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Published May 1st 2019
Read this list of weird and wonderful yearly events
There are several events that are celebrated on 11th June 2019, and this is a list of some of the weird and wonderful ones!
GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY Audrey Hepburn once said "Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me".
Do you love chocolate? Do you love chocolate cake?
Then leave it to the Germans to do this correctly by creating a yummy, creamy cake that melts in your mouth. It is a combination of rich chocolate cake mixed with fruit and a topping that will make your sweet tooth feel divine! It is the treasure that is the German chocolate cake.
While there are many different ways to eat chocolate, the German chocolate cake is a masterpiece of baking. It has had this reputation since the Germans invented it. German Chocolate cake day is your excuse to gorge yourself with this delightful sweet.
History of German Chocolate Cake Day Actually, German chocolate cake was not invented by the Germans. Instead, it was the idea of a man called Samuel German. Samuel just loved dark chocolate and being a fan of its rich and complex flavours this cake became the culmination of that love and dedication to this bittersweet sweet.
The sweet baking chocolate traditionally used in this cake was made by the Baker's Chocolate Company and was specifically mentioned by Mrs.George Clay when the cake was published in a Dallas Newspaper in 1957. Baker's Chocolate then took the recipe and distributed it with their chocolate.
People usually mistake the name as a country of origin but while it doesn't come from Germany it is still one of the most delicious cakes available. It was, however, partly inspired by the German Black Forest Cake, which is why it usually has a layer of cherries inside.
How to Celebrate German Chocolate Cake Day
The best way to celebrate German Chocolate Cake Day is by eating German chocolate cake! If you have friends and family who are fans of chocolate, cherries, and coconut then introduce them to this creation!
Black forest cake - Image: Pixabay
YARN BOMBING DAY Yarn bombing is the decorating of public ornaments and statues by articles that are either knitted or crocheted.
It is considered as street art and there are some really weird things that are covered on this day! It is a worldwide event and a very colourful one. It brightens up areas and incites a lot of comment from the public.
This is quite a weird and wacky idea and some of the things that get covered are really great.
You can see some of these things at the Toodyay Fibre Festival.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR DAY
If you have ever wondered about your family's history of cancer, then it's important to check with your doctor about those risks. If you are a female, then the risk of breast and ovarian cancer can increase. Therefore gynaecologists are a necessary profession who help women everywhere understand their body. They also teach women what is normal and what is not normal.
Call Your Doctor Day is all about the preventative measures you can make to reduce those risks and possibly prevent cancer.
History of Call Your Doctor Day
Call Your Doctor Day is a holiday founded by Bright Pink, a non-profit organization in the US. They aim to help women live healthier lives to avoid breast and ovarian cancer. The company reaches out to 52 million women in educating them about practising prevention. They also reach out to health care providers allowing them to have more proactive conversations with each other about health and active lifestyles. The company was founded by Lindsay Avner, who back in 2007 was the youngest woman to have a double mastectomy.
The holiday began in 2016 to convince women to take their Well-Woman exam and since then, the National Day Calendar registrar recognised this and an official holiday.
CORN ON THE COB DAY
In the middle of the table sits a large plastic bowl covered with a layer of aluminium foil. There is steam gently coming out from around the edges and there is a smell of corn on the cob. Corn on the Cob Day celebrates events like this and the gathering of family around the sweetest healthy treat you'll ever have!
History of Corn on the Cob Day
The history of Corn on the Cob Day goes back to a time before European settlers came to America. Corn has become an important staple in dishes all over the world. The by-products of it have been used in many different products. In every carbonated beverage, there is a derivative of corn on the cob.
Corn on the cob comes in many varieties. Every type of corn can be prepared into corn on the cob through various methods of preparation. Each brings its own combination of tastes and flavours. Corn on the Cob Day is your opportunity to try a dozen flavours and gorge yourself on delicious corn on the cob.
Celebrating Corn on the Cob Day is simple and fun. Just cook some corn on the cob and enjoy it with a delicious heap of butter and salt! Or perhaps wrap your corn on the cob in aluminium foil and let it roast in the coals of your campfire or boil it on your stove. Add butter for a base, and then dust it with seasonings of your choice.
INTERNATIONAL MUD MONTH
This one is celebrated in June. Each day, we sit under flickering lights staring at our screens in this digital world. Every day we lose ourselves a little bit to the cold light of electron pathways.
Children delve into games experiencing details created by dreamers of other worlds without ever learning to open their minds and find the narrative that lies within them.
International Mud Month was created to remind us that outside lays the organized chaos of mother nature's realm. It is important that we maintain our connection to it.
History of International Mud Month
In 2009, the children of Bold Park Community School joined with the boys of the Nepalese Panchkhal orphanage to celebrate the primal connection we all share with earth and the outdoors.
Bold Park used this opportunity to raise funds to help support the less fortunate children of Nepal. Since that fateful day, schools and families from all over the world have worked together to promote the idea that we all need to play in the mud sometimes - it reminds us just what it means to be human.
In 2015, it was decided that one day was not enough and so the event is held all month as well as on 11th June!