March 7, 2021 – National Flapjack Day | National Cereal Day

Some Call Them Pancakes. Others Call Them Flapjacks. But If You Order Them In The UK, You Might Be Surprised At What You Get.

Welcome to March 7, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the many names for breakfast. 

Americans speak the same language as folks over in England, but there are a lot of differences. Especially when it comes to what we call things. Here, you take an elevator to travel between floors. But in the UK, you take a lift. And of course, what we call cookies, they call biscuits. Today we celebrate one of our favorite breakfast foods—one that’ll cause some confusion if you’re overseas. In the United States, if you order flapjacks, you’re going to get a stack of pancakes, likely smothered in delicious butter and maple syrup. If you do the same across the Atlantic, or maybe even in parts of Canada, you’ll end  up being served a…granola bar? Travelers beware. It’s National Flapjack Day and wherever you are, enjoy your favorite breakfast. 

Cereal appeals to the kid in all of us.  You may find it curious that all the brightly colored boxes promising a toy inside did not start out that exciting at all.  And while Kellogg’s Corn Flakes were the first cereal to provide a prize inside the box in 1909, they were originally designed to be boring. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg  believed that a bland diet would curb our sinful human nature and Corn Flakes were his first line of defense.  The cereal later took a ride aboard Apollo 11, where they were formed into cubes to be eaten without milk.  Few other cereals have such an illustrious history, though some have enough sugar to rocket your kids to the moon and back.  On National Cereal Day, celebrate your inner child with a bowl full of crunchy goodness. 

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


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