Have you ever wished every day could be a holiday? Well, believe it or not, that wish is about to come true! While we can’t make every day Thanksgiving or Christmas, here at Best of NJ we can highlight the assortment of fun, quirky and — let’s be honest — downright silly holidays observed daily throughout the Garden State.

From Chocolate Cupcake Day and National Hugging Day to Opera Day and… International Pillow Fight Day, we cover 365 different holidays per year (366 on leap year!). Below you’ll find our complete calendar, with each post cataloging featured days we’ve covered throughout previous years leading up to the current year’s picks. Now you can impress your friends on trivia night or simply enjoy reading about what’s going on Today in NJ.


  • NJ New Years Day Today in NJ: New Year’s Day - January 1, 2017, is New Year’s Day. The first day of the New Year is often celebrated with parades, concerts, church services and both ice hockey and football games. Charity events are also popular to start the year off, such…
  • NJ Personal Trainer Day Today in NJ: National Personal Trainer Awareness Day - January 2, 2017, is National Personal Trainer Awareness Day. This day was created to honor personal trainers. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, making it an extremely busy time of year…
  • NJ Drinking Straw Day Today in NJ: Drinking Straw Day - January 3, 2017, is Drinking Straw Day. In the 1800s, the rye grass straw was invented, but it turned to mush when exposed to liquid. Inventor Marvin C. Stone was frustrated by the straw giving his drink a grassy taste, so he…
  • NJ Trivia Day Today in NJ: National Trivia Day - January 4, 2017, is National Trivia Day. The most popular trivia game is Trivial Pursuit. The game was created in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1979; the inventors, Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, couldn’t find all of the pieces to their…
  • NJ Whipped Cream Day Today in NJ: National Whipped Cream Day - January 5, 2017, is National Whipped Cream Day. This is celebrated on the birthday of Reddi-Wip inventor, Aaron Lapin. During the food ration in WWII, he invented Sta-Whip using vegetable oil as a substitute for cream. After the war, he made…
  • NJ Bean Day Today in NJ: Bean Day - January 6, 2017, is Bean Day. There are many different types of beans such as green, red, dark red, kidney, lima and soy. There are about 40,000 varieties of beans in the world (source). They are a great source of…
  • Today in NJ: National Old Rock Day - January 7, 2017, is National Old Rock Day. This day was created to show appreciation for fossils and old rocks of all kinds, and to encourage children to explore and collect rocks (source). There are many types of rocks that…
  • Today in NJ: War on Poverty Day - January 8, 2017, is War on Poverty Day. This commemorates President Lyndon B. Johnson’s initiation of the War on Poverty, which took place on January 8, 1964. President Johnson stated that the government would help fight poverty across the country.…
  • NJ Word Nerd Day Today in NJ: National Word Nerd Day - January 9, 2017, is National Word Nerd Day. Word nerds are people who love to read, are always fixing spelling and punctuation errors and like to play word games. They often work as editors or in communications, marketing, web production…
  • Today in NJ: Cut Your Energy Costs Day - January 10, 2017, is Cut Your Energy Costs Day. It is a time to review the features of your home, as well as your own habits, to see if there’s any way to conserve energy each month. One way to…
  • Today in NJ: Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day - January 11, 2017, is Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day. This day marks the anniversary of Surgeon General Luther L. Terry’s 1964 declaration that smoking cigarettes is linked to cancer (source). It is now common knowledge that smoking has…
  • NJ Pharmacist Day Today in NJ: National Pharmacist Day - January 12, 2017, is National Pharmacist Day. National Pharmacist Day was created to bring awareness to the importance of pharmacists. One important aspect of being a pharmacist is a need to know the chemistry and side effects of all medicines…
  • NJ Sticker Day Today in NJ: National Sticker Day - January 13, 2017, is National Sticker Day. In the 1800s, the European merchants were the first to stick labels on their products to promote their goods. They used a gum paste to make them stick. It wasn’t until the 1900s…
  • NJ Organize Your Home Day Today in NJ: Organize Your Home Day - January 14, 2017, is Organize Your Home Day. This day was created to encourage people to stop putting off their home organization plans. One tip to make organizational tasks more enjoyable is to get friends and family to help out;…
  • NJ Fresh Squeezed Juice Day Today in NJ: National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day - January 15, 2017, is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day. This holiday was created to educate people about the health benefits of drinking freshly squeezed juice. Because there is no fiber in the juice, your body can absorb the nutrients better and…
  • NJ Martin Luther King Day Today in NJ: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 16, 2017, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of January. King was the chief spokesman for the Civil Rights Movement. After his assassination in 1968, a campaign…
  • NJ Rid World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day Today in NJ: Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day - January 17, 2017, is Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day. This day brings light to weight loss fraud and misinformation surrounding the effort to educate people on healthy living. It falls on the Tuesday of Healthy Weight Week,…
  • NJ Coffee Day Today in NJ: National Gourmet Coffee Day - January 18, 2017, is National Gourmet Coffee Day. Arabica was the first type of coffee ever used. It originated in Ethiopia, Southwest Sudan and Southern Kenya (source). Today, there are many different types of coffee flavors and variations available; in…
  • Today in NJ: Women’s Healthy Weight Day - January 19, 2017, is Women’s Healthy Weight Day. Women’s Healthy Weight Day is part of Healthy Weight Week. It is important to have a healthy weight. Some people suffer from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, which causes their bodies…
  • NJ Cheese Lovers Day Today in NJ: National Cheese Lover’s Day - January 20, 2017, is National Cheese Lover’s Day. The average American eats about 31 pounds of cheese per year (for comparison, the average French person eats approximately 50 pounds). There are more than 900 different cheeses in existence, all classified by…
  • NJ Hugging Day Today in NJ: National Hugging Day - January 21, 2017, is National Hugging Day. Hugging has been proven to be very good for people. It helps to lower blood pressure, releases healthy hormones, like oxytocin, and relieves stress. A person’s emotional and physiological well-being can be improved…
  • NJ Childrens Day Today in NJ: Celebration of Life Day - January 22, 2017, is Celebration of Life Day. This is a holiday honoring children and grandchildren. It is an opportunity to reflect on their lives and appreciate how special they are. Children have their own personalities and develop their own interests…
  • NJ Pie Day Today in NJ: National Pie Day - January 23, 2017, is National Pie Day. This is a day to bake and enjoy your favorite pies.  In 2500 BC, the Ancient Egyptians would eat pies made with ground oats or wheat with a filling of honey or figs.…
  • NJ Belly Laugh Day Today in NJ: Belly Laugh Day - January 24, 2017, is Belly Laugh Day. Belly Laugh Day encourages people to laugh and smile as much as possible in celebration. Laughter is proven to increase your blood flow, boost your immune system and make you feel happier. It…
  • A Room of Ones Own Day Today in NJ: A Room of One’s Own Day - January 25, 2017, is A Room of One’s Own Day. It marks the birthday of author Virginia Woolf, who wrote the book A Room of One’s Own. This day is about appreciating having your own private place to decompress (source). Enjoy the day by decorating,…
  • NJ Spouse's Day Today in NJ: Spouse’s Day - January 26, 2017, is Spouse’s Day. As the name implies, this day is about appreciating and spending time with your spouse. It’s important to show them how much you care about them and the relationship that you share. Today is…
  • NJ Holocaust Remembrance Day Today in NJ: International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27, 2017, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day marks the solemn commemoration of one of the darkest periods in world history. Millions of people were killed at the hands of the Nazi regime, primarily those of the Jewish community. To…
  • NJ Blueberry Pancake Day Today in NJ: Blueberry Pancake Day - January 28, 2017, is Blueberry Pancake Day. Blueberry pancakes are made by mixing your favorite pancake batter and putting blueberries in a separate bowl. Then, after pouring the batter onto the griddle, you add the blueberries on top. Celebrate by…
  • NJ Corn Chip Day Today in NJ: National Corn Chip Day - January 29, 2017, is National Corn Chip Day. Corn chips are a snack made from fried or baked cornmeal that originated in Mexico (source). They are a rigid, crunchy and salty chip. Corn chips are commonly enjoyed with salsa, cheese or…
  • NJ Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Today in NJ: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day - January 30, 2017, is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Bubble wrap was invented in the 1950s by two engineers, Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding. They were trying to make a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. When that didn’t take off,…
  • NJ Inspire Your Heart With Art Day Today in NJ: Inspire Your Heart With Art Day - January 31, 2017, is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. Today is about valuing and appreciating art (source). Art can send a message and inspire your emotions. There are many ways to celebrate, such as visiting an art gallery, listening…
  • NJ Freedom Day Today in NJ: National Freedom Day - February 1, 2017, is National Freedom Day. Former slave Major Richard Robert Wright Sr. believed there should be a day celebrating freedom for all Americans. With local and national leaders, plans were made to name February 1 the day to celebrate…
  • NJ Groundhog Day Today in NJ: Groundhog Day - February 2, 2017, is Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day is a traditional holiday in the United States. Folklore claims that if it’s cloudy and the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow, then spring will arrive early. If the groundhog sees its shadow,…
  • NJ Carrot Cake Day Today in NJ: National Carrot Cake Day - February 3, 2017, is National Carrot Cake Day. In the Middle Ages, sweet fruits and vegetables were used instead of sugar to sweeten puddings, cakes and pies. Today’s recipe includes carrots, walnuts, raisins and brown sugar, making it healthier than most other…
  • NJ Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Today in NJ: National Homemade Soup Day - February 4, 2017, is National Homemade Soup Day. People have been enjoying soup for more than 9,000 years (source). Certain soup recipes are known to serve medicinal purposes, such as the healing effects of chicken noodle soup. It’s warmth, vegetables and chicken…
  • NJ Super Bowl Sunday Today in NJ: Super Bowl Sunday - February 5, 2017, is Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl is the annual championship for the National Football League. Families and friends get together to watch the game, eat and drink. The Super Bowl is also known for having an…
  • NJ International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Today in NJ: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation - February 6, 2017, is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This is an awareness day sponsored by the UN for the rights of women and their bodies, and to protect their physical health as well (source). They…
  • NJ Ballet Day Today in NJ: Ballet Day - February 7, 2017, is Ballet Day. Ballet originated during the Renaissance throughout Italy and France. Though it was much different than today’s style of ballet, it was known for the same elegance and beauty that still defines this form of dance.…
  • NJ Kite Day Today in NJ: National Kite Flying Day - February 8, 2017, is National Kite Flying Day. Early kites were made with bamboo framing, leaves, silk or paper for the sail and vines for the line. Kites were originally used as tools; they were also used for ceremonies to…
  • NJ Dentist Day Today in NJ: National Toothache Day - February 9, 2017, is National Toothache Day. National Toothache Day celebrates good dental hygiene. Rather than celebrating toothaches, this day is meant to spread awareness about the causes of toothaches and teach people how to prevent them from forming. One…
  • NJ Umbrella Day Today in NJ: National Umbrella Day - February 10, 2017, is National Umbrella Day. This day celebrates one of the most convenient inventions in the world, the umbrella. Umbrellas keep you dry from the rain and can also protect you from the heat and the powerful rays of the…
  • NJ Make a Friend Day Today in NJ: National Make a Friend Day - February 11, 2017, is National Make a Friend Day. This is a day dedicated to meeting someone new or doing something to make a new friend. Smiling, being friendly and being helpful are great ways to make new friends. Making…
  • NJ Lincolns Birthday Today in NJ: Lincoln’s Birthday - February 12, 2017, is Lincoln’s Birthday. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He started his political career when he was 23-years-old and became president in 1860. Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865 by John…
  • NJ World Radio Day Today in NJ: World Radio Day - February 13, 2017, is World Radio Day.This day is dedicated to celebrating the radio and how it shapes people’s lives. Radio is a dynamic, reactive and engaging way to communicate. It has adapted to the changes of the 21st century…
  • NJ Valentines Day Today in NJ: Valentine’s Day - February 14, 2017, is Valentine’s Day. Every Valentine’s Day, loved ones exchange cards, candy, flowers and gifts with the special someone in their life, known as a “valentine.” Traditionally, lovers would pass one another handwritten notes to show their affection,…
  • NJ Singles Awareness Day Today in NJ: Singles Awareness Day - February 15, 2017, is Singles Awareness Day. This is a humorous holiday that celebrates being single. The idea behind this day is to celebrate life even though you may not have a partner to do so with on Valentine’s Day. Singles…
  • NJ Do a Grouch a Favor Day Today in NJ: Do a Grouch a Favor Day - February 16, 2017, is Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Some people are grouches all the time, while others are just having a bad day. Take the time to do the grouchy person in your life a favor and maybe even…
  • NJ Random Acts of Kindness Day Today in NJ: Random Acts of Kindness Day - February 17, 2017, is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Random Acts of Kindness Day encourages people to do something nice for someone else. Even something as simple as smiling at someone can make the biggest difference in that person’s day. Taking…
  • NJ Battery Day Today in NJ: National Battery Day - February 18, 2017, is National Battery Day. The purpose of this day is to appreciate the benefits and convenience of batteries in everyday life. People use batteries every day without even thinking about the difference they make; for example, many…
  • NJ Tug of War Day Today in NJ: International Tug of War Day - February 19, 2017, is International Tug of War Day. Tug of War is a sport that has been around since ancient history and is played all around the world. It is played with two teams, each holding an end of…
  • NJ Presidents Day Today in NJ: President’s Day - February 20, 2017, is President’s Day. President’s Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday of February. The date was chosen to nearly coincide with the United States’ first president, George Washington’s, birthday, which was February 22. Celebrate by…
  • Today in NJ: National Card Reading Day - February 21, 2017, is National Card Reading Day. Today can be celebrated by sending out a greeting card to friends and family or reading old cards you have saved. People usually receive cards on holidays, but it isn’t uncommon for…
  • NJ Walking the Dog Day Today in NJ: Walking the Dog Day - February 22, 2017, is Walking the Dog Day. Walking the Dog Day was created to remind people of the importance of walking their dogs. Walking your dog is healthy for both you and your dog. It is important for dogs to…
  • NJ Dog Biscuit Day Today in NJ: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - February 23, 2017, is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. The first dog biscuits were invented in the mid-19th century. American manufacturer James Spratt got the idea when visiting England, where he saw stray dogs taking food from the ships. He…
  • NJ Bartender Day Today in NJ: World Bartender Day - February 24, 2017, is World Bartender Day. World Bartender Day was created to recognize the hard work of bartenders. Bartenders have to remember the names, ingredients and measurements of many mixed drinks. Recently, bartending has turned into more of an art form…
  • NJ new england clam chowder Day Today in NJ: National Clam Chowder Day - February 25, 2017, is National Clam Chowder Day. This day celebrates the soup, famously containing clams, that is commonly eaten in many places around the world. Clams contain many vitamins and minerals; they are a lean protein because they are…
  • NJ Blue Jeans Day Today in NJ: Levi Strauss Day - February 26, 2017, is Levi Strauss Day. Levi Strauss worked as a goods wholesaler, selling clothing, bedding, bags and handkerchiefs. In 1870 one of his clients, a tailor named Jacob W. Davis, met a woman who needed strong working pants for…
  • NJ Strawberry Day Today in NJ: National Strawberry Day - February 27, 2017, is National Strawberry Day. Strawberries are easy to grow and there are many different ways you can eat them, including strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake and strawberries and cream. Strawberry ice cream, yogurt, smoothies and milkshakes are also popular.…
  • NJ International Pancake Day Today in NJ: International Pancake Day - February 28, 2017, is International Pancake Day. You can find pancakes in almost every culture. A pancake is a thin, flat cake made by frying batter on a griddle. Aunt Jemima pancake flour became the first ready-mix option available when…
  • NJ Leap Day Today in NJ: Leap Day - February 29, 2016 is Leap Day. Leap days are an extra day added to the calendar year. They are important for keeping the calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Without leap days, we would lose about…
  • NJ Fruit Compote Day Today in NJ: National Fruit Compote Day - March 1, 2017, is National Fruit Compote Day. Compote is a fruit mixture that originated in France during the 17th century. It is made with whole fruits or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup; whole fruits are cooked in water…
  • NJ Old Stuff Day Today in NJ: National Old Stuff Day - March 2, 2017, is National Old Stuff Day. National Old Stuff Day celebrates the beauty of all things old and vintage. The difference between an antique and a vintage item is that antiques are at least 100-years-old and vintage items…
  • NJ Cold Cuts Day Today in NJ: National Cold Cuts Day - March 3, 2017, is National Cold Cuts Day. Cold cuts are precooked or cured meats that are sliced and served on either hot or cold sandwiches or party trays. They are also known as lunch meats, sandwich meats and deli…
  • NJ Dance Waltz Day Today in NJ: National Dance the Waltz Day - March 4, 2017, is National Dance the Waltz Day. The term “waltz” comes from the German word “walzen,” which means to roll, turn or glide. There are multiple versions of the waltz, including the Viennese waltz and the Modern waltz.…
  • NJ Multiple Personality Day Today in NJ: Multiple Personality Day - March 5, 2017, is Multiple Personality Day. Multiple Personality Day was created to bring awareness to the disorder of the same name. It is also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Someone with Multiple Personality Disorder has at least two distinct…
  • NJ White Chocolate Cheesecake Day Today in NJ: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day - March 6, 2017, is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day. Cheesecake is a popular dessert that can be made in many different styles, with a variety of ingredients. There are many different flavors of cheesecake, such as piña colada, pumpkin pecan, crème…
  • NJ Sportsmanship Day Today in NJ: National Sportsmanship Day - March 7, 2017, is National Sportsmanship Day. National Sportsmanship Day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of March. Sportsmanship is the act of participating in an athletic event with fairness and respect for your opponents. Celebrate sportsmanship by playing your…
  • NJ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day Today in NJ: National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day - March 8, 2017, is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. This day was created to honor the work of registered dietitians. They help individuals and organizations — such as schools, hospitals, community centers and nursing homes — plan healthy food choices. Listed…
  • NJ Popcorn Day Today in NJ: Popcorn Lovers Day - March 9, 2017, is Popcorn Lovers Day. Popcorn is commonly eaten in movie theaters. In North America, it is normally served salted and with butter. Sweetened versions like caramel corn and kettle corn are also popular. Enjoy your favorite type of…
  • NJ Skirt Day Today in NJ: Skirt Day - March 10, 2017, is Skirt Day. A skirt is a piece of clothing similar to a dress, but it hangs from the waist down. The oldest skirt was discovered in Armenia and was made out of straw. It was originally worn…
  • NJ Plumbing Day Today in NJ: World Plumbing Day - March 11, 2017, is World Plumbing day. World Plumbing Day was created to bring awareness to the importance of plumbing in societal health and amenity. Plumbing is a system that carries fluids using pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks and other apparatuses.…
  • NJ Daylight Savings Today in NJ: Daylight Saving Time - March 12, 2017, is Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time is the annual practice of turning the clocks ahead one hour during the summer months. This way, people are able to make better use of their daylight hours. This practice…
  • NJ Napping Day Today in NJ: National Napping Day - March 13, 2017, is National Napping Day. Historically, an afternoon nap was something that everyone took part in. In Spain, napping, or a “siesta” as it’s referred to, is still a tradition. A siesta happens after the afternoon meal and…
  • NJ Childrens Craft Day Today in NJ: National Children’s Craft Day - March 14, 2017, is National Children’s Craft Day. This day was created to bring awareness to the importance of crafting in children’s lives. Crafting encourages kids to use their imaginations, gives them a sense of accomplishment and builds their self…
  • NJ Peanut Lovers Day Today in NJ: National Peanut Lover’s Day - March 15, 2017, is National Peanut Lover’s Day. This day celebrates the healthy snack, peanuts. Peanuts contain nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. They provide vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese (source). Americans, on average, eat six pounds of peanut…
  • NJ Artichoke Hearts Day Today in NJ: National Artichoke Hearts Day - March 16, 2017, is National Artichoke Hearts Day. This day celebrates the healthy and delicious food, the artichoke. Artichokes are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate and magnesium. They have also been proven to be good for the liver…
  • NJ St Patricks Day Today in NJ: St. Patrick’s Day - March 17, 2017, is St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day started as a religious feast celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. It is now an international festival celebrating the Irish culture. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with parades, dancing, music,…
  • NJ Quilting Day Today in NJ: National Quilting Day - March 18, 2017, is National Quilting Day. A quilt is a blanket made of two layers of fabric with stuffing in between them. This day was created to appreciate quilt makers, as well as the hard work and skill it takes…
  • NJ Certified Nurses Day Today in NJ: National Certified Nurses Day - March 19, 2017, is National Certified Nurses Day. This day honors the important achievement of nursing. It is a great opportunity to thank certified nurses for their hard work, dedication and commitment to helping others. Certified nurses care for patients…
  • NJ Proposal Day Today in NJ: National Proposal Day - March 20, 2017, is National Proposal Day. National Proposal Day was created to give people an opportunity to ask for their loved one’s hand in marriage. When it comes to the setting, 53% of people prefer to have a public proposal while…
  • NJ Poetry Day Today in NJ: World Poetry Day - March 21, 2017, is World Poetry Day. World Poetry Day is an observance day created to promote the teaching of poetry, encourage the tradition of poetry recitals and give poetry a place among other arts such as dance, music and painting…
  • NJ Bavarian Crepe Day Today in NJ: National Bavarian Crepes Day - March 22, 2017, is National Bavarian Crepes Day. Crepes are a delicious, pancake-like dessert that can be served with sweet or savory toppings. The difference between French crepes and Bavarian crepes is that the batter for French crepes has to…
  • NJ Chip and Dip Day Today in NJ: National Chip and Dip Day - March 23, 2017, is National Chip and Dip Day. This day celebrates the iconic American party snack, chips and dip. Dipping food has been popular for centuries; Hummus is one of the earliest dips, dating back to the 13th century…
  • NJ Red Nose Day Today in NJ: Red Nose Day - March 24, 2017, is Red Nose Day. The purpose of this day is to raise money to help children in need. Since launching in 1988, Red Nose Day has continued its tradition of people coming together to do something funny in…
  • NJ Earth Hour Today in NJ: Earth Hour - March 25, 2017, is Earth Hour. Earth Hour is an event organized by the World Wildlife Fund where everyone is invited to turn off the lights for one hour starting at 8:30 pm. The goal of this is to send…
  • NJ Nougat Day Today in NJ: National Nougat Day - March 26, 2017, is National Nougat Day. This is the celebration of the soft and chewy, or sometimes hard and crunchy, candy. Nougat is made with whipped egg whites, honey or sugar, roasted nuts and candied fruit. It is usually eaten…
  • NJ Spanish Paella Day Today in NJ: National Spanish Paella Day - March 27, 2017, is National Spanish Paella Day. Paella is a rice dish popular around the world. It originated in Spain during the 19th century. Field workers would make the rice dish in a pan over a fire combined with…
  • NJ World Diabetes Day Today in NJ: National American Diabetes Association Alert Day - March 28, 2017, is National American Diabetes Association Alert Day. This day brings awareness to how common type 2 diabetes is. American adults are encouraged to take the American Diabetes Association Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. About 86 million Americans have prediabetes…
  • NJ Vietnam Veterans Day Today in NJ: Vietnam Veterans Day - March 29, 2017, is Vietnam Veterans Day. This day honors the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families. It is also a day to recognize the men and women who didn’t receive a proper welcome when returning home over 40 years…
  • NJ Take A Walk Outside Day Today in NJ: National Take a Walk in the Park Day - March 30, 2017, is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. This day is a great opportunity for exercise and relaxation. Walking is a good way to reduce stress. The longest walk was completed by Jean Beliveau; he walked 46,600 miles…
  • NJ Clams on the Half Shell Day Today in NJ: National Clams on the Half Shell Day - March 31, 2017, is National Clams on the Half Shell Day. Topneck clams are the best variety for making clams on the half shell; Littlenecks and cherrystone clams are sometimes used as well. Topneck clams are about two inches across.…
  • NJ Sourdough Bread Day Today in NJ: National Sourdough Bread Day - April 1, 2017, is National Sourdough Bread Day. Sourdough is historically one of the oldest breads made and is created through the process of fermentation of the natural yeasts. The bread has a slightly sour, but pleasant taste (source). Celebrate Sourdough…
  • NJ World Autism awareness day Today in NJ: World Autism Awareness Day - April 2, 2017, is World Autism Awareness Day. World Autism Awareness Day is about increasing world knowledge of autism and spreading information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. This holiday is celebrated with fundraising and awareness events.…
  • NJ Chocolate Mousse Day Today in NJ: National Chocolate Mousse Day - April 3, 2017, is National Chocolate Mousse Day. This day celebrates the decadent dessert, chocolate mousse. Mousse is made by beating eggs or cream until the combination is frothy, and then mixing the ingredients together. Mousse comes in many different flavors, but this…
  • NJ SAAM Day of Action Today in NJ: SAAM Day of Action - April 4, 2017, is SAAM Day of Action. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action is a day to bring awareness to sexual violence prevention. Believing and supporting survivors is an important factor in ending rape culture. According to…
  • NJ Dandelion Day Today in NJ: National Dandelion Day - April 5, 2017, is National Dandelion Day. This day honors the benefits of the dandelion, a plant which many people consider to be a weed. Not only are dandelions edible, they also have healing properties and are high in Vitamins A, B, C…
  • NJ Student Athlete Day Today in NJ: National Student Athlete Day - April 6, 2017, is National Student Athlete Day. National Student Athlete Day was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports. It honors the accomplishments of high school and college student athletes. According to the NCAA, playing sports in…
  • NJ Beer Day Today in NJ: National Beer Day - April 7, 2017, is National Beer Day. According to the National Day Calendar, beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages and is the third most popular drink worldwide, only surpassed by water and tea. New Jersey is full…
  • NJ Empanada Day Today in NJ: National Empanada Day - April 8, 2017, is National Empanada Day. Empanadas are made by filling dough or bread with a seasoned stuffing and then frying or baking the pouch until it’s ready to eat. Usual stuffing options include meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits or…
  • NJ Cherish an Antique Day Today in NJ: National Cherish an Antique Day - April 9, 2017, is National Cherish an Antique Day. This is a day for learning about the antiques that were passed down from generation to generation. It’s also a reminder to appreciate the uniqueness of items made by hand. There are…
  • NJ Encourage Young Writers Day Today in NJ: National Encourage a Young Writer Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 10, 2017, is National Encourage a Young Writer Day. Today, take the time to show your support for the aspiring writer in your life by taking interest in their ideas, gifting them…
  • NJ Parkinson's Disease Day Today in NJ: World Parkinson’s Disease Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 11, 2017, is World Parkinson’s Disease Day. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that causes the degeneration of the central nervous system.  The nerves that handle motor functions for the whole body are…
  • NJ School Librarian Day Today in NJ: National Bookmobile Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 12, 2017, is National Bookmobile Day. According to the American Library Association, National Bookmobile Day provides the opportunity for mobile library fans to support their local bookmobiles by visiting one or writing a…
  • NJ Thomas Jefferson Day Today in NJ: National Thomas Jefferson Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 13, 2017, is National Thomas Jefferson Day. This celebrates the birthday of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, who was born in 1743. Jefferson is most known as the…
  • NJ Good Friday Today in NJ: Good Friday - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 14, 2017, is Good Friday. Each year, Good Friday is observed on the Friday prior to Easter Sunday. Many Christians commemorate this day by attending church services or even fasting in recognition of Jesus…
  • NJ Tax Day Today in NJ: National Tax Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 15, 2017, is National Tax Day. Tax Day is the day when individual income tax returns to the federal government are due. The deadline is midnight on April 15 every year. If…
  • NJ Easter Today in NJ: Easter - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 16, 2017, is Easter. Easter is a holiday in Christianity which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Though Easter is a deeply religious holiday, it also has a thriving commercial element which includes the…
  • NJ Bat Appreciation Day Today in NJ: National Bat Appreciation Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 17, 2017, is National Bat Appreciation Day. During the month of April, bats begin to come out of hibernation, making it a great time to celebrate them and learn about the role…
  • NJ Columnist Day Today in NJ: National Columnists’ Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 18, 2017, is National Columnists’ Day. A columnist is a writer that publishes a series in a certain publication, usually offering opinions on current events or topics like love, relationships and careers.…
  • NJ Hanging Out Day Today in NJ: National Hanging Out Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 19, 2017, is National Hanging Out Day. This day encourages people to hang their laundry out on the line rather than using a washing machine. Line-drying has both financial and environmental benefits, one…
  • NJ Family Volunteer Day Today in NJ: Volunteer Recognition Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 20, 2017, is Volunteer Recognition Day. This day celebrates the volunteers who help others without being motivated by financial or material gain. Many volunteers have professional training in the areas that they choose…
  • NJ-Donate-Life-Day Today in NJ: National Donate Life Blue & Green Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 21, 2017, is National Donate Life Blue & Green Day. On this day, people are encouraged to wear blue and green to support organ, eye and tissue transplantation and the need for registered…
  • NJ Earth Day Today in NJ: Earth Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 22, 2017, is Earth Day. According to Earth Day Network, Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson got the idea to create this day after seeing the destruction caused by a California oil spoil…
  • NJ Lost Dog Day Today in NJ: National Lost Dog Awareness Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 23, 2017, is National Lost Dog Awareness Day. Lost Dog Awareness Day was created to bring attention to the dogs that go missing from their homes each day, and to celebrate the…
  • NJ Day for Laboratory Animals Today in NJ: World Day for Laboratory Animals - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 24, 2017, is World Day for Laboratory Animals. The purpose of World Day for Laboratory Animals is to spread awareness about, and put an end to, the suffering of animals in laboratories.…
  • NJ DNA Day Today in NJ: National DNA Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 25, 2017, is National DNA Day. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, National DNA Day is dedicated to educating students, teachers and the public about the topics of genetics and genomics.…
  • NJ Kid and Pets Day Today in NJ: National Kids and Pets Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 26, 2017, is National Kids and Pets Day. This is a celebration of the bond that forms between children and their pets. It’s also a day to bring awareness to the animals that…
  • NJ Baseball Fans Day Today in NJ: National Babe Ruth Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 27, 2017, is National Babe Ruth Day. This honors one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Babe Ruth. George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball,…
  • NJ Teach Children to Save Day Today in NJ: National Teach Children to Save Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 28, 2017, is National Teach Children to Save Day. This day encourages kids to practice good saving habits early in life in order to create a starting point for future savings. Banks give…
  • Today in NJ: National Rebuilding Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 29, 2017, is National Rebuilding Day. On National Rebuilding Day, thousands of volunteers provide critical home repairs for families in need. The non-profit group, Rebuilding Together, celebrates April as National Rebuilding Month, which…
  • NJ Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Today in NJ: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. April 30, 2017, is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. This is an awareness day for the thousands of pets waiting to be adopted from shelters. According to the ASPCA, there are about…
  • Today in NJ: New Homeowners Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 1, 2017, is New Homeowners Day. New Homeowners Day celebrates the act of buying your first home. For first-time homeowners, this is a space that is theirs to decorate and remodel however they…
  • NJ Baby Day Today in NJ: Baby Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 2, 2017, is Baby Day. This day is dedicated to celebrating the baby in your life, or for planning for the baby you would like to have. If your baby is already…
  • NJ Textiles Day Today in NJ: National Textiles Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 3, 2017, is National Textiles Day. Textiles are pieces of fabric woven with natural or synthetic materials. They are used to make clothing, bedding, furniture covers, rugs, drapery and canvas, but are…
  • NJ Bird Day Today in NJ: Bird Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 4, 2017, is Bird Day. According to America’s Library, Bird Day was created by Charles A. Babcock in 1894 with the intention of bringing awareness to birds in general; beyond that, it further…
  • NJ Cinco de Mayo Today in NJ: Cinco de Mayo - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 5, 2017, is Cinco de Mayo. This day celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration…
  • NJ Certified Nurses Day Today in NJ: National Nurses Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 6, 2017, is National Nurses Day. This is an observational day that brings attention to the importance of nurses in society. It also marks the start of National Nurses Week, which runs…
  • NJ Homebrew Day Today in NJ: National Homebrew Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 7, 2017, is National Homebrew Day. Each year on this day, the American Homebrewers Association hosts its “Big Brew” event, which encourages brewers across the world to compete in making the same official recipe.…
  • NJ Iris Day Today in NJ: Iris Day - May 8, 2016 is Mother's Day. This day was created to honor the influence mothers have in society. It is always celebrated the second Sunday of May
  • NJ Teacher Day Today in NJ: National Teacher Appreciation Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. May 9, 2017, is National Teacher Appreciation Day. National Teacher Appreciation Day is all about showing gratitude to the teachers who dedicate their lives to teaching children each and…
  • NJ Shrimp Day Today in NJ: National Shrimp Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. May 10, 2017, is National Shrimp Day. This day celebrates the popular seafood enjoyed by many. According to SeafoodHealthFacts.org, shrimp is the most widely eaten seafood in the United…
  • NJ Foam Rolling Day Today in NJ: National Foam Rolling Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. May 11, 2017, is National Foam Rolling Day. Foam Rolling is the practice of using foam rollers for massage and fitness purposes. They help soothe tight, sore areas and…
  • NJ Odometer Day Today in NJ: National Odometer Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. May 12, 2017, is National Odometer Day. An odometer is an instrument that displays the distance traveled by a vehicle, such as a car, bicycle or wagon. Odometers are…
