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JUNE 27, 2018 | NATIONAL ICE CREAM CAKE DAY | NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY | NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL PARCHMENT DAY | NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY


NATIONAL ICE CREAM CAKE DAY

National Ice Cream Cake Day is observed annually on June 27. In the height of summer, an ice cream cake is the perfect dessert.

An ice cream cake consists of any flavor of ice cream in the shape of a cake.  It can include many different ingredients such as cake, cookie crumbs, sponge cake, fudge, fruit or caramel between the layers of ice cream.  It is then frosted with either whipped cream or a similar icing.  Ice cream cakes are kept frozen until served.  They are typically decorated and served at a wide variety of parties.

Although the origin of the ice cream cake remains somewhat of a mystery, this popular dessert combines the classic summer treat, ice cream, with the time-honored celebratory cake, which makes it one of the best culinary inventions to date.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Order an ice cream cake from your favorite bakery or make your own to share with friends.  Use #icecreamcakeday to share your  photos on social media.

HISTORY

National Ice Cream Cake Day was submitted by the Jurado Family and Cupcakes for a Cause in May of 2018.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Ice Cream Cake Day to be observed annually on June 27.


NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY

Recognized on June 27th, National Sunglasses Day is an annual commemorative campaign brought to you by The Vision Council celebrating sunnies and sharing the importance of UVeyeprotection. National Sunglasses Day reminds everyone that wearing sunglasses is not only fashionable and fun, but also a health necessity to protect the eyes from the sun’s UV rays.

During National Sunglasses Day and throughout the year, about the potentially harmful effects of unprotected UVeye exposure. The Vision Council offers vital information including the latest facts, studies, and tips to help protect one’s eyes without sacrificing style, and how to incorporate popular fashion trends into one’s eyewear wardrobe!

Everyone is encouraged to celebrate National Sunglasses Day by wearing their favorite pair of sunnies and sharing a photo on social media on June 27th using the official campaign hashtags #NationalSunglassesDay and #SunglassSelfie.

 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Join the movement that reached more than 900 million last year by sharing a #SunglassSelfie on #NationalSunglassesDay! Celebrated on June 27th, The Vision Council wants you to share your favorite pair of sunnies to help spread awareness about protecting the eyes from the sun’s UV rays.

For more information, visit NationalSunglassesDay.com.

HISTORYThe Vision Council has supported National Sunglasses Day since 2014 to promote the importance of UV eye protection, and the eyewear and lens solutions to shield the eyes from the potentially harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. For more information about The Vision Council, visit TheVisionCouncil.org.

The campaign has continued annually in conjunction with National Sunglasses Day.

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National Sunglasses Day has been celebrated since at least 2009. However, National Day Calendar researchers have not been able to identify the founder or source of the day.


NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS DAY

National PTSD Awareness Day is observed annually on June 27.  This is a day to recognize the effects post-traumatic stress has on the lives of those affected by it.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has a profound effect on the lives of those who suffer from it.  The statistics alone are staggering, but can only tell a portion of the story. The trauma and anxiety associated with PTSD is a constant burden, inseparable from the sufferer. It was once a condition that was attributed only to returning combat veterans, but more and more the condition is diagnosed in those who have experienced violent crime or lived through catastrophic events.  According to PTSD United, 20% of adults in the United States who have experienced a traumatic event suffer from PTSD.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Reach out to someone you know who suffers from PTSD.  Let them know you care and are there to help. Learn more about PTSD at NIMH. Use #NationalPTSDAwarenessDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

The United States Senate established PTSD Awareness Day in 2010 following then-Sen. Kent Conrad’s efforts to designate a day of awareness as a tribute to Army Staff Sgt. Joe Biel of the North Dakota National Guard, Davison said. Biel suffered from PTSD and took his life in April 2007 after returning to North Dakota following his second tour of duty in the Iraq War.

Biel’s birthday, June 27, was chosen to mark PTSD Awareness Day and honor his memory.



At the end of June, National Parchment Day arrives to bring innovation and convenience back to the kitchen.Parchment infuses flavor, locks in moisture and preserves vital nutrients and has long been a part of the traditional French kitchen. Ever versatile, parchment conveniently transitions from skillet to oven and from the grill to table.  Its ability to be elegant as well as useful makes it one of the more effective tools in the kitchen.

Cooking “en papillote” enhances natural flavors, without the synthetic sprays and high-fat oils. Not only does culinary parchment simplify preparation and clean-up, but it’s also a much healthier and environmentally friendlier alternative to traditional cooking techniques. The French have cooked with parchment for centuries, perfecting taste and texture in every dish. It has long-served as the secret to preparing wholesome, healthy meals.

With all these added benefits, it’s difficult to ignore what parchment brings to the kitchen and to the table.  Use a variety of parchment products to make composing delicious meals in the home kitchen a culinary success.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Turn your kitchen into a parchment test kitchen. Share your delicious results by using #NationalParchmentDay on social media.

HISTORY


National Parchment Day was submitted by PaperChef and declared by the Registrar of National Day Calendar in June 2016. With local food movements on the rise, PaperChef is encouraging all culinary enthusiasts – from professional chefs to home cooks – to explore foods that mirror the “farm to fork movement,” offering North Americans viable alternatives to their popular but non-compostable and non-recyclable counterparts, refusing to compromise on quality and integrity by manufacturing items that won’t live in landfills for centuries.

 



NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY

National Orange Blossom Day is observed annually on June 27th.  This day is set aside to enjoy Orange Blossoms for their aesthetic beauty.  Orange blossoms have been used in culinary dishes, desserts, and teas worldwide.  They add a slight citrus flavor to any dish!

Fragrant orange blossoms offer multiple health benefits when prepared correctly to make a tea or orange blossom water. Some of the advantages may include improved sleep, reduced anxiety and improved circulation.

Not surprisingly, the orange blossom is Florida’s state flower. Not only do the flowers result in the sweet as sunshine orange fruit, but thanks to the pollinating bees, we also get to enjoy a unique honey with a faintly orange flavor a delightful treat. The blossom’s scent goes into making perfumes and other fragrances for the home.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalOrangeBlossomDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the origin of National Orange Blossom Day.

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