MDBCs 30 Jan 2023
January 30th 2023 - Holidays and Observances
(click on the day for details)
Christian Feast Day:
- Adelelmus of Burgos
- Anthony the Great (Coptic Church)
- Armentarius of Pavia
- Charles, King and Martyr (various provinces of the Anglican Communion)
- Hippolytus of Rome
- Hyacintha Mariscotti
- Matthias of Jerusalem
- Mutien-Marie Wiaux
- Three Holy Hierarchs (Eastern Orthodox), and its related observances:
- January 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Day of Azerbaijani customs (Azerbaijan)
- Day of Saudade (Brazil)
- Fred Korematsu Day (California, Florida, Hawaii, Virginia)
Martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi, and its related observances:
- Martyrs' Day (India)
- School Day of Non-violence and Peace (Spain)
- Start of the Season for Nonviolence (January 30 – April 4)
Observances (click on the day or week for details)
National Bible Day
National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
National Draw A Dinosaur Day
National Escape Day
National Inane Answering Message Day
National Maxwell Day
Nelson Anniversary Day
Northland Anniversary Day
On January 30 wake up and head straight to your favorite bakery to get a croissant for your breakfast, because it is Croissant Day.
The crescent shaped flaky and buttery pastry made by layering and rolling out leavened dough. While it is usually consumed plain, many variations of the pastry exist. In many parts of the world, bakeries bake croissants with chocolate, fruits, meat, vegetables, and cheese. Many people use croissants to make sandwiches. Some popular croissant sandwiches include egg salad sandwich, tuna sandwich, and cheese and ham sandwich.
Contrary to popular belief, croissants are not French in origin. Food historians believe that the Austrian kipferl is the ancestor of the present-day croissant. Legend has it that kipeferl, which is the German word for crescent, was created by some Viennese bakers as a way to celebrate the defeat of Ottoman invaders by the soldiers of Vienna. The bakers according to the story, fashioned their new creation in the form of the crescent they saw on the enemies flag.
It is thought that the pastry was popularized in France by Marie Antionette, the last queen of France.
How to Celebrate?
- Have croissants for all your meals. Start with a plain croissant for breakfast, a croissant sandwich for lunch, and end the day with a chocolate or custard-filled croissant.
- Try making croissants at home from scratch. Don't forget to share with friends, family, and co-workers.
Did You Know…
…that a cronut is both a croissant and a doughnut? The pastry was created by New York Chef Dominique Ansel.
Me: What’s the Wi-Fi password?
Bartender: You need to buy a drink first.
Me: OK, I’ll have a Coke.
Bartender: Three dollars.
Me: There you go. So what’s the Wi‑Fi password?
Bartender: “You need to buy a drink first.” No spaces, all lowercase.
One day, a fourteen-year-old weasel went down to the local dance hall. The bartender took one look at him and says, “You are under-aged. I can’t serve you beer.”
The weasel asks, “What can I have?”
The bartender replies, “I have bottled water, juice, energy drinks, and pop.”
“Pop!” goes the weasel.
Some Texans are mingling at the bar when an Oxford graduate walks in.
"Howdy, stranger," one Texan says. "Where are you from?"
The Oxford graduate answers, "I come from a place where we do not end our sentences in prepositions."
"Oh, I'm sorry," replies the Texan. "Where are you from, jackass?"
One of the shortest wills ever written:
“Being of sound mind, I spent all the money.”
Queen Elizabeth II was the last living head of state to have served in WWII.
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