Are your kidney’s ok? This seems to be the question that the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). These are the two organizations to create World Kidney Day. Education, evaluation, and donation are themes that tend to be stressed over the years since its creation. History of World Kidney Day World Kidney Day was first celebrated in 2006 asking the above question – Are Your Kidneys Ok? The idea that there is great need to educate the world about the importance of kidney health, and reduce the impact of kidney disease and other health conditions associated with them, is what pushed the ISN and IFKF to team up and make a difference. The goal that was established was to raise awareness of what our kidneys do and what can
Mother, sisters, wives, girlfriends and fiancees…what would we ever do without them? Nobody can honestly say we don’t owe an enormous amount to the women in our lives, from the mothers who made us chicken soup when we were sick as children, to the sisters who helped us decide what to wear on our first date, to the wives who somehow manage to juggle both a career and a family, never missing a beat. Women’s Day is all about celebrating these incredible people and showing them how much we love, respect and value them. This holiday is perhaps especially important in parts of the world where women are still forced to deal with shocking inequality on a daily basis and is meant to raise awareness of the challenges and struggles faced by these women. Women’s Day celebrates women’s history, highl
Small businesses have many challenges to be successful. It can be an exciting experience to start a business and do something that you love. The reality comes in getting your message out and bring the paying customers in. Getting marketing advice can be an expensive proposition and every penny counts to a small business. Be Heard Day is the day to make things a little easier! History of Be Heard Day The task of getting the message of a small business through all the noise of bigger companies and their marketing machines could be described as herculean. Local and small businesses are sometimes not even noticed by those who live near them because of this. Marketing and Business Strategist Shannon Cherry saw this problem and decided to do something about it. She created Be Heard Day in 20...
Culinary holidays just don’t get more impressive than Crown Roast of Pork Day! You know the dish, it’s the one where the ribs are stood up to form a circle with the little tiny hats on the ends. It’s time to get the courage to give it a go, and why not, a whole day has been set aside! History of Crown Roast of Pork Day The pig is one of the oldest forms of livestock since approximately 5000 BC! It’s relative was the wild boar. It was domesticated in the East and to this day is the most eaten meat in the world. There has been more to the pig through the years other than its meat as well. Pigs have very sensitive noses and are able to sniff out truffles which are a very expensive fungus used in gourmet cooking. They also helped with the farming by breaking up the soil that was
How do you start your morning? If you are like almost half of the people in the United States of America, you are enjoying a bowl of cereal to fuel your morning! Cereal Day was created to shine a light on this favorite breakfast food. Do you know the history of cereal or do you suppose that it was always the sweet creation that we find in the supermarket aisles? History of Cereal Day Cereal got its start in the 1800’s as an unappetizing and difficult to digest health food. Made of nuggets of bran it was thought to regulate what was a meat heavy diet. Most American’s at this time ate mostly pork and beef. The diet of the time was very unhealthy and those who wanted to improve society thought that they could make changes in diet that would bring spiritual and social change as well. Dr.
What can make cheesecake even better? Making it from chocolate, of course! There’s no better dish to dedicate a day to celebrating – especially if that involves eating it. Whoever decided to start White Chocolate Cheesecake Day must have been a big fan of this tasty dessert. While you might expect cheesecake recipes to have originated in the 20th Century, you’d be wrong. A form of cheesecake actually dates back to the Ancient Greeks and seems to have been on offer at the first Olympic Games in 776 BC! The recipe spread from there and has been refined along the way, especially with the use of cream cheese rather than the flour, honey and cheese ingredients of the earliest version. There are hundreds of variations of White Chocolate Cheesecake recipes, so you’ll be sure to find the perfe
While you might expect Frozen Food Day to be the invention of a manufacturer of frozen food, it was actually inaugurated by US President Ronald Reagan in 1984! Food frozen slowly is not very tasty when defrosted, but ‘flash’ frozen food – the technique of freezing food quickly – keeps the food as fresh and delicious as it was when it was first frozen. The flash freezing technique was developed by none other than Clarence Birdseye, inspired by seeing Inuit eating thawed fish which had been frozen months earlier. You might recognise the Birdseye name from the frozen food section! Nowadays frozen food is a lifeline to many busy cooks, whether it is used for certain ingredients, such as frozen vegetables or the whole dish. We all have days when we’re tired and having a full meal in the fr
Every year lists come out to herald the most popular baby names. Celebrities are famous for giving their children unique names. Moon, Apple, North are just a few that are easily recalled. Names are important as they help to create our identity to the world and to ourselves. Unique Names Day takes a moment in the year to celebrate those who have these interesting names. History of Unique Names Day Unique Names Day came on the scene in 1997. Since then it has been a yearly occurrence. There are some things that people with unique names go through that those with common names never must think about. As children, it is common to want keepsakes with your name on it. If you visit a tourist attraction or take a trip there is rarely an item that people with these names will ever be able to hav...
Not a fan of the dentist? You’re not alone, but if this often disliked profession didn’t exist, our penchant for sugars and sweet treats would have destroyed our pearly gnashers a long time ago. Love them or hate them, there’s certainly an argument to say that dentists are one of the most important professionals you can get in the health industry. After all, without our teeth, where would we be? Dentist’s day is mean to honor our favorite nerve-wracking experience in the dentist’s chair. While many aren’t always too keen on getting their teeth checked, sorting out cavities and stopping decay in its tracks is key to a long and healthy life – so today, say thank you! The History of Dentist’s Day We couldn’t find where Dentist’s Day came from, but it’s pretty clear why this profession de
Celebrated by artists and aristocrats alike for centuries, absinthe has long been the drink of choice for the creative type; also known as The Green Goddess, The Green Lady or The Green Fairy, the drink used to be a favorite among artists and writers due to it supposedly helping their creative flow. National Absinthe Day aims to celebrate the strong alcoholic drink by observing its history and legacy, as well as enjoying a couple of sips of its strong green charm. The History of Absinthe Day Just exactly when absinthe was first distilled is unclear. Created using wormwood extracts and leaves, the drink may have roots in remedies used by the ancient Greeks. However, according to legend, absinthe first came about as a cure-all remedy patented by Dr. Pierre Orginaire, in around the year ...