NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – September 26
National Pancake Day on September 26th sets up a tall stack of syrupy goodness to celebrate! Set the table. Mix up the batter. Heat up the griddle. Because the butter is ready to melt and the flapjacks are delicious!
Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than 30,000 years. In fact, it may be the oldest breakfast food in history.
It became a traditional part of Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) celebrations when revelers would feast before fasting. They still do! The thin cakes can be rolled and filled with fruit and other fillings. Usually, though, they’re stacked and drizzled with flavored syrup.
Add fruit, nuts or whipped topping, too. While served mostly at breakfast, pancakes along with bacon, ham, hashbrowns and other morning offerings also make a delicious supper. Breakfast for dinner is a nice change of pace in many homes.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPancakeDay
To celebrate National Pancake Day, enjoy one of the following pancake recipes:
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
Banana and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter
Use #NationalPancakeDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY HISTORY
This food holiday’s humble beginnings date back to 2005. Originally the observance started as Lumberjack Day. Marianne Ways and Collen AF Venable sought an excuse to eat pancakes and waffles with friends. Since it was one week after “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and that theme had been worn out, eating lots of pancakes like a lumberjack seemed a better holiday than ever.
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Stop starving yourself, advises Dr. Ramsey. "Many people with anxiety disorders skip breakfast. I recommend that people eat things like eggs, which are a satiating and filling protein, and are nature's top source of choline. Low levels of choline are associated with increased anxiety."
NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS DAY – First Wednesday in November
National Stress Awareness Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in November. This is a day to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.
There are many reasons for stress in the workplace. The job market is difficult and with many companies downsizing, a common concern for those affected is how they will continue to provide for their families. Another major stress factor for some may be conflicts with co-workers.
Work-life is not the only stressor. Nearly every employee balances family, home and health as well, whether they are married or not. Parents, siblings, illness, maintenance of vehicles or civic responsibilities may impact our lives.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Develop a routine to help you lessen your tension. Go for a walk, do some deep breathing, get some exercise or a massage or take a long, relaxing bath. Post your ideas using #StressAwarenessDay on social media.
Carole Spiers, Chair of International Stress Management Association, founded National Stress Awareness Day.
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"..Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries and Ireland as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent..."
What is the origin of Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras?
Carnival: origins of the world's biggest party | The Economist -
".. Even less known that the connection to lent, the holiday is deeply related to Christmas Season. Mardi Gras is known to many cultures as Carnival, from the Latin carne vale for “farewell to the flesh.” On the final day of Carnival, the French dine on a fattened calf. The day is known by many names, including Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and fetter Dienstag..."
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have fun, but with "decency" (morally)
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Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter.
The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.
Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.
Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion.