Lipstick and Lasagna Today

Today, July 29, is National Lipstick Day.   Ducks don’t wear lipstick.   Throughout the ages, controversy has surrounded lipstick.    British Parliament banned it in 1770 calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage.   They likened it to witchcraft.   Lipstick has been known to contain poisonous materials.   It is said Sarah Bernhardt created a scandal by applying “lip rouge” in pubic.   Queen Victoria considered it impolite, yet Winston Churchill thought it was an excellent morale booster during WWII.   So, wear your favorite lipstick today.

National Lipstick Day

Not interested in lipstick?   Here is the best way to wear it off.  Eat!   Today is also National Lasagna Day.   Let’s eat some!  Lasagna was featured in a 14th century England cookbook.   Definitely a food that has stood the test of time.  And, the cartoon character Garfield’s favorite food is lasagna.

National Lasagna Day

So humans and ducks, let’s eat lasagna today.   Our national holiday information is from http://www.NationalDayCalendar.com

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Happy National Hammock Day, July 22

Now this is a national day that humans and ducks can enjoy!   National Hammock Day!   Who knew there was such a day.   We will remember July 22 as National Hammock Day.    On vacations we often see humans in hammocks.   We ducks have tried them also.  They are really comfortable.

National Hammock Day

Lounging in the hammock in Malawi, Africa

This is me, Zeb the Duck, admiring Lake Malawi in July 2016.

Happy National Tapioca Pudding Day

We ducks and humans love tapioca.   But sometimes we forget to buy it at the grocery store.   But we will be enjoying some tapioca today!   Today, July 15, is National Tapioca Pudding Day.  According to http://www.NationalDayCalendar.com tapioca is a starch made from the cassava root.   Wow!   Last summer when we were in Malawi the people ate cassava almost every day.    But to make tapioca, the edible root is ground into a powder or a pearly extract.   The resulting pearls are called tapioca.

National Tapioca Pudding Day

We hope you also enjoy some tapioca pudding today.

Today is National Chocolate with Almonds Day

Chocolate with almonds!   This is a great day.   We enjoy Hershey Kisses with almonds slivers, we enjoy whole almonds covered with chocolate, but this is our favorite.

Celebrate National Chocolate with Almonds Day–July 8

We will share this Hershey chocolate bar with almonds with our newest duck family members.   Just so you know, this chocolate bar will not last long.   Neither will the other one mom doesn’t think we know about.   Enjoy this tasty day.   Celebrate July 8, National Chocolate with Almonds Day.   Again, our holiday information comes from http://www.NationalDayCalendar.com

Happy Independence Day USA 2017

Today, the 4th of July, is Independence Day in the United States.   We were a British colony, but in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was ratified and the United States of America declared themselves independent.   After a war with Great Britain, and many discussions by the American leaders, our government was formed and the United States of America was an independent country.   Of course, like all countries, we had difficulties, but we Americans are forever grateful to our founding fathers, our freedom, and our way of life.   We introduce you to our newest family member, Independence Duck.

Independence Day Duck

On this day Americans, human and ducks, watch parades, attend fairs, have picnics, cook outside, visit the mountains, visit the beaches, go camping, and enjoy our families, our friends and our freedom.  And when darkness arrives, there will be many magnificent fireworks displays.

Fireworks behind statue of liberty

People across our country will be giving thanks for our way of life and celebrating our independence.

From Shutterstock

Happy Father’s Day 2017

Today, June 18, 2017 is Father’s Day in the United States.   On this day, the third Sunday of June, we honor our fathers, all men that are fathers and all men that help in any way with children.   Father’s Day had been celebrated for several years, but was not a National Holiday until 1972.   Many were afraid of attempts to commercialize the day.   However, in 1972 President Richard Nixon signed into law the official National Holiday of Father’s Day, to be celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June.

Happy Father’s Day

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, wish you all a very Happy Father’s Day.