December 1, 2016 – NATIONAL PIE DAY – ROSA PARKS DAY – NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR DAY – DAY WITHOUT ART DAY

DECEMBER 1 – NATIONAL PIE DAY – ROSA PARKS DAY – NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR DAY – DAY WITH(OUT) ART DAY

National Pie Day - December 1

National Pie Day – December 1

NATIONAL PIE DAY

Each year on December 1, dessert lovers across the United States observe National Pie Day.

This is the 2nd time in a year this national treasure has a day.  The first and more popular designation falls on January 23. 

While it might be the lesser of the two celebrated PIE days (there is also National Pi Day on March 14), it happens to fall smack dab in the middle of a major pie making season.  

Take away ice cream as a dessert choice and most people are either cake people or pie people.  Or to put it another way, most people have cake or pie with their ice cream! Combine bumper crops from our gardens and fruit trees with a booming holiday season full of baked goods, cool weather and rosy-cheeked children; it’s time to tie on those apron strings and get baking.

Of course, we aren’t limited to dessert.  Savory pot pies provide comfort on a cold winters day and the satisfaction a family cook needs when caring for a family.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a slice of your favorite pie. Use #NationalPieDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of the 2nd National Pie Day.  

Rosa Parks Day - December 1

Rosa Parks Day – December 1

ROSA PARKS DAY

Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday celebrated on February 4 or December 1 in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks.

On December 1, 1955, after a long day of work Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She took her seat in the ‘colored’ section, but as she rode the Cleveland Avenue bus home, the bus began to fill.

The Montgomery city ordinance allowed bus drivers to assign seating. However, it did not permit them to demand a passenger give up their seat. Despite this, bus drivers had customarily required black passengers to give up their seats to white passengers when the public transportation became full.

When Rosa Parks was asked to give up her seat, she refused. She was arrested and what followed is Civil Rights history. She was found guilty on December 5, 1955, of violating the city ordinance and fined $10 plus a court fee.

African American leaders, including E.D. Nixon and Martin Luther King, Jr., organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott for the day of Rosa Park’s trial. The boycott was a success and lasted several months, devastating the transportation system in Montgomery.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #RosaParksDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Rosa Parks Day was created by the California State Legislature and first celebrated February 4, 2000. California chose to recognize the date of Rosa Park’s birth.  Ohio and Oregon celebrate Rosa Parks Day on the day she was arrested, December 1.

National Eat a Red Apple Day - December 1

National Eat a Red Apple Day – December 1

NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY

National Eat a Red Apple Day is observed annually on December 1.

As the adage goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and today is a perfect time to put that theory to taste.

An apple is both delicious and nutritious.  With over 7,500 varieties of apples and over 7.5% of the world’s production coming from the USA, apples are widely available.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Have a red apple. Use #NationalEatARedAppleDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Eat a Red Apple Day.  

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day - December 1

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day – December 1

BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR LIBERATION DAY

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day is observed annually on December 1.

Free yourself from dealing with blurry screen images by getting your eyes examined to see if bifocals can help.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #BifocalsAtTheMonitorLiberationDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com.

Day Without Art - December 1

Day Without Art – December 1

DAY WITH(OUT) ART

Day Without Art is observed annually on December 1. It coincides with National AIDS Day and was started by committee with the Visual AIDS organization in response to the AIDS crisis.  

An International Day of Action and Mourning  in Response to the AIDS Crisis

Visual AIDS has initiated numerous projects to provide awareness and education regarding prevention of AIDS, care of those who suffer and to celebrate the lives and achievements of those who have been lost to AIDS.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #DayWithoutArt to post on social media.

HISTORY

Day Without Art began on December 1, 1989, as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.

There are over 1,200 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

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