Red Roses, Loving, Young Eagles, Crowded Nests, Jerky, Peanut Butter Cookies, Gin, and Rosé Wine

June 12, 2021 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

According to the National Day Calendar, there are more than 1500 national holidays every year – meaning that there is at least one holiday for every day in the calendar year. All you have to do is choose which holiday(s) you want to celebrate. With that said, today’s holidays are listed below — so let the festivities begin. 

Good morning flower children. Today is Saturday, June 12, 2021. Today is the 163rd day of the year, and 202 days remain.

Red Rose Day 

Red Rose Day is celebrated annually on June 12th. You needn’t be an expert in horticulture to ascertain that this holiday celebrates red roses – the most popular color of roses and one of the world’s favorite flowers.
A red rose signifies love, and since June is the most popular month for weddings, it seems appropriate for Red Rose Day to fall on one day this month. Roses are by far America’s favorite cut flower, but they are also popular as ornamentation around houses and garages.
To celebrate Red Rose Day, send your significant other a red rose [or a whole bouquet of red roses] today.
Author’s Note:
Did you know that each color rose sends a different message to the recipient? This link provides a guide to help you send the appropriate color rose to convey the message you intend.

Loving Day 

Loving Day is celebrated annually on June 12th. You might be thinking that this holiday is just another one of those sappy, hippie-dippy, feel-good holidays – but if you are, you would be – WRONG!
Loving Day commemorates the anniversary of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision in Loving vs Virginia which basically legalized interracial marriage. The decision affected not only Virginia but the other 16 States which still had laws against interracial marriage.
In 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter were married in Washington D.C. They were arrested just weeks after they returned to their home near Richmond, VA. They plead guilty to “cohabiting as man and wife against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth”. They avoided jail time by agreeing to move out of Virginia. They moved to Washington D.C. and began legal action by writing to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy turned the case over to the A.C.L.U. After the “Warren Court” handed down its decision in 1967, they moved back to Virginia, where they lived with their three children.
To celebrate Loving Day, learn more about this landmark decision from the Supreme Court. HBO also made a documentary film about this case. If you can find it on the internet, I suggest that you watch it as well.

International Young Eagles Day

International Young Eagles Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in June. Contrary to what you might be thinking right now, this holiday has nothing at all to do with adolescent birds of prey. Rather, this holiday celebrates the Young Eagles Program – a program launched in 1992 by the US Experimental Aircraft Association. The program was designed to give children between the ages of 8 to 17 an opportunity to experience flight in a general aviation airplane and educate children about aviation. The program is offered free of charge and is supported by donations and volunteers.
By 2014, this program had flown more than 1.9 million children in 90 countries. More than 43,000 pilots have participated in the program, donating their time and paying the full cost of providing the flights for the children in their own or rented aircraft. While some pilots have only flown a few Young Eagles there are many pilots who have flown more than three thousand children.
To celebrate International Young Eagles Day, learn more about this worthwhile endeavor.

Crowded Nest Awareness Day 

Crowded Nest Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 12th. As you can easily infer, this holiday is intended to recognize and raise awareness about the condition of Crowded Nest Syndrome.
With Crowded Nest Syndrome, your adult children continue to live with you, or they moved away only move back in with you, sometimes bringing their young children with them. Another scenario is when your elderly parents or in-laws have to move in with you because they can no longer care for themselves.  Suddenly, you feel as though you have no privacy, nowhere to escape, no “alone” time.
With the recent popping of the housing bubble and so many people out of work today, this syndrome is something we’re hearing a bit more often these days.
Celebrate Crowded Nest Awareness Day by comparing it to your own family situation. Are you living in a “crowded nest” situation? If so, treat yourself to a night out with your significant other so you can enjoy some quality time with them. If not, be thankful.

National Jerky Day

National Jerky Day is celebrated annually on June 12th. You don’t need to be an expert in meat preservation to deduce that this holiday celebrated jerky – lean trimmed meat that has been cut into strips and dried (dehydrated) to prevent spoilage. This holiday was created in 2012 by Jack’s Links™ and was obviously created to help boost sales of dried jerky – although jerky was already a popular snack here in America and the rest of the world as well.
Jerky is created by trimming the fat from lean meat, then drying, or dehydrating it. Often, the meat is marinated before drying for extra flavor, and many different marinades can be used. Teriyaki sauce is a popular marinade for making jerky. Salt is usually added to aid the drying process. Jerky can be made from almost any meat – such as beef and pork, wild game like venison elk, or moose, and smoked poultry like turkey chicken, or goose (raw poultry is generally not recommended for use in making jerky because of the texture and flavor of the finished product). Some specialty shops offer such exotic jerky products as kangaroo or alligator.
To celebrate National Jerky Day, simply enjoy some jerky as a snack today. If you’re the adventurous sort, you can try making your own jerky at home. There are many websites that will give you step-by-step instructions. Just bear in mind that there is always a risk of foodborne illness when working with raw meat, so you should take the necessary precautions to prevent it.

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day 

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is celebrated annually on June 12th. You don’t need to be a pâtissier to conclude that this holiday celebrates one of America’s favorite cookies – peanut butter cookies.
The Aztecs invented peanut butter in the 14th century, but peanut butter cookies didn’t become an American favorite until the early 1900s. In 1916, George Washington Carver began promoting the peanut and its many uses. As part of the campaign, he published three peanut butter cookie recipes in a research bulletin entitled, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption.”
Peanut Butter cookies are rolled cookies, but not with a rolling pin as you might expect. Traditionally, the dough is “rolled” into a ball by hand, then flattened with the tines of a fork to create a distinctive, attractive pattern. The first recipe to include this traditional pattern appeared in a Peanut Butter cookie recipe published in the Schenectady Gazette in 1932. Today, a peanut butter cookie just wouldn’t be quite right without this iconic decoration.
To celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, dig out Grandma’s favorite recipe and make a batch of delicious homemade peanut butter cookies. If your grandma didn’t have a peanut butter cookie recipe, the internet has about as many recipes for peanut butter cookies as Fido has fleas. Simply enjoy some peanut butter cookies as a snack today – no matter whose recipe you use.
Author’s Note:
This link
will give you some interesting and fun facts about peanuts and peanut butter. 

World Gin Day

World Gin Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June. As you might expect, this holiday celebrates gin – an alcoholic beverage most noted for its overtones of pine and/or juniper.
If you like gin, World Gin Day is the holiday for you. It is a global celebration of all things gin. The concept is simple – get together with other gin lovers in your area to drink some gin. Whether it’s in a cocktail such as Gin & Tonic or a Martini – or on-the-rocks or neat [yes, you can drink gin neat – at least some people can]. Gin is an acquired taste.
To celebrate World Gin Day, find that dusty old bottle of Beefeaters or Bombay Sapphire gin in the netherregions of your bar and enjoy some gin tonight.

National Rosé Day

National Rosé Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in June. You don’t need to be an over-imbiber to determine that this holiday celebrates rosé wines – a world-renowned class of sparkling or semi-sparkling wines.
Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC. Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are a very versatile wine that complements many types of food. Rosé is lighter than red wine and deeper than white wine. The pinkish blush of the Rosé wine depends on the amount of time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration.
As I pointed out earlier, rosé wines can be either semi-sparkling or sparkling with many different intensities of sweetness levels and dryness. To celebrate National Rosé Day, simply enjoy an effervescent glass of your favorite rosé wine with your dinner tonight.

Listed below are some other holidays celebrated on this date that deserve mention. 

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