April 12th Special Days - Featuring 26+ Licorice Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 0 comments
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April 12th is... National Licorice Day, National Big Wind Day (1934), Drop Everything and Read Day/DEAR Day, International Day for Street Children, National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day, Space Shuttle Columbia First Launched (1981), International Day of Human Space Flight, Cosmonaut Day, Look Up At The Sky Day, Russian Cosmonaut Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, National Deskfast Day, Walk on Your Wild Side Day, National Only Child Day, Wear a Star Day, Cerealia, Belmont-Paul Women's Equality Monument Day, National For Twelves Day, Yuri's Night, Nicki Day, National Colorado Day, World Hamster Day, Pittsburgh Day/412 Day, Teak Awareness Day, National Radiologic and Imaging Nurses Day, National Shagging Day, Halifax Resolves Day (North Carolina), Lakritsdagen (Sweden), St. Zeno's Day

More Special Days: Easter, National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day, Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse, Orthodox Palm Sunday, Plum Pudding Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: For the Love of Licorice: 60 Licorice-Inspired Candies, Desserts, Meals, and More | Hardcover: 144 pages | by Elisabeth Johansson (Author). Publisher: Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)National Licorice Day
-- Licorice comes from the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant and dates back to ancient times. It was used by the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Greeks for its medicinal properties. In those times, it was mainly used to treat maladies such as upset stomach and respiratory congestion. Licorice was found in the tomb of King Tut, and Alexander the Great's army reportedly consumed licorice. Today, it is primarily used in candies and consumed for enjoyment.

Read: For the Love of Licorice: 60 Licorice-Inspired Candies, Desserts, Meals, and More
-- Contains sixty exciting and delicious recipes for everything from licorice fudge and salt licorice ice cream to licorice Tosca cake, licorice-marinated lamb, and licorice liqueur. These recipes are proof there are no boundaries to how this trendy and healthy root can be used in food and sweets. For the Love of Licorice is an informative read proving not only does licorice taste good, but it is also good for you!

Image: Kookaburra Australian Black Licorice 1 pound | Made way down under in Australia, these fat chunks of Kookaburra licorice are made from real licorice root extractKookaburra Australian Black Licorice -- Made way down under in Australia, these fat chunks of Kookaburra licorice are made from real licorice root extract.

Image: Media Storehouse 10x8 Print of Liquorice or Licorice is The Root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (18433991)Licorice Root Art Print -- 10x8 inch (25x20cm) Print Artwork depicting Liquorice or licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra. Illustration of a Liquorice or licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra. Printed on archive quality paper for unrivaled stable artwork permanence and brilliant color reproduction with accurate color rendition and smooth tones. Size refers to paper used. Made in America

Licorice Coloring and Activity Books


Image: For the Love of Licorice: Licorice Lovers Share Sweet Memories | Kindle Edition | by Doug Erlandson (Author). Publisher: Doug Erlandson (November 11, 2011)
For the Love of Licorice:
Licorice Lovers Share
Sweet Memories
Amazon Freebies:

🔲 Read Licorice ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🔲 Free Licorice apps

🔲 Free Licorice game apps

🔲 Listen to Licorice Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🔲 Watch Licorice Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🔲 Listen to Licorice Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🔲 Black Licorice Wreath DIY

🔲 Licorice Shapes and Angles – Teach Beside Me

🔲 TNT Licorice Treats

🔲 Homemade Black Licorice

🔲 It's Hard to Say No to an Edible Rainbow Printable

🔲 DIY Edible Perler-Style Beads Featuring Rainbow Twizzlers Licorice Candy Straws

🔲 Honeyduke's Licorice Wands | Harry Potter

🔲 No-Bake Licorice Allsorts slice

🔲 Santa Mason Jar Christmas Gift Idea

🔲 Rainbow To Go Treats with Free Printables

🔲 Black Licorice Squares

🔲 Make your own DIY polymer clay Licorice Allsorts Necklace

🔲 Fine Motor Activities: Learning with Licorice

🔲 How To Make Black Licorice Caramels in the Microwave

🔲 DIY Flag/Fourth of July Party Favor Candy Boxes

🔲 Homemade licorice - Real Recipes from Mums - Mouths of Mums

🔲 Licorice Craft Archives | Fun Family Crafts

🔲 Midnight Moonlight Licorice Popcorn

🔲 Licorice Free Printable Coloring Pages

🔲 DIY Allsorts Candy Boxes



National Big Wind Day (1934)
- On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, three weather surveyors at the Mount Washington Observatory recorded the highest velocity of wind on Earth at 231 mph (372 km/h or 103 m/s). Today, we celebrate National Big Wind Day. They can be caused by tornadoes, hurricanes, or just air going from high to low pressure.

Space Shuttle Columbia First Launched (1921)
- The first orbital flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. Space Shuttle Columbia launched on April 12, 1981, and returned to Earth on April 14th, having orbited the Earth 37 times during the 54.5-hour mission.





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