Not only is July 14th Bastille Day, it’s also Cow Appreciation Day and National Mac and Cheese Day.
On July 14th, 1789, a mob of French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille; one year later they began commemorating la Fête nationale – the National Celebration – which has become an international celebration of freedom from tyranny.
Cow Appreciation Day is Chik-Fil-A’s day to show their customers appreciation and to honor their Eat Mor Chikin Cows. On this day, customers who visit any of the restaurants wearing something ‘cow-like’ will receive a free entrée. While Chik-Fil-A has postponed their Cow Appreciation celebrations this year due to the pandemic, they have put together a collection of ways that you can celebrate at home.
The king of all comfort foods is also celebrated today. National Today denotes that the oldest known recipe for mac and cheese is included in the medieval English cookbook Forme of Cury in the 14th Century. Kraft introduced their boxed macaroni and cheese in 1937, and Crayola even got in on the action, naming a new crayon color “Macaroni and Cheese” in 1993.
Needless to say, there’s plenty to celebrate today; choose wisely, have fun and stay safe!