March 7th National Cereal Day

March 7th National Cereal Day

It’s funny that cereal did not catch on as a breakfast food before German immigrant to America, Ferdinand Schumacher created a cereal in 1854. It was made from oats, and you might better remember them by their 1877 name of Quaker’s Oats. One of the Kellogg brothers patented a flake for cereal in 1891… the other brother bought out his sibling and started the Battle Creek Cereal Company in 1902 and it wasn’t long after that a man named Post started making Grape-nuts in 1898, also from Battle Creek, thus 2 mainstream cereal empires were formed.

How to celebrate – Have some cereal! Visit Battle Creek, Michigan. Invent your own breakfast cereal.

February 4th Thank A Mailman Day

So this must be an older bizarre holiday since the proper term should be Mail Person Day. I love our Mailman, he is great. He rushes those things we need rushed, he checks to make sure we have stamped our mail correctly, he brings things to our door when he doesn’t have to. Our Mail Person doesn’t do any of that. Anyway, your mail, or at least some of it, is important. Your Carrier will visit you six days a week, regardless of the weather and sometimes (During holidays) they even come seven days a week. They really do work hard and rarely get thanked, so take the time to thank them for what they do.

How to celebrate – Thank your Mail Person. Meet your carrier with a sealed bottle of water or juice. Write a letter to your Mail Person, thanking them for their service.

October 9th World Post Day

October 9th World Post Day

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Today was created by the Universal Postal Congress in 1969 to commemorate the anniversary of the UPU, the Universal Postal Union, formed in 1874. The Postal service is obviously important to everyone of us all over the world.

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With the invention of email and texting the Postal services have had a reduced role in our lives. Still, we wait daily for the post person to visit us, bring us news, checks and junk mail.

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How to celebrate – Write someone a letter and send it via your regular postal service. Buy some stamps. Start a stamp collection.