AUGUST 11, 2017 | NATIONAL SON’S AND DAUGHTER’S DAY | NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY | NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY
NATIONAL SON’S AND DAUGHTER’S DAY
Each year on August 11, parents across the United States participate in National Son’s and Daughter’s Day. On this day, spend time with the joys of your life.
Let your children know that you are glad they are part of your life. Share family stories, listen to the events of their day, their hopes, and dreams. Enjoy every day you have with them and spend as much quality time as you can.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Do something special for your children today. If they are at home, go for a walk or enjoy a local park. If your children are grown, give them a call and remind them how special they are to you. Use #SonsAndDaughtersDay on social media.
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of National Son’s and Daughter’s Day.
NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY
National Presidential Joke Day is observed annually on August 11.
A day to recognize the humor often found and yet not so appreciated in the highest office in the land, National Presidental Day offers a nod to the gaffes, social missteps and sometimes downright hilarious mistakes presidents make. During an election year, the scrutiny of the constituency can be brutal; the presidential candidates should be prepared to handle the presidential joke. The citizenry will be listening!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Of all your presidential memories and history lessons what is your favorite presidential joke? Use #PresidentialJokeDay to share on social media.
National Presidential Joke Day began on August 11, 1984. During a sound check for his Saturday evening radio broadcast, President Ronald Reagan joked, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Since 1982, the networks had agreed comments made during sound checks were off the record. However, it was leaked to the general public and CBS eventually broadcast the recording on its Monday evening report. Critics blasted Reagan as being unpresidential, and others considered the joke harmless under most circumstances.
NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY
National Raspberry Bombe Day is observed annually on August 11th. This frozen summer delight is sure to please your taste buds and be a great finale to your meal.
A typical bombe contains sherbet, heavy cream, sugar, chopped nuts, candied fruit and a dash of rum. It is layered in a spherical mold and frozen overnight creating a centerpiece dessert.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy our tried and true raspberry bombe recipe. Use #RaspberryBombeDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Raspberry Bombe Day.
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