January 2, 2015 – NATIONAL BUFFET DAY – NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION DAY – NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY
National Buffet Day – January 2
National Buffet Day is celebrated annually on January 2. Buffets are a popular choice by many when choosing a destination for eating out.
Buffets are a system of serving meals, where food is placed in a public area to be easily viewed and selected, by people generally serving themselves. Buffets are effective for serving large groups of people at one time and are offered at various places including hotels, restaurants, conventions and etc.
Originating during the middle of the 16th century, the buffet table comes from the Brannvinsbord – Swedish schnapps (shot of alcoholic beverage) table. The prime of this custom was during the early 18th century and was developed into the more modern buffet around the beginning of the 19th century. It was during the expansion of the railroads throughout Europe that the smorgasbord buffet increased in popularity.
Originally, the smorgasbord table was a meal where guests gathered before dinner for a pre-dinner drink and was separate from the formal dinner that followed.
In 1939 at the New York World's Fair exhibition, the Swedes used a "smorgasbord" to showcase the best of the Swedish food to the large number of visitors attending the fair. It was in the second half of the 20th century, after the Swedes had popularized the smorgasbord in New York, that the word buffet became popular in the English speaking world.
The term buffet originally referred to the French sideboard furniture where food was served from, however it eventually became applied to the serving format.
NATIONAL BUFFET DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator and origin of National Buffet Day, an "unofficial" national holiday.
National Science Fiction Day – January 2
National Science Fiction Day is celebrated annually on January 2nd by millions of science fiction fans across the United States.
The date of January 2 was chosen for National Science Fiction Day, an "unofficial" national holiday as it corresponds with the birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
American author and Boston University professor of biochemistry, Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov on January 2, 1920. He was best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Isaac Asimov, whose works are followed by many, died on April 6, 1992.
Considered a master of hard science fiction, Asimov. along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. The Foundation Series is considered Asimov's most famous work. His other major series are the Galactic Empire Series and the Robot Series.
Some of the popular television shows that are recognized by science fiction fans include: Star Trek-The Next Generation - The X-Files - Battlestar Galactica -Doctor Who - The Twilight Zone.
National Science Fiction Day is recognized by the Hallmark Channel and the Scholastic Corporation.
National Personal Trainer Day – January 2
One of the most common New Years resolutions is to "get into shape", "eat better and work out more", "to get fit and get healthy". This resolution makes it one of the busiest times for personal trainers across the country. Each year on January 2, we acknowledge these personal trainers as we celebrate National Personal Trainer Awareness Day.
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day was designed to remind people that professionals are available to help make their promises from their resolutions, a reality. Personal trainers play an important role in helping people throughout their journey in achieving their goal.
"Personal trainers play a crucial role in helping people achieve their health and fitness goals".
Happy, Healthy and Fit New Year.
NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER AWARENESS DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Professional Trainer Awareness Day, an "unofficial" national holiday.
National Cream Puff Day – January 2
A delicious pastry dessert that is filled with a cream filling has it's own special day each year on January2nd. National Cream Puff Day is celebrated by pastry and dessert lovers across the nation on this day.
Originating in France, cream puffs are also known as profiterole and choux a la creme. Cream puffs are a French dessert pastry filled with whipped cream, pastry cream ice cream or custard. They may be served plain or are sometimes decorated with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or dusted with powdered sugar.
Borrowed from the French, the word "profiterole" has existed in English since 1604.
The "cream puff" has been found on United States restaurant menus since around 1851.
To prepare cream puff's, a choux paste is piped through a pastry bag or dropped with a pair of spoons into small balls onto a pan, then baked to form hallow puffs. After cooling, the cream puffs are injected with a filling using a pastry bag and narrow piping tip or by slicing off the top, filling the puff and then reassembling.
To celebrate National Cream Puff Day, try one of the following "tried and true" cream puff recipes:
Happy National Cream Puff Day !
NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Cream Puff Day, an "unofficial" national holiday.