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October

October

October 1

•         Get Organized Week, October 5 – week.

•         World Vegetarian Day

For those new to vegetarianism, it serves as an enticement to give meatless fare a try (even for a day) and learn about its many benefits. And, of course, it’s the perfect occasion for vegetarians and those already moving towards plant-based diets to celebrate their healthy, compassionate food choices.

•         World Habitat Day (First monday of october)

October 2

•         National Frugal Fun Day(First sat of october)

Frugal Fun Day is a day to enjoy fun activities that are free (or very inexpensive). If you use your imagination, the ideas are endless. Go on a bike or walking hike. The Fall leaves are on display. Have a picnic in the park, or your back yard. Invite some friends or neighbors over for a garage party and dance. Go fly a kite. Pull out the those old board games or puzzles that you have stored in the basement.

•        Name your car day

Does your car have a name? Lots of people name their cars. Every car has character and personality. We spend a lot of time in our cars, and caring for them. So, its only fitting that each car gets its own name.

Selecting a name should be made with care and consideration. Give your car a name that properly reflects its character. What you name you car should be a proper reflection of its character and performance, and your desires for your car. In general, guys names are for guys’ cars, and girl names are for the cars that you ladies drive. Aside from that, selection of a name is wide open. But, be careful….cars have feelings, too.

Here are some of our thoughts in selecting an appropriate name for your car:

Don’t select wimpy names. That might give your car a personality complex and it will perform accordingly.
Do give a strong, aggressive name to sports cars and cars with powerful engines.
Sleek, sexy feline-like cars savor names that begin with “lady”.
Old junkers are proud just to be around. You can call them just about anything. Try “Tramp”, or “Old Yeller”, “Old Blue”.
Pick names to reflect your personality.
“Pickemup” trucks must have country names.
Don’t give common names (like Joe, Mike or Sue)  to luxury cars. They beam over names like Reginald, Archibald, and Crystal.

October 4

•         Visit Your Cousin in Prison Day

Who comes up with these holidays, anyway? If you do go to visit an incarcerated family member, don’t forget to take the ubiquitous prison gift of a cake with a file baked into it. The old English proverb “Blood is thicker than water” rings true on this day

October 5

•         Fire Prevention Week

•         National Apple Betty Day

An apple brown betty is a traditional American dessert made of apples baked between layers of sweetened bread crumbs.

The recipe dates back to Colonial times. In fact, it first appeared in print in 1864 in an article in the Yale Literary Magazine. It was a very popular dish back then because it was quick and easy to make and could even be made on the trail while people were traveling in their covered wagons.
Though nobody knows who Betty really is, her apple brown betty desserts have been a longtime favorite dessert. In honor of National Apple Betty Day, try making your own topped with lemon sauce, ice cream, or whip cream. Yum!

•         Long Walk Day

October 6

•         National Storytelling Festival

•         World smile day

Today, give everyone you meet a big smile! Harvey Ball, who created the smiley face back in 1963, also had the idea for World Smile Day. Mr. Ball was concerned that his smiley face had become too commercialized, and decided everyone should set aside one day each year to spread smiles and random acts of kindness all over the world.

October 7

•         Bathtub Day

Celebrating introduction of bathtub in England in 1828.

October 10

•         Tube top day

commemorating the first appearance of the tube top, a wardrobe staple of the true fashionista. Celebrate by going out and buying one in every color!

October 11

•         Meet a friend for lunch day

Take time out of your busy work day to schmooze with your best friend!

October 10

•         Tuxedo day

Celebrating the American debut of the tuxedo circa 1886 in New York City.

October 11

•         National Sausage Pizza Day

•         You go, Gril day

A day for celebrating courageous women who go out into the world and accomplish their goals by never giving up.

October 12

•         Farmer’s Day

•         World egg day

Celebrating the egg. Yes, the humble egg, staple food of the masses. I wonder how the chickens of the world feel about this day?

October 13

•         Canadian Thanksgiving Day

October 15

•         National Grouch Day

Celebrate your favorite grouch on this day! Buy him or her a small gift, and maybe they’ll know longer be grouchy when they realize someone cares.

October 16

•         Dictionary Day

•         World Food Day

First celebrated world wide in 1945, this day fosters awareness and understanding of world hunger. Forget your diet today – instead, be thankful you have food!

October 17

•         Black Poetry Day

The time to celebrate past and present authors like Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Spend this day appreciating African-American authors and spreading the word of Black poets through your friends, family members and throughout the world.

The birth of Black Poetry Day came as an anniversary of the first published African-American poet, Jupiter Hammon, who was born into slavery in 1711 on Long Island.

With the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, Black Poetry has strived to become what it is today.

Famous black poets include
Maya Angelou
Sterling A. Brown
Lucille Clifton
Toi Derricotte
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Angelina W. Grimke
Jupiter Hammon
Langston Hughes
Claude McKay
Anne Spencer
Ntozake Shange
Natasha Trethewey
Margaret Walker
Phillis Wheatley (one of the first female black poets)

October 18

•         Long Distance Day

a holiday to commemorate the first long-distance phone line that was established between New York City and Chicago in 1892. This would be a good day to reach out across the miles and call friends and family.

