National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

July 26, 2022 - National Bagelfest Day | National All Or Nothing Day

July 25, 2022

Welcome to July 26th, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a courtly carb and risking it all. 

In the 17th Century an Austrian baker presented the King of Poland with a new creation. Based on the king’s love of horses, the baker made a circular, doughy bread shaped like a stirrup, or “boogel.” Rumor has it that bagels have been a favorite in Poland ever since. And when Polish immigrants set up bakeries in New York’s Lower East Side, people in the United States started celebrating bagels with a generous schmear of cream cheese. Thanks to the Lender family, bagels rolled out across the nation with their automated process for manufacturing, freezing and shipping our favorite kosher carb. On National Bagelfest Day, stop by your local bakery or coffee shop and enjoy a breakfast fit for a king. 

Most of us take a leap of fate when we want to advance our careers or relationships. Alexander the Great took a risk that changed the course of Western civilization. In a major battle against the mighty Persian Empire, Alexander’s army was outnumbered nearly 5 to 1. If his troops were defeated, the Persians would spread their influence across the Mediterranean and make their culture the dominant force in the world. Against the advice of his generals, Alexander led his army straight into the Persian ranks…and somehow he came out on top. Big risks, big rewards. On National All Or Nothing Day, you may not be shaping the world, but as Yoda says, “Do or do not, there is no try.”

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

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