  • NJ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day Today in NJ: National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. May 13, 2017, is National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day. This is the largest single day food drive in the nation. To participate, people are encouraged to leave…
  • NJ Mothers Day Today in NJ: Mother’s Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. May 14, 2017, is Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is a day to appreciate mothers and matriarchal figures. Mother figures…
  • NJ Peace Officers Memorial Day Today in NJ: Peace Officers Memorial Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 15, 2017, is Peace Officers Memorial Day. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Peace Officers Memorial Day honors the police officers who have lost their lives in the line of…
  • NJ Love a Tree Day Today in NJ: National Love a Tree Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 16, 2017, is National Love a Tree Day. This day celebrates trees and recognizes the significant role they play in the world. Trees reduce erosion, help moderate the climate and remove carbon dioxide…
  • NJ Baking Day Today in NJ: World Baking Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 17, 2017, is World Baking Day. World Baking Day is all about baking a delicious dessert for your loved ones, friends or neighbors. Baking is a great way to show people that…
  • NJ No Dirty Dishes Day Today in NJ: National No Dirty Dishes Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 18, 2017, is National No Dirty Dishes Day. No Dirty Dishes Day is the perfect time to scrap your usual routine and skip your nightly chores. Keep the sink empty tonight by…
  • NJ Bike to Work Day Today in NJ: National Bike to Work Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 19, 2017, is National Bike to Work Day. National Bike to Work Day encourages the healthy alternative of riding a bike to work. Biking is not only a good workout for your…
  • NJ Learn to Swim Day Today in NJ: National Learn to Swim Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 20, 2017, is National Learn to Swim Day. National Learn to Swim Day is the perfect time to learn about water safety and sign either yourself or your kids up for swim…
  • NJ American Red Cross Founders Day Today in NJ: National American Red Cross Founder’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 21, 2017, is National American Red Cross Founder’s Day. The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. According to the American Red Cross website, Barton founded the organization after volunteering with…
  • NJ Musical Instrument Day Today in NJ: National Buy a Musical Instrument Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 22, 2017, is National Buy a Musical Instrument Day. This day is all about celebrating and enjoying playing a musical instrument. Musicians should play music today or even purchase a new instrument,…
  • NJ Taffy Day Today in NJ: National Taffy Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 23, 2017, is National Taffy Day. Taffy is a chewy candy made with boiled sugar and butter that comes in many flavors. Fruit flavors, such as banana and lemon, are the most popular.…
  • NJ Escargot Day Today in NJ: National Escargot Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 24, 2017, is National Escargot Day. This is a celebration of cooked land snails. Escargot is usually served in French restaurants. It is prepared by removing the snails from the shell and cooking…
  • NJ Tap Dance Day Today in NJ: National Tap Dance Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 25, 2017, is National Tap Dance Day. According to TheatreDance.com, tap dance dates back to the early 1800s and has both African and Irish influences. This is a day to celebrate the heritage and…
  • NJ Dont Fry Day Today in NJ: National Don’t Fry Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 26, 2017, is National Don’t Fry Day. National Don’t Fry Day brings awareness to the importance of protecting your skin from damage caused by the sun. It is important to wear sunscreen,…
  • NJ Cellophane Tape Day Today in NJ: National Cellophane Tape Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 27, 2017, is National Cellophane Tape Day. Cellophane tape is also called scotch tape, or invisible tape, and is used for sealing letters, wrapping presents and hanging up notes. Without cellophane tape, many…
  • NJ Brisket Day Today in NJ: National Brisket Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. May 28, 2017, is National Brisket Day. Brisket is made from the breast or lower chest of either beef or veal. It is cooked very slowly, over a period of hours, and is…
  • NJ Memorial Day Today in NJ: Memorial Day - May 29, 2017, is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering the Americans who have died in service of our armed forces. According to US Memorial Day, it was originally called Decoration Day and was declared by General John Logan…
  • NJ Water a Flower Day Today in NJ: National Water a Flower Day - May 30, 2017, is National Water a Flower Day. This day serves as a reminder to keep your flower garden hydrated. It is also about appreciating flowers and their pretty colors, fragrance, medicinal properties and more. Use a watering can, cooking…
  • NJ Senior Health & Fitness Day Today in NJ: National Senior Health & Fitness Day - May 31, 2017, is National Senior Health & Fitness Day. This day celebrates the importance of exercise and nutrition for seniors. A healthy diet is good for energy and immunity. Seniors need to exercise regularly to retain bone mass and build…
  • NJ Nail Polish Day Today in NJ: National Nail Polish Day - June 1, 2017, is National Nail Polish Day. This day celebrates the durable lacquers and gels used for manicures and pedicures. According to Mental Floss, nail painting was originally a pre-battle ritual for Babylonian soldiers, dating back as early as…
  • NJ Rotisserie Chicken Day Today in NJ: National Rotisserie Chicken Day - June 2, 2017, is National Rotisserie Chicken Day. Rotisserie chicken is a process by which the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie which turns over a heat source. It cooks slowly with added seasonings. Rotisserie chicken has become increasingly popular;…
  • NJ Egg Day Today in NJ: National Egg Day - June 3, 2017, is National Egg Day. Eggs are filled with protein and amino acids and have no carbohydrates or sugar. Both the egg white and yolk have nutrients. They can be served fried, hard boiled, over easy or poached,…
  • NJ Cheese Day Today in NJ: National Cheese Day - June 4, 2017, is National Cheese Day. Cheese is made from pressed curds of milk from cows, buffalo, goats or sheep. Spices, fruit, wood smoke, temperature and aging can all affect the flavor and texture of cheese. Typically, cheese is…
  • NJ Fireworks Month Today in NJ: Fireworks Safety Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 5, 2017, is part of Fireworks Safety Month. Fireworks Safety Month begins on June 1 and runs until July 4. It was created to educate the public about the dangers and injuries that can…
  • NJ Higher Education Day Today in NJ: National Higher Education Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 6, 2017, is National Higher Education Day. It’s an unfortunate truth that many graduating high school students do not pursue a college education because of the cost. Higher Education Day was created…
  • NJ Running Day Today in NJ: National Running Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 7, 2017, is National Running Day. National Running Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of June each year. It was created for runners to continue their passion for running and to…
  • NJ Womens Friendship Day Today in NJ: National Best Friends Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 8, 2017, is National Best Friends Day. This is a day to honor the person you call your best friend, and to show them how much you appreciate them. Celebrate by spending…
  • NJ Marriage Day Today in NJ: National Marriage Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 9, 2017, is National Marriage Day. National Marriage Day is the celebration of the choice that two people make to commit to one another for the rest of their lives. Traditionally, marriage is…
  • NJ Ballpoint Pen Day Today in NJ: National Ballpoint Pen Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 10, 2017, is National Ballpoint Pen Day. This day celebrates the useful invention of the ballpoint pen, which is used every day in offices, schools, homes and more. The ballpoint pen allows…
  • NJ Making Life Beautiful Day Today in NJ: National Making Life Beautiful Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 11, 2017, is National Making Life Beautiful Day. This day was created to encourage and celebrate men and women who take an active approach to improving the lives of others. There are…
  • NJ Children's Day Today in NJ: National Children’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 12, 2017, is National Children’s Day. This is a day to honor the children in your life. Children are known for bringing joy and lightness into people’s lives, and it’s important to…
  • NJ Call Your Doctor Day Today in NJ: National Call Your Doctor Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 13, 2017, is National Call Your Doctor Day. The purpose of this day is to encourage women to schedule their annual wellness exams with their doctors. Many women put off their routine care…
  • NJ Bathtub Day Today in NJ: International Bath Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 14, 2017, is International Bath Day. Bath Day encourages moms to fill up the tub and let their kids learn by playing with their toys. It may seem strange at first, but…
  • NJ Nature Photography Day Today in NJ: Nature Photography Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 15, 2017, is Nature Photography Day. This day was created to promote the enjoyment of nature photography, but more specifically, was started in the hopes that the images would help with the…
  • NJ Wear Blue Day Today in NJ: Wear Blue Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 16, 2017, is Wear Blue Day. According to MensHealthNetwork.org, Wear Blue Day was created to bring attention to the importance of men’s health. Men are less likely than women to maintain their own…
  • NJ Juggling Day Today in NJ: World Juggling Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 17, 2017 is World Juggling Day. This day marks the anniversary of the June 17, 1947 founding of the International Jugglers’ Association. According to Juggle.org, World Juggling Day is celebrated each year…
  • NJ Fathers Day Today in NJ: Father’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 18, 2017, is Father’s Day. Father’s Day celebrates the fathers and father figures that work every day to take care of their children and otherwise be a positive influence in their lives…
  • NJ Professional Wellness Month Today in NJ: Professional Wellness Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 19, 2017, is Professional Wellness Month. Professional Wellness Month is celebrated in the month of June and advocates the importance of well-being in the workplace. To improve your health at work, avoid…
  • NJ American Eagle Day Today in NJ: American Eagle Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 20, 2017, is American Eagle Day. This day honors the United States’ national bird, the bald eagle. Over the past few decades, this majestic bird of prey has found its way onto, and…
  • NJ Daylight Appreciation Day Today in NJ: National Daylight Appreciation Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 21, 2017, is National Daylight Appreciation Day. This is the longest day of sunlight in the year, otherwise known as the summer solstice. This day celebrates the benefits of the sun, as well…
  • NJ Great Outdoors Month Today in NJ: National Great Outdoors Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 22, 2017, is National Great Outdoors Month. Many national parks across the country have helped introduce millions of Americans to outdoor adventures on their lands and waters. Many events, such as National Trails Day, the…
  • NJ Take Your Dog To Work Day Today in NJ: National Take Your Dog to Work Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 23, 2017, is National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Pet Sitters International created this day to encourage businesses to allow dogs at work one day a year. It is primarily done…
  • NJ Swim a Lap Day Today in NJ: Swim a Lap Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 24, 2017, is Swim a Lap Day. Today is meant to encourage those who enjoy swimming to take a lap around the pool or head to their local public pool for a swim.…
  • NJ Leon Day Today in NJ: National Leon Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 25, 2017, is National Leon Day. The idea for Leon Day comes from the fact that “Leon” is Noel spelled backwards, and this day is six months away from Christmas Day. The day…
  • NJ Beauticians Day Today in NJ: National Beautician’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 26, 2017, is National Beautician’s Day. This day celebrates beauticians, also known as stylists and cosmetologists. Beauticians specialize in hair styling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures, pedicures and electrology. One of the best…
  • NJ PTSD Awareness Day Today in NJ: National PTSD Awareness Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 27, 2017, is National PTSD Awareness Day. This is a day that brings awareness to post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a mental health issue that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event or…
