August 9, 2017 – NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY – NATIONAL VEEP DAY – NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY

AUGUST 9, 2017 | NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY | NATIONAL VEEP DAY | NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY

NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY

Observed each year on August 9, (and sometimes on the first Saturday in November) bibliophiles get to celebrate on National Book Lovers Day! A day for all those who love to read, National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away.

Bibliophile – a person who has a great appreciation for or collects books.

Let’s step back in time for a minute:

  • The very first books used parchment or vellum (calf skin) for the book pages.
  • The book covers were made of wood and often covered with leather.
  • The books were fitted with clasps or straps.
  • Public libraries appeared in the Middle Ages.
  • Books in public libraries were often chained to a bookshelf or a desk to prevent theft.

Moving forward:

Book manufacturing’s recent development included digital printing.  Book pages are printed using toner rather than ink.  Digital printing opens up the possibility of print-on-demand,  where no books are printed until after an order is received from a customer.

E-books are rapidly increasing in popularity.  E-book (electronic book) refers to a book-length publication in digital form.  They are usually available through the internet. However, can also be found on CD-ROM and other forms.  E-books are read either by computer or via a portable book display device known as an e-book reader, such as a Reader, Nook or Kindle.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Sit back, relax and READ! Colorado Jack Popcorn is the perfect snack while you become immersed in a legendary adventure. If you prefer a more laid back read, try Colorado Jack Caramel Popcorn. Use #NationalBookLoversDay to post on social media and spread the word.

HISTORY

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

NATIONAL VEEP DAY

National Veep Day is designated to give recognition to the succession plan of the President of the United States.

In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, CLAUSE 6

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalVeepDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

On August 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald Ford became President of the United States upon the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY

On August 9 many enjoy their favorite dish on National Rice Pudding Day.

Rice pudding is made from rice mixed with water, milk, coconut milk, evaporated milk or cream and sometimes vanilla, cinnamon and raisins. A variety of recipes are used when preparing the dish either for dessert or dinner.

When preparing rice pudding for dessert – a sweetener, such as sugar is added.

Dating back to the Tudor period, the earliest rice pudding recipes were called whitepot.  One of the earliest known methods was written down by Gervase Markham in 1615.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Have fun in the kitchen by trying this Rice Pudding Recipe and then share it with your family and friends!  Use #NationalRicePuddingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Rice Pudding Day.

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