National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

February 12, 2021 – National Plum Pudding Day | An Affair To Remember Month

February 11, 2021

Are You A Fan Of Plum Pudding? Can You Guess Which American President Loved This Dessert?

Welcome to February 12th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a classic love story and a birthday boy’s wish.

Two strangers meet, and immediately feel chemistry between them. Unfortunately, each of them is already in a relationship, so they can’t be together. But they make a pact that if they are single in six months, they’ll rendezvous at the top of the Empire State Building. If this plot sounds familiar, it should. It’s from An Affair to Remember. This classic love story, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, has been making audiences cry for over 60 years. The movie has also set the bar for romantic gestures impossibly high. I mean, how can you top the premise of meeting in such a spectacular location to declare your love to someone? February is An Affair to Remember Month. You might not be able to match the big gesture, but cuddling up with your honey to watch this film will win you some points anyway.

Most of us like cakes or pies on our birthdays, but one American president preferred plum pudding. While this dessert hails from England, Abraham Lincoln liked it so much that the recipe can still be found in White House Historical cookbooks. With no actual plums, the steamed pudding is made instead from apples, dates, raisins, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Back in the day people dimmed the lights to serve plum pudding and children played a game called snap dragon as they tried to snatch raisins from the flaming dessert.  On National Plum Pudding Day we celebrate Mr. Lincoln’s birthday with the dessert of his choice.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.