  • NJ Insurance Awareness Day Today in NJ: National Insurance Awareness Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 28, 2017, is National Insurance Awareness Day. National Insurance Awareness Day was created to encourage people to review the quality of their insurance coverage. Insurance provides security by covering property damage, illness and death…
  • An open roll of paper on the wooden table background Today in NJ: National Parchment Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 29, 2017, is National Parchment Day. Parchment has been used in French cooking for centuries. It locks in flavor, moisture and nutrients, and can be used in many different ways to achieve…
  • NJ Meteor Day Today in NJ: National Meteor Watch Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. June 30, 2017, is National Meteor Watch Day. Meteors, which are also known as shooting stars, are space particles that burn up with a flash of light when they enter Earth’s atmosphere. They…
  • NJ US Postage Stamp Day Today in NJ: National U.S. Postage Stamp Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 1, 2017, is National U.S. Postage Stamp Day. Stamps are used by the postal service to show that the delivery of a letter or package has been paid for by the sender.…
  • NJ Clean Beaches Week Today in NJ: National Clean Beaches Week - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 2, 2017, is Clean Beaches Week. Clean Beaches Week is celebrated from July 1 to July 7 each year. It is a celebration of a healthy beach lifestyle, similar to Earth Day.…
  • NJ Compliment Your Mirror Day Today in NJ: Compliment Your Mirror Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 3, 2017, is Compliment Your Mirror Day. Compliment Your Mirror Day is about the encouragement of positive thinking to improve your self worth. It’s about understanding how much you contribute to your…
  • NJ Independence Day Today in NJ: Independence Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 4, 2017, is Independence Day. Independence Day is also commonly referred to as the Fourth of July. This day celebrates America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which happened July 4th, 1776. This…
  • NJ Workaholics Day Today in NJ: Workaholics Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 5, 2017, is Workaholics Day. A workaholic is someone who is addicted to working. Dedication to working is not a bad thing, but it is important to balance work and life. Today…
  • NJ UV Safety Month Today in NJ: UV Safety Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 6, 2017, is part of July’s month-long UV Safety Month. The purpose of this campaign is to bring awareness to the importance of protecting your skin and eyes from the sun. Unprotected…
  • NJ Father Daughter Take a Walk Day Today in NJ: National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 7, 2017, is National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day. This day promotes the benefits bonding time between fathers and daughters, as well as the importance of physical activity. There are many…
  • NJ Video Games Day Today in NJ: Video Games Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 8, 2017, is Video Games Day. This day celebrates video games and those who play them. One of the earliest arcade games is Atari’s Pong, which was released in 1972. Now, video games are…
  • NJ Eye Injury Prevention Month Today in NJ: Eye Injury Prevention Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 9, 2017, is part of Eye Injury Prevention Month. This campaign is about bringing awareness to eye safety at work, home and while playing sports. It is important to use the proper…
  • NJ Clerihew Day Today in NJ: National Clerihew Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. July 10, 2017, is National Clerihew Day. A clerihew is a four-lined biographical poem named after its original creator, Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Of the four lines, the first and…
  • NJ Blueberry Muffin Day Today in NJ: National Blueberry Muffin Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. July 11, 2017, is National Blueberry Muffin Day. Muffins are a popular breakfast food or snack and can be sweet or savory in flavor, depending on the ingredients used to…
  • NJ Eat Your Jello Day Today in NJ: Eat Your Jell-O Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. July 12, 2017, is Eat Your Jell-O Day. Jell-O is a unique and fun dessert that comes in many flavors and colors. Depending on the celebration, or lack thereof,…
  • NJ Beans 'n' Franks Day Today in NJ: National Beans ‘n’ Franks Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. July 13, 2017, is National Beans ‘n’ Franks Day. This day is part of  National Hot Dog Month. Beans ‘n’ franks are usually made with baked beans, skinless hot…
  • NJ Tape Measure Day Today in NJ: National Tape Measure Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. July 14, 2017, is National Tape Measure Day. This day celebrates the tape measure, which is a useful tool used by many professionals. Carpenters, electricians, seamstresses and craftsmen all…
  • NJ Random Acts of Kindness Day Today in NJ: National Give Something Away Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. July 15, 2017, is National Give Something Away Day. This is a day that offers an opportunity to get rid of clutter while also promoting the act of gift-giving…
  • NJ Personal Chef Day Today in NJ: National Personal Chef Day - This article is sponsored by The Garden State Wine Growers Association. July 16, 2017, is National Personal Chef Day. Personal chefs prepare meals for their clients in their own homes based on their dietary needs and preferences. Their clients may…
  • NJ Wrong Way Corrigan Day Today in NJ: “Wrong Way” Corrigan Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 17, 2017, is “Wrong Way” Corrigan Day. According to History.com, Douglas Corrigan bought an aircraft off of a trash heap in 1938. He rebuilt and modified it for long distance and flew…
  • NJ Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Today in NJ: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 18, 2017, is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Juvenile Arthritis is also known as pediatric rheumatic disease. Arthritis.org says this term describes the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions in children under 16. Juvenile arthritis…
  • NJ Daiquiri Day Today in NJ: National Daiquiri Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 19, 2017, is National Daiquiri Day. This rum-based cocktail is often enjoyed in the summertime, as it is a somewhat tropical drink option. It is made with rum, citrus juice, sugar and crushed…
  • NJ Get to Know Your Customers Day Today in NJ: Get to Know Your Customers Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 20, 2017, is Get to Know Your Customers Day. With the rise of internet shopping and big box stores, it seems like there isn’t much personal attention paid to customers anymore. Get to…
  • Everybody Deserves a Massage Day Today in NJ: Everybody Deserves a Massage Week - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 21, 2017, is Everybody Deserves a Massage Week. Everybody Deserves a Massage Week runs from July 16 to July 22. The point of this week is to promote the benefits of getting a massage.…
  • NJ Penuche Fudge Day Today in NJ: National Penuche Fudge Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 22, 2017, is National Penuche Fudge Day. Penuche is a fudge-like candy with a similar flavor to caramel and a lighter color than traditional fudge. It is made from brown sugar, butter, vanilla…
  • NJ Parent's Day Today in NJ: National Parent’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 23, 2017, is National Parent’s Day. This day is for recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role parents play in raising children. Parents (or guardians, as the case may be) serve as protectors,…
  • NJ Thermal Engineer Day Today in NJ: National Thermal Engineer Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 24, 2017, is National Thermal Engineer Day. A thermal engineer is someone who controls the heating or cooling processes in an enclosed environment using diverse equipment. Thermal engineers can work on HVAC systems in…
  • NJ Merry Go Round Day Today in NJ: National Merry-Go-Round Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 25, 2017, is National Merry-Go-Round Day. The merry-go-round is also known as a carousel. Merry-go-rounds can be found in many places, such as amusement parks, boardwalks, fairs and malls. They normally feature…
  • NJ Aunt and Uncles Day Today in NJ: National Aunt and Uncle’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 26, 2017, is National Aunt and Uncle’s Day. This is a day to celebrate your parents’ brothers and sisters. Aunts and uncles play an important part in the lives of their nieces and…
  • NJ Refreshment Day Today in NJ: National Refreshment Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 27, 2017, is National Refreshment Day. This day is dedicated to quenching your thirst during the summer heat. Some popular thirst-quenching drinks are iced tea, lemonade and mineral water. This day is…
  • NJ System Administrator Day Today in NJ: National System Administrator Appreciation Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 28, 2017, is National System Administrator Appreciation Day. System administrators keep your network secure, your computer up and running, and printers jam-free. They are also responsible for ensuring a strong internet connection,…
  • NJ Dance Waltz Day Today in NJ: National Dance Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 29, 2017, is National Dance Day. This day is meant to bring attention to dance as a great way to exercise and maintain good health. Dancing lowers the risk of heart disease, improves posture, reduces stress…
  • NJ Father in Law Day Today in NJ: National Father-in-Law Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. July 30, 2017, is National Father-in-Law Day. This is a day to celebrate your spouse’s father, also known as a father-in-law. Father-in-Law Day was created to encourage husbands and wives to spend time…
  • NJ Mutt Day Today in NJ: National Mutt Day - July 31, 2017 is National Mutt Day. National Mutt Day is also known as Mixed Breed Dog Day. This day was started to raise awareness about the many mixed breed dogs living in shelters. According to NationalMuttDay.com, about 80% of…
  • NJ Raspberry Cream Pie Day Today in NJ: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day - August 1, 2017, is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day. Raspberries are in season this time of year, which is why it’s a great time to partake in National Raspberry Cream Pie Day. These types of pies are made with graham cracker…
  • NJ Ice Cream Sandwich Day Today in NJ: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day - August 2, 2017, is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Ice cream sandwiches are sold in many different flavors, but always come int the same form; two cookies or biscuits held together by a slab of ice cream. Commonly, the biscuits…
  • NJ Grab Some Nuts Day Today in NJ: National Grab Some Nuts Day - August 3, 2017, is National Grab Some Nuts Day. Nuts contain wholesome nutrients, have a long shelf life and are easy to take with you. They can be eaten on their own as well as with desserts and savory meals.…
  • NJ Coast Guard Day Today in NJ: National Coast Guard Day - August 4, 2017, is National Coast Guard Day. This day celebrates one of the five US Armed Forces, the Coast Guard. According to USCG.mil, on an average day, the Coast Guard saves 10 lives, investigates 35 pollution incidents, conducts 45 search…
  • NJ Oyster Day Today in NJ: National Oyster Day - August 5, 2017, is National Oyster Day. People have been enjoying oysters since prehistoric times. They can be eaten on the half shell, raw, smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed or broiled. According to NationalOysterDay.com, East Coast…
  • NJ Root Beer Float Day Today in NJ: National Root Beer Float Day - August 6, 2017, is National Root Beer Float Day. Root beer floats are made with root beer and vanilla soft serve ice cream. They’re normally served in a tall, chilled glass and are sometimes called black cow floats. Root beer…
  • Purple Heart Day Today in NJ: Purple Heart Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 7, 2017, is Purple Heart Day. Purple Heart Day is the celebration of the Purple Heart Medal. It was created by George Washington in 1782; the Purple Heart Medal is awarded to…
  • NJ Dollar Day Today in NJ: National Dollar Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 8, 2017, is National Dollar Day. This marks the day that Congress established the US monetary system in 1786. It serves as a reminder to consider your finances and take steps towards…
  • NJ Rice Pudding Day Today in NJ: National Rice Pudding Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 9, 2017, is National Rice Pudding Day. Rice pudding is a dessert made all over the world. There are many different recipes for rice pudding. They can be sweet, savory, thin or…
  • NJ Golf Month Today in NJ: National Golf Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 10, 2017, is National Golf Month. This year, National Golf Month is about increasing female participation. Golf offers a great bonding experience as well as the chance to stay active in a…
  • NJ Son's and Daughter's Day Today in NJ: National Son’s and Daughter’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 11, 2017, is National Son’s and Daughter’s Day. Today is about spending time with your son or daughter. It can be difficult to squeeze in quality time with busy work, sports and…
  • NJ Vinyl Record Day Today in NJ: National Vinyl Record Day - August 12, 2016, is Baseball Fans Day. Baseball gets its name from the four bases around the pitcher's mound. Games involving a stick and ball have been around...
