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 Stress Awareness Day Today in NJ: National Meditation Day - May 31, 2016, is National Meditation Day. Meditation is a state of relaxation and awareness, and helps with social disorders, focus, creativity, and self-awareness. It is said that in places where meditation is commonly practiced, violent crimes, fires, traffic accidents,…
  • Today in NJ: National Running Day - June 1, 2016, is National Running Day. This day was created to celebrate the joys of running. In 776 BC, during the first Olympic games, running was the most important event. Koroibos, a cook, was crowned an olive wreath for…
  • NJ Rocky Road Day Today in NJ: National Rocky Road Day - June 2, 2016, is National Rocky Road Day. Today celebrates rocky road ice cream. Rocky road ice cream is typically made with nuts, mini marshmallows and chocolate chunks, mixed with your ice cream flavor of choice. California resident William Dreyer…
  • NJ Doughnut Day Today in NJ: National Donut Day - June 3, 2016, is National Donut Day. This day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938. It honors those who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. There are over 10 billion donuts made in the US each…
  • NJ Drawing Day Today in NJ: National Drawing Day - June 4, 2016, is National Drawing Day. This day was created to encourage people to draw and share their creations. Drawing includes the use of lines, as well as color and shading. The earliest discovered drawings were found on the…
  • NJ Frozen Yogurt Day Today in NJ: International Frozen Yogurt Day - June 5, 2016, is International Frozen Yogurt Day. Frozen yogurt was invented in New England in the 1970s. The United States has the most frozen yogurt shops in the world, followed by Canada and Greece. Frozen yogurt has many health…
  • NJ Homeless Day Today in NJ: National Hunger Awareness Day - June 6, 2016, is National Hunger Awareness Day. This day was created to raise awareness about those who suffer from hunger and poverty. 1 in 6 people in America suffer from hunger. In the US, 40% (~$165 billion dollar’s worth)…
  • NJ Chocolate Ice Cream Day Today in NJ: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day - June 7, 2016, is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Chocolate ice cream is the second most popular flavor of ice cream, behind only vanilla. Chocolate ice cream was invented in 1692 when the Italians froze hot chocolate. It is now…
  • NJ Ocean Day Today in NJ: World Oceans Day - June 8, 2016, is World Oceans Day. This day recognizes the importance of the oceans. The theme for this year is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.” The ocean controls the climate, feeds millions of people, produces oxygen, provides a home to…
  • NJ Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day Today in NJ: National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day - June 9, 2016 is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day. Strawberry rhubarb pie is tart and sweet; it is made with strawberry and rhubarb filling, and sometimes tapioca. The dessert became popular in the early 1800’s. Benjamin Franklin is credited with…
  • NJ Herb and Spice Day Today in NJ: National Herb and Spice Day - June 10, 2016, is National Herb and Spice Day. Herbs are made from the leaves of plants, while spices are made with the root, stem, bulb, bark, or seeds. Herbs and spices make food more flavorful, but also have health…
  • NJ Kentucky Derby Today in NJ: Belmont Stakes - June 11, 2016, is The Belmont Stakes. The horse race is held every year at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The race is always held in June, five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness…
  • NJ Red Rose Day Today in NJ: Red Rose Day - June 12, 2016, is Red Rose Day. Today is a celebration of America’s favorite flower, the red rose. Not only are red roses the most popular cut flower but they are also the most popular flowers in flower beds. They…
  • NJ Weed Your Garden Day Today in NJ: Weed Your Garden Day - June 13, 2016, is Weed Your Garden Day. It is important to stay on top of picking the weeds from your garden. Weeds grow fast and take away water, light and soil nutrients from your desired plants. To combat weeds,…
  • US Flag Today in NJ: Flag Day - June 14, 2016, is Flag Day. This day celebrates the adoption of the United States flag, an event which took place on June 14 in 1777. To celebrate Flag Day, many people display the American flag at their home; many…
