USPS United States Postal Service 2012 Holiday Schedule

January 16th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

2012 Postal Holidays • Monday, January 2 – New Year’s Day (observed) • Monday, January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (observed) • Monday, February 20 – Washington’s birthday (President’s Day) • Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day • Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day • Monday, September 3 – Labor Day • Monday, […]

January 21st Is Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 12th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

I’m willing to bet that a certain friend of mine is thrilled that today is Squirrel Appreciation Day. She loves squirrels like no one I’ve ever known before. In fact, the pictures contained in this post are of her feeding peanuts to a couple of the little guys. Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Christy […]

January 20th Is National Cheese Lovers Day

January 9th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

I kid you not, my sister’s first full sentence was, “More cheese, please.” Her love of cheese definitely runs in the family as both my mother and I are also fanatic about the dairy product. National Cheese Lovers Day was clearly created with people like us in mind. Although hundreds of cheeses are produced worldwide, […]

January 11th Is National Milk Day

January 8th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

On January 11, 1878, milk was delivered to customers in bottles for the first time. Somewhere along the line, the momentous occasion was honored with an unofficial holiday, which we celebrate each year on the 11th of January. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that an adult with a healthy 2,000-calorie diet should consume at […]

January 9th Is National Apricot Day

January 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

As with most unofficial holidays that celebrate a particular food, National Apricot Day seems to have no real origin. But hey, if it’s a way to get you to try something new with Apricots, then so be it. Celebrate National Apricot Day with an Apricot-Themed Dinner! Apricot Appetizer: Little Apricot Bites What You Need: 12 […]

January 6th Is National Bean Day

January 5th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

While it’s not written in stone as indisputable fact, it’s believed that National Bean Day was created in honor of Gregor Johann Mendel, an Austrian botanist whose work is credited for forming the foundation of genetics studies. Working with an estimated 28,000 garden pea plants over a period of seven years, Mendel stumbled upon and […]

January 5th Is National Bird Day

January 5th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Established by bird activists to bring attention to the plight of birds in captivity, National Bird Day is celebrated annually on the 5th day of January. The day was created in an effort to reflect upon the conditions of captive birds and spotlight the exploitation of birds in the United States pet industry. National Bird […]