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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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Today is Rain Day!

Rain iconRain Day originated in the Daly & Spraggs Drug Store in Waynesburg, PA. A farmer mentioned to the pharmacist that it would rain the next day, July 29, because it was his birthday  and it always rains on his birthday. Intrigued, Byron Daly began betting store customers, salesmen and townspeople that it would rain on July 29. The wager? A hat, which Daly always won. Daly’s son, John Daly, continued the tradition in later years, and today, Waynesburg’s Special Events Commission continues the tradition and has won hats from TV weathermen and celebrities, including NBC’s Today Show’s then weatherman Willard Scott, Jay Leno, Troy Aikman and the Dixie Chicks.

As of July 29, 2010, it has rained 112 out of 136 years in Waynesburg on July 29.

Learn more about this bizarre holiday’s history and Waynesburg’s annual Rain Day Festival by clicking here.

Source: raindayfestival.com
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