When is this holiday celebrated?
It is usually celebrated on December 26, the day after Christmas Day!
Origin of this holiday
Boxing Day is a traditional celebration dating back to the Middle Ages, of which the primary practice is the giving of gifts to employees or to people in a lower social class. The name has numerous folk etymologies.
Who celebrates this holiday?
Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, as well as many other members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and Greece.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
When is this holiday celebrated?
Thursday, December 24, 2009
"Looking for a traditional and charming rendition of the Christmas story to read to a 4-to 7- year old in your life? Tim Dowley's My First Story of Christmas retells the biblical account in simple terms, complete with bright, cheery illustrations that are sure to put a smile on the face of the reader."
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Animal Holidays To Remember!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
From the records of the Imperial Bureau of Supplies (Bao Chao Si), it was recorded that for Emperor Hongwu's imperial family alone, there were 15,000 sheets of special soft-fabric toilet paper made, and each sheet of toilet paper was even perfumed.
"Elsewhere, wealthy people used wool, lace or hemp for their ablutions, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers, or cleaned themselves with various materials such as rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stone, sand, moss, water, snow, maize, ferns, may apple plant husks, fruit skins, or seashells, and corn cobs, depending upon the country and weather conditions or social customs. In Ancient Rome, a sponge on a stick was commonly used, and, after usage, placed back in a bucket of saltwater."
"The 16th century French satirical writer François Rabelais in his series of novels Gargantua and Pantagruel, discussing the various ways of cleansing oneself at the toilet, wrote that: "He who uses paper on his filthy bum, will always find his ballocks lined with scum", proposing that the soft feathers on the back of a live goose provide an optimum cleansing medium."
"In many parts of the world, especially where toilet paper or the necessary plumbing for disposal may be unavailable or unaffordable, toilet paper is not used. Cleansing is then performed with other methods or materials, such as water, for example using a bidet, rags, sand, leaves (including seaweed), corn cobs, animal furs, or sticks."
Ancient toilet paper from the Nara period. The wooden sticks were found in small streams ca. 10-15 cm wide and designed to be squatted over, and are believed to be used for cleaning after the use of the toilet streams. The modern toilet paper rolls are for size comparison. Photo taken by Chris 73 in February 2004 in an exhibition hall in Nara.
Modern Toilet Paper: "Joseph Gayetty is widely credited with being the inventor of modern commercially available toilet paper in the United States. Gayetty's paper, first introduced in 1857, was available as late as the 1920s. Gayetty's Medicated Paper was sold in packages of flat sheets, watermarked with the inventor's name. for the product used the tagline "The greatest necessity of the age! Gayetty's medicated paper for the water-closet." As recently as 1935, Northern Tissue advertised the availability of splinter-free toilet paper." wikipedia
August 26 is "National Toilet Paper Day."
Well how do you celebrate this day? Well that's a bit limited but it seems teenagers are taking advantage of this holiday by "Rolling Yards (also called TPing). This little activity of sneaking to someones house and rolling the trees in the yard full of toilet paper is popular during Halloween but it seems that the kids now have a added date to roll once again. I have to admit this was a favorite thing to do even for myself, when I was a teenager :) It was sooooo much fun! But- - its legality is a matter of some debate.
The only other thing that people do on this day is send toilet paper themed Ecards and small fun gifts made from what else, toilet paper.
This brings to mind another holidays called Thomas Crapper Day - A holiday devoted to the man who invented the flush toilet.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
August 25 is National Banana Splits Day but I'm sure this holiday is referring to the food and not the band- But, I just had to blog about the show that use to come on Saturdays when I was a kid- The band was called the Banana Splits and they made Saturdays and being a kid really great! It was called "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour"
"The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television program that featured both live action and animated segments. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968 to September 5, 1970. The series costumes and sets were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft and the series' sponsor was Kellogg's Cereals. The show was Hanna-Barbera’s initial foray into mixing live action with animation. The hosts of the show were Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky (a dog, gorilla, lion, and elephant)."
wikipdedia has info on them-
Gosh, I would watch it all over again if it came back on TV!
Does anybody remember them?
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I was reading about the Health benefits of corn and wikipedia says "
Cooked sweet corn has significant antioxidant activity, which can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer. " Cooked sweet corn retains its antioxidant activity, The scientists measured the antioxidants' ability to quench free radicals, which cause damage to the body from oxidation. Cooked sweet corn also releases increased levels of ferulic acid, which provides health benefits, such as battling cancer. "When you cook it, you release it, and what you are losing in vitamin C, you are gaining in ferulic acid and total antioxidant activity.""
