SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 | NATIONAL NEW YORK DAY | NATIONAL PECAN DAY
NATIONAL NEW YORK DAY
As we continue our tour of New England, September 21 brings us to the perfect time to honor National New York Day.
The land now known as New York was populated by the Lenape people (also known as the Delaware Indians). They populated New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and parts of Delaware and Connecticut. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle the area named New Netherland. Settlements and trading posts up and down the Hudson River. Albany, the state capital, was once called Beverwijck and the center of the fur trade. In 1624, the Dutch established a settlement on Nutten Island named New Amsterdam. Two years later, they would move to Manhattan island and the colony would flourish.
The settlement would exchange hands between the Dutch and British a few times, each time without bloodshed. The first, in 1664, it would be named New York.
When the colonies declared independence and later created the articles of Confederation, it was soon discovered a stronger governing document was needed. While New York sent three delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, only Alexander Hamilton remained to sign the final document. A Federalist, Hamilton held strong opinions that could potentially influence the framing of the young nation’s new governing document. For one, Hamilton supported a life term of service for the President.
From the timeless halls of Ellis Island to the epic beauty of Niagara Falls and breathtaking Adirondacks, New York is infused with grand vistas and endless historical paths to retrace. With New York City as the epitome of a melting pot long before the term was coined, the state is full of inspiration for artists of all kinds, sparks intelligent debate and philosophical discussion.
HOW TO OBSERVE
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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.
Find out more about this great state by visiting the National Day Calendar page for National New York Day.
NATIONAL PECAN COOKIE DAY
Each year on September 21, people across the United States celebrate National Pecan Cookie Day.
This delicious cookie can be eaten and enjoyed morning, noon and night by hungry snackers everywhere. Another pecan related celebration is National Pecan Day on April 14. Pecan is an Algonquian word, meaning “a nut requiring a stone to crack”. A member of the hickory family, the pecan is native to central and southern United States.
HOW TO OBSERVE
To celebrate National Pecan Cookie Day, try one of the following”tried and true” Pecan Cookie recipes:
Use #NationalPecanCookieDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Pecan Cookie Day.
On Deck for September 22, 2017
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