In America, September 13 is National Peanut Day. Peanuts are big news over there, where the average peanut farm is 100 acres, and two previous presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter, were peanut farmers.
Here in the UK, the peanut is one of our oldest established snacks, so it seems only right that we give it some recognition.
Starting in Edinburgh and finishing in Cardiff, Britain’s premier men’s cycling race, Tour of Britain, runs from 3 to 10 September, and it promises much in the way of gruelling physical challenges and daring manoeuvres.
It’s an opportunity for professional teams and riders from across the globe to come to the UK and compete through the race’s eight stages.
Some fervent Yorkshire people think Yorkshire should be celebrated 365 days of the year, but we’re taking a more balanced view and saying Happy Yorkshire Day for today, 1st August.
Yorkshire Day has been held as an annual event since 1975. In fact, it began as a protest the previous year, following a local government reorganisation which carved up various district areas and abolished some altogether, including the historic West Riding. Continue reading