National Sweetest Day

National Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October by people of all ages. #NationalSweetestDay For over 100 years, National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways. From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us.

National Tight Ends Day

National Tight Ends Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in October, this year it will be celebrated on October 23. In American football, arena football, and Canadian football, the tight end is a position on the offensive team. Tight end is a position that combines elements of both offensive lineman and wide receiver. They

National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day recognizes a favored autumn decoration and food on October 26th. Not only do they make great fall decorations, but the pumpkin also completes a variety of tasty recipes. Join a pumpkin competition or visit any of the many fall festivals featuring the beautiful gourds. #NationalPumpkinDay By October 26th, we’re in a frenzy

National Make a Difference Day

National Make A Difference Day brings community service to a whole new level each year. Organizations join forces on the fourth Saturday in October to make a difference, big or small. #MakeADifferenceDay Millions of people have united in the common mission to improve the lives of others. For more than 20 years, USA Weekend and

National First Responders Day

October 28th sets aside National First Responders Day to honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergency is at hand. #NationalFirstRespondersDay First responders dedicate their lives to save lives. They are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees. According to the Department of Homeland Security,

National Trick or Treat Day

National Trick or Treat Day on the last Saturday in October extends one of the country’s favorite holidays – Halloween! #TrickOrTreatDay Dressing up as the scariest or most fascinating character we know draws us to the holiday. People of all ages put hours of effort into creating elaborate costumes for one big night. Wouldn’t it

National Veterans Day

Veterans Day on November 11th honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which marks World War I. These observances reflect the end of significant hostilities at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the

World Kindness Day

On November 13th, as part of World Kindness Day, we are encouraged to spread kindness like an infectious cold. We want to share it more than usual because studies show when others observe kindness in action they are more likely to carry out an act of kindness, too. Santa Clause is Coming to the Eastwood

National Seat Belt Day

As the holidays approach, National Seat Belt Day on November 14th encourages everyone to buckle up to save lives. No matter where you sit in a vehicle, wearing a seat belt is proven to save lives. #NationalSeatBeltDay Just over 90 percent of Americans buckle up, saving an estimated 15,000 lives each year. However, according to

National Philanthropy Day

On November 15th, National Philanthropy Day honors those who give back to their communities. #NationalPhilanthropyDay The word philanthropy comes from Latin and Greek philanthropia which gives us kindliness, humanity, and love for mankind. From this, we take the philo (tending to, fond of) and join antropos meaning mankind or human beings. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ways Philanthropy Changes the World

National Princess Day

Celebrate the Princess in every girl by taking part in National Princess Day on November 18th! #NationalPrincessDay Perhaps you know a Princess who shines because of her gift of laughter, making everyone around them smile. Maybe your Princess shows her royal nature by her great acts of kindness and heart of gold. Or your Princess

Mickey Mouse Birthday

On November 18th, Mickey Mouse Birthday commemorates the debut of a lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. His character got his start on film on November 18, 1928, but before that, the story begins in 1927, when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy-eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events

National Day of Mourning

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November recognizes the National Day of Mourning. The observance is an opportunity to reflect on Native American heritage and the role Thanksgiving played in the lives of their ancestors. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #NationalDayOfMourning The organizers of this observance consider Thanksgiving Day as a continued reminder of

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is observed each year in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. The observance is a time when families and friends gather and give thanks for many reasons, each often as different as each person who gathers around the table. https://spanningtheneed.com/2022/11/21/the-hidden-christmas-gem-in-the-valley-kraynaks-christmasland-still-bringing-joy-to-young-and-old-alike/ #ThanksgivingDay In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared

Native American Heritage Day

National Native American Heritage Day on the day after Thanksgiving honors American Indians across the nation. The day celebrates the vibrant cultures, traditions, and heritages while recognizing Native Americans’ many contributions. When and Where will Frosty/Rudolph be on TV this Christmas Season? #NativeAmericanHeritageDay The day encourages listening to Native American voices and fostering pride in

Black Friday: Shopping

In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving has become known as Black Friday and is considered the official kick-off for holiday shopping. Retailers across the country slash prices, offer doorbuster deals on popular big-ticket items, and often open in the wee hours of the morning to extend early bird specials. Dedicated and thrifty shoppers