  • NJ Coffee Day Today in NJ: National Coffee Month - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 13, 2017, is National Coffee Month. There are some benefits to drinking coffee that many people don’t know about. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants; it is shown that regular coffee drinkers can…
  • NJ Spirit of 45 Day Today in NJ: National Spirit of ’45 Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 14, 2017, is National Spirit of ’45 Day. Spirit of ’45 is an alliance of organizations working to preserve and honor the men and women of the WWII generation. They want the…
  • NJ Relaxation Day Today in NJ: National Relaxation Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 15, 2017 is National Relaxation Day. Take the time today to recuperate and rejuvenate your tired mind and body. Too much work and stress can be harmful to your health. There are…
  • NJ Tell a Joke Day Today in NJ: National Tell a Joke Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 16, 2017, is National Tell a Joke Day. Today is the day to make jokes and laugh. It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine and, while it may not be…
  • NJ Non Profit Day Today in NJ: National Nonprofit Day - August 17, 2016, is Thrift Shop Day. Thrift shops have been helping people by offering cheaper prices on used products for many years. Thrift shops...
  • Today in NJ: National Mail Order Catalog Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 18, 2017, is National Mail Order Catalog Day. In August of 1872, Aaron Montgomery Ward created the first general merchandise mail order catalog, according to the Northern Illinois University Libraries. The catalog…
  • NJ International Civil Aviation Day Today in NJ: National Aviation Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 19, 2017, is National Aviation Day. This day honors the history and development of aviation. According to NASA,  Franklin D. Roosevelt declared August 19 to be National Aviation Day in 1939; the…
  • NJ Public Radio Broadcasting Day Today in NJ: National Radio Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 20, 2017, is National Radio Day. This is a day for celebrating all kinds of radio technology. It was created to strengthen the radio ecosystem, especially stations that focus on local service.…
  • NJ Senior Citizen Day Today in NJ: National Senior Citizen’s Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 21, 2017, is National Senior Citizen’s Day.  The purpose of this day is to support, honor and appreciate the senior citizens living in our communities and to acknowledge their achievements. Their contributions…
  • NJ Tooth Fairy Day Today in NJ: National Tooth Fairy Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 22, 2017 is National Tooth Fairy Day. The tooth fairy is a mythical character who leaves a gift of some sort — though it is usually money — under a child’s pillow…
  • NJ Ride the Wind Day Today in NJ: National Ride the Wind Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 23, 2017, is National Ride the Wind Day. This day celebrates human interaction with the wind, especially as it allows people to enjoy activities. Ride the Wind Day can be celebrated by…
  • NJ Pluto Demoted Day Today in NJ: Pluto Demoted Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 24, 2017, is Pluto Demoted Day. Pluto Demoted Day acknowledges when Pluto’s status was downgraded by the International Astronomical Union from full size planet to dwarf planet on August 24, 2006. Pluto…
  • NJ Secondhand Wardrobe Day Today in NJ: National Secondhand Wardrobe Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 25, 2017, is National Secondhand Wardrobe Day. National Secondhand Wardrobe Day is all about the practicality of secondhand shopping and donating clothing. Celebrate by cleaning out your closet and compiling clothes to…
  • NJ Women's Equality Day Today in NJ: National Women’s Equality Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 26, 2017, is National Women’s Equality Day. This day celebrates the passing of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. This holiday was created  to raise awareness about the importance…
  • NJ Just Because Day Today in NJ: National Just Because Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. August 27, 2017, is National Just Because Day. Today is about doing something you’d like to do for no reason. It is celebrated by doing an uncommon, unexpected activity. Just go with the…
  • NJ Cherry Turnover Day Today in NJ: National Cherry Turnovers Day - August 28, 2017, is National Cherry Turnovers Day. A cherry turnover is a pastry made with cherry filling folded in dough. It can be made either baked or fried. They are categorized as “portable pies” and are similar to empanadas…
  • NJ Chop Suey Day Today in NJ: National Chop Suey Day - August 29, 2017, is National Chop Suey Day. Chop suey has two translations, and can literally mean either “assorted pieces” or “odds and ends.” It is a primarily American Chinese dish made with meat such as chicken, fish, beef, prawns…
  • NJ Grief Awareness Day Today in NJ: Grief Awareness Day - August 30, 2017, is Grief Awareness Day. Grief is a response to the loss of someone or something that meant a lot to you. Losing someone close can cause cognitive, social and philosophical difficulties. There are, most famously, five stages…
  • NJ Trail Mix Day Today in NJ: National Trail Mix Day - August 31, 2017, is National Trail Mix Day. Trail Mix Day honors the healthy snack, which was made to eat while on a hike. Trail Mix is lightweight, easy to store and provides an energy boost. It’s made with dried…
  • NJ Lazy Mom's Day Today in NJ: National Lazy Mom’s Day - September 1, 2017, is National Lazy Mom’s Day. No, this isn’t a day that suggests mothers are lazy in any way; instead, it’s a day for mom to take a break from laundry, dishes, car pools and cleaning. Moms are…
  • NJ Tailgating Day Today in NJ: National Tailgating Day - September 2, 2017, is National Tailgating Day. Tailgating happens when fans get together outside a stadium before a game or event. Fans of the same team enjoy food, drinks and socializing. Grilling and drinking beer are typical activities at a…
  • NJ Bowling League Day Today in NJ: US Bowling League Day - September 3, 2017, is US Bowling League Day. Today is all about putting the spotlight on this fun, family-friendly game. Bowling is a popular option for a night out, a birthday party or the chance to be part of a…
  • NJ Labor Day Today in NJ: Labor Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 4, 2017, is Labor Day. Labor Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday of September. It celebrates the social and economic achievements of American workers. Workers give the country strength,…
  • NJ Another Look Unlimited Day Today in NJ: National Another Look Unlimited Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 5, 2017, is National Another Look Unlimited Day. This day is dedicated to fall cleaning. Take a look around your house and get rid of excess items and clutter; clear out a…
  • NJ Fight Procrastination Day Today in NJ: Fight Procrastination Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 6, 2017, is Fight Procrastination Day. This day encourages people to stop putting things off. Undesirable tasks are often replaced by doing something fun; but persistent procrastination can cause stress and anxiety,…
  • NJ Superhuman Day Today in NJ: Superhuman Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 7, 2017, is Superhuman Day. The purpose of Superhuman Day is to bring awareness to athletes, musicians, artists and everyday people who beat the odds and accomplish extraordinary tasks. This day was…
  • NJ Star Trek Day Today in NJ: Star Trek Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 8, 2017, is Star Trek Day. Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise. It is based on the television series now called Star Trek: The Original Series. It first debuted in…
  • Today in NJ: Care Bears Share Your Care Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 9, 2017, is Care Bears Share Your Care Day. This day is about sharing your feelings and caring for others. It was popularized by the Care Bears™ franchise of toys and media…
  • NJ Grandparents Day Today in NJ: National Grandparents Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 10, 2017, is National Grandparents Day. National Grandparents Day is celebrated each year on the Sunday after Labor Day. This day honors grandparents and allows children to celebrate the strength, information and…
  • NJ Make Your Bed Day Today in NJ: National Make Your Bed Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 11, 2017, is National Make Your Bed Day. Sleep researchers say sleeping in a tidy environment is good for mental health and leads to more restful sleep. When you start the day…
  • NJ Day of Encouragement Today in NJ: National Day of Encouragement - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 12, 2017, is National Day of Encouragement. This day is about uplifting and making a positive impact on the people around you. Do something to offer encouragement, inspiration and reassurance to those…
  • NJ Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day Today in NJ: National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 13, 2017, is National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day. This day was created by the Young Chefs Academy. Children and teens are encouraged to help their parents prepare and plan the…
  • NJ Live Creative Day Today in NJ: National Live Creative Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 14, 2017, is National Live Creative Day. This is a day to invent, discover and dream. You can be creative through a variety of mediums such as painting, graphic art, music and…
  • NJ Online Learning Day Today in NJ: National Online Learning Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 15, 2017, is National Online Learning Day. National Online Learning Day celebrates the students, educators, and family members supporting online education through learning and teaching, as well as the future of online…
  • NJ Working Parents Day Today in NJ: National Working Parents Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 16, 2017, is National Working Parents Day. This day honors the hardworking parents who hold jobs to provide for their families. Working parents have to balance full-time jobs and child care as…
  • NJ Constitution and Citizenship Day Today in NJ: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day - This article is sponsored by Investors Bank. September 17, 2017, is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a combined event celebrated in the United States every year. This honors the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and…
  • NJ Air Force Birthday Today in NJ: Air Force Birthday - September 18, 2017, is the Air Force Birthday. This is the official date that the US Air Force was founded. The US military has had aircraft since 1909, but the Air Force wasn’t a separate military service organization until 1947.…
  • NJ Talk Like a Pirate Day Today in NJ: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19, 2017, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The purpose of this parody holiday is to encourage people to talk and dress like pirates. International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a fun way to raise funds for…
  • NJ String Cheese Day Today in NJ: National String Cheese Day - September 20, 2017, is National String Cheese Day. National String Cheese Day celebrates the delicious snack made from mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella cheese can also be combined with other types of cheese, such as cheddar or pepper jack, to form string…
  • NJ Help Keep Kids Creative Week Today in NJ: National Help Keep Kids Creative Week - September 21, 2017, is part of National Help Keep Kids Creative Week. National Help Keep Kids Creative Week was created to help parents and teachers encourage children to use their imaginations. Many forms of passive entertainment do very little to…
  • NJ Native American Day Today in NJ: Native American Day - September 23, 2016, is Native American Day. Lenni Lenape (Delaware) people are the original people of the New Jersey area. The three main tribes were The Unami (Lenape) tribe, Minisink (Munsee) tribe and the Unalachtigo tribe. During the 1700s, almost…
  • NJ Hunting and Fishing Day Today in NJ: National Hunting & Fishing Day - September 24, 2016, is National Hunting and Fishing Day. This holiday was created in 1972 when President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day. He wrote, “I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in…
  • NJ Cooking Day Today in NJ: National Cooking Day - September 25, 2016, is National Cooking Day. National Cooking Day was created to celebrate the joy of cooking. It was created to inspire and encourage everyone to make something in the kitchen. Spend the day cooking your favorite dish for…
  • NJ International Pancake Day Today in NJ: National Pancake Day - September 26, 2016, is National Pancake Day. Pancakes have been around since ancient Roman times. The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook. There are many ways to serve pancake such as with syrups, jams or chocolate sauce. Fresh fruit…
