Irish Coffee Day

1942 proved a fortuitous year for transatlantic travellers wearied by the cold and damp conditions of an Irish winter. Thanks to the innovative imagination of bartender Joe Sheridan, they were soon to have their cockles delightfully warmed by an almost decadent blend of fine Irish whiskey with the irresistible taste and aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Combined with the subtle sweetness of brown sugar and sipped through the luxurious density of whipped cream, it was a recipe that would become a global hit that needed no specific weather conditions to be enjoyed.

Irish Coffee Day will be celebrated worldwide by the millions of discerning diners who have rounded off countless meals with this enticing and aromatic blend of beverages. Its advent will be just as enthusiastically commemorated by the millions more who need no special occasion to mark the unique marriage of two of the most appreciated tastes ever concocted.


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Burns Night

25th of January is being commemorated as Burns Night. The night is celebrated with beautiful cuisines and special dishes commemorating on behalf of the Scottish poet Robert Burnsâ?? great contribution to the English literature. Actually Burns Night is celebrated in Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies and expatriate Scots. However, it is now celebrated worldwide with many special cuisines remembering the great Scottish poet.

The supper is the main attraction for celebrating Burns Night. There are lots of traditional touches to make a Burns supper. You can make a Burns Night dish for formal or informal as per your pattern of celebration. There are many organizations, which host formal Burns Night diner. You can add haggis for your informal celebration of Burns Night. Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish. You have to have Scotch, whisky and the narration of Burns' poetry on this occasion for the celebration of Burns Night informally.

The Formal way of Burns Night Celebration:

The host has to offer the welcoming speech to all members who have gathered in the party. The event will be opened once the host explains clearly about the reason of celebrating the occasion.

The Event Continues:

After the introduction, grace will be said. It is a thanksgiving process made before meal. The original Selkirk Grace is given below:

    â??Some hae meat and canna eat,
    And some wad eat that want it;
    But we hae meat, and we can eat,
    And sae let the Lord be thankit.â?

Soup course will be taken as starter after grace is over to enter the real Burns Night. Potato Soup or Cock-a-Leekie is served in soup course.

Haggis enters:

Address to haggis is quite interesting. Haggis is a large dish. Everyone stands up when haggis enters. The host has to start giving honor to haggis before everyone eats it. However, he or she should be smart to make the time quite enjoyable. 

They have to sing a beautiful song on behalf of the haggis entrance to make the ceremony a beautiful one. When the song ends people have to have a whisky toast along with the haggis. Haggis is the main course of the meal and it is made of mashed potatoes and mashed neeps. However, there are many other items in this great ceremony including a dessert course, cheese courses and coffee, etc.

Fond Remembrance:

Robert Burns was a great Scottish poet. He wrote many beautiful poems in his time that enriched the English literature with his great lyrical verse. When the occasion will go on, anyone has to offer a speech on behalf of remembering the great poet.

Appreciation:

The host has to support the person who has given his speech expressing about the poetâ??s contribution to the English literature.

Toast to the Lassies:

This is also a process of offering thanks to those women who have made toast to the Lassies. This is actually done by males.

Support to Toast to the Lassies:

A woman has to say a complement in support of the maleâ??s appreciation to toast to the Lassies.

Other Processes:

There are many other processes of toast to the Lassies for thanksgiving. This is a vise-versa process as mentioned above.

Remembering the Works of Burns:

Experts have to take initiatives for this process. They have to say a few words about the works of Robert Burns. They have to point out some important verses of Burns to make this is an unforgettable occasion.

Vote of thanks:

Burns Night will end when vote of thanks will be offered in a proper manner. The host has to act a lot to make the ceremony a grand success.


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Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

Quilt shops don’t get anything like the recognition they deserve for the vital role they play in supplying quilts. Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day aims to change all that by bringing people together, in their local quilt shop, to celebrate all things quilty.

Let’s face it, a quilt shop is so much more than just a shop. It’s a place to hang out, have a cup of coffee, make new friends, and talk about quilts. Fabric shops of any kind can take part too, widening the scope of the day even further.

If you’ve never made a quilt, and surely that applies to one or two of you, then maybe this is the time to start quilting. Why not go along to your local quilt shop and find out how it’s done? If you don’t have a local quilt shop, visit someone else’s – they won’t mind!


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A Room Of One's Own Day

As I write these words, surrounded by yelling children and a bad-tempered spouse with a headache, I can heartily attest to Virginia Woolf’s assertion that in order to write successfully, one needs a room of one’s own. Woolf’s 1928 essay ‘A Room of One’s Own’ was surely the inspiration behind A Room Of One’s Own Day.

While the essay itself was focused on the subject of women’s access to education, in these more enlightened times we can probably relax the rules a little and make it a day purely for ourselves.

Planning is essential. You’ll need some good books (possibly by Virginia Woolf), some good music, and probably cake. In fact, cake is almost certainly a necessity. A drop or two of your favourite wine, perhaps. Then, batten down the hatches and take some time out to celebrate yourself, in a room of your own.


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Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

There’s nothing quite as fun as popping bubble wrap bubbles. Whether you’re unpacking a parcel, playing virtual bubble wrap games online, or have gone out to buy bubble wrap especially, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is the day to indulge and get popping!


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Opposite Day

Don’t celebrate Opposite Day by not doing everything the right way around. Behave exactly as you wouldn’t on a normal day, and undertake tasks in a straight-forward, back-to-front manner.


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