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday reminds us of the prime shopping opportunities right in our own communities. Not only do the small businesses where we work, live, and play offer numerous gift-giving possibilities, they are hands-on and ready to complete your shopping list with quality, thoughtful gifts. https://spanningtheneed.com/2022/11/21/the-hidden-christmas-gem-in-the-valley-kraynaks-christmasland-still-bringing-joy-to-young-and-old-alike/ #SmallBusinessSaturday Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the

National Special Education Day

On December 2nd, National Special Education Day recognizes changes in federal legislation that led to the nation’s first federal special education law. #SpecialEducationDay Beginning in 1971, a U.S. District Court case in the District of Columbia, Mills v. Board of Education, ruled it unlawful to deny exceptional children, including those with mental and learning disabilities,

Saint Nicholas Day aka Santa Clause

On December 6th, Saint Nicholas Day recognizes the third-century saint who became an inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus. St. Nicholas is known for selling all his possessions and giving his money to the poor. Raised as a devout Christian, St. Nicholas dedicated his whole life to serving the sick and suffering. Legendary stories about

National Miners Day

National Miner’s Day honors the contributions of miners across the country. Additionally, the day reflects on their sacrifices and offers time to show appreciation to the mining country’s hard-working individuals. As we honor their accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hard-working individuals experience, the country must keep in mind that mining is one of

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Each year in the United States, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day honors all those who lost their lives when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than 3,500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day. The day marked a turn in the United States’ position regarding involvement in World

Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day

Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day on December 8th encourages us to step from our Tardis or flip open our Omni while wearing clothes from the past. At the same time, we should act appropriately confused by certain technology. Time travel has captured our imaginations for generations. Science and authors keep coming back to

Christmas Card Day

Each year around this time, friends and families begin mailing their holiday cards. Christmas Card Day on December 9th serves as a reminder to get your stamps, envelopes, and cards together so you can share your holiday cheer. Sending a card during the holidays hasn’t always been a tradition. In Victorian England, sending Penny Post was

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day on December 10th annually seeks to honor the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Representatives from different cultural backgrounds all over the world drafted the UDHR. Once the United Nations formed, it was one of its first significant achievements. The UDHR contains a preamble along with 30 articles that

Gingerbread House Day

Gingerbread House Day on December 12th recognizes a family tradition for many around the country. #GingerbreadHouseDay A favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Since gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies, monks baked to be sturdy to molded into

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Since 2011, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown to be an international event. Now occurring on the third Friday of December, the celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters. In 2014, they partnered with Save the Children in their “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign. Each year, ugly

National Twin Day

On December 18th, National Twin Day celebrates all the siblings who enjoy the unique connection because they share a birthday. Whether fraternal or identical, twins share everything right from the beginning. While their personalities may be different, they often know what the other is going to say before the words are spoken. Distance isn’t an

Go Caroling Day

Tune-up your voice on December 20th so you can join others on Go Caroling Day! Caroling is the practice of singing Christmas songs from door to door as a form of celebration. The word carol means a joyful song or dance. #GoCarolingDay The tradition of singing carols has roots in pagan celebrations of the Winter

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve on December 24 kicks off a series of holiday traditions. Some are ancient practices with a modern spin, while others date back hundreds of years. #ChristmasEve Christmas Eve is filled with both religious and nonreligious traditions. Religious traditions center around the birth of Jesus. Different denominations have their own traditions. On Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Every year on December 25th, over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Nonreligious people and those of different faiths celebrate the day as a cultural event. #Christmas Also known as Christmas Day, this holiday is derived from the Old English Crīstesmæsse

National Regifting Day

Each year on the Thursday before Christmas, people across the United States participate in National Re-gifting Day. The day acknowledges the office parties and the unique Christmas gift exchanges that they do. This particular December Thursday appears to be the most common day for companies to hold their annual employee/company Holiday parties. #NationalRegiftingDay As a

Holy Innocents Day

Holy Innocents Day, observed annually on December 28th. The day commemorates the execution of the innocent, male children in Bethlehem as told in Matthew 2:16. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #HolyInnocentsDay Also known as the Feast of the Holy Innocents (and referred to as Childermas), the day refers to King Herod’s order found in Matthew’s

