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Did you know that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day? He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
The International Ice Cream Association encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2013, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 21.
Founded in 1900, IICA is the trade association for manufacturers and distributors of ice cream and other frozen dessert products. The association’s activities range from legislative and regulatory advocacy to market research, education and training. Its 80 member companies manufacture and distribute an estimated 85% of the ice cream and frozen dessert products consumed in the United States. IICA is a constituent organization of IDFA.
Do Poles celebrate ice cream day? I don’t think so, although it sounds like a fun holiday!
Here are few useful words for ice cream lovers:
lody – ice cream
lody na patyku – ice cream on a stick
lody gałkowe – ice cream by the scoop
lody kręcone – soft swirl ice cream
lodziarnia – ice cream shop
gałka – scoop
wafel/wafelek – waffle
lody czekoladowe – chocolate ice cream
lody waniliowe – vanilla ice cream
lody owocowe – berry ice cream
And just for fun, Polish Disco Polo song about summer and ice cream:
Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)