Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

National Sandwich Day ~ November 3

Today is the anniversary of the birthday of the fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu. Montagu was a British statesman who held various political and military offices. He did not invent the modern day sandwich, but it appears that the sandwich was named after him. Legend has it that he ordered his valet to bring him some meat tucked between two slices of bread. Since he was the Earl of Sandwich, others began to order "the same as Sandwich" which in time just became a sandwich.

Some sandwich recipe books and sandwich making goodies for you to try...


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