  • NJ Lighthouse Day Today in NJ: World Tourism Day - September 27, 2016, is World Tourism Day. This day was created to bring awareness of the importance of tourism. It has social, cultural, political and economic benefits. Everyone should get to experience the diversity around the world. Visit one of…
  • NJ Womens Health and Fit Dayness Today in NJ: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day - September 28, 2016, is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. This day was created to show the importance of the regular physical activity and health awareness for women. There are many groups that host events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs,…
  • NJ Coffee Day Today in NJ: National Coffee Day - September 29, 2016, is National Coffee Day. It is said that coffee was invented by a sixth-century Ethiopian that discovered his goats frolicking in the coffee shrubs. He noticed the coffee berries gave them an energizing effect so he started…
  • NJ Cider Day Today in NJ: National Hot Mulled Cider Day - September 30, 2016, is National Hot Mulled Cider Day. It gets its name from the word mull which is defined as flavoring a beverage by heating it and adding spices. Mulled cider is made from apple juice or cider with spices.…
  • NJ Fresh Veggies Day Today in NJ: World Vegetarian Day - October 1, 2016, is World Vegetarian Day. This holiday was created to let everyone know the benefits of vegetarianism. Vegetarians never eat meat, fish or poultry. Their diet includes a variety of plant-based foods. The vegetarian diet has many health…
  • Today is - Non Violence Day Today in NJ: Non-Violence Day - October 2, 2016, is Non-Violence Day. This observance day was created to celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement. He also pioneered the philosophy and strategy of non-violence as a force for social change. There…
  • NJ Look at the Leaves Day Today in NJ: Look at the Leaves Day - October 3, 2016 is Look at the Leaves Day. Take the time today to look at the changing leaves. The cool temperatures, moisture and less sunlight cause the leaves to change color. During the growing season, chlorophyll and carotenoids are…
  • NJ Taco Day Today in NJ: National Taco Day - October 4, 2016, is National Taco Day. This traditional Mexican dish can be made with chicken, beef, vegetables or seafood. it is served in either a soft or hard shell tortilla and topped with lettuce, cheese, salsa or guacamole. The first…
  • NJ Bed & Breakfast Day Today in NJ: Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day - October 5, 2016, is Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day. Giving hospitality to traveling strangers dates back to the earliest recorded history for most religions and cultures around the world. Traveling for business or leisure started in the 1700s. Before…
  • NJ Garlic Lovers Day Today in NJ: Garlic Lovers Day - October 6, 2016, is Garlic Lovers Day. Garlic is native to central Asia and dates back over 6,000 years. The seasoning was a part of Mediterranean diets and is also commonly used in African, Asian, and European cuisines. Garlic has…
  • NJ National Flower Day Today in NJ: National Flower Day - October 7, 2016, is National Flower Day. This observance day was created to commemorate the day that Ronald Reagan signed a bill to declare the rose the national flower of the United States. Roses can live for an extremely long…
  • NJ Pierogi Day Today in NJ: National Pierogi Day - October 8, 2016, is National Pierogi Day. Pierogis came to the US in the early 20th century from Europe. Pierogis can be stuffed with a combination of cheese, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, onion, or meat. In the 40’s, they were a staple…
  • NJ Pizza and Beer Day Today in NJ: International Beer & Pizza Day - October 9, 2016, is International Beer & Pizza Day. It was created to honor one of the most popular food and drink combinations. There are many different kinds of both and are enjoyed all over the world. Beer dates back…
  • NJ Event-Columbus Day-Italian Flag Today in NJ: Columbus Day - October 10, 2016, is Columbus Day. This federally recognized holiday celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. Columbus Day is celebrated to honor the Italian-born explorer’s achievements and Italian-American heritage. Check out these Italian-American businesses and organizations in…
  • NJ Food Truck Day Today in NJ: National Food Truck Day - October 11, 2016, is National Food Truck Day.  The first mobile food vendors were ice cream vans in the 1950’s. During the 60’s, bigger food trucks started selling tacos and burgers to construction sites and factories (source). The food truck…
  • NJ Osteoporosis Day Today in NJ: World Arthritis Day - October 12, 2016, is World Arthritis Day. The Arthritis and Rheumatism International started this day in 1996. They wanted to raise awareness to the issues of this disease. Arthritis causes joint pain. It is the main cause of disability. Over…
  • NJ World Sight Day Today in NJ: World Sight Day - October 13, 2016, is World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an awareness day focusing on blindness and vision impairment. Blindness and vision impairment is an international public health issue. There are about 285 million people with low vision and…
  • NJ Dessert Day Today in NJ: National Dessert Day - October 14, 2016, is National Dessert Day. Spend the day enjoying your favorite treats. Desserts are sweet and usually served after a meal. Some of the most popular desserts include cakes, cookies, ice cream, candy and fruit. Ice cream was the…
  • NJ Chicken Cacciatore Day Today in NJ: National Chicken Cacciatore Day - October 15, 2016, is National Chicken Cacciatore Day. Cacciatore means “hunter-style” in Italian. This meal was invented in Italy during the Renaissance. Chicken cacciatore is prepared with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and herbs over spaghetti. To celebrate you could serve this…
  • NJ Homeless Day Today in NJ: World Food Day - October 16, 2016, is World Food Day. It was created to raise awareness about world hunger. This years theme is: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” 4 in 10 children in poor countries are malnourished (source.) One way to celebrate is…
  • NJ Pasta Day Today in NJ: National Pasta Day - October 17, 2016, is National Pasta Day. There are many different types of pasta such as linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti and more. It can be made dry or fresh. In Italy there are over 350 types of dried pasta.…
  • NJ Chocolate Cupcake Day Today in NJ: National Chocolate Cupcake Day - October 18, 2016, is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Cupcakes emerged in the United States in the 19th century. It is unknown how they got the name but there are a couple theories. One theory says it’s because they were originally baked in…
  • NJ Doctors Day Today in NJ: Medical Assistants Recognition Day - October 19, 2016, is Medical Assistants Recognition Day. Today is celebrated on the Wednesday of the third full week of October each year
  • NJ Osteoporosis Day Today in NJ: World Osteoporosis Day - October 20, 2016 is World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis is the progressive loss of bone mass, making the bones weak and more likely to break
  • NJ Celebration of the Mind Day Today in NJ: Celebration of the Mind Day - October 21, 2016, is Celebration of the Mind Day. Celebration of the Mind Day celebrates Martin Gardner. When Gardner passed away, instead of any memorials he just asked for his work with Gathering For Gardner to continue. He was passionate…
  • NJ Knee Day Today in NJ: National Knee Day - October 22, 2016, is National Knee Day. Take time to appreciate your knees today. Knees are important for most movement. In fact, the knee is essential for walking, running, traversing stairs/inclines and other weight bearing activities. The knee is actually…
  • NJ Boston Cream Pie Day Today in NJ: National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23, 2016, is National Boston Cream Pie Day. Boston Cream Pie was invented in 1856 by a French chef named Sanzian who worked at the Parker Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston cream pie is actually a cake, made of…
  • NJ Polio Day Today in NJ: World Polio Day - October 24, 2016, is World Polio Day. Polio affects the entire body, even the muscles and nerves. The infection is caused by a virus that is especially dangerous due to most cases (up to 95%) never showing symptoms. Luckily, a…
  • nj pizza makers day Today in NJ: World Pizza Makers Day - October 25, 2016, is World Pizza Makers Day. Pizza was first made in prehistoric times with bread cooked on flat, hot stones. Modern day pizza was created in 1889 when Don Raffaele Esposito, the owner of a tavern called Pizzeria…
  • NJ Pumpkin Day Today in NJ: National Pumpkin Day - October 26, 2016, is National Pumpkin Day. Pumpkins are native to North America. There is evidence of pumpkin seeds dating back between 7,000 and 5,500 BC in Mexico. Pumpkin is most popular during the fall; it can be used to make cookies,…
  • NJ Occupational Therapy Day Today in NJ: Occupational Therapy Day - October 27, 2016, is Occupational Therapy Day. Occupational Therapy helps those with physical or mental illness improve on skills needed for daily life. Occupational therapists help everyone from children to adults through activities such as getting dressed, cooking, eating and…
  • NJ Wild Foods Day Today in NJ: Wild Foods Day - October 28, 2016, is Wild Foods Day. Wild Foods Day celebrates wild plants, fruits and vegetables. People have been harvesting food from the wild for thousands of years. It is now becoming more common to see wild plants on menus…
  • NJ World Stroke Day Today in NJ: World Stroke Day - October 29, 2016, is World Stroke Day. World Stroke Day is celebrated to bring awareness to the serious nature and high rates of stroke. A stroke is caused by poor blood flow to the brain and results in cell death.…
  • NJ Pumpkin Day Today in NJ: Pumpkin Day - October 30, 2016, is Pumpkin Day. Today is a celebration of all things pumpkin. Pumpkins are in the gourd and squash family, and are one of the most popular crops in the United States. There are more than a billion…
  • NJ Halloween Today in NJ: Halloween - October 31, 2016, is Halloween. Some popular Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins, visiting haunted attractions and watching horror films. The earliest record of pumpkin carving in America dates back to 1837, but carving pumpkins wasn’t associated with Halloween…
  • NJ Family Literacy Day Today in NJ: National Family Literacy Day - November 1, 2016, is National Family Literacy Day. Family literacy supports adults and children learning together. National Family Literacy Day was created to show the importance of family literacy programs through activities and events. The first ever event was held…
  • NJ Eat Healthy Day Today in NJ: National Eating Healthy Day - November 2, 2016, is National Eating Healthy Day. Today is dedicated to eating healthy. Some tips for a healthy diet include eating less salt and more fruits and vegetables, eating less saturated fats and to cook more often at home. Too…
  • NJ Jellyfish Day Today in NJ: Jellyfish Day - November 3, 2016, is Jellyfish Day. The jellyfish is an invertebrate that has been around for millions of years, predating humans. Jellyfish start their migration to the shores of the northern hemisphere in the spring. There are many different types of…
  • NJ Doctors Day Today in NJ: National Medical Science Liaison Awareness and Appreciation Day - November 4, 2016, is National Medical Science Liaison Awareness and Appreciation Day. The role of medical science liaison in the health care industry assists pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Their education consists of a doctorate degree in life sciences.…
  • NJ Red Hair Day Today in NJ: National Love Your Red Hair Day - November 5, 2016, is National Love Your Red Hair Day.  This day was created in 2011 to make red heads feel more confident. The creators of this day, Stephanie and Adrienne, noticed the existence of a “Kick a Ginger Day”…
  • NJ Daylight Savings Today in NJ: The End of Daylight Savings Time - November 6, 2016, is The End of Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings Time was created to save energy by making better use of daylight. Each year, on the first Sunday in November, clocks are turned back 1 hour at 2:00…
  • NJ Job Action Day Today in NJ: Job Action Day - November 7, 2016, is Job Action Day. This day was created to help workers and jobseekers evaluate their careers. Job Action Day is an opportunity for the employed to examine their current job situation and plan steps to further their career.…
  • NJ Election Day Today in NJ: Election Day - November 8, 2016, is Election Day. Election Day is the day public officials vote in the general elections. It is always the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. (Fun fact: The earliest date Election Day can occur on…
  • NJ Carl Sagan Day Today in NJ: Carl Sagan Day - November 9, 2016, is Carl Sagan Day. Carl Sagan is one of the most well-known scientists. He was an astronomer, cosmologist, astrobiologist and author. Of all his accomplishments, he is most known for his work as a science popularizer and…
