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National Lasagna Day

July 29 is one of the most cheesy and hearty food holidays of all – it’s National Lasagna Day!

This pasta dish, said to have originated in Greece but now characteristic of Central Italy, is made by combining rippled lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, and cheese in its simplest form. However, there are many variations that include different meats and veggies as well, so that carnivores and vegetarians alike can enjoy it.

Celebrate National Lasagna Day by gathering your close friends and family for a homemade lasagna dinner. Try this easy and delicious recipe from The Pioneer Woman, complete with step-by-step instructions.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Punchbowl

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International Joke Day

July 1 is International Joke Day!

Everybody needs a good laugh now and then, and that’s exactly what International Joke Day was made for! It is rumored that jokes were first told in ancient Greece and that a laughter club (an early version of what we know today as a comedy club) existed during 350 B.C.

So spread some laughter, make a joke, or share a funny YouTube video today. Laughter is contagious, so crack some jokes and make people smile for International Joke Day!

In honor of this holiday, we thought we’d include some cute jokes about calendars.

Q: What do calendars eat?
A: Dates!

Q: What did the thief who stole a calendar get?
A: Twelve months!

Q: Why are Saturday and Sunday the strongest days?
A: All the others are weak-days!

 

Sources: Altius Directory, Holiday Insights

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National Juggling Day

June 13 is National Juggling Day!

Juggling dates back centuries and centuries; the earliest known jugglers were depicted on the walls of ancient tombs in Egypt estimated around 1994-1781 B.C.. There is also evidence that suggests juggling existed in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.

Juggling became extremely popular within the courts of Medieval Europe. Jugglers were employed to entertain royalty and their guests, and sometimes jugglers even worked as street performers for the amusement of the townspeople.

The word “juggle” is derived from the Middle English word “jogelen” which means to perform or entertain. People have been known to juggle with many different objects: bowling pins, scarves, balls, bean bags, and even objects on fire!

Celebrate National Juggling Day by learning to juggle, or if you already know how, incorporate a more difficult object into your juggling routine.

Check out one of our team members showing off his juggling skills!

 

Sources: Active Rain, Top End Sports

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