  • NJ Lobster Day Today in NJ: National Lobster Day - June 15, 2016, is National Lobster Day. In the 1800s, lobster was considered peasant food since they were abundant and the New Englanders could go out and capture them in low tide. During this time period, most of the servants…
  • NJ Fresh Veggies Day Today in NJ: Fresh Veggies Day - June 16, 2016, is Fresh Veggies Day. Today is a day to enjoy vegetables while they’re fresh. Of course, it’s always a good idea to eat fresh veggies with every meal; vegetables are low in calories and have many vitamins…
  • NJ Flip Flop Day Today in NJ: National Flip Flop Day - June 17, 2016, is National Flip Flop Day. Flip flops actually date back all the way to the Ancient Egyptians in 4000 BC. Flip flops got their name because of the sound they make when you walk in them. Tropical…
  • NJ Go Fishing Day Today in NJ: Go Fishing Day - June 18, 2016, is Go Fishing Day. Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the US. Each year, over 44 million Americans ages 6 years and older enjoy fishing. There are over 22,000 currently known species of…
  • NJ Fathers Day Today in NJ: Father’s Day - June 19, 2016, is Father’s Day. Father’s Day honors fatherhood and the influence of fathers in society. Grace Golden Clayton created this day after the loss of her father in the Monongah Mining Disaster; the incident claimed the lives of…
  • NJ First Day of Summer Today in NJ: First Day of Summer - June 20, 2016, is the First Day of Summer. The first day of summer is also called summer solstice. The solstice is the longest day of the year because it has the longest period of daylight. Each year, this occurs…
  • NJ National Sing Out Day Today in NJ: World Music Day - June 21, 2016, is World Music Day. This day was created in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique. Each year, every kind of musician is welcome to share their music in the streets, parks, plazas, and porches…
  • NJ Onion Rings Day Today in NJ: National Onion Rings Day - June 22, 2016, is National Onion Rings Day. Onion rings are made from circles of onion that are coated in batter and fried. They are eaten as a snack food, fast food, or side dish. The origin of the onion…
  • NJ Pink Day Today in NJ: National Pink Day - June 23, 2016, is National Pink Day. Today is a day to celebrate the color pink, which was first used as the name of a color during the 17th century. The name comes from a flower. Pink is the most…
  • NJ Pralines Day Today in NJ: National Pralines Day - June 24, 2016, is National Pralines Day. Pralines originated in France and were made by coating almonds with caramelized sugar. Pralines got their name from Marshal du Plessis-Praslin, a French soldier and sugar industrialist; though it was actually his cook…
  • NJ Great American Backyard Campout Today in NJ: Great American Backyard Campout - June 25, 2016, is the Great American Backyard Campout. This day was created to encourage families to camp out in the backyard and celebrate the great outdoors. The event is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, an organization is dedicated…
  • NJ Canoe Day Today in NJ: National Canoe Day - June 26, 2016, is National Canoe Day. Canoes have been around for thousands of years; they were created by the native people of North America. The canoe got its name from the word ‘kenu,’ which means dugout. These specific boats…
  • NJ Happy Hour Day Today in NJ: Bartender and Mixologist Day - June 27, 2016, is Bartender and Mixologist Day. This day was established to celebrate those who create and serve cocktails. The bartender is responsible for tending to the bar and serving a variety of drinks. Mixologists master the basics of…
  • NJ Tapioca Day Today in NJ: National Tapioca Day - June 28, 2016, is National Tapioca Day. Tapioca comes from a shrub called Manioc which is native to South America. The edible, starchy root is dried to a powdery or pearly extract and called tapioca. Tapioca is commonly associated with…
  • NJ Camera Day Today in NJ: National Camera Day - June 29, 2016, is National Camera Day. This day was created to celebrate the camera and its value to society. Cameras are important for documenting the world as it is. Before cameras, people would draw and write descriptions of events;…
  • NJ Ice Cream Soda Day Today in NJ: National Ice Cream Soda Day - June 30, 2016, is National Ice Cream Soda Day. Today celebrates the now-popular ice cream and soda treat. Ice Cream Soda was invented by Philadelphia-native Robert Green in 1874; as the story goes, he was selling soda at Philadelphia’s 150th…
  • NJ Visit a Zoo Day Today in NJ: American Zoo Day - July 1, 2016, is American Zoo Day. Zoo Day is a celebration of the first zoo that opened in America; the Philadelphia zoo first opened its doors in 1874. On its 42-acre campus, there are many different animal exhibits. Most…
  • NJ UFO Day Today in NJ: World UFO Day - July 2, 2016, is World UFO Day. Today celebrates the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects. World UFO Day was created in 2001 by UFO researchers, however, the name “UFO” was created in 1953. The US Air Force originally used the…
  • NJ Stay Out of the Sun Day Today in NJ: Stay Out of the Sun Day - July 3, 2016, is Stay Out of the Sun Day. Today encourages people to stay in the shade and protect their skin from damaging sun rays. While a little bit of sun is good for vitamin D, too much sun…
  • NJ Independence Day Today in NJ: Independence Day - July 4, 2016, is Independence Day. Independence Day in America takes place on the fourth of July. It is a federal holiday in the United States celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Independence Day…
  • NJ Bikini Day Today in NJ: Bikini Day - July 5, 2016, is Bikini Day. The bikini was invented on July 5 of 1946 by Louis Reard, a Parisian fashion designer. The popular swimsuit was named “bikini” after the news-making atomic test that happened off the Bikini Atoll in…
  • NJ Fried Chicken Day Today in NJ: National Fried Chicken Day - July 6, 2016, is National Fried Chicken Day. This classic American dish is made by coating chicken in batter and frying it. The Southern United States is known for fried chicken, but Europeans have been eating it since the Middle…
  • NJ Macaroni Day Today in NJ: National Macaroni Day - July 7, 2016, is National Macaroni Day. Each year on July 7, people celebrate Macaroni Day by eating their favorite macaroni dish. There are many different dishes made with macaroni; it is often used in soups like minestrone, in casseroles,…
  • NJ Collector Car Appreciation Day Today in NJ: Collector Car Appreciation Day - July 8, 2016, is Collector Car Appreciation Day. This day was created to raise awareness about the importance of automotive restoration and collection in American society. Classic cars are typically ones manufactured between the 1920s and 1970s. Some examples of…
  • NJ Sugar Cookie Day Today in NJ: National Sugar Cookie Day - July 9, 2016, is National Sugar Cookie Day. A sugar cookie is made with sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder or soda. It is popular for sugar cookies to be rolled and cut into shapes and decorated. Sugar…
  • NJ Pick Blueberries Day Today in NJ: Pick Blueberries Day - July 10, 2016, is Pick Blueberries Day. Blueberries are the second most popular berry, after strawberries. Not only do they taste good, they also have many health benefits and are low in calories. They benefit heart and brain health, and…
  • NJ Swimming Pool Day Today in NJ: National Swimming Pool Day - July 11, 2016, is National Swimming Pool Day. The idea of swimming recreationally dates back to 2500 BCE. In Egypt, paintings and drawings of people swimming can be found. The largest heated salt-water swimming pool in the US is the…
  • NJ Pecan Pie Day Today in NJ: National Pecan Pie Day - July 12, 2016, is National Pecan Pie Day. Some people say pecan pie originated in Louisiana, while others say that it was invented by Karo to promote their corn syrup. Pecan pie appeared in cookbooks in the 1920s; the pie is made…
  • NJ french Fries Day Today in NJ: National French Fries Day - July 13, 2016, is National French Fries Day. The exact origin of French fries is unknown, but it is thought they were created in Belgium during the 17th century. During this time, they often ate fried fish with meals; when…
  • NJ Hot Dog Day Today in NJ: Hot Dog Day - July 14, 2016, is Hot Dog Day. Hot dogs are known to be an iconic American food but in fact, they were actually invented in Frankfurt Germany. Hot dogs are typically popular for cookouts and baseball games. According to the…
  • NJ Gummi Worm Day Today in NJ: Gummi Worm Day - July 15, 2016, is Gummi Worm Day. The German company Trolli created these candies in 1981. Gummy worms were not the first gummies made, though; Gummi bears were actually created by Haribo 60 years before. Gummi candies get their name…
  • NJ Spinach Day Today in NJ: National Fresh Spinach Day - July 16, 2016, is National Fresh Spinach Day. This super food is high in iron and low in calories. It also has fiber, protein, calcium and both vitamins C and A. Spinach builds muscle and lowers risk of heart disease,…
