. If people around the world get into the ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 06:34:47 EST Meteor Watch Day Meteor Watch Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 30 <BR> <BR> We sure hope that the weather in your area calls for clear skies tonight. Today is Meteor Watch Day, a time to look to the skies for meteor showers. Will you be lucky enough to see meteors streaking across the night sky? We sure hope so. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:26:26 EST Hug Holiday Day Hug Holiday Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 29 <BR> <BR> Hug Holiday Day encourages us to give hugs to those who need them. On this day, people go out and give hugs at senior citizen centers, hospitals, and other places. The focus is upon elderly, sick and invalid, lonely people and anyone who needs the warmth, cheer, and love that a hug provides. <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:40:09 EST Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do you think invented that!?! Insurance Awareness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 28 <BR> <BR> Insurance Awareness Day has got to be one of your top holidays, right!? Now, at this point, one must be asking... Why Insurance Awareness Day? Good question. <BR> <BR> Insurance, be it home, auto or life insurance, offers you peace of mind that if something happens, you will be financially protected. Of cou... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:37:05 EST Sunglasses Day Sunglasses Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 27 <BR> <BR> Sunglasses Day is a shady day for your eyes. <BR> <BR> Summer is in full swing. The sun is high in the sky. It's blindingly bright. A pair of UV protection sunglasses is definitely in order. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Why do peop... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:33:02 EST Forgiveness Day Forgiveness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : <BR> <BR> Forgiveness Day June 26th <BR> <BR> Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. The world will be a better place for this day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In religions: <BR> <BR> ** The Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur is a day of... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:14:01 EST Log Cabin Day Log Cabin Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : June 25 <BR> <BR> Log Cabin Day brings you back to a quieter, simpler, more rugged era. A couple hundred years ago, life was far more rugged. Americans moving West (west at the time may have been Ohio, or Tennessee) found an untouched wilderness, filled with pristine forests. They built their homes out of logs. These log cabins were solid, long lasting, and ... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:19:58 EST Take Your Dog to Work Day Take Your Dog to Work Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Friday after Father's Day <BR> <BR> Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. And, we've just gotta ask "Why!?" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> They say every dog has it's day. Well, that day has arrived. Today, your dog gets to join you at work today. Of... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:34:35 EST National Pink Day National Pink Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 23 <BR> <BR> It's National Pink Day, a day where everything should be basking in pink splendor! <BR> <BR> It's especially a day for the ladies, as pink is a girl's favorite color. Guys, you can participate in National Pink Day, too. Just get in touch with your feminine side, and display a dash of pink. Note: the girls will lo... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:38:56 EST National Chocolate Eclair Day National Chocolate Eclair Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated : Always June 22 <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Eclair Day is a sugary, sweet way to start your day. It's a sweet, tasty way to end your day, too. Eclairs are a light, crisp pastry filled with a pastry cream. They are most often eaten as a dessert. They can be eaten at every meal, or as a snack. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:36:20 EST International Yoga Day International Yoga Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 21 <BR> <BR> Today is International Yoga Day, as declared by the United Nations. <BR> <BR> The exercise of yoga, certainly has proved its worth and value over eons of time. Yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Now that's staying power! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:29:46 EST Summer Solstice Summer Solstice <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When : June 20, 2016; June 21, 2017, June 21, 2018; June 21, 2019; June 20, 2020 <BR> <BR> Summer Solstice is sometimes referred to as "Midsummer" Litha". It's the longest day of the year. The amount of daylight only goes down from here....for the next six months. Summer Solstice is the meteorological start of summer. It's time to enjoy vacations, great weat... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:34:17 EST Father's Day Father's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Third Sunday in June <BR> <BR> A day to honor Dad. NO. Rather, it is a day to enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father's Day. Today's life style is busy for both dads and kids. So, a little time with dad on Fat... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:28:12 EST International Picnic Day International Picnic Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 18 <BR> <BR> Today is a perfect day to go outdoors and have a picnic. It can be in a park, or right in your back yard. <BR> <BR> Picnics date back to Medieval times, when outdoors feasts were held to celebrate a successful hunt. Picnics really grew in popularity during the Victorian Era in England. <BR> <BR> Picnics are held outdoors... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:01:25 EST Go Fishing Day Go Fishing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 18 <BR> <BR> Today is Go Fishing Day. Now, this is my kind of day! It's a day to go out and bring home a healthy, tasty, meal for the family. <BR> <BR> Fishing is hard work. The pressure to bring home a "mess of fish" to feed the family is almost unbearable. After all, as the "Hunter-gatherer" of the family, you need to bring ho... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:29:58 EST Fresh Veggies Day Fresh Veggies Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 16 <BR> <BR> Today is Fresh Veggies Day. Take a vow to eat healthy today (and everyday), with fresh veggies for every meal, and for snack, too. Better still, be a vegetarian for a day. Your body will like it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fres... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 06:34:35 EST Smile Power Day Smile Power Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : June 15 <BR> <BR> Smile Power Day is today. Feel the power. Give everyone you see a big, friendly, "I like you" smile. You never know, you're warm smile just might turn someone's day right around...for the good! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love may make t... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:40:06 EST Flag Day <em>232</em> Flag Day <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 14th <BR> <BR> Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of ever... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:20:30 EST Sewing Machine Day Sewing Machine Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : June 13th and September 10th <BR> <BR> Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830's. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch ... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:20:06 EST National Corn on the Cob Day National Corn on the Cob Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated : Always June 11 <BR> <BR> Millions of people love sweet corn on the cob. As summer nears, we can't wait to bring out the salt and pepper, and boil, steam or grill some fresh, sweet, corn on the cob. <BR> <BR> National Corn on the Cob Day encourages us to celebrate and enjoy this tasty summer time treat. <BR> <BR> Plainview, Mi... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 06:09:57 EST National Iced Tea Day National Iced Tea Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 10 <BR> <BR> With the official start of summer just a few days away. The timing is perfect for National Iced Tea Day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Chances are, it is already hot in your area. Today may serve as a good reminder to make and... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:15:43 EST Donald Duck Day Donald Duck Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 9 <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday, Donald. We hope that Daisy Duck bakes you your favorite cake! <BR> <BR> Donald Duck Day in honor of Donald Duck's cartoon debut. Donald first appeared in "The Wise Hen" on June 9, 1934. While Donald is over 80 years old, he doesn't act a day over 20. Donald is one of Disney's most famous and popular ... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 07:29:23 EST Best Friend Day Best Friend Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 8 <BR> <BR> Best Friend Day (BFF Day) is a time to enjoy and appreciate your best friend. It's a day to honor and cherish the relationship. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you're lucky, you have a best friend. If you are real lucky, you have a ... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 06:13:03 EST National Chocolate Ice Cream Day National Chocolate Ice Cream Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always June 7 <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a great day to eat America's favorite flavor of ice cream. <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a field day for ice cream makers. However, we probably don't need any additional incentive to eat Chocolate Ice Cream. And, with the arrival of warm, summer we... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 05:56:16 EST