September 27, 2020 – National Scarf Day | National Chocolate Milk Day

No Matter What The Weather Is Like In Your Neck Of The Woods, A Scarf Has Got You Covered!

Welcome to September 27, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate things that comfort the body and the soul.

Scarves are a wonderful way to dress up any outfit.  They can also brighten up the gloom of fall and winter as they cozy up to our necks and keep us warm. The first scarves depicted in fashion are found in ancient Egypt, where Queen Nefertiti wore a tightly woven scarf beneath her conical headdress.  Military ranks were often marked with scarves of varying value from expensive silk to lowly cotton.  But our love for scarves as a fashion statement can be traced to the house of Hermes in the 19th century. Making use of the beautiful patterned fabrics from China and India, Hermes designed the first ready-to-wear graphic silk scarf in 1837. When it caught the eye of Queen Victoria and became a part of her iconic look, scarves were quickly embraced in Europe and America as the essence of chic.  On National Scarf Day, enjoy the big impact of a small strip of fabric whether it’s chic or more like a piece of your favorite comfy blanket.  

While hot chocolate has been around in one form or another for thousands of years, it’s believed that chocolate milk came from 17th century Jamaica.  Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish botanist was given a post here, to serve an English Duke.  While mixing with the locals, he discovered a drink made of cocoa and water, that he described as nauseating. By adding milk instead of water he created a much smoother concoction that he later brought to apothecaries in Europe, where they used it as a medicine.  And while chocolate milk may not exactly be a health food, on National Chocolate Milk Day we remind you that some foods feed your body, while others feed your soul.

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