Sept. 7 is Salami Day. Created by the Salami Appreciation Society (SAS) back in 2006, Salami Day is an annual food holiday that brings attention to this often over-looked deli meat. Salami is a cured sausage that is fermented and air-dried. Available in a variety of varieties, folks have been enjoying salami for thousands of years. Whether you prefer yours sandwiched between two slices of bread, with cheese and crackers, as a pizza topping, or all by its lonesome, salami not
If you've had a long, stressful week, what could be better than snuggling up and settling in with a great read? Sept. 6 is National Read a Book Day. While the origins of this annual holiday are unknown, today is the perfect opportunity to take a little time for yourself and read that book you’ve been “eyeing.” Whether it’s a steamy romance, who-done-it mystery or action-packed thriller, reading is not only fun to do, it’s good for you, too. Reading is an essential skill that
When it comes to special occasions, September 5 is not your traditional, run-of-the-mill holiday. It’s Be Late for Something Day! Although the origins of this wacky “holiday” are unknown, you can bet your bottom dollar the “inventor” of this holiday was probably someone who had a problem with punctuality! For many Americans, there simply is not enough time in the day to get everything done. Between the career and deadlines, the kids and all their activities, church, traffic,
When it comes to mouth-watering holidays, Sept. 5 is one of the very best food holidays in the entire year. It’s National Cheese Pizza Day in the U.S.A. While the origins of National Cheese Pizza Day are unknown, folks have been enjoying pizza for centuries! History of Pizza The earliest form of pizza was bread baked beneath stones of a fire, then seasoned with different toppings.Gennaro Lombardi is credited with opening the first pizzeria in New York City back in 1905. Lomba
When it comes to delicious holidays, today takes the cake! If you’re sweet tooth is aching for a sweet treat to eat, grab your fork! Sept. 4 is Eat an Extra Dessert Day! While the origins are unknown, the “inventor” of this delicious holiday deserves a great big medal! Whether you have a hankerin’ for a piece of decadent chocolate, a scoop of cool and refreshing ice cream, a slice of rich and creamy cheesecake or a great bigpiece of homemade pie, today is the perfect opport
Sept. 4 is National Wildlife Day, an annual “holiday” that raises awareness about the plight of endangered animals around the world. National Wildlife Day was created by author and animal lover, Colleen Paige. Paige created the special awareness day not only to shine the spotlight on endangered animals, but also to honor the late conservationist and Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. The list of endangered animals is staggering. Sadly, many of these magnificent animals are disapp
Look up in the sky – way, way up! It’s National Skyscraper Day, an annual event that celebrates those magnificent marvels that line cityscapes around the globe. Currently, some of the world's tallest 'scrapers are located in New York City, Chicago, Dubai, Malaysia and China. If you happen to be in a city today, enjoy the view!
It's hard to believe Labor Day is here again! This annual holiday, observed on the first Monday in September, not only signifies the unofficial end of the summer season, but honors the contributions and achievements of the American worker. While millions of Americans will celebrate the yearly holiday by enjoying a much-needed day off from work with a backyard barbecue, picnic, parade or a little rest and relaxation, Labor Day has a rich history. Labor Day History During the l