August 21, 2020 – National Senior Citizens Day | National Spumoni Day

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Splash! Find Out How These Seniors Styled Up Their Golden Years.

Welcome to  August 21st, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate late bloomers and stylish ice cream.  

Perhaps you are less than thrilled to be of a certain age.  If the term “over the hill” has you clamoring for a bottle of hair color, you may be in need of some perspective.  There are plenty of senior citizens who made a splash that launched their golden years into the stratosphere.  Take the Long Island comedian who didn’t land his lucky break until his appearance on the Ed Sullivan show at age 46. While he may have gotten “no respect” in his junior years, his appearance in Caddyshack at age 59 launched an enviable career for Rodney Dangerfield. Other notable seniors, such as the figure skater and editor turned dress designer, did not even hit her stride till after age 40.  Today, style maven Vera Wang is a 71 year old fashion icon.   On National Senior Citizens Day, celebrate the folks who know that it’s never too late to make your mark!

No one does style quite like the Italians and as the popularity of gelato spread across Europe, ice cream makers had to find a way to ship it more efficiently. Chefs in Italy created Neapolitan ice cream, which was one big block with multiple flavors. And in the 1800’s when Italian immigrants in New York began shipping it over from Europe they called this treat spumoni, after their favorite molded ice cream treat from Naples. The classic flavors include chocolate, pistachio, and cherry. Though when vanilla is substituted for chocolate, it’s just as delicious. And you’ll be surprised to find out that something so rich and creamy has less fat than traditional ice cream. On National Spumoni Day, try a new twist on an old favorite that helps you beat the Summer heat alla moda. 

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