  • NJ Tattoo Day Today in NJ: National Tattoo Day - July 17, 2016, is National Tattoo Day. The word “tattoo” comes from the Tahitian term “tatua,” which means “to mark.” Tattoos have appeared throughout all cultures for centuries; in fact, decorating the skin has been popular since ancient times. Previous…
  • NJ World Listening Day Today in NJ: World Listening Day - July 18, 2016, is World Listening Day. This is a global event started by the World Listening Project, a non-profit organization focused on understanding the world and its natural environment, cultures and societies through listening and field recording. Each year,…
  • NJ Raspberry Cake Day Today in NJ: Raspberry Cake Day - July 19, 2016, is Raspberry Cake Day. Raspberries are harvested from late-July until September. One raspberry bush can produce several hundred berries each year. They are full of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. Since raspberries are currently in season, you…
  • NJ Chess Day Today in NJ: International Chess Day - July 20, 2016, is International Chess Day. Chess is played on a 64-checkered board with 16 black pieces and 16 white pieces. Chess Day has been celebrated on July 20 since 1966 all around the world. It is thought that…
  • NJ Mutt Day Today in NJ: No Pet Store Puppies Day - July 21, 2016, is No Pet Store Puppies Day. This day was created to bring awareness to puppy mill dogs. Dogs in puppy mills are housed in small, unsanitary, overcrowded cages. They don’t have proper veterinary care and many live their…
  • NJ Stay Out of the Sun Day Today in NJ: Hammock Day - July 22, 2016, is Hammock Day. Hammocks were invented in Central and South America for sleeping. They were later adopted by sailors for comfort and to save space. In modern times, hammocks are most often used for relaxing outdoors and…
  • NJ Cowboy Day Today in NJ: National Day of the Cowboy - July 23, 2016, is National Day of the Cowboy. This day was created to contribute to the preservation of America’s rich cowboy heritage. In the Wild West, there was a lack of written law so the cowboys had to write…
  • NJ Cousins Day Today in NJ: Cousins Day - July 24, 2016, is Cousins Day. Cousins Day always falls on the same date each year. It was created to honor your Aunt and Uncle’s kids. Because cousins are usually close in age. they often become your first friends. Take time today…
  • NJ Culinarian Day Today in NJ: Culinarians Day - July 25, 2016, is Culinarians Day. A culinarian is someone who works in the culinary arts. This day honors anyone who cooks. The hat that chefs wear is called a toque blanche, which means “white hat” in French. The height…
  • NJ Bagelfest Day Today in NJ: National Bagelfest Day - July 26, 2016, is National Bagelfest Day. This day was created by Murray Lender, owner of Lender’s Bagels. Lender’s Bagels is located in Mattoon, Ill., which is home to the largest bagel factory in the world (source). The origin of…
  • NJ Bagpipe Day Today in NJ: Bagpipe Appreciation Day - July 27, 2016, is Bagpipe Appreciation Day. The bagpipe is a wind instrument with four pipes and a bag. The melody pipe, also called a chanter, has finger holes that are used to play the songs. The other three pipes…
  • NJ Bacon Day Today in NJ: National Hamburger Day - July 28, 2016, is National Hamburger Day. The oldest fast food restaurant in the world is White Castle, which opened in 1921. Americans eat more burgers at restaurants than they do at home; it is estimated that the average American…
  • NJ Lip Appreciation Day Today in NJ: National Lipstick Day - July 29, 2016, is National Lipstick Day. Makeup in general can be traced back to ancient civilizations. The use of lip color was popular with the Sumerians, Egyptians, Syrians, Babylonians, Persians and Greeks. For years, they would use rouge to…
  • NJ International Choreographers Day Today in NJ: National Dance Day - July 30, 2016, is National Dance Day. National Dance Day is celebrated each year on the last Saturday in July. It was created to encourage people to dance, as a fun way to be healthy and fight obesity. Some benefits to…
  • NJ Cotton Candy Day Today in NJ: National Cotton Candy Day - July 31, 2016, is National Cotton Candy Day. When cotton candy was first made, before the 1700s, it was time consuming to make and called “fairy floss.” The machine-spun variety was invented in 1897; it became famous in 1904 when it…
