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Celebrate National Vodka Day with Vodka Facts & Vodka Cocktail Recipes

If your favorite spirit is vodka, then you’re in luck! October 4th is celebrated annually as National Vodka Day. While the history of the day is unknown, it’s definitely a day worth celebrating! No matter how you enjoy your vodka – in a cocktail, or over ice – make sure you enjoy responsibly! Keep reading …

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Who Invented Chocolate Milk? – The History of Chocolate Milk

Are you a chocolate milk lover? If so, you’ll be interested in the history of chocolate milk! We will go over who invented chocolate milk, and where it was invented.  Chocolate milk is a popular childhood drink. When you were a kid, did you ever find yourself wondering how chocolate milk came to be? Believe …

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National Chocolate Milk Day – Plus a Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Milk

Are you a fan of chocolate milk? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that there’s a day called National Chocolate Milk Day dedicated to celebrating this delicious chocolate beverage. Did you have chocolate milk as kid? If so, I encourage you to use today to be like a child again and pour yourself a …

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National Rescue Dog Day – Ways to Celebrate and Shelter Dog Facts

Are you a dog lover? Then National Dog Rescue Day is for you! This special national day is dedicated to bringing awareness to shelter dogs that need to be adopted. If you are looking to bring a dog into your family, adopting from a shelter is the way to go. There are so many wonderful …

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National Coconut Cream Pie Day – A Recipe, Coconut Facts & more…

National Coconut Cream Pie Day is here! Today is the perfect reason to pull up a chair and enjoy a slice of coconut cream pie while learning more about coconuts. This tropical food can be used in so many ways, but one of most delicious uses is in coconut cream pies. If you want to …

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Tea Facts – 10+ Interesting Facts About Tea & Must Have Tea Accessories

No matter what kind of tea you like, iced or hot, these tea facts are for you! Some are downright unbelievable, but they really are true! Below you’ll learn answers to questions like “what is the most expensive tea?”, “is herbal tea really tea?”, and more. Let’s get started! At Always the Holidays, we love …

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National Tea Day – Interesting Tea Facts, Ways to Celebrate & More!

National Tea Day is here! If you love drinking tea, this holiday is for you! Maybe your favorite is Earl Grey, or maybe you like iced tea. Whatever you fancy, celebrate it today! Grab a cup of your favorite tea and read on, for fun tea facts and ways to celebrate this national day. National …

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National Peach Cobbler Day – Fun Facts, History & Peach Cobbler Recipes

You know what’s better than eating peach cobbler? Eating peach cobbler on National Peach Cobbler Day! Honor this sweet treat by learning more about it below. Did you know peach cobbler is hundreds of years old? Not only is it tasty, but it has a rich history as well. There are so many fun ways …

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World Bartender Day – Bartending Facts, History, and Cocktail Recipes

If you love cocktails, World Bartender Day is for you. This February 24 national day post is filled with bartending facts, history & recipes! Read on to learn who the “father of bartending” is, how much to tip your bartender, ways to celebrate this national day and a list of delicious cocktails! If you want …

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Clean Out Your Bookcase Day – How To Organize Books & Book Facts

It’s time to celebrate Clean Out Your Bookcase Day! Keep reading to learn how to organize books and celebrate this February 20 national day. If you’re a book lover, this special day is for you. It’s a time to give your book collection a little extra care and attention. Once you’ve cleaned out your bookcase, …

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National Cafe Au Lait Day – February 17 National Day- Cafe Au Lait Recipe

If you love coffee, National Cafe Au Lait Day is for you! Read on for a cafe au lait facts, and more info on this February 17 national day. Maybe you’re a die hard espresso fan, or maybe you like a strong cup of Irish coffee. No matter your coffee preference, join us in celebrating …

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Galentine’s Day Guide – What it is, Fun Facts, and How to Celebrate

What do waffles, crocheting and essays have in common? They’re all part of the original Galentine’s Day! Learn the history of the day & more! Who would have though that an unofficial, made up, holiday would be so widely celebrated! Below is our ultimate Galentine’s Day guide including the history of the day and how …

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Get Out Your Guitar Day – Guitar Facts and Fun Ways to Celebrate the Day

Did you know there’s a day dedicated to playing the guitar? Keep reading to learn about Get Out Your Guitar Day and our favorite guitar facts. If you love playing the guitar, or even just listening to the beautiful sounds of guitar music, this special day in February is for you.  Whether you’re an experienced …

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National Football Hangover Day – Ditch Work the Day After the Super Bowl!

