Collector Cars, Omelets, and Sugar Cookies

July 9, 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 fans of vintage automobiles. Today is Friday, July 9, 2021. Today is the 190th day of the year, and 175 days remain.

Collector Car Appreciation Day 

Collector Car Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on the second Friday in July. As you should be able to surmise without much difficulty, this holiday celebrates automobiles that, through their styling, performance, or rarity have become valuable collector’s items. In 2010, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) petitioned Congress to create a holiday to recognize the importance of the automobile in American culture and acknowledge the automobile’s contributions to music, literature, photography, cinema, fashion and other artistic pursuits. As a result, Senate Resolution S. Res 513 was passed and the first Collector Car Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 9th of 2010. Since then it has become an annual event
Americans have a time-tested love affair with the automobile. From the humble beginnings of the automobile industry to the present, Americans have enjoyed the freedom and status automobiles provide. As America transitioned from an agricultural to an industrial society, the vastness of the American landscape made owning an automobile a necessity for people to get to work. So, out of this necessity, the automobile industry in America thrived. In order to compete, the manufacturers had to continuously restyle and improve their products. Over the years, some of these diverse automobiles began to stand out among the rest and became what we now call collector’s items.
If you own a collector car, celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day by driving and showing it off proudly today. If you don’t own a collector’s car, attend a collector’s car event in your area and try to determine why each car on display became a collector’s item.

National Don’t Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day 

National Don’t Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day is celebrated annually on July 9th. When I first saw this holiday, I thought that it was going to be a holiday based on the old adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” – meaning to diversify your finances (and your talents) so that you are not relying on one thing to secure your future. But, I guess the yolk is on me.
National Don’t Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day, oddly enough, actually celebrates omelets. There is very little history about the origins of this holiday or even the reason for its existence. So, whether this holiday celebrates omelets or is meant as a lesson in conservation is open to interpretation. This holiday can be interpreted as a holiday for those who enjoy omelets of all types as well as those who have a mind for prudence and conservation in food consumption. It asks you to share these loves with the world, so I guess that this holiday can be celebrated in either context [or both contexts]. Spread awareness of this breakfast staple and, at the same time, recognize the importance of not wasting food and making your groceries last.
To celebrate this holiday, make your favorite type omelet. Just be sure not to use all of the eggs in your refrigerator.

National Sugar Cookie Day 

National Sugar Cookie Day is observed each year on July 9th. You needn’t be a pâtissier to deduce that this holiday celebrates the ever popular and delicious sugar cookie. It is a holiday to satisfy your sweet tooth with one of America’s most popular crispy, crunchy, sweet treats.
Sugar cookies are believed to have originated in the mid 1700s in Nazareth Pennsylvania. The German Protestant settlers there used the sparse ingredients available to them at the time and created the round, crumbly and buttery cookies that today we call sugar cookies. They called them Nazareth Cookies – but we just call them delicious.
True sugar cookies are made with shortening instead of butter. An easy to make favorite, sugar cookies tend to disappear quickly once they come out of the oven. They are made with sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla and either baking powder or baking soda – ingredients most people usually have on hand anyway. The dough is easy to roll out and work with. You can use biscuit cutters for round cookies, or use cookie cutters to make a variety of fun shapes.
Why not celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day by baking a batch today? They are relatively child-friendly, so invite the kids or grandkids to help – and don’t forget to get creative by decorating them with icing and/or sprinkles.

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

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