AUGUST 6, 2017| NATIONAL SISTERS DAY | NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY | NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY | AMERICAN FAMILY DAY | NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY | NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY
NATIONAL SISTERS DAY
National Sisters Day on the first Sunday in August is your chance to show your appreciation for that unique bond only sisters can understand. All siblings have the odd argument here and there, but deep down there’s little way around the natural connection between siblings. Cherish the memories and make plans to create new ones. Reconnect or patch up any misunderstandings. Sisters are forever.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Make this day a special celebration with your sister. If you don’t have a sister, you can still celebrate the friendships of sisterhood by having a girls’ night out! Post on social media using #NationalSistersDay to encourage others to do the same.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Sisters Day.
NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY
On August 6, float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice cold mug of frothy root beer. It’s National Root Beer Float Day!
Also known as the “Black Cow,” the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp. Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the “Black Cow” way back in August of 1893.
One night Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters he was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek when he came upon an idea. The full moon that night shined on the snow-capped Cow Mountain and reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He hurried back to his bar and scooped a spoonful of ice cream into the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. After trying, he liked it and served it the very next day. It was an immediate hit.
For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Root Beer Float Day.
NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY
Each year on August 6, people around the country participate in National Wiggle Your Toes Day. By going barefoot, wearing sandals or flip-flops, show off your toes. Be sure to give them some fresh air and exercise on National Wiggle Your Toes Day!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Today, let your toes feel the grass, the sand on the beach, the water in the pool or the pebbles along the shore. Use #WiggleYourToesDay when posting on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Wiggle Your Toes Day.
AMERICAN FAMILY DAY
Established as a day encouraging families to spend time with one another, American Family Day on the First Sunday in August is a perfect occasion to enjoy the waning summer rays with those dearest to us.
American Family Day was specifically proclaimed to avoid gifts and to focus on family relationships, engage in
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy your family! Play games outdoors or go for a walk. Pick up some fresh fruit and visit grandparents. Post on social media using #AmericanFamilyDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.
Now annually celebrated across the United States on the first Sunday in August, this day began as a 1-year proclamation signed by Governor Raul Castro, declaring August 7, 1977, as American Family Day. The following year, Governor Bruce Babbit signed American Family Day into law as an official Arizona holiday.
NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY
According to the National Friendship Day declaration, we are invited to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities”.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Get in contact with your friends for a chat or visit. Post on social media using #NationalFriendshipDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.
National Friendship Day was originally founded by Hallmark in 1919. It was intended to be a day for people to celebrate their friendship by sending each other cards, but by 1940 the market had dried up, and eventually, it died out completely. However, in 1998 Winnie the Pooh was named the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations, and in April 2011 the United Nations officially recognized 30th July as International Friendship Day; although most countries celebrate on the first Sunday of August!
NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY
National Fresh Breath Day is observed annually on August 6th. National Fresh Breath Day was created to appreciate oral hygiene and its importance. Dentists and oral care professionals hail this as a day dedicated to fighting bad breath.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Remember to brush and floss regularly, drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol to get a jump-start on fresh breath! Use #NationalFreshBreathDay when posting on social media.
The origins of National Fresh Breath Day have yet to be determined.
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