Do you love football and the Super Bowl? If so, then National Football Hangover Day is for you. Read on to learn how to celebrate this day! Are you one of the millions of Americans calling out of work to celebrate this national day? Learn why so many people skip work today to nurse their …

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Super Bowl Facts – History, FAQs, Roman Numerals, Recipes and More!

It’s that time of year again, the Super Bowl is here! Read on to brush up on your Super Bowl facts. We’ve got FAQs, recipes, history and more! If you believe that the commercials don’t have to be the best part of the game, then this page of Super Bowl facts is for you. Let’s …

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National Carnation Day – Facts About Carnations and History of the Day

What do carnations and US presidents have in common? Read our post on National Carnation Day to learn the answer, plus more carnation facts! Whether you love learning fun facts about history, or you just love how beautiful carnations are, National Carnation Day is for you. Let’s dive in and learn about this special day. …

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National Puzzle Day – Jigsaw Puzzles, Crosswords, Sudoku and More!

Do you like jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, word searches or Sudoku? If so, National Puzzle Day is for you! Read on to learn more about puzzles! Whenever I do puzzles, I feel like a kid again – playful and fun! However, puzzles are not just for kids, there are versions for all age groups. That’s the …

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National Irish Coffee Day – Fun Facts and the Irish Coffee Original Recipe

Baby, it’s cold outside! Grab a mug and get read to warm up with the Irish coffee original recipe, to celebrate National Irish Coffee Day. Irish coffee is equal parts delicious, boozy, caffeinated, and comforting. It’s no surprise that there is a national day to celebrate it! Read on to learn more about the day …

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National Handwriting Day – Learn About the History and Art of Handwriting

National Handwriting Day reveres the art of handwriting. Read on to see why this mode of documentation is important and should be celebrated! National Handwriting Day encourages us to practice handwriting. Let’s think about it for a minute – how often do you actually put a pen to paper to handwrite something? Do you frequently …

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What Is Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day & Why Should We Celebrate It

Today is Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day! It’s the perfect time to reevaluate your New Year’s resolutions or, better yet, get rid of them! How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions just to find that when the New Year rolls around, none of them are complete? If you want to change that habit, …

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How To Keep New Year’s Resolutions – Best New Year’s Resolution Tips

Successful New Year’s resolutions rely on two things: making the best New Year’s resolution & discovering how to keep New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s Eve is wonderful opportunity to reflect and reset for the coming year. According to a recent study, 74% of Americans set resolutions. However, a much smaller percentage actually follow through on …

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Stick to Your New Years Resolution Day – Plus Tips to Achieve your Goals

Today is Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day. Read on to learn how celebrate this day, and get tips for how to keep your New Year’s resolution! Now that we are almost half way through January, it’s a great time to review our New Year’s resolutions. Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day gives …

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National Letter Writing Day – Celebrate the History of Letter Writing Today!

National Letter Writing Day encourages us to put down technology, and connect with pen and paper. Read on to learn how to celebrate this day! When was the last time you sent someone a hand written letter? Or the last time you opened your mailbox to find that you have received mail that wasn’t bills …

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National Espresso Day – History of Espresso, Fun Facts & Espresso Myths

National Espresso Day is a holiday dedicated to this delicious caffeinated beverage. Grab your espresso and read on to learn more about the day! Whether you like your espresso served as a shot, or in a latte, National Espresso Day is for you! This drink has a history as rich as its flavor, so let’s …

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National Gingerbread Cookie Day – Enjoy a Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Did you know that gingerbread cookies have their own national day? Keep reading for more about National Gingerbread Cookie Day and get a gingerbread cookie recipe to share. Gingerbread has been around for centuries, and has evolved and changed over the years. National Gingerbread Cookie Day celebrates this tasty treat with a sweet flavor, and …

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Apple Cider Day – Fun Facts, Ways to Celebrate, and Apple Cider Recipes

Apple Cider Day was created to celebrate this delicious drink and its many varieties. Whichever version you prefer, let’s celebrate it today! When I think of fall, I think of pumpkin carving, caramel apples, cooler temperatures and apple cider! Fittingly, Apple Cider Day falls right in the middle of fall. This post may contain affiliate …

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