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March 14 – Pi Day

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (the Greek letter pi), the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated around the world – usually with edible … Continue reading

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February 13 – National Pancake Day

Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras (which is French for “Fat Tuesday”), is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The name comes from the tradition of eating pancakes on this … Continue reading

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February 9 – National Bagel Day

There are several conflicting stories about the origin of bagels. Many of them credit the Poles, who created the “bajgiel.” Germans claim the word “bagel” comes from the German word “bougel,” meaning “bracelet.” Others tell of a Viennese baker who … Continue reading

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May 25th – National Wine Day

There is, it seems, a “national” day for everything. Whether the excuse just be marketing, or a genuine effort to appreciate an item, it is no reason not to celebrate. It seems like the biggest (literally) decision one can make … Continue reading

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February 3 – National Carrot Cake Day

As reported on the very fun website “Today I Found Out,” before the 17th Century, almost all cultivated carrots were purple. It was the Dutch who developed the mutant orange strains of carrots, apparently sweeter and fleshier than the purple … Continue reading

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