October 19

•         Dress Like a Total Dork Day

October 20

•         Shampoo Day

October 22

•         Used Car Day

The first used car dealership was opened in 1897 in London, England. This day has been set aside to recognize the beginning of what is now a time-honored way of buying a vehicle.

October 23

•         Canning Day

•         Mole Day

•         Do it yourself day

Be motivated to choose a challenge, them go out and succeed as Blanche Scott did in 1910 when she was the first woman to make a solo airplane flight.

October 24

•         Match day

Today’s holiday commemorates the day in 1836 when Alonzo Philips of Springfield, MA, first patented the invention of the household match

October 25

•         National Greasy Foods Day

October 27

•         National Potato Day

•         Make a Difference Day

•         Boxer shorts day

These comfy underpants first appeared in 1901. Celebrate the day by donning a pair and relaxing!

October 28

•         Fall Back Day

October 29

•         Oatmeal Day

October 30

•         National Candy Corn Day

•         Buy-A-Doughnut Day

October 31

•         Halloween/Harvest,

•         Magic Day

This day honors the memory of the great magician, Harry Houdini, who died on this date in 1926.

ENJOY THE MONTH!!

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SEPTEMBER 3
Sky scrapper day

SEPTEMBER 4
Newspaper carrier day:
Newspaper Carrier Day is celebrated in the United States and honors Barney Flaherty, the first newspaper carrier (or paperboy) hired in 1833, as well as all current newspaper carriers.

SEPTEMBER 5
Be Late for something day:
Be Late For Something Day is a great day to be a procrastinator. If you are among the millions of us who never seem to be able to stay on schedule, then you will certainly enjoy today.

SEPTEMBER 6
Read a book day:
Take time out of your busy life, and relax with a good book. Cozy up on a chair, indoors or out. It doesn’t matter where you read that book, as long as you can do so in a comfortable manner.

SEPTEMBER 8
International Literacy day:
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.

SEPTEMBER 9
Teddy bear day
I don’t know why it is called by this name. But just another day for kids to celebrate!

SEPTEMBER 10
Swap Ideas day:

SEPTEMBER 11
Hot Cross Buns day(US):
So closely are Hot Cross Buns associated with Easter, and in particular, Good Friday, that on first blush you’re quite tempted to think, good grief, why would you want Hot Cross Buns in September?

It appears, though, that some people so love them that they squeal with delight at learning they can have them again, only a short 5 months or so after Easter, when normally you have to wait a whole year to have them again.

Now, you can usually find some grocery store bakery somewhere that sells them just about year round,

Even if you can’t find them in your area today, you can learn all about their history, find out some of the myths around them — and how much of that is true.

patriot day:
In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Most Americans refer to the day as “Nine-Eleven (9/11),” “September 11th,” or some variation thereof.

SEPTEMBER 13
Helicopter day
National Grandparents day(US):
National Grandparents Day is a secular holiday celebrated in the US and Canada on the first Sunday after Labor day. There is even an official song (A Song For Grandma And Grandpa” by Johnny Prill) and an official flower (Forget me not flower).

SEPTEMBER 14
National Cream filling Doughnut day:
sugary, sweet day. Dontcha just love special days like today!? Sure, you were watching your weight. Then, along comes a special day that is just packed with calorie and carbs. And, that special day encourages you to eat one of your favorite breakfast treats…. cream filled donuts.

SEPTEMBER 16
Collect Rocks day
day to enjoy and add to your rock collection. Ahh, to be a kid again, and have a rock collection. Well, we have good news for you. No one ever said you had to give up your rock collection when you became an adult. We hope you always keep and cherish your invaluable rock collection.

SEPTEMBER 17
National Apple dumpling day(US):
It’s National Apple Dumpling Day. This site has a recipe for what they call “the world’s best apple dumplings.” Here’s another recipe from mealsmatter.org, and here’s one from southernfood.about.com.

SEPTEMBER 19
National butterscotch pudding day(US)
Talk like a pirate day:
parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon[1], who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, me hearty!”

SEPTEMBER 20
National student day(US)
National punch day:
The idea of punch was brought from India to England by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early 1600s. In fact the word “punch” actually comes from the Hindi word “panch,” which is a drink made from spirit, sugar, lemon, water and tea. From there it was introduced to other countries and today we have hundreds of punch recipes from which to choose.

SEPTEMBER 21
World gratitude day
The United Nations Meditation Group created World Gratitude Day to express appreciation for the great things that individuals and groups do. This recognition is on a global basis. According to their website: “World Gratitude Day presents an award to someone who we feel has done something outstanding in the spirit of Globalism.”

SEPTEMBER 22
ice cream cone birthday
Elephant appreciation day:
September 22 was declared Elephant Appreciation Day in 1996 by Mission Media, a graphics and publishing firm who got the day included in “Chase’s Calendar of Events.” Why bother celebrating elephants? Mission Media says elephants deserve a day of their own because they are the largest land mammal of our era and are undeservedly threatened with extinction.

SEPTEMBER 27
Ancestor Appreciation day
World Heart day

SEPTEMBER 28
National strawberry cream pie day(US)
Ask a stupid question day:
Ask a Stupid Question Day is a holiday that is sometimes celebrated in the United States, usually by school students and teachers. Although Ask a Stupid Question Day takes place on September 28, it is usually observed on the last school day of September.

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