  • NJ Play Ball Day Today in NJ: Play Ball Day - August 1, 2016, is Play Ball Day. This day was created to honor all ball-based sports. Some of the many ball games include basketball, soccer, bowling, football, billiards, tennis, volleyball, golf and paintball. Soccer is the most popular sport played…
  • NJ National Night Out Today in NJ: National Night Out - August 2, 2016, is National Night Out. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that happens every year. It brings awareness to police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. People from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military…
  • NJ Watermelon Day Today in NJ: National Watermelon Day - August 3, 2016, is National Watermelon Day. There are more than 300 varieties of watermelon in the United States and South America. The corresponding growing seasons provide watermelon year round in many different shapes, sizes and colors. The most common…
  • NJ White Wine Day Today in NJ: National White Wine Day - August 4, 2016, is National White Wine Day. It takes one cluster of grapes, about 75 grapes to make one glass of white wine. A whole bottle is made from 4 clusters or 300 grapes. Red grapes can make red and…
  • NJ Beer Day Today in NJ: International Beer Day - August 5, 2016, is International Beer Day. This is a celebration of beer in pubs, breweries and backyards all around the world. It was started in 2007 in California as a small event and is now celebrated in 207 cities,…
  • NJ Disc Golf Day Today in NJ: National Disc Golf Day - August 6, 2016 is National Disc Golf Day. Disc golf has been played since the 1960s. It is similar to regular golf because the goal is to reach each target with the fewest amount of throws. The goal is to get the…
  • NJ Lighthouse Day Today in NJ: National Lighthouse Day - August 7, 2016, is National Lighthouse Day. This day was created to bring awareness of the beacon of light that represents safety and security for ships. A lighthouse is used to help maritime pilots at sea by marking dangerous coastlines,…
  • NJ Hug Your Cat Day Today in NJ: International Cat Day - August 8, 2016, is International Cat Day. This day was created to bring awareness to the needs, neglect, and abuse of cats. The International Fund for Animal Welfare and other animal rights groups started this holiday. Cats are the most…
  • NJ Read a Book Day Today in NJ: Book Lovers Day - August 9, 2016, is Book Lovers Day. Book Lovers Day is about finding a place to relax and reading a good book. Reading is a great way to learn and relax. Public libraries first appeared during the Middle Ages. The…
  • NJ S'mores Day Today in NJ: National S’mores Day - August 10, 2016, is National S’mores Day. Enjoy this treat made with graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate. The first recipe for s’mores was published in 1927 in the Girl Scout handbook, but it is believed that s’mores were…
  • NJ Play in the Sand Day Today in NJ: Play in the Sand Day - August 11, 2016, is Play in the Sand Day. Spend the day at the beach digging in the sand or making sand castles. Sandboxes are also popular for children. Sand art is fun way to play with sand such as…
  • NJ Baseball Fans Day Today in NJ: Baseball Fans 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 Bowling League Day Today in NJ: National Bowling Day - August 13, 2016, is National Bowling Day. Bowling items discovered in the 1930s in an Egyptian grave suggest bowling has been around since 3200 BC. The first indoor bowling lanes were in New York City in 1840. Bowling balls used…
  • NJ Creamsicle Day Today in NJ: National Creamsicle Day - August 14, 2016, is National Creamsicle Day. Frank Epperson invented the creamsicle in 1905 while experimenting with layering frozen fruit juice on vanilla ice cream. He originally named it “Epsicle,” which was later changed to “popsicle” or “creamsicle.” The classic…
  • Peanut Butter Cupcake Today in NJ: Cupcake Day - August 15, 2016, is Cupcake Day. Cupcakes have been an American favorite since the 19th century. Cupcakes changed the art of baking; before them, baking ingredients were weighed rather than measured. The world’s largest cupcake was displayed in London in…
  • NJ Roller Coaster Day Today in NJ: Roller Coaster Day - August 16, 2016, is Roller Coaster Day. The roller coaster originated in Russia. In the 16th century, coasters had wood-frame ice slides that sent sledders down 70-foot high slopes. During the summer months when ice slides were no longer viable, they…
  • Secondhand Wardrobe Day in New Jersey Today in NJ: Thrift Shop 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...
