July 5, 2019

National Apple Turnover Day

A turnover is a type of pastry made by placing a filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing, and baking it. Turnovers can be sweet or savory and are often made as a sort of portable meal or dessert, similar to a sandwich.

National Graham Cracker Day

The graham cracker, a type of cookie confectionery, was inspired by the preaching of Sylvester Graham. He believed that a vegetarian diet anchored by home-made whole grain bread, made from wheat coarsely ground at home, should be part of a lifestyle that involved minimizing pleasure and stimulation of all kinds. Sylvester Graham was born on July 5, 1794.

National Bikini Day

Bikini Day is the anniversary of the invention of the bikini in 1946 by a Parisian fashion designer, Louis Reard. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the atomic bomb was taking place.