February 3, 2023 – National Carrot Cake Day | National Day The Music Died Day

Have Your Cake And Eat Your Vegetables Too?!

Welcome to February 3rd, 2023 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate healthy cake and saying good-bye with American Pie. 

Carrot cake is one of those foods that seems odd on paper. Why on earth make a dessert out of something otherwise seen as healthy? Well, for starters, carrots actually have a pretty high sugar content for a vegetable. In Medieval Europe and the Middle East, sweets were not readily available. Sugar was not the everyday item that we have today, so people needed to get creative. They would boil the carrots, mash them up, add flour and butter, then serve the dish as a pudding or dessert. Eventually, that evolved into a cake. On National Carrot Cake Day, celebrate the chance to have your cake and eat your vegetables too.

American Pie written by Don McLean memorializes the plane crash that claimed the lives of three of music’s brightest young stars. In 1959, the Winter Dance Party tour was traveling across the Midwest, with Buddy Holly as one of the headliners. After several shows, he had grown tired of the long, cold drives via tour bus and chartered a plane for the next leg of the trip. Holly intended to travel with his 2 bandmates, Tommy Allsup and Waylon Jennings. But neither went with him that fateful night. Instead Buddy Holly and Richie Valens joined Holly, and the news was immortalized in the lyrics “the day the music died.” The song topped the charts around the globe in 1972, which was unusual for a song that lasted almost 9 minutes.  It held the record of longest songs to top the chart for more than 50 years.  Have a listen and remember why we still call today National Day The Music Died Day.  

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

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