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Repeat Day

June 3 is Repeat Day!
June 3 is Repeat Day!

We’re not really sure who created this holiday, but we assume that whoever it was had a really, really good June 3 that year – so good that he or she wanted to live it all over again.

Whether you choose to enjoy the things you love twice, re-do things that could have gone better, or annoy your siblings, friends or co-workers by repeating everything you say (or worse…repeating everything they say), Repeat Day is a day for repetition.

Looking for a silly way to celebrate Repeat Day? Here’s a creative suggestion from the party planning website Punchbowl:

Don’t tell [your friends] it’s Repeat Day and do things like send them two of the same email or two of the same text messages periodically throughout the day and see if they pick up on it!

- Punchbowl.com

Happy Repeat Day!
Happy Repeat Day!

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, theultimateholidaysite.com

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National Rocky Road Day

RockyroadicecreamJune 2 is National Rocky Road Day!

Ever wonder what inspired the creation of the classic Rocky Road ice cream and its name? Rocky Road was created by William Dreyer, the founder of Dreyer’s Ice Cream, in 1929, just after the stock market crash. To comfort himself through the hard times, Dreyer concocted this frozen dessert by mixing almonds and mini marshmallows into his milk chocolate ice cream. Delighted with the creation’s positive effect on his mood, Dreyer dubbed the ice cream “Rocky Road,” a flavor to lift America’s spirits during rocky economic times.

It didn’t take long for Rocky Road to become America’s favorite ice cream or find its way across the Atlantic. However, different countries have made their own adjustments to the recipe: Australia adds jam while the United Kingdom tosses in a few cherries and raisins.

Celebrate National Rocky Road Day and cool off from the summer heat with a pint delicious Rocky Road ice cream. If you’re feeling creative, make your own version of Rocky Road!

Sources: puncbowl.com, dreyers.com
Photo Source: stu_spivack (rocky road ice cream) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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National Bubba Day

June 2 is always National Bubba Day!

National Bubba Day celebrates anyone named Bubba, whether it is their given name at birth or just a nickname. If you don’t currently have a Bubba in your life, use today to celebrate some famous Bubbas: Bubba from Forrest Gump or William “Bubba” Clinton.

Sources: Gone-ta-pott, Holiday Insights

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Marilyn Monroe’s Birthday

On June 1, we celebrate the birthday of the quintessential American sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe.

Born Norma Jeane Mortenson (later changed to Baker) in Los Angeles in 1926, Marilyn Monroe bounced around to many different foster homes throughout her entire childhood. As an adult, she began modeling and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in hopes of having an acting career.

Marilyn Monroe went on to be named Film’s Sexiest Woman of All Time by TV Guide and was ranked the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999. Some of her most popular movies include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like it Hot, and The Seven Year Itch. She died of a barbiturate overdose on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36.

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography

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