Voter Registration, Good Neighbors, Drinking Beer, and Strawberry Cream Pie

September 28, 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 members of the responsible electorate. Today is Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Today is the 271st day of the year, and 94 days remain.

National Voter Registration Day 

National Voter Registration Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Tuesday in September. As you can readily assume from its name, this holiday urges you to register to vote [if you haven’t already] so you can utilize your right to choose who represents you – locally, statewide, and federally. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) established the this holiday in 2012. In that inaugural registration drive in 2012, more than 300,000 Americans registered to vote. The holiday came about because in 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.
On National Voter Registration Day hundreds of local, state and national organizations will partner with other grassroots organizations and businesses to help to stage thousands of public events in an effort to bring awareness to ballot initiatives, local elections, and voter registration. Volunteers will be at transportation hubs, retail stores, sporting events, and concerts – anywhere people gather, to assist anyone who wants to register to vote.
Voting is not only a right, it is a way to make your voice heard. To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, register to vote (if you aren’t already). I urge you to do so because every election is pivotal in deciding the course of our beloved country takes toward the future.

National Good Neighbor Day 

National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated annually on September 28th. As you might suspect, this holiday urges all of us to be good neighbors today. This holiday was created by Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana in the early 1970s. She recognized the importance of good neighbors and started the effort to make this a National day. With the help of Congressman Mike Mansfield, she succeed in getting three presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Carter) to issue proclamations, along with many governors. Below is President Carter’s Proclamation, issued in 1978.

“As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the Peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is the concern for others. Understanding, love, and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Originally, National Good Neighbor Day was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September. However, in 2003, the Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, changing National Good Neighbor Day September 28th.
Being good neighbors is an important part of the social fiber that makes this country so great. When I was growing up, we often socialized with our neighbors. Sadly, these days, for a variety of reasons, many people don’t associate with the people/families around them. Their hectic lifestyle, often combined their self-indulgence, or with a sense of general apathy or ennui, causes them to ignore the people around them.
To celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, get to know your neighbors a little better. Invite them over for coffee or cocktails. Start a conversation with them the next time you see them out in their yard.

National Drink Beer Day 

National Drink Beer Day is celebrated annually on September 28th. You don’t need to be a master brewer to ascertain that this holiday is all about beer – one of the world’s most popular adult beverages.
There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two general categories; ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.
Beer aficionados have a wider selection of beers from which to choose than ever before. The explosion in the craft beer market keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors all the time. Artisanal beers offer such a variety of new beer experiences – from hard root beer to raspberry, to caramel to different herbs – that you might find it hard to decide which one to try first.
There’s really only one way to celebrate National Drink Beer Day. Gather a group of friends for a beer tasting at home or at your favorite bar. Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history. Cheers!
Author’s Note:
Please drink responsibly. You don’t want this special day to end badly. 

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day 

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day is celebrated annually on September 28th.You needn’t be a pâtissier to discern that this holiday celebrates one of America’s quintessential desserts – Strawberry Cream Pie. The origins of this holiday are unknown – but who cares. It celebrates strawberries and pie –and that is reason enough to celebrate.
When you set out to find the perfect strawberry cream pie for your National Strawberry Cream Pie Day celebration today, you will find that there are many variations from which to choose. Some recipes use cream cheese in the filling while others call for whipped cream or custard. Crusts are generally sweet, but can vary from graham cracker, to cookie crumb, to a traditional single-crust pie dough. The strawberries can be whole or whipped into a mousse, and there are dozens of different toppings.
You don’t have to be a ‘rocket scientist’ to figure out how to celebrate National Strawberry Cream Pie Day. No matter which variation of Strawberry Cream Pie is your favorite, enjoy a slice today.

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

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