  • nj-accounting-day Today in NJ: International Accounting Day - November 10, 2016, is International Accounting Day. This day honors all accountants. Accountants prepare and examine financial records to ensure accuracy, and make sure taxes are paid both properly and on time. They also maintain financial records and can improve…
  • NJ Veterans Day Today in NJ: Veterans Day - November 11, 2016, is Veterans Day. Today honors those who have served in the military. It is most commonly celebrated with parades and church services. Flags are typically hung at half mast and most places observe periods of silence at…
  • NJ Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Today in NJ: Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - November 12, 2016, is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. This was created after the book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. The creators of the book say this holiday is a “… celebration of who you are, where you’ve been,…
  • NJ Homeless Day Today in NJ: World Kindness Day - November 13, 2016 is World Kindness Day. This day was created in 1997 when a group of humanitarians made a “Declaration of Kindness.” There are many ways to celebrate, such as donating books, food, and clothes to your community. Simply holding…
  • NJ World Diabetes Day Today in NJ: World Diabetes Day - November 14, 2016, is World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme, “Eyes on Diabetes,” focuses on the importance of screening for early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment. In 2015, there were 415 million adults living with diabetes, making prevention…
  • NJ I Love to Write Day Today in NJ: I Love to Write Day - November 15, 2016, is I Love to Write Day. I Love to Write Day was created by John Riddle, a non-fiction and self-help author. He wanted to encourage kids and adults to write. It is celebrated by schools, community halls,…
  • NJ National Night Out Today in NJ: International Day for Tolerance - November 16, 2016, is International Day for Tolerance. International Day for Tolerance was created by the United Nations to promote tolerance through helping others understand other cultures. There are live discussions and debates about the negative impact of injustice, oppression,…
  • NJ Take a Hike Day Today in NJ: National Take a Hike Day - November 17, 2016, is National Take a Hike Day. Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and stay in shape. Hikes are different from walks because they are taken in a natural setting such as the woods, hills…
  • NJ Vichyssoise Day Today in NJ: National Vichyssoise Day - November 18, 2016, is National Vichyssoise Day. Vichyssoise, pronounced vish-e-swaz, is a soup made with puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream and chicken stock. The origin of the soup is unknown, but French chef, Louis Diat, is credited with the (re)invention of vichyssoise. Celebrate…
  • NJ Family Volunteer Day Today in NJ: Family Volunteer Day - November 19, 2016, is Family Volunteer Day. Family Volunteer Day is a service day for families to work together to support their communities. It is a great opportunity for children and adults to make new friends, feel good about helping…
  • Today in NJ: Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day - November 20, 2016, is Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day. This day was created on November 20, 2009, when Michaela McGuigan made a Facebook page for National Hug a Cross Country Runner Day. Running enthusiasts Tim Catalano and Adam Goucher got…
  • NJ Pumpkin Pie Day Today in NJ: Pumpkin Pie Day - November 21, 2016, is Pumpkin Pie Day. Pumpkin Pie Day is celebrated just in time for Thanksgiving. The first pumpkin pie recipes were found in English cookbooks in the 17th century. It wasn’t until a century later that they appeared…
  • Homeless Animals Day in New Jersey Today in NJ: Humane Society Anniversary Day - November 22, 2016, is Humane Society Anniversary Day. This is their 60 year anniversary of protecting animals from abuse. They are the largest and most effective animal protection organization in the US. They provide care and services to more than…
  • NJ Coffee Day Today in NJ: National Espresso Day - November 23, 2016, is National Espresso Day. The espresso machine was invented by Luigi Bezzera in 1901, in Italy. He wanted to give his employees less of a break and increase their productivity. The machine forced hot water through finely…
  • NJ Thanksgiving Today in NJ: Thanksgiving - November 24, 2016, is Thanksgiving. One of the first Thanksgiving celebrations was in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a fall harvest feast. For over 200 years, Thanksgiving was celebrated by individual colonies and states. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln…
  • NJ Black Friday Today in NJ: Black Friday - November 25, 2016, is Black Friday. Black Friday is celebrated the day after Thanksgiving and is considered the start of the Christmas shopping season. Most major retailers open very early and some even stay open overnight and offer sales. It…
  • NJ Small Business Saturday Today in NJ: Small Business Saturday - November 26, 2016, is Small Business Saturday. The first ever Small Business Saturday was in November 2010. It encourages everyone to support small, local businesses. In 2015, 95 million people went out to shop at small businesses in observance of…
  • NJ Electric Guitar Day Today in NJ: National Electric Guitar Day - November 27, 2016, is National Electric Guitar Day. The first electric guitars were made in the 1920s and 30s. Paul H. Tutmarc invented the electric guitar with inspiration from the inner workings of the telephone. There different types of electric…
  • NJ Cyber Monday Today in NJ: Cyber Monday - November 28, 2016, is Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is celebrated the Monday after Thanksgiving. It is similar to Black Friday as there are many sales and special deals made available to shoppers, but they apply only to online stores rather…
  • NJ Homeless Day Today in NJ: Giving Tuesday - November 29, 2016, is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is the start of the charitable season. It focuses on getting diverse groups of people, communities and organizations together to celebrate and encourage giving back. The best way to help out is…
  • Today in NJ: Perpetual Youth Day - November 30, 2016, is Perpetual Youth Day. Perpetual Youth Day is celebrated each year on November 30 because it is Dick Clark’s birthday. He is known as America’s oldest teenager. This day is about having fun and embracing your inner child,…
  • Today in NJ: World AIDS Day - December 1, 2016, is World AIDS Day. On this day, events are held all over the world to show support to those living with HIV, bring awareness in hopes of a cure and to remember those who have lost their…
  • Today in NJ: Special Education Day - December 2, 2016, is Special Education Day. Special Education Day marks the anniversary of America’s first federal special education law. It is a reminder to reflect on and reform the country’s efforts to ensure that those living with disabilities are…
  • Today in NJ: National Apple Pie Day - December 3, 2016, is National Apple Pie Day. Apple Pie is traditionally served during a variety of holidays in America, and is filled with a delicious mix of apples, cinnamon and sugar. The dessert has a long history and can…
  • Today in NJ: National Kitten Day - December 4, 2016, is National Kitten Day. Kittens are a favorite pet for many people and are commonly known for both their intelligence and independence. Since there are many kittens looking for homes throughout the Garden State, one of the…
  • Today in NJ: International Volunteer Day - December 5, 2016, is International Volunteer Day. This day celebrates the actions of volunteers all over the world and recognizes their work towards global goals (source). There are many different ways to volunteer, and even more causes to volunteer for.…
  • Today in NJ: World Trick Shot Day - December 6, 2016, is World Trick Shot Day. World-famous exhibition basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters created this day to celebrate the trick shot and inspire others to get in on the fun. Since 1926, the wildly entertaining team has been…
  • NJ International Civil Aviation Day Today in NJ: International Civil Aviation Day - December 7, 2016, is International Civil Aviation Day. The International Civil Aviation Organization created this holiday on December 7, 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Those who observe the day include air traffic…
  • NJ Christmas tree day Today in NJ: National Christmas Tree Day - December 8, 2016, is National Christmas Tree Day. In America, live Christmas trees have been sold since the 1850s. The most popular Christmas trees are blue spruce, scotch pine, white pine, noble fir, Fraser fir, Douglas fir and balsam fir. Artificial…
  • NJ Pastry Day Today in NJ: National Pastry Day - December 9, 2016, is National Pastry Day. It is believed that pastries were invented by the Egyptians in 2600 B.C. They were similar to doughnuts and were dipped in wine. Pastry making was a culinary art form in the Middle East in…
  • NJ Gingerbread House Day Today in NJ: Gingerbread Decorating Day - December 10, 2016, is Gingerbread Decorating Day. Gingerbread decorating dates back to the 1400s. Back then, round cookies were painted and hung in the windows for decoration. Decorated, shaped gingerbread has also been used for weddings. Gingerbread men are commonly…
  • Today in NJ: Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day - December 11, 2016, is Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day. Help the animals of low-income families by donating food, money and toys. Many shelters rely on donations to provide for the animals in their care. There are about 7.6 million animals that go…
  • NJ Poinsettia Day Today in NJ: Poinsettia Day - December 12, 2016, is Poinsettia Day. December 12 marks the anniversary of the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett. He was an American botanist, physician and Minister to Mexico. In 1828, he discovered the plant in Southern Mexico and sent cuttings…
  • NJ Hot Chocolate Day Today in NJ: National Cocoa Day - December 13, 2016, is National Cocoa Day. Cocoa, which is the main ingredient in the hot cocoa that we drink, is made from dried, fully-fermented seeds of the cacao tree. It is then transformed into a powder, which can be mixed…
  • NJ Bouillabaisse Day Today in NJ: National Bouillabaisse Day - December 14, 2016, is National Bouillabaisse Day. Bouillabaisse is a fish stew that originates from Marseilles, France in 600 B.C. In the 17th century, it was made with the least expensive fish, such as rockfish or shell fish, different herbs such as…
  • NJ Bill of Rights Day Today in NJ: Bill of Rights Day - December 15, 2016, is Bill of Rights Day. The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments of the United States Constitution. The amendments were introduced by James Madison and Congress passed the rights on September 25, 1789. The Bill of…
  • NJ Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Today in NJ: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - December 16, 2016, is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day was created in 2011 to bring joy to the busy holiday season. It is celebrated on the third Friday of December and participants are asked to…
  • NJ Maple Syrup Day Today in NJ: National Maple Syrup Day - December 17, 2016, is National Maple Syrup Day. Maple syrup is commonly made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple or black maple trees. The United States led the world’s maple syrup production until the 1930s; currently, Canada is…
  • NJ Roast Suckling Pig Day Today in NJ: National Roast Suckling Pig Day - December 18, 2016, is National Roast Suckling Pig Day. Roast suckling pigs are considered a delicacy because of their tender meat. Various recipes and preparation methods for roast suckling pigs can be traced back to ancient Rome and China. Today,…
  • NJ Oatmeal Muffin Day Today in NJ: National Oatmeal Muffin Day - December 19, 2016, is National Oatmeal Muffin Day. Oatmeal muffins are primarily made with oatmeal, but may also include various other ingredients. Some of the other common mix-ins are raisins, nuts and chocolate chips. Muffins were invented in the 18th century. Although there is…
  • NJ Go Caroling Day Today in NJ: Go Caroling Day - December 20, 2016, is Go Caroling Day. Carols are religious folk songs or hymns that are associated with Christmas and performed during the holiday season, though they were historically sung throughout the year (source, via Wikipedia). Christmas caroling is popular…
  • NJ French Fried Shrimp Day Today in NJ: National French Fried Shrimp Day - December 21, 2016, is National French Fried Shrimp Day. Shrimp is the most popular seafood in America (source). Shrimp are low in calories and high in omega 3s, calcium, iodine and protein. They are also good for the circulatory system.…
  • NJ Cookie Exchange Day Today in NJ: National Cookie Exchange Day - December 22, 2016, is National Cookie Exchange Day. A cookie exchange is a party to share your favorite cookies and recipes; each guest brings their own cookies and the recipe that they used. The parties include a sampling area, swapping…