  • NJ Soft Ice Cream Day Today in NJ: Soft Ice Cream Day - August 18, 2016, is Soft Ice Cream Day. Also called “soft serve,” soft ice cream has been around for about 100 years. The exact origin of soft ice cream is unknown, but the first reference to it was in the…
  • NJ Camera Day Today in NJ: World Photo Day - August 19, 2016, is World Photo Day. World Photo Day was created to celebrate the world’s passion for photography. One way folks are encouraged to spend the day is by practicing their photography skills. To do so, you can learn new…
  • NJ Honey Bee Day Today in NJ: National Honey Bee Day - August 20, 2016, is National Honey Bee Day. This was created to bring awareness about the bee industry to the community. The queen, worker and drone bees are the three types of bees in a hive. The queen can lay as…
  • NJ Robert Burns Day Today in NJ: Poet’s Day - August 21, 2016, is Poet’s Day. This day is about enjoying, discovering and sharing poetry. Appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. Poetry has metaphors and similes with rhythmic qualities. It has been around since the first written language…
  • NJ Eat a Peach Day Today in NJ: National Eat a Peach Day - August 22, 2016, is Eat a Peach Day. The peach originated in China. They are filled with vitamins A, B, C, E and K, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc. They also contain sugars and dietary fiber. Peaches…
  • NJ Sponge Cake Day Today in NJ: National Sponge Cake Day - August 23, 2016, is National Sponge Cake Day. The traditional recipe is made with only three ingredients: sugar, eggs and flour. It is important that you beat the batter thoroughly to create volume. There are many different kinds of sponge…
  • NJ Waffle Day Today in NJ: National Waffle Day - August 24, 2016, is National Waffle Day. Today is the anniversary of the day Cornelius Swarthout patented the waffle iron in 1869. Waffles originated in Ancient Greece. The flat cakes were made between two metal pans.  They are a popular breakfast…
  • NJ Banana Split Day Today in NJ: National Banana Split Day - August 25, 2016, is National Banana Split Day. This favorite ice cream treat has been around since the early 1900s. It is similar to the traditional ice cream sundae and served in a dish called banana boat. A banana is…
  • Dog Day in New Jersey Today in NJ: National Dog Day - August 26, 2016, is National Dog Day. It’s celebrated to bring attention to the fact that thousands of dogs need to be rescued each year. Dogs in our society work each day to save lives, to protect us and to…
  • Banana Day in New Jersey Today in NJ: Banana Lovers Day - August 27, 2016, is Banana Lovers Day. This popular fruit is high in fiber and potassium. They can help prevent calcium loss, ulcers, high blood pressure and certain kinds of cancer. The two main types of bananas are dessert bananas…
  • NJ Bow Tie Day Today in NJ: Bow Tie Day - August 28, 2016, is Bow Tie Day. Bow ties have been around since the 17th century. Soldiers in the Prussian Wars would use knotted fabric to hold their shirts together. There have only been minor changes to the shape of…
  • NJ Fresh garden herbs Today in NJ: More Herbs, Less Salt Day - August 29, 2016, is More Herbs, Less Salt Day. This day encourages the use of herbs in home-cooked dishes in place of salt. Herbs give your food more flavor and also have many health benefits. They contain anti-oxidants, essential oils,…
  • NJ Holistic Dog Day Today in NJ: Holistic Pet Day - August 30, 2016, is Holistic Pet Day. Natural and organic food is important for your pet’s health. It helps with their immune systems, increases energy, prevents disease and other problems. It is important for them to get exercise and fresh water…
  • NJ PIcnic Day Today in NJ: Eat Outside Day - August 31, 2016, is Eat Outside Day. Up until the early 1900s, eating outside was considered a tourist activity. The first sidewalk cafes emerged in Manhattan. Take your breakfast, lunch, or dinner outdoors and enjoy the last few days of…
  • NJ Today greek gyros Today in NJ: National Gyro Day - September 1, 2016, is National Gyro Day. A gyro is a Greek dish. It is usually made with pork, chicken, beef, veal or lamb on a rotisserie. The meat is then wrapped in a flatbread with cucumber, tomato, onion and…
  • NJ Ear Piercing Day Today in NJ: Pierce Your Ears Day - September 2, 2016, is Pierce Your Ears Day. Ear piercing dates back to early history. There is archaeological evidence in ancient Persia of earrings being worn by men. There are also images on the walls of a Persian palace of…
