August 29th is a holiday-filled occasion.
August 29th is a holiday for chop suey, herbs, lemon juice and more. Happy housewives, Beatles fans and other celebrants mark August 29th as a special day for many reasons.
Grab a gander at several popular August 29th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Chop Suey Day
Chop-chop! August 29th is Chop Suey Day.
What is chop suey? Chop suey is basically a collection of leftover foods, diced and cooked in a starchy sauce. Ingredients may include beef, chicken, fish, pork or other meats. Usually, bean sprouts, diced cabbage and other vegetables are added as well. Quite often, chop suey is served over steamed white rice.
The first known creation of chop suey may have occurred on August 29, 1896, when an unnamed chef of a Chinese diplomat whipped up a quick supper, using a variety of leftover ingredients in a New York City kitchen.
Here are two AC recipes for chop suey: “American Chop Suey,” by Delicia Powers, and “15-Minute American Chop Suey,” by Irene Clothier (CTRL-click each title to open that recipe in a new window.)
Happy Housewives Holiday
Who’s a happy housewife? Maybe the moniker is outdated, but August 29th honors the homemaker, the domestic goddess and the most contented nester. No desperate housewives are needed on Happy Housewives Holiday.
On this traditional occasion, family members celebrate those who keep the home fires burning without setting their homes ablaze. If you know a homemaker who excels with enthusiasm at her daily endeavors, August 29th is the day to show your appreciation.
This homey holiday has its roots in Catholic history. St. Sabina’s Day is celebrated on August 29th. (St. Sabina was the patron saint of housewives.)
Lemon Juice Day
August 29th is Lemon Juice Day. How many ways can you find to use tart and tangy lemon juice in your favorite recipes?
Citrus lover, rejoice, for your foodie holiday is here on August 29th. Why not mix up a great big pitcher of refreshing lemonade (using lemon juice, of course), as you page through your recipe binder to find just the right blend for the day.
More Herbs & Less Salt Day
What is your favorite herb or spice?
More Herbs & Less Spice Day celebrates fine flavorings each year on August 29th. Many skilled chefs maintain that foods with prime tastes need not be salted. Heart health specialists urge most of us to reduce our salt intakes. And August 29th brings the best of both contentions.
From cloves to chili powder, from mustard to mace, and from jerk to ginger, this olfactory and tasty holiday is a highlight of the culinary calendar.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for August 29th: Adelphus, Andrew, Basilla, Candida, Edwold, Eufrasia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Eluvathingal, Hypatius, Hyperdulia and Jeanne Jugan.
Additional August 29th saints include John the Baptist, Medericus, Nicaeas, Paul, Richard Herst, Sabina, Sanzia Szymkowiak, Sebbi and Velleicus.
Notable Anniversaries on August 29th:
According to some Christian traditions, John the Baptist was beheaded (by King Herod) on August 29th, in 30 A.D.
On August 29, 1964, Walt Disney Pictures released their classic musical film, Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke. “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”
San Francisco’s Candlestick Park rocked on August 29, 1966, as the Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) performed their final public concert.
Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on American states on the Gulf of Mexico on August 29, 2005.
Various Other August 29th Holidays
August 29th is also According to Hoyle Day, Decollation of St. John the Baptist, Fairies’ Day of Loose Talk, Family Day (Tennessee), Feast Day of St. Sabina the Martyr, Feast of Augustus (Roman), Feast of St. Medericus of St. Martin’s Day, Nativity of Hathor -Goddess of Joy (Egypt), Nut Spas Holiday (Russia) and Runic half-month of Rad (first day).
Additional August 29th holidays include Slovakian National Uprising Day (Slovakia), St. Sebba of Essex Day, Swiss Winegrowers’ Festival Holiday and Urda – Oldest Fate Holiday.
Happy August 29th to one and all!
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