AUGUST 22, 2017 | NATIONAL BAO DAY| NEVER BEAN BETTER DAY | NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY | NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY
NATIONAL BAO DAY
Ancient Chinese gastronomic delicacies often cause oohs and ahhs on food holidays. On August 22, National Bao Day guarantees your taste buds will be shouting “Wow!”
At first one might consider it to be just a simple steamed bun. Dumplings aside, this is the flavorful Chinese dough used to make bāozi, or bao and is stuffed with savory meats or sweets. More than a side dish, bao is a type of sandwich which has been gaining popularity in the United States.
There are excellent reasons, too! Created as an elegant package, bao fits in the palm of the hand making it portable. Bao satisfies with all our favorite flavors. From spicy to sweet, BBQ and Thai, this little sandwich covers breakfast, lunch, supper and dessert. Still hungry? They’re great snacks and perfect for sharing, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Still not wowed? Enjoy a tasty bao or six and use #NationalBaoDay to share on social media.
Wow Bao founded National Bao Day to celebrate the ancient Chinese tradition of bao and to raise awareness about the variety of contemporary bao restaurants opening around the country giving diners an opportunity to enjoy the diversity of flavors. Wow Bao chose August 22 for National Bao Day as it is the anniversary of the launch of their first bao-centric restaurant in Chicago. They now have ten restaurants and are growing!
The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Bao Day to be celebrated annually in 2017.
NEVER BEAN BETTER DAY
If you’ve waited for a Never Bean Better Day to enjoy the unconditional love of your canine companion, August 22 is the day! Just like our ever-joyful pets, Never Bean Better Day casts away the worries and spreads enthusiasm for life.
Never Bean Better Day encourages both the spirit of generosity and sharing the joys of life with delight. Go out into the world with your family pet and plant the bean of love every where you go. Share it generously, like dogs do when they are taking care of us when we are sick or down, giving us all their love with abandon in the forms of licks and snuggles or tricks and antics only canines know how to do. Sometimes, they even have their own love song or woo woo. It’s a Never Bean Better Day to share all the love your dog has stored up!
HOW TO OBSERVE
In recognition of the Never Bean Better Day, share the Bean wuv. Fetch up fun and make a difference like Bean, a very special therapy dog, does every day in providing comfort and joy to so many through his physical and virtual presence. Help someone by sharing your time, talent or treasure or just by making someone’s day by getting them to play … human or canine!
Follow Bean’s tail on Facebook at Never Bean Better @neverbeanbetterwoo, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to spread the Bean wuv by using the #NeverBeanBetterDay and @neverbeanbetter to share your never bean better moments on social media. Get out and fetch up some fun! Make every day a Never Bean Better day!
If you’re spreading some woo wuv in the Mohnton, Pa area on Never Bean Better Day, gets some first-hand wuv from the master of woo at Godfrey’s Welcome to Dogdom from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Drager Group, Inc. founded Never Bean Better Day to recognize the unconditional love dogs bring to human lives. Never Bean Better Day honors the birth of a special therapy dog, Bean, who eagerly spreads his Bean wuv everywhere he goes and improving the lives of those who need it most. Visit NeverBeanBetter.com to learn more about Bean and his many talents, canine and not so canine.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared Never Bean Better Day to be observed August 22 annually beginning in 2017.
NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY
Wiggled and loose, that tooth that comes free just might get collected on National Tooth Fairy Day observed on August 22. The day is also celebrated on February 28.
This childhood favorite evolved with a group of healthcare fairies during the mid-1920s. From bath fairies to Fairy Wand Tooth Whitener, kids were encouraged through a wave of advertisements and health classes to eat their veggies, brush their teeth and get fresh air.
Esther Watkins Arnold brought the tooth fairy to life in an eight-page playlet in 1927 called The Tooth Fairy. At the same time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his claim that fairies and gnomes were real by publishing pictures of two girls surrounded by “verified” fairies. Schools began performing Arnold’s play the following year, and children, primed with vivid imaginations, placed their freshly lost teeth under their pillows at night in the hopes of a visit from the tooth fairy.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #NationalToothFairyDay to post on social media.
The origin and creator of this day were not found during our research.
NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY
Each year on August 22, pecan lovers across the country participate in National Pecan Torte Day.
A torte is a rich dessert filled with whipped cream, buttercream, mousse, jam, fruits or nuts. The baker will often glaze and garnish the torte once it is cooled. Generally made with little to no flour, tortes use ground nuts or breadcrumbs, along with sugar, eggs and flavorings instead.
The pecan tree is the only nut tree native to North America.
Other Pecan Holidays:
- National Pecan Day – April 14
- National Pecan Pie Day – July 12
- National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day – August 20
HOW TO OBSERVE
Following are a few recipes for you:
Use #NationalPecanTorteDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Pecan Torte Day.
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