  • NJ Butterfly and Hummingbird Day Today in NJ: National Hummingbird Day - September 3, 2016, is National Hummingbird Day. This day honors the unique bird. They are the only birds that can fly backwards. They need to eat twice their body weight every day so they visit hundreds of flowers each day.…
  • NJ Wildlife Day Lion Today in NJ: National Wildlife Day - September 4, 2016, is National Wildlife Day. This day was created to bring awareness to the many endangered animals. It is also to honor all the zoos, animal sanctuaries and organizations for helping the animals and educating the public. There…
  • NJ Labor Day Today in NJ: Labor Day - September 5, 2016, is Labor Day. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. This holiday honors the social and economic achievements of American workers. The workers have brought strength, prosperity and well being to our country. Celebrate the…
  • Today in NJ: Read a Book Day - September 6, 2016, is Read a Book Day. Spend the day relaxing with a good book. Cozy up on your favorite chair or hammock and enjoy reading your favorite book. Reading has many benefits. It is relaxing and therapeutic. Not…
  • NJ Acorn Squash Day Today in NJ: Acorn Squash Day - September 7, 2016, is Acorn Squash Day. Acorn squash comes in three colors: green, gold and white. Even though it is small in size, one squash is enough for two portions. They can be made into mashed squash or squash…
  • NJ Health-Male physiotherapist examining mans arm Today in NJ: World Physical Therapy Day - September 8, 2016 is World Physical Therapy Day. This is a day to raise awareness about how physical therapy helps keep people well, mobile and independent. Physical therapists help injured people with their movement and pain. It’s their job to provide rehabilitation,…
  • NJ Teddy Bear Day Today in NJ: National Teddy Bear Day - September 9, 2016, is National Teddy Bear Day. The Teddy Bear dates back to the early 1900s; while on a hunting trip, former president Theodore Roosevelt was unable to shoot a bear. His hunting party then decided to capture and…
  • NJ Studebaker Day Today in NJ: Drive Your Studebaker Day - September 10, 2016, is Drive Your Studebaker Day. Studebaker started out making horse wagons for farmers, miners and the military. In 1902 they started the automotive business by making electric vehicles and in 1904 they made gasoline vehicles. They were…
  • NJ Patriot Day Today in NJ: Patriot Day - September 11, 2016, is Patriot Day. Patriot Day is also known as ‘Nine-Eleven.’ It is the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001. Four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York…
  • NJ Video Games Day Today in NJ: National Video Games Day - September 12, 2016, is National Video Games Day. The history of video games goes back to the 1950s. The first video game was Bertie the Brain, a tic tac toe game. In 1951 a computer called Nimrod was built. It…
  • NJ Celiac Awareness Day Today in NJ: Celiac Awareness Day - September 13, 2016, is Celiac Awareness Day.  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where eating gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley) damages the small intestine. This is celebrated on September 13 because it is the birthday of Dr.…
  • NJ Eat a Hoagie Day Today in NJ: Eat a Hoagie Day - September 14, 2016, is Eat a Hoagie Day. This popular sandwich is made of a long roll filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, seasonings and sauces. It is also known as a sub or grinder and originated in Philadelphia. One story…
  • NJ Linguine Day Today in NJ: National Linguine Day - September 15, 2016, is National Linguine Day. Linguine is a long, flat, narrow pasta. It is usually used in seafood or pesto dishes. There are white flour and whole wheat versions. Linguine means “little tongues” in Italian. Enjoy your favorite linguine…
  • NJ Guacamole Day Today in NJ: National Guacamole Day - September 16, 2016, is National Guacamole Day. Guacamole is known as a party snack and is made from avocados. Avocados contain more than twenty vitamins. It also has “good fats” that help reduce cholesterol and fight cancer. You could also…
  • NJ Gymnastics Day Today in NJ: National Gymnastics Day - September 17, 2016, is National Gymnastics Day. Gymnastics uses physical strength, flexibility, balance, control, power, agility and coordination to put together a variety of exercises. It dates back to the ancient Greeks, making it one of the oldest sports in…
