June 3, 2021 – National Repeat Day | National Chocolate Macaroon Day

Did You Know That Echo Was A Greek Character Who Talked Too Much? Not Everything Is Fun To Repeat!

Welcome to June 3rd, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate “favorite do overs” and a coconut lover’s dream. 

Anna: Everyone has found themselves in a conversation with someone who talks too much. Even the Greek goddess Hera. The nymph Echo started talking her ear off and just. wouldn’t. stop. Hera was so annoyed that she put a curse on Echo—from that day on, the nymph could only repeat the last word that someone else said. Over the years, it got worse and worse until Echo simply faded away into just a sound. And if you’ve ever been near a canyon, you’ve heard her. On National Repeat Day, try doing the things you love over and over. Or repeat what others say. Just be careful who you do that to. 

John: Do that to.

Some things are simply perfect and if you’re a coconut lover, then macaroons fit the bill.  These cookies have very few ingredients and trace their roots back to an 8th or 9th century Italian monastery.  From there they traveled to the French court of Henry II, and that’s where the technique for making them became complicated.  Today, the recipe for French macarons remains complex, while the coconut macaroon is still blissfully simple.  On National Chocolate Macaroon Day, we raise the celebration bar even higher by dipping these chewy treats in chocolate, but don’t let that keep you from making them from scratch! 

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

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