Nice health benefits! So lets eat more corn!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I think this is a great Holiday! I like the idea of regaining peace in our lives don't you? It was good to be reminded of it too- I found this cool picture of cloud formations on flckr. The clouds formed the shape of a few angels. :) Beautiful Shot! Just thought I would pass it on-
Well I'm glad to be back on the Internet. My computer died and it's been in the shop for a couple of weeks but I finally have it back and ready to pound the keyboards blogging! giggle~
I am trying to catch up on all the emails, most of which are asking where I'm at?? Gosh it's nice to be missed! I missed yall too! wink~
Happy Be An Angel Day Everyone!
And get ready for some hot n steamy corn because I think tomorrow is National Buttered Corn Day!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
From what I've read- Freshpair.com came up with National Underwear Day. Freshpair President, Michael Kleinmann, believes that "underwear should no longer be merely the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off, but the most important thing you wear all day." Following that "National Underwear Day was created as a time for everyone to feel comfortable mentioning "unmentionables"
I really can't find a lot of information about this holiday at all-
Maybe some of our reading can post more information- ;) Pam
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
August 4 is National Champagne Day
Well it seems that on this holiday we're to drink champagne! Most people need a good reason to drink champagne because it's more of a celebration drink. In researching this holiday it seems the favorite way to celebrate National Champagne Day is by having a "Champagne Breakfast, Brunch, or lunch.
Wikipedia tells us that "A champagne breakfast is a breakfast served with champagne or sparkling wine." So on this day it's traditional to have a champagne breakfast with either you and a loved one or for a group of people. What a wonderful relaxing way to start the day!
In many ways, the foods remind me of a tea party. You know how a "breakfast tea" will have pastries, fruit and a bit of chocolate; well a champagne breakfast will have the same except you add a couple of- shall I say more elaborate dishes to the table, like fancy Hors d'œuvres.
"It may be part of any day or outing considered particularly luxurious or indulgent. The accompanying breakfast is sometimes of a similarly high standard and include rich foods such as salmon, caviar, chocolate or pastries, which would not ordinarily be eaten at breakfast or more courses."
In my reading- I found that "It can also consist simply of a full English breakfast accompanied by champagne".
Happy Champagne Day!
Photo: Breakfast? Originally uploaded by Gem Images
Monday, August 03, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
- National Raspberry Cream Pie Day: August 1
- National Ice Cream Sandwich Day : August 2
- National Watermelon Day :August 3
- National Rice Pudding Day : August 9
- National S'Mores Day : August 10
- National Filet Mignon Day : August 13
- National Lemon Meringue Pie Day : August 15
- National Lemonade Day: August 20
- National Spongecake Day: August 23
- National Peach Pie Day: August 24
- National Banana Split Day: August 25
- National Trail Mix Day: August 31
Combination with extra pickles and olives - Apple Pan
Originally uploaded by Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer
I really enjoy mustard myself and there are soooo many flavors too! My Mother is crazy about sweet mustards and puts it on everything; not just chicken fingers. She likes to make her own homemade kind by mixing crushed pineapple and yellow mustard.
Me; I especially like spreading it on baking roasts, corned beef sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches and cuban sandwiches. Yummm- gosh it's 6:00 in the morning for me and talking about mustard is making me want some. I think after I finish this blog post I'm going to go fry myself up some bologna and make myself a bologna and yellow mustard sandwich (for breakfast). My gosh I love those things!
Speaking of Sandwiches, did you know that August is also National Sandwich Month? Yep it sure is! All my foodie blogging friends are going to have a field day with this one. Everybody loves sandwiches so new and improved sandwich recipes will be scattered all over the Internet this month and that's for sure. Everything from cold sandwiches, open face sandwiches to famous sandwiches :)
Fun Food Fact:
I just wanted to remind everyone that our "Holiday Food Calendar" also has a "National Sandwich Day" but it's celebrated on November 3. Supposedly Nov. 3 is the anniversary of John Montagu's birthday. Who was he? He was a "18th century English noble, better known as the fourth Earl of Sandwich, it's said that he wanted to eat with one hand during a gambling bender. He instructed his servants to serve him lunch meat between two pieces of bread." To celebrate the occasion, Nov. 3 is officially "National Sandwich Day." Wow, neat story :)
Keep an eye out- I will be posting What's SIGNIFICANT for AUGUST soon- :) Pam
Friday, July 31, 2009
The colors are so beautiful, this one would be great for Valentinest too-
Happy Raspberry Cake Day everyone!
Remember, today's the day to make a homemade raspberry cake ;)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
For the life of me I couldn't find any resources to who created this holiday at all. I found plenty of blogs that write about cheesecake day but no real trail to it's origination at all. Maybe someone could tell us.
