Do You Know What Day It Is?

Welcome back to “Life and Random Thinking” ! I say welcome back because I am very grateful to the people who visit my blog on a regular basis and I know my readers have a plethora of choices for the use of their time.

Today is National Banana Day !

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, then today is the perfect day to ” GO BANANAS” ♥.

If you don’t have a banana costume, you could celebrate with a fun Banana Cocktail or a banana split.

Bananas arrived in North America in 1870 when Captain Lorenzo Baker brought bananas he had bought in Jamaica to sell in Jersey City, USA.

Bananas are possibly the most widely consumed fruit in America – the average American eats 30 pounds a year (that’s surprising!).

I did not eat bananas at all from about 1986 to 2019 when I new kidney transplant allowed me to eat them again. I eat one a day now!

*** That special anniversary is April 24! – Against all Odds !

Photo by Eiliv Aceron on

Everyday on the calendar is National “something or other” AND I found it quite interesting to look up my birthday and find out it was “Body Language Day” amongst other things. (October 7)

Of course we all want to celebrate “Talk like a Pirate Day” – September 19, 2022. Pirate was definitely my Halloween favorite growing up but all I said was ” Trick or Treat.”

** If you want to look up your birthday and see what National Holiday it is – just click here **

(I am super curious what you find out!)

– Last thought – Friday is April 22 and Jellybean Day – you can celebrate with any that you have left over from Easter.

Comments are invited and that’s when I look to responding directly with you ♥ – David

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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28 Responses to Do You Know What Day It Is?

  1. There were 4 other things to celebrate as well as 4/20!


  2. Jane Fritz says:

    I’ll take the jellybeans over the bananas anyway, David! I just looked my birthday up and there are two excellent “holidays” observed on my birthday: Do Nothing Day and Religious Freedoms Day!! 😊


  3. margiran says:

    I love bananas David, including banana milk shakes, banana liqueur and banana desserts! I looked up my birthday and it was national spinach day – err, I prefer my bananas thank you 👌😄


  4. Wynne Leon says:

    I was so curious about the title of the blog because until I read this, I thought I did know what day is was (Wednesday) until I clicked through and found it was banana day! 🙂

    Turns out my birthday is National Fudge Day. Yum!

    Delightfully entertaining, David!


  5. As it happens, I had a banana today, not knowing that it was National Banana Day. I looked up my birthdate thanks to your link, and the first line said, National Workaholics Day. Hmm. That was followed by National Bikini Day. Double hmm. But then things improved with National Apple Turnover Day 🙂


  6. Robert Smith says:

    Dave, glad to hear your life is better. Lost your email as my computer crashed (Hard Drive got tosted). Staying Healthy and not going out much as I’m parinoid about covid. Stay safe and say Hi to your dad for me. Bon In case you ever come to town give me a call.


  7. James McEwan says:

    WE have grown used to having bananas being available all year round. Today the selection provided in local grocery supermarket were disappointing. They tasted odd. Are we being spoilt for taste?


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I have noticed some smaller bananas lately in some stores but I suppose it depends where the bananas originated. I try now to buy lots of bananas so some get soft then my wife makes banana bread! Yay! Thanks for reading and commenting James ! – David

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  8. I can ignore all of the chocolate at half price the day after Easter, but I grab all of the bags of Jellybeans. That half-off price makes it worth throwing out the yucky black ones!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      A true jelly bean lover! Jelly Belly has some nice flavours and you would enjoy their youtube video online where they explain how they take up to 21 days for some flavours to create. Happy Jelly Bean day tomorrow to you ! – Thanks so much for reading and commenting, David


  9. LA says:

    Jellybean day is something I can get behind


  10. Sadly, I won’t have any jelly beans left by National Jelly Bean day …


  11. Darlene says:

    My birthday falls on National Flapjack Day. I like that!! Happy National Banana Day.


  12. lghiggins says:

    This post is just too much fun! I had no idea there were so many claims on each day of the year. My birthday is August 18 and I am claiming both National Fajita Day and National Ice Cream Pie Day. Now doesn’t that sound like a great combination–dinner and dessert! I am so happy for you that you can eat bananas again, and that you appreciate the blessing of them!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Fajitas and ice cream – you lucky gal! I felt touched reading your comment and I do feel blessed about small things and larger blessings in life. Thanks for sharing your enjoyment Linda! – David

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Hi David,
    Fun post! On my birthday, March 28, it is National Black Forest Cake Day, as well as Triglycerides Day. Who comes up with these?
    Blessings to you!


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