Sunday, November 4, 2012
November's Bizarre and Weird Holidays
November certainly offers some traditional holidays. November 1st is All Saint's Day, and here in the U.S. the first Sunday (November 4th) we go off Daylight Saving Time, November 11 is Veteran's Day, the fourth Thursday (November 22nd) is Thanksgiving Day, and this year the first Tuesday (November 6th) is Presidential Election Day.
But there's more!
November has its share of the bizarre and weird when it comes to holidays and celebrations. In addition to specific days dedicated to a celebration, there are also week long and month long celebrations.
The entire month of November celebrates the following: Aviation History, Child Safety Protection, International Drum, National Adoption Awareness, National Epilepsy, National Model Railroad, National Novel Writing, Native American Heritage, Peanut Butter Lovers, Real Jewelry, and National Sleep Comfort.
Week 1 of November is Chemistry Week and Week 3 is Game and Puzzle Week.
And now for the daily bizarre and weird.
November 2 Look For Circles Day
November 2 Deviled Egg Day
November 3 Book Lover's Day (first Saturday of the month)
November 3 Housewife's Day
November 3 Sandwich Day
November 4 King Tut Day: celebrates the day of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's Tomb in 1922
November 5 Gunpowder Day (which seems to go hand-in-hand with…)
November 5 Guy Fawkes Day
November 6 Marooned Without A Compass Day
November 6 Saxophone Day
November 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8 Cook Something Bold Day
November 8 Dunce Day: celebrates the term dunce and dunce caps. November 8 marks the death in 1308 of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland. Dunce Day is all about learning.
November 9 Chaos Never Dies Day: recognizes the turmoil in modern, everyday life. You can best celebrate this day by recognizing that chaos never dies.
November 10 Forget-Me-Not Day
November 10 USMC Day
November 12 Chicken Soup For The Soul Day
November 13 National Indian Pudding Day
November 13 Sadie Hawkins Day: originated from a cartoon, Al Capp's Lil Abner in the 1930s. On this day, a race is held and all the single men were given a short head start. If a woman catches her man, he has to marry her.
November 13 World Kindness Day
November 13 Young Readers Day (second Tuesday of the month)
November 14 Operating Room Nurse Day
November 15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day
November 15 America Recycles Day
November 15 Great American Smokeout (third Thursday in November)
November 15 National Philanthropy Day
November 16 Button Day
November 16 Have A Party With Your Bear Day
November 17 Electronic Greeting Card Day
November 17 Homemade Bread Day
November 17 National Adoption Day (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
November 17 Take A Hike Day
November 17 World Peace Day
November 18 Occult Day: in true keeping with what Occult is, the origins of this day remains a mystery.
November 19 Have a Bad Day Day
November 20 Absurdity Day: some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day.
November 20 Beautiful Day
November 20 Universal Children's Day
November 21 False Confession Day: while this day sounds like a lot of fun, use caution while participating. A false confession can get you in a heap of trouble in a hurry. Don't make any false confession that will cause injury or harm to you or others.
November 21 World Hello Day
November 22 Go For A Ride Day
November 23 Black Friday
November 23 Buy Nothing Day
November 23 Eat a Cranberry Day
November 23 National Cashew Day
November 23 You're Welcome Day
November 25 National Parfait Day
November 26 Shopping Reminder Day
November 27 Pins and Needles Day
November 28 Make Your Own Head Day
November 28 Red Planet Day: commemorates the launch of the Mariner 4 on November 28, 1964. The 228 day mission brought the spacecraft within 6,118 miles of Mars on July 14, 1965.
November 29 Square Dance Day
November 30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day
Amazingly of the bizarre holidays mentioned, 11 of them have a connection to food. I'm sure there are other bizarre and weird holidays in November celebrated by some of you. Any I missed?