ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Crush a Can Day Crush a Can Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 27th <BR> <BR> Crush a Can Day is today. How flat can you squish it? <BR> <BR> After you get done kicking the can around, you get the fun of crushing it too. Use it as a stress reliever to take out all of the frustrations of your day. See how flat you can get it. It will make you feel good. Go ahead, give it a big squeeze. There... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:38:20 EST Johnny Appleseed Day Johnny Appleseed Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : March 11th and/or September 26th. Why two dates? on <BR> <BR> Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees al... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:39:05 EST National Comic Book Day National Comic Book Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 25 <BR> <BR> National Comic Book Day is a super cool day. Share a comic book with a friend today. We don't know of anyone who doesn't like a good comic book. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Comic books are great reading. They either tell an ... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:56:48 EST International Rabbit Day International Rabbit Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Fourth Saturday in September <BR> <BR> International Rabbit Day seeks to protect rabbits as pets and in the wild. Animal rights groups and humane societies are active promoters of this special day. Their objectives are to promote healthy, caring environments for rabbits that are raised as pets, and those living in the wild. They al... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:55:10 EST Native American Day Native American Day 2016 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: 4th Friday in September <BR> <BR> This day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term "Native Americans" has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:31:44 EST Autumnal Equinox Day Autumnal Equinox Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When / Date: September 22, 2016;September 22, 2017;September 23, 2018; September 23, 2019; September, 22, 2020 <BR> <BR> The Autumn equinox signals the beginning of Fall. It is the point where there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. If you live anywhere else, however, you will see a little bit more or a little bit less ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:34:18 EST World Gratitude Day World Gratitude Day <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 21 st <BR> <BR> World Gratitude Day is your opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation. <BR> <BR> The United Nations Meditation Group created World Gratitude Day to express appreciation for the great things that individuals and groups do. This recognition is on a global basis. According to their website: "World Gratitude Day presents an award to someone who we feel has done something outstanding in the spirit of Global... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:52:34 EST National Punch Day National Punch Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 20 th <BR> <BR> National Punch Day celebrates one of three things. Can you guess all three? <BR> <BR> What does National Punch Day celebrate? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Punch that comes from a punch bowl <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:45:30 EST International Talk Like a Pirate Day International Talk Like a Pirate Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 19th <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=" Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:44:44 EST National Cheeseburger Day National Cheeseburger Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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=" Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:02:40 EST Constitution Day Constitution Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:40:26 EST POW / MIA Recognition Day POW / MIA Recognition Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was t... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:41:19 EST Felt Hat Day Felt Hat Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 15th <BR> <BR> Felt Hat Day is today. On this day, men traditionally wear a felt hat. Women can participate in this day, too. They just have to have a felt hat. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Back in the early to mid 1900's, hats were popularly worn b... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:37:15 EST National Cream Filled Donut Day National Cream Filled Donut Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <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 ... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:45:22 EST Positive Thinking Day Positive Thinking Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 13th <BR> <BR> Positive Thinking Day is today. Today is all about attitude.... a positive attitude. It's a lot like the ant, when faced with moving a rubber tree plant thought "I think I can". With that in mind, I just know that everything will go fine from this day forward. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:46:19 EST Chocolate Milk Shake Day Chocolate Milk Shake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 12th <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=" Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:34:59 EST 911 Remembrance Day September 911 Remembrance Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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.c... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:07:07 EST Swap Ideas Day Swap Ideas Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : September 10th <BR> <BR> Swap Ideas Day encourages us to share and trade ideas and concepts. As you fully participate in this day, we think you will get plenty of good ideas to put to use in your everyday life. Some will be so good, that you will want to pass them along, (or swap them) to others. <BR> <BR> Sharing is good. Ideas are a goo... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:19:35 EST Teddy Bear Day Teddy Bear Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> <img src="http://photosaw... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 06:28:17 EST Pardon Day Pardon Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always September 8th <BR> <BR> Pardon Day is today. Its an opportunity to seek forgiveness where needed. <BR> <BR> Today is also a day to say "Pardon Me", or Excuse Me" as appropriate. In today's busy society, too many people race about their lives, forgetting the small courtesies in life. Among the easiest things to let slip by, is etiquette. <... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 06:39:15 EST National Salami Day National Salami Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> The versatile Salami is used in many, many ways. It can be eaten by itself ... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 06:39:01 EST Fight Procrastination Day Fight Procrastination Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> To many people, procrastination is a way of life. The more difficult the action or decision, the easier it is to join the league of procrastinators. As a procrastinator, you are in very good company. You can even... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:42:51 EST Labor Day Labor Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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, 5 Sep 2016 10:08:44 EST Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : <BR> <BR> Newspaper Carrier Day is celebrated on September 4th <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier. Newspaper carriers date back to the early 1800s. On September 10, 1833, 10 ... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:53:01 EST International Bacon Day International Bacon Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> Bacon Day: December 30 <BR> <BR> International Bacon Day : the Saturday before Labor Day <BR> <BR> Bacon Day and 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, a... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 10:03:51 EST VJ Day VJ Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : <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 Day". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:43:39 EST National Cherry Popover Day National Cherry Popover Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> <im... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 06:37:10 EST National Trail Mix Day National Trail Mix Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 31st <BR> <BR> National Trail Mix Day features a high energy, tasty treat for the trail or snacks. You can buy packages of trail mix at a store. Or, you can make up your own, using the ingredients you like best. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:21:49 EST National Marshmallow Toasting Day National Marshmallow Toasting Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> <img sr... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:34:48 EST More Herbs, Less Salt Day More Herbs, Less Salt Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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. And, we all should have less salt in ou... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:31:48 EST Race Your Mouse Day Race Your Mouse Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 28 th <BR> <BR> Race Your Mouse Day is today. So, rev up your mouse, and let the race begin. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 aro... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:54:35 EST Just Because Day Just Because Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : August 27th <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=" Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:28:07 EST National Dog Day National Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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=""> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:44:07 EST Kiss and Make Up Day Kiss and Make Up Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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.... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:35:41 EST Vesuvius Day Vesuvius Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> <img src=" Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:42 EST Ride the Wind Day Ride the Wind Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:42:32 EST Be an Angel Day Be an Angel Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 22nd <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=" Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:37:16 EST National Senior Citizens Day National Senior Citizens Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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 th... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:53:21 EST National Radio Day National Radio Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 20 th <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... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:03:09 EST National Potato Day National Potato Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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.... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:37:21 EST Serendipity Day Serendipity Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always August 18th <BR> <BR> Serendipity is the term for a "happy accident" or a "pleasant surprise." Thus, Serendipity Day encourages people to look for and notice those unexpected good things that are always out there, if we have the eyes to see them. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:35:34 EST National Thriftshop Day National Thriftshop Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 06:47:24 EST National Tell a Joke Day National Tell a Joke Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: 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> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No doubt about it. Today, will be a fun-filled day, with lot... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:08:56 EST Relaxation Day Relaxation Day - now this one's for me! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> 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... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 06:24:10 EST National Creamsicle Day National Creamsicle Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ate 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 su... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 01:01:43 EST Left Hander's Day Left Hander's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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> <img src=""> <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?... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:14:13 EST Middle Child's Day Middle Child's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When celebrated : 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 a... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 06:34:03 EST Son and Daughter Day Son and Daughter Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> <img src=" Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:26:22 EST Lazy Day Lazy Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : 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> ... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:40:22 EST Book Lovers Day Book Lovers Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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=""> <BR> <BR> Book reading is a great hobby. It's an important one, too. Employers look for it on ... 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