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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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January 19 – National Popcorn Day

According to The Popcorn Board (an organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn), the actual date of National Popcorn Day is a matter of debate. Some sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes … Continue reading

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August 27 – National Banana Lovers Day

Today is National Banana Lovers Day, to celebrate the most popular fruit in the world, as opposed to, say, celebrating the so-called Banana Wars, in which the United States carried out a number of “police actions” in banana-growing countries in … Continue reading

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August 16 – National Rum Day

It’s time for another wonderful fake holiday, so to speak: National Rum Day. As the website liquor.com explains about the origins of rum: “Rum lovers around the world owe a great debt to a simple plant: sugar cane. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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