Happy Cheesecake Day ya'll- I'm on my way to the kitchen to make the easy cheaters recipe of cream cheese and lemon juice. You know the no-bake one- in a ready made graham cracker crust. What can I say-
Monday, July 06, 2009
- Chili con carne (literally "Chili with meat", often known simply as chili) is a spicy stew made from chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions, and cumin.
- Traditional chili is made with chopped or ground beef.
- Variations, either geographic or by personal preference, may substitute different types of meat and may also include tomatoes, beans, or other ingredients.
- The name "chili con carne" is a variation of the Spanish chile con carne, which means "peppers with meat."
- Chili con carne is the official dish of the U.S. state of Texas.
- It can be found worldwide in local variations and also in certain American-style fast food restaurants." wikipedia
Saturday, July 04, 2009
A typical Caesar salad comprises romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, sardines, and black pepper originally prepared tableside.
Happy Holidays Everyone! Pam
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Bloomsday: Anniversary of events in
Birth anniversary of comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965)
In 1960, the thriller Psycho premiered and millions of filmgoers began avoiding the shower.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Orthodox Festival of All Saints
Race Unity Day (Baha’i)
Flag DayJune 15 - Tomorrow is me and the hubbies anniversary! We are sharing this day with National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Superman Celebration begins at Metropolis, IL (June 11-14). See www.metropolischamber.com
Monday, June 08, 2009
What a beautiful morning it is and a wonderful day to celebrate World Ocean Day!
The hubby had to go to work around 4:30 this morning so I pulled myself out of the bed and put on a pot of coffee. It's really hot here in Florida and it's really hard to drink coffee on hot days but when it's early in the morning it's a lot cooler outside and more pleasant for drinking something hot.
I started out like I always do; by going outside with coffee in hand. It was still dark outside but the smell of the cool salty ocean was filling the air. (A bit on the fishy smell) You see I live not to very far from the ocean and in walking distance to the bay. Early in the morning, you can sometimes hear the boats running down the bay or one of the ship horns- I lovvvvvveee to hear that sound. I am so very grateful for World Ocean Day and would like to pass on this great holiday. It's a holiday that's meant to bring awareness to everything ocean related. Everything from sea life to seafood!
World Ocean Day is always in June and I think this holiday is a favorite of mine because- not only do I love the ocean and it's creatures but me and the hubby got married barefoot, on the beach, with the waves sloshing on shore right behind us. We also picked the month of June. So, we are happy to celebrate World Ocean Day!
National Automotive Service Professionals Week begins (June 8-14) 2009
Well well well, we are celebrating this holiday whether we want to or not! Yep we have had a heck of a time with our truck and we are celebrating this holiday with a bang! New tires on the truck, wheel balance, oil change on both vehicles and a new battery to boot! Just our luck but the service engine light came on both vehicles at the same time! Geesh! It's a good thing though because we found we had bad tires that had to be replaced pronto :( So we have to say we're celebrated this holiday in a way we wish we didn't have to, by spending way to much money on repairs. But hey, thank goodiness for Automotive Service Professionals! Thank you, thank you!
Other Holidays to celebrate today are:
Upsy Daisy Day
World Brain Tumor Day
Germanic Neopaganism: Lindisfare Day
Norfolk Island: Bounty Day
Temotu Province: Province Day
Queen's Official Birthday: Australia, Belize, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
In reading blogs over the Internet (at Christmas time), I noticed that Rocky Road Candy is a favorite Christmas Candy for many. I know I usually get a gift bag of rocky road candy from at least one person each Christmas myself. Rocky Road is not only candy though. There's rocky road fudge, rocky road brownies & rocky road ice cream too.
So.... today's the day we're supposed to make- eat- and share anything rocky road style! :) "Live Everyday like a Holiday"
What's your favorite way to eat rocky road?
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Orthodox Ascension Day
Shavuot begins at sundown.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Memorial Day was yesterday and those lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend off, did just that. I noticed the parks and beaches were packed with people all weekend long. But now Memorial Day weekend is over and it's time to get ready for the next holiday. There are several holidays coming up this week but the one I want to talk about today is "National Hug Your Cat Day." This holiday is just around the corner and is celebrated on May 30th. This holiday is for all cat owners to be reminded to give their cats some extra attention on this day. I know I love cat holidays because I'm a real true cat lover that's for sure. hahaha! So for those of you who didn't know this holiday existed. ... hereeee ya go! So on this day, give your kitty a nice long hug-
It's May 26 and Today The World Is Celebrating:
We say, "Live Everyday Like A Holiday!" ~Pam:)