May 26, 2017 – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY – NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY – NATIONAL HEAT AWARENESS DAY

MAY 26, 2017 | NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY | NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY | NATIONAL HEAT AWARENESS DAY

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE DAY

A food holiday for cheesecake lovers, National Blueberry Cheesecake Day is observed on May 26th.

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked and are often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream.  There are many varieties of cheesecake. However, this day honors the blueberry cheesecake.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a blueberry cheesecake at your favorite restaurant.  If you’re handy in the kitchen, try one of these recipes:

The Best Blueberry Cheesecake
Blueberry Cheesecake
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust
Blueberry Cheesecake
Blueberry  Cheesecake Cookies
Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Post photos of your celebration on social media using #BlueberryCheesecakeDay.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.

NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY 

Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, it is National Don’t Fry Day.  The goal of National Don’t Fry Day is to raise awareness of all the risks of overexposure to the sun.  It is important for everyone to remember to use sun protection and sun safety practices.

Unfortunately, skin cancer is increasing in the United States, and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer.  The risk for ultraviolet (UV) damage to the skin increases as we spend more time enjoying the outdoors now that warmer weather is upon us.   We need to take precautions when we are outside in the sun.  Using a good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are a few ways to get started with sun safety.

Skin cancer is curable if it is found early.  Be aware of changes on your skin with growths and in moles.  See your doctor if you have any concerns.  Be safe!

For more information see: http://skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #DontFryDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Don’t Fry Day was created by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.

NATIONAL HEAT AWARENESS DAY

National Heat Awareness Day is observed each year on the last Friday in May.  Resulting in numerous fatalities each year, heat exhaustion and dehydration due to heat are some of the leading weather-related killers in the United States.

  • 1980 heat wave claimed 1,250 lives
  • 1995 heat wave killed more than 700 lives in Chicago (the deadliest weather event in Chicago history)
  • 2003 August, record heat wave in Europe claimed an estimated 50,000 lives

Most American summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States.  Some regions of the country have both high temperatures and high humidity. However, some of the worst heat waves have been dry.

The following advisories may be issued from the National Weather Service:

  • Excessive Heat Outlooks
  • Excessive Heat Watches
  • Excessive Heat Warning/Advisories

Take these precautions when heat advisories are issued: stay hydrated (drink lots of water), avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and extra sugar,  avoid over exertion and find a cool place to stay.

For more weather safety information visit:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/index.shtml

http://www.weather.gov/safety

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #HeatAwarenessDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Heat Awareness Day is sponsored by the National Weather Service.

About National Day Calendar

Founded in 2013 in the historic town of Mandan, North Dakota, National Day Calendar began as a kernel of curiosity that exploded into a growing collection of ways to Celebrate. Every Day, founder Marlo Anderson and his team seek out all the daily, weekly and monthly observations and celebrations to keep you up to date and informed. Through daily updates, social media, mobile applications and much more, National Day Calendar helps you #CelebrateEveryDay!

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