Cariloha Friday! And, for us Utahns, it’s Pioneer Day weekend! Hooray! Growing up in Utah, July 24 or Pioneer Day was like celebrating July 4 all over again. It was the same day; i.e., fireworks, parades, barbeques, sparklers, red, white and blue, etc. Best of all, it’s a paid day off in Utah! No wonder we love it. So, throw on a pioneer bonnet, push a hand cart down the street, and have a family barbeque in honor of the pioneers who helped settle the west back on July 24, 1847. If you’re not into pioneers, just feast your eyes about on all the great, bizarre holidays for this weekend.
As you begin to test the weekend waters, be sure to get your Cariloha style on, letting it take you to a new ice cream parlor, restaurant or sushi bar. Be sure to eat something sweet with your mom, friend, child, or sibling.
Let’s get started. Read your fortune cookie out loud and slurp down a delicious ice cream soda (today), then, eat your favorite junk food and have a tug-of-war (tomorrow), next, sprawl out in a palm-stretched hammock and chomp down a bowl of Fruit Loops (Sunday), finally, eat a bowl of vanilla ice cream and cry out, YEEHAW! (Monday). Have a happy Pioneer Day weekend!
However you approach your weekend, make it a memorable time and don’t forget to wrap up in your Cariloha bamboo-soft clothing, sheets or towels every day.
July 20 – July 23
20- Moon Day (Armstrong and Aldrin land on moon in 1969)
20- Chess Day
20- National Fortune Cookie Day
20- Ice Cream Soda Day
20- Ugly Truck Contest Day
20- National Lollipop Day
20- National Nap Day
21- National Junk Food Day
21- National Tug-Of-War Tournament Day
21- National Crème Brule Day
21- Canadian Railroad Birthday (1836)
21- Cousins Day
21- Jesse James Train Robbery Day (1873)
21- National Women’s Hall of Fame Anniversary (1979)
21- Coldest Day Ever Recorded (The lowest natural temperature (-128.6 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded at Vostoke, Antarctica in 1983)
22- National Hammock Day
22- America the Beautiful Day (1895)
22- Fruit Loops Birthday (1963)
22- Lion’s Share Day
22- Pi Approximation Day
22- Maple Syrup Day
22- Summer Leisure Day
22- Pied Piper of Hamelin Day
22- Parent’s Day – fourth Sunday in July
23- Ice Cream Cone Introduced (In St. Louis MO in 1904)
23- National Cowboy Day
23- National Day (Egypt)
23- Mosquito Day
23- Empire State Building Crash Day (1935 an airplane crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City. At the time, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building.)
23- National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
23- Hot Enough For Ya Day
BONUS DAY – July 24 – Pioneer Day (The state of Utah celebrates it’s statewide holiday, commemorating the arrival of the pioneers to the Salt Lake valley).
Tell the folks here at Cariloha how you celebrated your weekend. What did you do? How did you make it memorable? Send us a picture wearing or using bamboo clothing, bedding or bath goods, and we’ll post it on our blog for a prize.