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.
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
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.
Today, June 24 is National Praline Day.
Sweet and tasty pralines
We wish you a very sweet day.
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.
Today, June 17 is National Eat Your Vegetables Day. We ducks remind you humans that eating vegetables is important for good health. We also remind you that they taste good, also.
National Eat Your Vegetables Day
But, we know humans like desserts, so it is good for everybody that today, June 17, is also National Apple Strudel Day. Apple Strudel is a wonderfully delicious German dessert with apples.
National Apple Strudel Day
We love it. We will eat some today, after our vegetables. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, hope you all enjoy some vegetables and some Apple Strudel today. Yum! As usual we obtain our national holiday information from http://www.NationalDayCalendar.com
We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, and our humans wish you all a happy Memorial Day. In 1967 Memorial Day became a Federal Holiday, celebrated the last Monday in May.
We thank all who serve to defend and enhance our freedoms, and we honor all of those that gave their lives for our freedom and our way of life.
Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
Thank you American heroes.
Summer is arriving in the northern hemisphere, bringing warm weather. Today, May 27, is National Grape Popsicle Day. According to http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com this all began in San Francisco, California in 1905. They say that 11 year old Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring to make soda. Upon going inside, he left it there on the porch with the stirring stick still in it. That night the temperature reached a record low and the following morning, Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick. The Popsicle was born. It is a warm weather favorite for all ages and comes in many flavors. Today perhaps we will enjoy a Popsicle.
National Grape Popsicle Day
We ducks really like this human invention. Let’s get some, mom.
We love strawberries. Today, May 20 is National Pick Strawberries Day. We may not pick strawberries, but we will certainly eat fresh strawberries!
National Pick Strawberries Day
Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside? Wow! The only one!
Today is the second Sunday in May. In the United States and many other countries, that means Mother’s Day. We honor our mothers and all women, especially those that have helped, loved or cared for a child. We honor all women for their role in our society. Moms, we hope you enjoy your special day.
Happy Mother’s Day