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WORLD AIDS DAY

Advent Season Begins

 

2

 

Cyber Monday

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

 

3

 

Giving Tuesday

 

4

 

National Cookie Day

 

5

 

National Comfort Food Day (RECIPES)

 

6

 

First Fridays @ Calumet Art District

Finnish Independence

NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY (Recipes)

 

7

 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 

8

 

National Brownie Day (RECIPES)

Second Sunday of Advent

 

9

 

GREEN MONDAY

 

10

 

NATIONAL LAGER DAY

Universal Human Rights Day

 

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12

 
 
 

13

 

National Popcorn String Day

National Cocoa Day

 

14

 

A Chassell Old-Fashioned Christmas

Carnegie Museum Open House & Victorian Christmas in Houghton

Michigan Technological University 2019 Mid-Year Commencement

 

15

 

Third Sunday of Advent

National Lemon Cupcake Day (RECIPES)

 

16

 

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

 

17

 

National Maple Syrup Day

First in Flight (RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE)

 

18

 

International Migrants Day

National "I LOVE HONEY" Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day (RECIPES)

 

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20

 

National Sangria Day (RECIPES)

 

21

 

Happy Winter Solstice

 

22

 

Hanukkah Begins (December 22nd to December 30th)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

National Date Nut Bread Day (RECIPES)

 

23

 

National Pfeffernusse Day (RECIPES)

 

24

 

Christmas Eve RECIPES & TRADITIONS [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm]

Christmas Story 24-Hour Marathon

National Eggnog Day (RECIPES)

 

25

 

Christmas [Co-op Closed]

 

26

 

National Candy Cane Day

 

27

 

National Fruitcake Day (RECIPE)

 

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30

 

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 

31

 

New Years Eve [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm]

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 
    

December 20, 2019

National Sangria Day (RECIPES)

What could be better than a day dedicated to wine? Sangria Day is the perfect excuse to meet with friends and sample the delicious, fruity drink that is one of Spain's claims to fame in the area of the culinary arts. Make sure your December 20th really packs a punch!

History of Sangria Day
Each year more and more people are visiting Spain for its food. Over 2,000 years ago, when the Romans inhabited the area, they knew the water there was unsafe for drinking because of bacteria, and so it was common to fortify it with alcohol to kill it off.

The first sangrias (whose name comes from Sangre, or blood, and refers to its dark color) were likely heavily watered downmixes of wine, water, and herbs and spices. Basically, the Romans added anything they could to kill off the bacteria in the water and to disguise the taste of mediocre table wine.

Today, spiced wine is an ancient and much-loved tradition, and even though it originates in Spain and Portugal it's enjoyed worldwide today. It can be served as an iced outdoor treat in the summer, or as a great way to warm up indoors in the winter.

How to Celebrate Sangria Day
Celebrations are pretty straight-forward: gather some friends, pour everyone a glass, then kick back and enjoy the true taste of summer! There are practically as many recipes for sangria as there are drinkers of the fruity punch, and a lot of delightful sangria recipes you should try, but the most common ingredients are wine, fruit, honey, and sugar.

The recipe can be adjusted to suit any tastes, however: sparkling water can be added to give the drink more fizz, and fruit can be kept out of the glasses using a strainer. Some of the fruit can even be mashed or grated and then stirred into the wine to give it an extra-rich flavor. How this drink varies centers on the type of fruit, the presence or lack of carbonation and the kind of spirits added if any at all. While all fruits can be used, the key is to use fruit that's in season in order to underline the flavor of the drink and also the type of wine being used.

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