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Labor Day

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labor Day

Date when celebrated: Always the first Monday in September

Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the "workingman's holiday". The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is for you!

The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City. In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today. Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, the U.S. congress voted it a national holiday.

Labor Day is also viewed as the official end of summer. While the Fall Equinox is still a couple of weeks away, kids go back to school and summer vacations are over.

Labor Day tradition: This day is celebrated with a day off and union sponsored parades. Many people celebrate this weekend with one last picnic. It is also the date that many people close up the pool, and put away the boats.

Was it McGuire or Maguire? Either Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire is the Creator of Labor Day. Peter J. McGuire, was an active labor organizer. He was also general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. He was believed to be the first to suggest a day be dedicated to American workers and their accomplishments. Matthew Maguire however, was secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York in 1882 and many believed that he proposed the holiday in 1882.

More Labor Day Information:
The History of Labor Day From the U.S. Department of Labor- - they should know.

A Positive Light- Our Labor Day

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1CRAZYDOG 9/1/2014 10:28AM

    Thanks! Happy Labor Day.

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AUNTALICE2 9/1/2014 8:53AM

    emoticon My family has a picnic to celebrate the holiday! Not work!! Thanks again for the information. emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 9/1/2014 8:15AM

    I love this post! It is always interesting to me to go back and refresh my history of holidays. Thanks for sharing!

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National Trail Mix Day

Sunday, August 31, 2014

National Trail Mix Day

When : Always August 31st

National Trail Mix Day features a high energy, tasty treat for the trail or snacks. You can buy packages of trail mix at a store. Or, you can make up your own, using the ingredients you like best.

When you head out to a campout, a hike or to go biking, take the Trail Mix along with you. It provides the extra energy boost to keep you from getting tired and running out of energy along the trail. Don't limit trail mix to the trail. It is also good at campouts.

Here is a fun way that the Boy Scouts make Trail Mix:

Ask each hiker or camper to bring a box or bag of their favorite cereal, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruit, M&Ms, etc. For younger hikers or new members of the group, it's best to provide them with a list of the types of food that can go into trail mix. That way, the inexperienced hiker won't bring something that can not be easily carried. At the campout or before the hike, bring the group together and mix all the food in a big, big bowl. Put the mix into sealable baggies and pass them out to each hiker.

Tips: When making your own trail mix, avoid messy items that leave your hands sticky. Also avoid too many salty items. For example, unsalted nuts is better than salted ones.

Happy trails to you!

And don't forget Fido!

Origin of National Trail Mix Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/31/2014 9:10AM

    OMG! Didn't know there was Trail Mix for pooches!

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AUNTALICE2 8/31/2014 8:52AM

    Yum!! I love trail mix!! I am afraid there is not much food I do not love! It is a great day!! emoticon

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National Marshmallow Toasting Day

Saturday, August 30, 2014

National Marshmallow Toasting Day

Date When Celebrated : Always on August 30th

Origin: Unknown

During eleven out of the twelve months of the year, we enjoy a wide range of holidays. When we get to August, there is a major shortage of big holidays to celebrate. Perhaps that is why many Europeans take the month of August off for vacation.

Perhaps it as just as well that there are no big holidays to compete with National Marshmallow Toasting Day. After all, how could any holiday compare with this day!?!

Enjoy today or tonight by a campfire or bonfire, toasting a big, soft, sticky and sweet marshmallow, or two, or three, orů.. Summer would not be the same without a campfire and this great campfire treat. Summer is short. Summer is good. Let's enjoy it while it is still here. Toast a marshmallow and forget about everything else.

And, don't forget to make a few S'mores. The recipe is below.

S'mores Recipe:

Chocolate candy bar
Honey Graham Crackers

Break off a square of Graham cracker
Add a piece of Chocolate.
Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
Add the hot marshmallow.
Top it with another graham Cracker.
Eat , savor and enjoy!
Note: You can make S'mores in the microwave. Just put them together and pop them into the microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds.

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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 6:05PM

    I love marshmallows and marshmallow day!! emoticon

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GARDENQE2 8/30/2014 5:06PM

    WOO! HOO! My kind of day!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/30/2014 12:15PM

    Ordinarily I don't care for marshmallows, but maybe today . . . in honor of the day!

Have a great weekend.

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/30/2014 10:27AM

    You got me - going to have to have a bonfire tonight and toast marshmallows

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LITTLEWIND53 8/30/2014 5:49AM

    Love marshmallows all year long. I used to use them in my Christmas baking.....

But they are so high in sugar, I seldom have them anymore..... (sigh)

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ADKISTLER 8/30/2014 2:56AM

    I have been asked how I come up with these days. It started when my oldest son was born. My wife's aunt started a savings account for him. She would give money for each holiday she could find for the month. I thought this was a great idea, and continue this tradition with my grandkids. Thanks to the internet, I am finding more days to celebrate!

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More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Friday, August 29, 2014

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

When : Always August 29th

More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts.

Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There's nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes., the creators of this day, offer little information about this day, other than the fact that herbs are better for your health than salt........... How true.
Happy More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Origin of More Herbs, Less Salt Day:
This special day was actually created by the good folks at They have created a number of special days and have actually copyrighted them so they can profit by it. Dontcha just love America!?

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LITTLEWIND53 8/30/2014 5:47AM

    I am learning about herbs and what they can do for the body.....

But less salt is so hard to do with a lifetime of bad habits......

Yeah, Happy more herbs day....

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PLMITCH 8/29/2014 10:24PM

    I rarely ever add extra salt. On my baked potato tonight I used Mrs Dash..great flavor....

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AUNTALICE2 8/29/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon Again you have hit the nail on the head! I go for no added salt which is not the same thing. Keep it up! I really enjoy your 'day' celebrations. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/29/2014 12:17PM

    Awesome. Here's to herbs!

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MARTYLYNN1 8/29/2014 10:35AM

    Sounds like a good idea. Most of us get way too much salt.

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Race Your Mouse Day-but we are not sure what kind of "mouse"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Race Your Mouse Day

When : August 28th

Race Your Mouse Day is today. So, rev up your mouse and let the race begin.

But, wait a second... what kind of mouse are we talking about? Is it the computer mouse, and we're supposed to race it around the mouse pad?

Well, the folks at, who created this day, want you to race your mouse around the icons on your screen. They suggest you do so while waiting for "whatever it is you're waiting for to come up on the screen".

Let the race begin............Happy Race Your Mouse Day!!

The Origin of Race Your Mouse Day:
Race Your Mouse Day is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided, courtesy of the great folks at

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AUNTALICE2 8/28/2014 2:40PM

    Love it!! For the times when we take life too seriously!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/28/2014 10:39AM

    Ummm . . . ok then! LOL

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