AUGUST 10, 2017 | NATIONAL SHAPEWEAR DAY | NATIONAL CONNECTICUT DAY | NATIONAL LAZY DAY | NATIONAL S’MORE DAY
NATIONAL SHAPEWEAR DAY
August 10th recognizes what has been a long-standing important, and at times, essential, article of clothing that has built confidence and poise for centuries. National Shapewear Day celebrates the history, current trends, and continued use and evolution of body shaping garments.
The history of shapewear can be seen as paralleling the development of clothed civilization itself, as evidence exists from archaeological drawings depicting women in corset-like garments dating back to Greek and Roman antiquity. It was during the 16th century, however, when corsets and shaping undergarments appeared to have ascended to the status of required fashion, typically worn by royalty that marked the current style of the era. Many changes and trends in clothing fashion were accompanied by the ubiquitous corset that was perhaps the most recognizable item in a woman’s ensemble.
Fast forward to the 21st century, and shapewear has become barely recognizable from the constricting, cumbersome and impractical garments worn by our predecessors. Shapewear has evolved to meet the varied and sophisticated needs of today’s modern society and is created from some of the most advanced materials available. Constructed of breathable, flexible and durable fabrics, shapewear comes in almost any style and shape imaginable that essentially is a custom fit for anyone looking to add a garment to their wardrobe. Today’s shapewear is so versatile and practical, it smooths and supports even the most stubborn spots on the body. Men and women don business wear, formal attire or even casual clothes with shapewear beneath, and share a more polished look to the world. The resulting confidence they exude thanks to their modern supporting shapers does not go unnoticed. Whatever the occasion, shapewear will have you covered.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you think shapewear is the uncomfortable and restrictive garment of the past, check out the latest styles. Times have most certainly changed, and shapewear is now one of the most versatile articles of clothing, making them suitable for use during all seasons and occasions. Use #NationalShapewearDay to share on social media.
The Pink Room founded National Shapewear Day to celebrate and generate interest in the ongoing advancements, improvements, and benefits of foundation garments. Empowering people by making them feel confident and beautiful in their own skin with a little help from shapewear!
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Shapewear Day to be observed annually on August 10.
NATIONAL CONNECTICUT DAY
Woven into the fabric of this state’s historic landscape, we find revolutionaries, innovators, and philosophers. On August 10, National Connecticut Day recognizes the contributions of the fifth state to join the United States of America.
Like other colonies of the region, the Dutch first explored and founded trading posts in Connecticut. In 1633, Puritans from Massachusetts established the first permanent settlement. From the outset, the industry established a means to prosperity in the colony. Production of brass buttons and munitions placed the colony in a position to later supply the Revolutionary Army. The colonial governor of Connecticut, Jonathan Trumbull, was the only governor who supported independence.
Read more about the history and culture of this beautiful state by visiting the National Day Calendar page for National Connecticut Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Explore all the adventures Connecticut has to offer with National Day Calendar and share your favorites by using #NationalConnecticutDay on social media.
Each week following the week of Independence Day 2017, National Day Calendar will be announcing a National Day in honor of each state in the order they entered the union. We start with Delaware on July 13 and will complete the celebrations with Hawaii on June 27, 2018, allowing for some time off for the holidays.
NATIONAL LAZY DAY
Today there will not be much information regarding this annually celebrated holiday as we do not feel like doing any research. Actually, we do not feel like doing anything at all. So we are in our hammocks with a couple of good books and glasses of lemonade and iced tea. Yes, it is National Lazy Day, and we choose to be lazy rather than tell you that this holiday is observed each year on August 10th.
The creator and origin of National Lazy Day could not be found.
Have a great day!
The most popular campfire treat is recognized each year on August 10th during National S’mores Day. This delicious, gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States.
S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.
The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925. Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores”. It is unclear when the name was shortened to “S’mores”.
Today there are many variations on the original s’more. Try spreading peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients. Substitute peanut butter cups in place of the chocolate bar. Replace the graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Here is a S’more Bar recipe for you to make, enjoy and share with your friends and family. How many different ways can you make a s’more? Use #NationalSmoresDay to post on social media.
National S’mores Day origins are currently unknown. Camp Kesem is the 2017 Official Sponsor for National S’mores Day.
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