January 2nd, 2022

Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

Date When Celebrated: Always January 2nd

""Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes"" is an expression. It means to float an idea to see what people think, or if they notice. The term is commonly used in advertising and print media.

Run it Up the Flagpole to See if Anyone Salutes Day is set aside to allow people to do just that. Be creative today.  Use this day to try and test new ideas and concepts.  Don't limit the ideas to business applications. In your personal life, try out a new dress or clothing style, perhaps a different haircut. Or, maybe buy a new houseflag and run it up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes...or even notices.

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Buffet Day

National Buffet Day is celebrated annually on January 2.  Buffets are a popular choice by many when choosing a destination for eating out.

Buffets are a system of serving meals, where food is placed in a public area to be easily viewed and selected, by people generally serving themselves.  Buffets are effective for serving large groups of people at one time and are offered at various places including hotels, restaurants, conventions and etc.

Originating during the middle of the 16th century, the buffet table comes from the Brannvinsbord – Swedish schnapps (shot of alcoholic beverage) table.  The prime of this custom was during the early 18th century and was developed into the more modern buffet around the beginning of the 19th century.  It was during the expansion of the railroads throughout Europe that the smorgasbord buffet increased in popularity.

Originally, the smorgasbord  table was a meal where guests gathered before dinner for a pre-dinner drink and was separate from the formal dinner that followed.

In 1939 at the New York World’s Fair exhibition, the Swedes used a “smorgasbord” to showcase the best of the Swedish food to the large number of visitors attending the fair.  It was in the second half of the 20th century, after the Swedes had popularized the smorgasbord in New York, that the word buffet became popular in the English speaking world.

The term buffet originally referred to the French sideboard furniture where food was served from, however it eventually became applied to the serving format.

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Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

Any cat owner will tell you that cats consider themselves to be far, far superior to us mere mortals. They most certainly feel entitled and deserving of all that life has to offer, so why not have a Happy Mew Year Day For Cats Day just for them?

Like the hugely inferior human version of New Year’s Day, it is on this special day that our feline companions can paws (get it?) and consider the ‘mewness’ of the brand new season and all of the purrfect possibilities it holds. Perhaps this will be the year their people start feeding them tinned food instead of dry? Maybe that tomcat next door will make his move? Will the useless dog realise that the cat is king in this house? All these questions and more can be pondered by our furry kitties today while they go about their normal business of looking aloof and disinterested. After all, don’t you know that cats rule and dogs drool?

The History of Happy Mew Year Day

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day was created by wellcat.com so cats could have their own little celebration for New Year’s. And why not indeed? Cats are graceful, regal and all around fabulous, so why shouldn’t they have their own version of New Year’s?

How to Celebrate Happy Mew Year Day

Many holidays here on daysoftheyear.com are all in good fun, but the truth is that many animal-related holidays can also help raise awareness about the millions of unwanted, unloved, neglected and abused pets that end up in animal shelters across the nation, spend months or even years there, and are eventually put to sleep for lack of funds to keep them alive. So if you haven’t got your own perfect feline ruler yet, it’s time to take action now!

Of course, if you do, then this is the perfect time to spoil your cat with fish and all sorts of other cat delicacies, but if not…

Help reduce the amount of pets euthanized waiting for their “furever” home by adopting an abandoned cat! As you’re welcoming in the New Year into your life, won’t you consider opening your heart and your home to a new four-legged friend as well? Cats can serve many purposes around the home—they are natural, avid hunters, so they can easily resolve any mouse invasion problem you might be experiencing quickly an, well, with pleasure. cats are also just plain fun to have around the home—they’re the perfect mix of both fun and silly. They chase shadows and the light of flashlights. They always seem to know the right time to cuddle, when you’re feeling sad or lonely. They’re graceful and beautiful and just a pleasure to watch. They groom constantly, making their fur silky smooth to the touch… There are so many reasons to adopt a cat into your home! So if you haven’t done this yet, go down to your local animal shelter today and find the kitty that’s been waiting there fore you for weeks or even months, and take her home! Nothing beats the gratitude of a cat, guaranteed! You may have all sorts of New Year’s resolutions that may or may not work out, but adopting a cat is something you will never regret, and the cat will never forget.

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Cream Puff Day

Although many of us may be unaware, cream puffs actually have their own special celebratory day. Yes, you have heard this correctly. Each and every year, these delectable pastries that we all adore are honoured by those who hold such delights in high esteem. So, what exactly are cream puffs and how have they come to be so popular in modern culture?

The History of Cream Puffs

You may be surprised to learn that legend actually dates these seemingly modern treats back as early as the 16th century, when the de Medici family’s chef first had the notion to bake puffed shells for Henry II of France. Due to their truly sinful nature, these tasty delights soon became popular throughout Europe and around the world.

The word “profiterole” has in fact existed in English since 1604, and it is, of course, borrowed from French. The original meaning in both English and French is unclear, but it is assumed to mean ‘baked under the ashes’. A 17th-century French recipe for profiterolles describes a soup of dried small breads that are simmered in almond broth and garnished with coxscombs, truffles, and so on. The meaning of the word as we understand it today is only clearly has been in use 19th century. “Cream puffs” have appeared on US restaurant menus under that very name since about 1851.

How to Celoebrate Cream Puff Day

In modern times, Cream Puff Day is celebrated by simply making cream puffs. Flour is mixed with butter and water. The concoction is then boiled and these balls are rounded and given a hollow centre. Afterwards, these “puffs” will are cut in half and cream is be inserted. Topping these pastries off with a bit of powdered sugar also adds a certain pizzazz!

If you’d wish to celebrate ream Puff Day as it was meant to be celebrated, try baking your own cream puffs! Try this simple recipe:

Ingredients for the puffs:
1 cup of butter
2 Cup of water
1/2 tsp. ffine sea salt
2 cups flour
8 Eggs.

Ingredients for cream:

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. Fine Sea Salt
6 cups milk
6 egg yolks
4 tbs butter
4 tsp. vanilla
1 cup heavy whipping cream


First, make the dough. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Bring butter, water and salt to a boil. Add the flour to the boiling liquid all at once and stir until a ball forms. Then, place dough by spoonfuls on a greased and floured baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.

Then, make the cream. In a medium sauce pan, mix your sugar, flour and salt with a whisk. Gradually add the milk and mix well. In a separate bowl, you should whisk egg yolks and add to the pan and bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture becomes thick and has the consistency of pudding.
Then, take it off the heat and add butter and vanilla to the pan, stirring until well combined and butter is melted. Cool completely. Lastly, take a ½ cup of heavy whipping cream, whip it until soft peaks form and gently fold the whipped cream into the custard mixture. Place into a piping bag to be used in the cream puffs.

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Science Fiction Day

National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, a date that was chosen[when?][by whom?] to correspond with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.[1]

While not an official holiday of any sort (in the sense that it is not recognized or declared by any government), National Science Fiction Day is given some degree of credence by its recognition by organizations such as the Hallmark Channel[2] and by the Scholastic Corporation.[3]

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