April 6th, 2023

New Beer's Eve

New Beer's Eve is an unofficial holiday in the United States, celebrating the end of Prohibition in the United States on April 6.

The beginning of the end of Prohibition in the United States occurred as a result of the Cullen–Harrison Act and its signing into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 23, 1933. Sales of beer in the U.S would become legal on April 7, 1933, provided that the state in question had enacted its own law allowing such sales. The beer had to have an alcohol content less than 3.2% (4% ABV), compared to the 0.5% limit of the Volstead Act, because 3.2% was considered too low to produce intoxication. On the evening of April 6, people lined up outside breweries and taverns, waiting for midnight when they would be able to legally purchase beer for the first time in over 13 years. Since then, the night of April 6 has been referred to as ""New Beer's Eve"" and April 7 is known as ""National Beer Day""

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Tartan Day

Tartan is one of the most recognisable patterns ever, and has a strong history for the people of Scotland. Tartan Day was created to celebrate Scottish history and the achievements of people of Scottish descent around the world. While some areas hold marches and parades, other people simply celebrate it amongst themselves. If you’ve ever been interested in Scottish history, Tartan Day is a great opportunity to research and learn.

Although Tartan Day was originally created to celebrate Scottish history, there is no reason people of non-Scottish heritage cannot join in the fun. Whether it be a scarf, skirt or even a kilt, show your love for the fabric that never goes out of fashion this Tartan Day by incorporating it into your outfit. If you don’t fancy wearing tartan, you could always celebrate by digging out an old Bay City Rollers classic and singing along to Bye Bye Baby!

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Caramel Popcorn Day

Popcorn is an amazing food, and a delightful treat, capable of being so many different forms of things. From the traditional buttered popcorn, to the colorful Saran wrapped candy popcorn balls that used to be given out by little ol’ Grandmas everywhere at Halloween, this hot popped corn treat has found its way into every avenue of our culture. You can even find strung popcorn garlands adorning Christmas trees during the winter holidays! But this is a day is dedicated to that very special form of popcorn, favorite of people everywhere for over a hundred years – Caramel Popcorn Day!

There is something about combining the buttery sugar goodness of caramel with the light airy nature of popcorn that just creates an amazing flavor combination you can’t stop eating. As if the richness of well-made caramel wasn’t enough, often this culinary delight has accents added to it in the form of peanuts, almonds, cashews, or even pecan. The sticky nature of caramel corn lends it well to forming balls out of it before the caramel sets, and throwing a drizzle of chocolate over this just makes it the absolute pinnacle of snack goodness.

So take the opportunity to try this special treat, even if you’re just going to go out and buy a bag from your local grocery store. For the braver of you out there, we suggest trying to make this treat yourself. The simplest way, of course, is merely to buy a bag of caramels from the grocery store, along with some plain popping corn. You then melt the caramels in a double boiler, and pour the resultant rich silky material over the popped corn, shaking to prevent it from sticking together in the process.

Caramel popcorns history goes back 150 years, and came to pass during a period where there were a number of patents being passed in the US that all had to do with adding candy to popcorn. The treat became so popular in the 100 years after its creation that Caramel Popcorn shops pretty much guaranteed a steady supply of income to those who invested in one. During this time it wasn’t unusual to see vendors of this delicious treat on busy street corners, where streetcars and bus lines came through. Eventually it found its way into the midway, and has been a staple of carnival and fair treats ever since.

So after you’ve tried making your most basic form of caramel corn, you should organize a group to celebrate this day. Have everyone try out their own recipes for caramel corn, and bring them together for a spring-time get together. You could even hold it in a park under the summer sun, and have an old picnic style event heralding back to the weekend picnic at the park from the 50’s.

If you need some inspiration, you can try looking at existing recipes for varieties such as Amish Caramel Corn, or even a variety of baked caramel corn. Whatever you do, take the opportunity to grab up a bag of this delicious variety of Caramel Corn. If you cannot find anywhere nearby that makes it fresh, you can always try Cracker Jacks, one of the original versions of this treat that was loved everywhere. With its combination of caramel covered popcorn mixed in with salty peanuts, its set a standard for what caramel corn should be. But it is just a bar to rise above, bringing your innovation to this treat is really the way to make this holiday special. So mix up a bag, take it to the office, and share it with all your co-workers!

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Army Day

Army Day is a chance to show your appreciation for the armed forces without you having to enlist. Many nations across the world celebrate Army Day, or Armed Forces Day, from Armenia to Venezuela. This day honouring and celebrating the country’s military forces can be marked by anything from an air show taking place to an army barracks having an open day. You may even have the chance to board a battleship. This patriotic day is particularly enjoyable if you like waving flags or singing the national anthem.

The freedom to celebrate Army Day itself may have been a battle hard won. So whether it’s taking part in a parade, taking a moment to reflect or taking time out to watch Saving Private Ryan, celebrate this important day by remembering those who fight and those who have fought on your behalf.

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Dyngus Day

When : Always the Monday after Easter

Dyngus Day, also spelled Dingus Day, is a fun Polish Holiday.  It is very popular in Poland, and in Polish communities across America. After the long Lenten holiday, Dyngus Day is a day of fun. And, perhaps a little romantic fun. It is always celebrated on the Monday after Easter.

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Sorry Charlie Day

Date When Observed : Always on April 6th

Have you ever been rejected? For anything? Sure you have! We all have. Sorry Charlie Day is for all of us who have been spurned, and yet somehow survived it.

Take a minute today and reflect upon a past dejection. Then, smile with he realization that ""_ _ it happens....to all of us!""

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Plan Your Epitaph Day

When : Always April 6th

Plan Your Epitaph Day is a day is a little bit morbid for my liking. My first thought was who would create this day? And, why? I don't want to think about it, let alone plan it.


When you stop to think about it, maybe it's best if you do it. You never know what a relative or friend may put on your tombstone once you're gone. Or, worse still, what if they ""don't"" say anything?  

While we're young, we think this is a long ways away. As we age, and get wiser, more of us consider getting directly involved with our epitaph, as well as all of the details of our demise.

So, if you need a little nudge to plan your epitaph, let today be the day.

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Tomato Day

Are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable? In 1893, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in. Decision: officially a fruit, but taxed as a vegetable.

Source: food.com


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