Sunday, October 7, 2012
Bizarre And Strange October Holidays
In last week's blog, I shared some historical events with you that occurred during the month of October.
This week I'd like to present you with some weird and bizarre October holidays. While not necessarily celebrated, they are at least acknowledged. And many may leave you shaking your head and wondering how in the world it actually became a holiday. :)
Let's start out with causes (some serious, others frivolous) dedicated to month-long events.
October is Apple Jack month, Awareness month, Breast Cancer Awareness month, National Sarcastic's month, National Kitchen and Bath month, Computer Learning month, Cookie month, National Pizza month, National Vegetarian month, National Popcorn Popping month, and American Pharmacist month. Hmmm…apple jack, cookie, pizza, vegetarian, popcorn and even kitchen. Do we see a pattern here that seems to relate to food?
Oct 1 World Vegetarian Day, Chinese Moon Festival, Fire Pup Day, and Magic Circles Day
Oct 2 Name Your Car Day, National Custodial Worker Day, World Farm Animals Day, World Habitat Day
Oct 3 Virus Appreciation Day (this one confuses me, to appreciate something indicates we are in favor of it), Oktoberfest in Germany ends (date varies)
Oct 4 National Golf Day, National Frugal Fun Day
Oct 5 National Storytelling Festival, World Teacher's Day, Do Something Nice Day
Oct 6 German-American Day, Come and Take It Day, Physician Assistant Day, Mad Hatter Day, National Diversity Day
Oct 7 Bald and Free Day, National Frappe Day, World Smile Day.
Oct 8 American Tag Day, Cosmopolite's Day
Oct 9 Moldy Cheese Day, Fire Prevention Day, World Post Day
Oct 10 National Angel Food Cake Day
Oct 11 It's My Party Day, Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
Oct 12 International Moment of Frustration Scream Day, Cookbook Launch Day, Farmer's Day, Emergency Nurses Day
Oct 13 National Peanut Festival, International Skeptics Day, World Egg Day
Oct 14 Be Bald and Free Day, National Dessert Day
Oct 15 White Cane Day
Oct 16 Dictionary Day, Bosses Day
Oct 17 Gaudy Day
Oct 18 No Beard Day
Oct 19 Evaluate Your Life Day
Oct 20 National Brandied Fruit Day
Oct 21 Babbling Day, Count Your Buttons Day, Sweetest Day
Oct 22 National Nut Day, Mother-In-Law Day (fourth Sunday in October), National Color Day
Oct 23 National Mole Day, TV Talk Show Host Day
Oct 24 National Bologna Day
Oct 25 Punk-For-A-Day Day
Oct 26 Mule Day
Oct 27 Sylvia Plath Day, Navy Day
Oct 28 Plush Animal Lover's Day, National Chocolate Day (just in time for Halloween)
Oct 29 Hermit Day, National Frankenstein Day (also just in time for Halloween)
Oct 30 National Candy Corn Day (and another one just in time for Halloween)
Oct 31 Halloween, Carve A Pumpkin Day, National Magic Day, Increase Your Psychic Powers Day.
And one last item: As usual, Turner Classic Movies cable television channel is running classic horror movies every Wednesday through Halloween. Check out the TCM schedule at their website. Always fun fare for the season.