National days of the week 1/23 – 1/27

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 Handwriting Day

This day was created to re-introduce one’s self to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. National Handwriting Day was established by the Writing Instrument Manufactures association in 1977.

Tuesday: National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut Butter has been an American staple for generations. This product didn’t become widely used until the 2oth century. Peanut Butter was introduced to audiences at the 1904 Universal Exposition in St. Louis at C.H Sumner’s concession stand.

Wednesday: National Opposite Day

National opposite day is a day to have fun all daylong saying exactly opposite of what you really mean. The nature of this day was features in aa Sponge Bob Square Pants episode. References for the origin of this date all the way back to President Calvin Coolidge in the 1920’s.

Thursday: National Green Juice Day

This day was created to inspire people to keep their wellness resolutions in the new year. National green juice day was submitted by Evolution Fresh in December of 2015.

Friday: National Chocolate Cake Day

Eliza Leslie, a popular Philadelphia cookbook author, published the earliest chocolate cake recipe in 1847 in The Lady’s Receipt Book. The first boxed cake mix was created in the late 1920’s. Betty Crocker released their first dry cake mixes in 1947.