August 8, 2017 – NATIONAL SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY – NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY – NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY – NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY

NATIONAL SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY

National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is celebrated on August 8.

Did you know that zucchini was a fruit?  Well, if you’re a gardener, you know this fact already.  You also know that zucchini grows in abundance and is ready for harvest in August.  Zucchini growers also know that one plant of zucchini allows you to share this wonderful treat!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Sneak some zucchini into your neighbor’s porch. To alert others use #SneakSomeZucchiniIntoYourNeighborsPorchDay to post on social media.

History

Tom Roy at wellcat.com created this zucchini holiday while doing years of news & talk radio.

NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY

National Happiness Happens Day is observed each year on August 8.  On August 8 each year just let it happen.  You know.  Happiness. It’s National Happiness Happens Day!

Happiness is encouraged all day.  Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure.  Don’t let it pass. A flicker of a giggle should be given its due and should it blossom into full blown happiness, don’t be surprised.  It happens!

The Secret Society of Happy People is an organization that was founded in August of 1998 and formed to celebrate the expression of happiness. The society encourages members to recognize their happy moments and think about happiness in their daily life.  They have two motto’s which include “Happiness Happens” and “Don’t Even Think of Raining on My Parade.”  Their purpose is to stimulate people’s right to express their happiness.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Be happy and feel free to share it. Use #HappinessHappensDay to post on social media and let others know to do the same

HISTORY

Founded in 1999 by the Secret Society of Happy People as “Admit You’re Happy Day,” Happiness Happens Day was created to recognize and express happiness.  August 8 was chosen as it is the anniversary of the first membership in 1998.

NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY

August 8 commemorates the day Congress established the U.S. monetary system in 1786. It’s National Dollar Day!

The first U.S. dollar bill wasn’t printed until 1862, and it didn’t bear the image of George Washington, either.  Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln’s Secretary of Treasury, was featured on the first greenback.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Spend or save a dollar depending on your preference. Use #NationalDollarDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Dollar Day.  However, the origins are clearly related to the establishment of the U.S. monetary system on August 8, 1786.

NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY

A delicious and refreshing cold dessert is celebrated each year on August 8th as it is National Frozen Custard Day.

Similar to ice cream, frozen custard is made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar.

Ice cream vendors, Archie and Elton Kohr, invented frozen custard on Coney Island, New York in 1919 when they found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer.

  • The Kohr brothers sold 18,640 cones on their first weekend on the boardwalk.
  • A 1933 World’s Fair frozen custard stand, in Chicago, helped introduce it to a wider audience.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin became known as the “unofficial frozen custard capital of the world.”
  • The United States Food and Drug Administration requires frozen custard products to contain at least 10 percent milk fat and 1.4 percent egg yolk solids.
  • Frozen custard is commonly prepared fresh at the place of sale.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Refresh yourself with frozen custard. To inform others use #FrozenCustardDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Frozen Custard Day.

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