National days of the week 1/16 – 1/20

By Amanda Martin, Staff Writer

There is a national day each and every day of the year. Here are the national days of this week.

Monday: National Nothing Day

This day was created to provide Americans with a day to not have to celebrate or honor anything. National nothing day is sponsored by Coffin’s National Nothing Foundation. This day was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin.

Wednesday: National Winnie The Pooh Day

This day honors the birthday of the author of Winnie the Pooh, Milne, birthday. The friendship inspired a collection of books starting in 1926 illustrated by E.H. Shepard. In the 1960’s, Disney claimed the rights of Winnie the Pooh.

Thursday: National Popcorn Day

The word “corn’ in Old English meant “grain”. Popcorn started to become popular in the United States in the middle 1800’s. The next big invention for popcorn was the microwave. Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popcorn a year.

Friday: National Buttercrunch Day

Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee, covered in chocolate. Toasted almond sprinkles is a variation on this recipe. Buttercrunch flavored cookies or cakes are other ways to enjoy this sweet treat.