New Year’s Day

Nearly the entire world recognizes New Year’s Day on January 1st. It’s also one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. #NewYearsDaY Celebrations will begin in the Pacific Ocean with Samoa celebrating the New Year before the rest of the world. The latest stroke of midnight will occur in the middle of the Pacific

National Thank God It’s Monday Day

National Thank God It’s Monday Day encourages us to celebrate the first Monday of the new year with vigor and energy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #ThankGodItsMondayDay Not only does the observance focus on the first Monday in January, but on every Monday throughout the year. Mondays are often full of new beginnings. New jobs

National Spaghetti Day

National Spaghetti Day on January 4th offers an opportunity to pick your sauce and add it to that long, thin cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin. Usually made from semolina flour, this pasta has been a worldwide favorite for ages and loved by millions. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #NationalSpaghettiDay There are various pasta

National Shop for Travel Day

As the holiday season fades away, our minds turn to our next opportunity for a vacation. While that may seem far off, National Shop for Travel Day on the second Tuesday in January reminds us to start planning now! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #ShopForTravelDay Today, there are more tools and resources than ever before

Save the Eagles Day

Each year on January 10th, Save the Eagles Day reminds us of the majestic raptors that soar above the Earth – whether they are well populated or endangered. Due to the work of scientists and the public, the bald eagle was removed from this list in June 2007. Poaching, pesticides, and other dangers continue to

Houseplant Appreciation Day

One of the best ways to enhance a space is by adding house plants. The busy holidays cause many of us to neglect some of our regular routines, including houseplant care. National Houseplant Appreciation Day on January 10th serves as a reminder to give your houseplants a little extra attention to keep them thriving. (adsbygoogle

National Rubber Ducky Day

According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13th so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #NationalRubberDuckyDay The rubber ducky (also spelled duckie) has come a long way

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. This January 16, make the holiday more than just a day off and take time to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the

Celebration of Life Day

Though Celebration of Life Day, which lands on January 22, was originally instituted to celebrate the children in our lives, it has come to signify all that’s good about being alive. It’s easy to forget sometimes, but we are all fortunate to be here. Take time to celebrate that the good far outweighs the bad

National Compliment Day

National Compliment Day on January 24th offers a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day or to give credit for a job well done!  Give an extra compliment annually on January 24th and any time one is deserved. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #NationalComplimentDay A compliment has a powerful effect. It can instill confidence in a

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Each year on January 27th, the world remembers one of the most horrific events in modern history. This tragic event is known as the Holocaust. The holocaust occurred during WWII when Nazi Germany killed millions of innocent victims. The day is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||

National Groundhog Day

National Groundhog Day on February 2nd each year asks one question. Will he see his shadow? Ok, well, maybe it asks another question. Will there be six more weeks of winter? The day is celebrated each year in the United States and Canada. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #NationalGroundhogDay Traditionally the groundhog awakens from his

National Weatherperson’s Day

Always celebrated on February 5th, National Weatherperson’s Day (also known as National Weatherman’s Day) honors all individuals working in meteorology, weather forecasting, and broadcast meteorology. The day also recognizes volunteer storm spotters, observers, and others who work in the weather field. POTW: Karen Conklin, The English Center of Youngstown #WeatherpersonsDay This annual holiday commemorates the

National Boys Scouts Day

February 8th annually recognizes National Boys Scouts Day. Since 1910, boys across America have been doing good deeds, learning survival skills, and developing moral foundations through the Boy Scout of America. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #NationalBoyScoutsDay The Boy Scouts of America has roots in the British Boy Scouts organization which was created in 1908 after the

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Each year on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day grows in popularity. It is celebrated by individuals, groups, and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. #RandomActsOfKindnessDay The movement of Random Acts of Kindness inspires people every day. As a favorite celebration for many, people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness.

National Comfy Day

On National Comfy Day, February 20th, allow yourself to get comfortable and relax! It’s time to get cozy in your favorite place and take a break from the daily grind. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #NationalComfyDay The word “comfy,” which is short for “comfortable,” is used to describe places and activities that put us at