When it comes to holidays, July 16 is all about food. Not only is it National Corn Fritters Day, it is also Fresh Spinach Day! Besides being high in iron and low in calories, spinach is also a great source of fiber, protein, calcium, and vitamins C and A. While your muscles may not bulge out of your shirt after eating one serving, spinach does promote muscle growth. Spinach not only helps build muscle, but also helps reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.
Hip hip hooray - July 16 is National Corn Fritters Day. So what are corn fritters? Deep-fried, pan-fried or baked, these tasty treats are comprised of just a few basic ingredients. Although the origins of this national “holiday” are unknown, fritters originated in the American south. Often served as side dishes or snacks, fritters are also called Southern Bread. But no matter what you call ‘em, corn fritters are just plain good! In honor of this annual holiday, why not whip u
Hold on to your horses! An annual "holiday" dedicated to equine lovers around the country is right around the corner! July 15 is I Love Horses Day! Yeehaw! America's Wild Horses in America Need Help It is believed horses were brought to America by Spanish explorers in the 1500s and horses have been a part of American life ever since. And over the years, horses have been utilized for work, for play and for pleasure. But these iconic American symbols that once roamed free, face
On the heels of Independence Day and Canada Day, this annual “holiday” serves as important reminder that our neighbors to the north are our important allies and friends. July 15 is National Respect Canada Day, eh! In case you have never visited Canada, it is so much more than the Royal Canadian Mounties, bears, maple syrup and the Maple Leaf flag. Rich in history, culture and traditions, Canada is an amazing country! Comprised of 10 provinces and 3 territories, Canada is a
When it comes to holidays, July 15 has a little something for everyone. Not only is it National Be a Dork Day, National Respect Canada Day and I Love Horses Day, it is also a potentially life-saving awareness day. July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day. This annual "howliday," launched by the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services, helps raise awareness about a dangerous and devastating hazard many folks may not realize. While parents spend time and money child-proo
If you're looking for the perfect excuse to embrace your inner geek, today is your lucky day! July 15 is National Be a Dork Day, or Be a Dork Day. This annual "holiday" was created by the creative folks at Wellcat. How to Celebrate Be a Dork Day Go ahead and slip on those plaid bell-bottom pants or favorite polyester shirt from the 70s that are still hanging in the closet. Or heck, why not wear your clothes inside-out just for fun? Or even better – why not wear two different
While Americans are celebrating National Nude Day and National Grand Marnier Day on July 14, folks in France are celebrating another annual event – Bastille Day! This national holiday commemorates the July 14th, 1789, storming of the Bastille, a fortress-like prison. The event also marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Similar to America’s Independence Day, Bastille Day is often celebrated with parades, costume balls, picnics, festivals, dances and fireworks. A mil
July 14 not only celebrates National Nude Day and Bastille Day, but also celebrates France's "first and most exported liqueur" - Grand Marnier! It's National Grand Marnier Day! Invented in France in the 1880s, Grand Marnier is a sweet liqueur made from cognac and handpicked bitter oranges selected from plantations from the tropical regions of the world. The green Citrus Bigaradia peels are left to dry naturally for several weeks under the warm Caribbean sun ensuring the reten
When it comes to non-traditional holidays, this one is a doozey! It’s time to put on your birthday suit, America! July 14 is National Nude Day. For all those who love to strut their stuff, an entire week is dedicated to being nude – during the annual Nude Recreation Week. This annual event, which began in 1976, celebrates “naturism around the world and an opportunity to encourage first-timers to enjoy clothes-free relaxation.” How to Celebrate 'In the Buff' While some may
Can I be, well, frank? July 13 is National Bean ‘n' Franks Day! Whether you call them Frank and Beans, Beans and Franks or Beanie Weenies, this annual holiday celebrates the delicious combination of frankfurters or hot dogs and baked beans that folks of all ages enjoy! While the origins of this special day are unknown, today is the perfect excuse to whip up a Beanie Weenie dish for dinner or lunch. Today is also National French Fries Day.
If you’re in the mood for a tasty treat to eat, you’re in luck. Not only is July 13 National Bean ‘n’ Franks Day, it’s also National French Fries Day, also referred to as National French Fry Day. Did you know people have been enjoying the deep-fried potato strips for centuries? While the actual “inventor” is up for debate, fries are believed to date back to the 17th century. While “traditional” fries are thin strips of potatoes deep-fried in oil and sprinkled with salt, today
When you look at someone, what is the very first thing you notice? Is it someone’s hairstyle, their smile (or lack of one), fancy jewelry or outfit? Or is the very first thing you see is a person’s baby blues? If peepers are the very first thing you notice on people, you’re in luck. Besides National Pecan Pie Day, July 12 is Different Colored Eyes Day! Heterochromia Heterochromia, two different colored eyes, is a trait commonly found in cats, dogs, horses but is relatively ra
If you're in the mood for a sweet treat to eat, go grab your fork! July 12 is National Pecan Pie Day!Why not celebrate the annual “holiday” with a sweet slice of mouth-watering pecan pie and a heapin’ helping of cold and creamy ice cream? While pecan pie is a favorite in the south and during the holiday season, the delicious dessert is perfect any time of the year. Did you know there are more than 1,000 different varieties of pecans? These crunchy bite-sized nuts have been ar
July 11 is World Population Day (WPD), an annual event launched in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United National Development Programme The annual event was inspired by Five Billion Day - July 11, 1987 - the day when the world’s population reached five billion. WPD raises awareness about various issues that affect us all. Each year, governments, businesses, organizations and individuals from all over the world will observe the event by attending workshops, rallies and a
Have you heard the latest “buzz?” A very refreshing day is here and folks around the nation are more than ready to celebrate! Get ready to raise your glasses, America. July 11 is National Mojito Day in the U.S.A! And after a long, hot week, nothing hits the spot like an ice-cold beverage, eh? Considered a favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway and one of the most popular cocktails in Britain, mojitos are minty highballs originating from Cuba. These tasty drinks are typically made