National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

December 8, 2021 - National Brownie Day | Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

December 07, 2021

Welcome to December 8, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate dessert on the go and glitches in time. 

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and that appears to be the case for our favorite combination of cookie and cake: the brownie. Legend has it that Bertha Palmer wanted a special dessert that would fit neatly into a boxed lunch for her socialite friends attending the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Bertha’s husband owned the Palmer House hotel and one of the chefs there devised the perfect cake-like dessert that could be eaten by hand. Apparently, dessert on the go was a hit as this same recipe is served by the Parker House hotel to this day. On National Brownie Day splurge on your own chocolate fix with or without utensils.

On Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day we invite you to slip through the space time continuum with your own imaginary voyage. This celebration began with a blog post in 2007, inviting participants to create a character from the future or past and to dress as that character for an entire day. Of course staying in character means those around you will scratch their head and wonder if you've gone mad, but you can let them in on the game by choosing a recognizable source. Books, shows and movies such as Doctor Who, Outlander, The Terminator or Groundhog Day will at least give your audience a clue as to what you're up to. And if you just don't care what others think, feel free to stay fully immersed in your own strange world. Live long and prosper.

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

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit