Celebrations

NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY

NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY National Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October by people of all ages. For over 100 years, National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways. From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us. While the observance started with candy and sweets given to our sweethearts and friends, the day is full of lessons in persistence, resilience, and doing small things greatly.   On National Sweetest Day, take care of all…
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NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY

NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY On October 15th, National I Love Lucy Day celebrates one of television’s all-time greatest shows; I Love Lucy. I Love Lucy, an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley made its debut on October 15, 1951. The program created a new television experience with the first filmed and scripted program performed before a live audience. The studio literally knocked a hole in a concrete wall creating room for theater seating inviting the once-banned fans to see the stars perform – for free! The new format and I Love Lucy won five Emmy…
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NATIONAL DESSERT DAY

NATIONAL DESSERT DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL DESSERT DAY People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day!  Celebrated by way of the local bakery, grandma’s house or chocolate shop, desserts include candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts, too.  The available ingredients affect the range of desserts made in each region. The very first desserts required minimal effort or preparation since ancient cultures were more focused on the nutrition in foods to survive. Over the years, desserts have changed from natural candies and nuts to complex soufflés and multi-layered cakes. In modern culture, there…
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NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY

NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY Food lovers across the country enjoy National Sausage Pizza Day on October 11th each year. Whether served on a thin or thick crust, sausage pizza goes well with other toppings, too. Don’t hesitate to add mushrooms and a variety of cheeses. What’s even better about sausage pizza are the different kinds of sausage to choose from.  While Italian sausage may be preferred, try experimenting. Add more garlic or try additional spice. Try smoky sausages such as chorizo or even a kielbasa visit with your local butcher for sausage suggestions. They’ve…
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NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY

NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY National Angel Food Cake Day on October 10th celebrates the delicious, light, and fluffy cake that many home cooks serve with fruit or glazes.    Making angel food cake requires whipping egg whites until they are stiff. Cream of tartar stabilizes the egg whites.  Additional ingredients are then folded into the egg white mixture. The cake is then usually baked in an ungreased tube pan, leaving a hole in the middle of the cake. The center tube allows the cake batter to rise higher than other pans, causing the…
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NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE DAY

NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE DAY National Motorcycle Ride Day on the second Saturday in October encourages all motorcyclists in the USA and the world to get out on their motorcycles for a united day of riding. The month of October offers two significant reasons to ride. First, it’s the end of the riding season for a lot of motorcyclists. It is also the month that John B. Dunlop developed the first practical pneumatic tire in 1887. Without this development in tire technology, motorcycles would not perform as they do or be as enjoyable as they…
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NATIONAL PIEROGI DAY

NATIONAL PIEROGI DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL PIEROGI DAY On October 8th, National Pierogi Day recognizes an international dish that is a type of dumpling.  Pierogi is the plural form of the rarely used Polish word pierog. In English, we spell pierogi several ways, including perogi and pierogy. However you choose to spell it, these dumplings of unleavened dough bring a delicious meal to the table. The semicircular dough is often stuffed with savory fillings before being boiled. After boiling them, the cook will either bake or fry the dumplings in butter to finish cooking them.  Pierogi Combinations: mashed potato filling potato…
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY – October 7

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY – October 7

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY October 7th officially marks the sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Whether they’re dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every mouthwatering pretzel bite! Salty, crunchy pretzels and chocolate are the gold mine of the snack world, and their combination is the epitome of the oh-so-popular sweet and salty flavor craze. Change up the chocolate from white to milk to dark chocolate, and they satisfy even a mild sweet tooth. History of the Chocolate Covered Pretzel Many creative stories have been…
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NATIONAL TECHIES DAY – October 3

NATIONAL TECHIES DAY – October 3

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL TECHIES DAY National Techies Day on October 3rd encourages students to consider a career in technology.  With so many opportunities in the growing technology field, students seeking a career in technology will find promising choices anywhere they look.  In 2012, Engine Advocacy commissioned a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in California. According to the report, for every high-tech job, four more jobs are created. That’s a lot of economic boost created by one industry. By 2030, the technology sector will continue to grow while other job sectors may decline. While…
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NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY – October 2

NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY – October 2

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY National Name Your Car Day on October 2nd encourages a special commitment to your wheels. It’s time to give your trusty automobile what it really needs, a name.  Many of you most likely remember Herbie the Love Bug, Lightning McQueen from Cars, Kit from Knight Rider, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit. These are just some of the famous car names that are known by millions of people. Make a day of it.  Take the ol’ jalopy out for a spin, a nice wash, and shine and…
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