  • NJ National Night Out Today in NJ: National Neighborhood Day - September 18, 2016, is National Neighborhood Day.  National Neighborhood Day was created to recognize and support the relationships in your community. Spend the day re-kindling friendships, welcoming new neighbors and catching up with neighbors. Robert D. Putnam said, “Communities work…
  • NJ Butterscotch Pudding Day Today in NJ: National Butterscotch Pudding Day - September 19, 2016, is National Butterscotch Pudding Day. Butterscotch is a sweet food made with mainly brown sugar and butter. Some recipes include corn syrup, cream, vanilla and salt. It is similar to toffee and is used for flavoring dessert…
  • NJ Punch Day Today in NJ: National Punch Day - September 20, 2016, is National Punch Day. Punch is thought to have been introduced by sailors in the early 1600s. They brought the new exotic drink from India to England. The name “punch” comes from the Hindustani word “panch,” meaning…
  • NJ Miniature Golf Day Today in NJ: Miniature Golf Day - September 21, 2016, is Miniature Golf Day. Miniature golf has been around since the 1800s. At that time, it was considered unladylike for a woman to swing a golf club above her shoulder. Thus, The Ladies’ Putting Club invented mini…
  • NJ First Day of Fall Today in NJ: The First Day of Fall - September 22, 2016, is The First Day of Fall. This is the transition from summer into winter. Night time comes earlier and the temperature gets cooler. Fall is known for the falling of leaves from trees and harvesting foods. The…
  • 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…
  • NJ Pfeffernusse Day Today in NJ: National Pfeffernusse Day - December 23, 2016, is National Pfeffernusse Day. Pfeffernusse are German spice cookies that are very popular during the holiday season. Their hard and crunchy texture makes them similar to biscuits. There are many different recipes but all of them contain…
  • Today in NJ: Christmas Eve - December 24, 2016, is Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is the night before Christmas Day and it holds many of its own traditions. One of the most widely practiced Christmas Eve traditions is the act of attending Midnight Mass at a…
  • NJ Christmas Day Today in NJ: Christmas Day - December 25, 2016 is Christmas Day. It is observed across the world, and holds many traditions for those who celebrate. Special decorations, including Christmas trees and Nativity scenes, are displayed in the weeks leading up to December 25, and a large…
  • NJ Boxing Day Today in NJ: Boxing Day - December 26, 2016, is Boxing Day. Boxing Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom. In Britain, the tradespeople would collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents as a thank you for good service throughout the year (source). Now the holiday is…
  • nj fruit cake day Today in NJ: National Fruitcake Day - December 27, 2016, is National Fruitcake Day. It is believed that fruitcake was created in Rome. One of the earliest recipes includes pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and raisins. Traditional recipes often included liqueurs or brandy, and covered the cake with…
  • Today in NJ: National Chocolate Candy Day - December 28, 2016, is National Chocolate Candy Day. Chocolate candy is a molded form of chocolate that can be mixed with various ingredients, such as caramel and nuts. Chocolate has been around in drinkable form for centuries, but it wasn’t…
  • Today in NJ: Tick Tock Day - December 29, 2016, is Tick Tock Day. Tick Tock Day serves as a reminder that there are only two days left in the year. People are encouraged to complete any tasks that they’ve been putting off so that they can…
  • Today in NJ: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day - December 30, 2016, is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, otherwise known as Baking Soda Day. This day observes the various uses of baking soda, of which there are many; some of these uses include healing burns, household cleaning, melting ice,…
  • NJ New Years Eve Today in NJ: New Year’s Eve - December 31, 2016, is New Year’s Eve. Today celebrates the final day of the year and is usually observed by getting together with friends and family to toast the incoming year. People attend parties and get-togethers to watch the Times Square…

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