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Daily Holidays October 20

National Brandied Fruit Day Brandied Fruit has been a favorite treat for those who enjoy the delicious bite of fruit with the full-bodied flavor of Brandy. Brandy is perhaps the ultimate distillation of fruit, as it starts its life as a bountiful wine with a delightful bouquet, which is then distilled down into the spirit that is Brandy. From there, the addition of sugar, heat, and a select number of herbs, spices, and occasionally additional fruit is added to create this wonderful treat with the rich bite. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/brandied-fruit-day/

Waiter's Day Anybody who’s worked as a waiter for even a couple of days knows just how tough it can be. Basically, your job is never, ever done. Have you brought that family their food? Great, now you can bring that booth full of noisy jocks their bill. Done that? Looks like that elderly couple would like a coffee refill, so don’t keep them waiting. Done that? Good, because that lady over there that ordered a salad with the dressing separately got her salad doused in dressing and is demanding another one. And while you’re in the kitchen, why don’t you bring the aforementioned family their desserts, because their children are crying that they want ice cream, not a roast beef? Waiters Day is a long-overdue day during which we should all take a moment to show our appreciation for those who work long hours on their feet, often for minimum wage. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/waiters-day/

Suspenders Day What do you wear when your pants are too high to support the use of a belt? When you have fantastically, almost comically huge pants like a clown, no mere strap of leather wrapped about your waist is going to do the job. Time for a formal party? Nothing says formal like a strapping pair of suspenders slung over your shoulder. Suspender’s day is the day to make sure the world remembers the fashion and handsomeness of the much maligned suspender. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/suspenders-day/

Information Overload Day The world buzzes around us full of noise, from the ding of our phones announcing a new text-message to the “You’ve got mail” announcement letting us know we’ve got yet another piece of doubtless important information. The phone rings, the TV chirps out commercials and admonishments, and the radio drones on endlessly about upcoming elections and what’s going on in the world of Hollywood. Information Overload Day reminds us that there’s such a thing as too much information, and sometimes this constant inundation can leave actually have a negative impact on our happiness and productivity. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/information-overload-day/


Daily Holidays October 19

Hag Fish Day reminds us that the ecology requires all sorts to keep our world healthy and in motion, so here’s to the unloved critters of the deep! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hagfish-day/

Evaluate Your Life Day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/evaluate-your-life-day/ The time comes in every life where we have to take an accounting, a reckoning of the things we’ve done, the progress we’ve made, and the path we’re on. During that evaluation we may find that we don’t like where we are, and want to make changes to move forward with our goals. Maybe you’ll find that you’re making the progress you wanted to, and everything is moving along smoothly, most likely it’ll wind up somewhere in between. Whatever the case, Evaluate your Life day is a great opportunity to figure out where you are on your path. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/evaluate-your-life-day/

Global Dignity Day is an initiative to educate and inspire young people and help them to understand their self-worth and goals. It was established in 2008 and continues to grow in popularity. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/global-dignity-day/


Daily Holidays October 18

National Chocolate Cupcake Day You know what’s better than a cake? Chocolate cake. You know what’s better than chocolate cake? A chocolate cupcake. That’s right, while we absolutely adore our cake, there’s a certain tug of delightful selfishness in a cake you can consume all to yourself, letting you revel in a little piece of gluttony. Chocolate Cupcake Day reminds us that sometimes it is more than acceptable to have a piece of confectionary delight that we simply don’t share with another, so find yourself a cupcake and make it disappear, just be sure it’s chocolate! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-cupcake-day/

No Beard Day There’s been a strong movement lately to return to the days when beards were seen as a strong statement of masculinity. In a bold countermovement, No Beard Day comes along to convince men to take a razor to that magnificently furry face and return to a baby smooth complexion. While some of us feel this is nothing worse than purest heresy (unless we can convince those hipsters to shave), No Beard Day adherents feel a clean face is a lovely face. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-beard-day/


Daily Holidays October 17

Mulligan Day Commonly used in games such as golf, the term ‘mulligan’ derives from the 1920s when Canadian golfer David Mulligan made a mistake during a game and retook his shot. Since then, to ‘call a mulligan’ means the chance to try again. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mulligan-day/

Spreadsheet Day A holiday sure to appeal to some people more than others, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal computers, was released – October 17th, 1979. Since its beginnings, Spreadsheet Day has grown to become a day for celebrating both the advantages and the aggravations of working with spreadsheet software. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/spreadsheet-day/

Wear Something Gaudy Day In the 1970’s the hit TV Comedy “Three’s Company” we were introduced to a character by the name of Larry Dallas. It was from this character that we first were told that Wear Something Gaudy Day was something to be celebrated, and were given a fantastic example of how. Ever since then, people have been celebrating Wear Something Gaudy day with a complete lack of style and fashion! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/wear-something-gaudy-day/

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Poverty has many faces, whether it be starving children in Africa or India or whether it be a struggling single Mother crying in the supermarket as her children look on confused. The examples of poverty range from extreme to almost imperceptible and the UN has declared Fighting Poverty to be one of the cores of their Millennium Development Goals. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty/


Daily Holidays October 16

World Food Day The main principle which World Food Day celebrates is the furtherance of food security all over the world, especially in times of crisis. The launch of the Food and Agriculture Organisation by the UN has played a huge role in taking this worthy goal forward. Its annual celebration serves as a marker of the importance of this organisation and helps to raise awareness of the crucial need for successful agriculture policies to be implemented by governments across the world to ensure there is ample food available for everyone. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-food-day/

Department Store Day was established to occur on the 16th of October every year, established to recognize the great benefits they have brought to our lives. Some of the most memorable features of Department Stores were their use as a social location. There was a tradition of having a large clock on the front of the stores, often in an elaborate mounting. Here was a common place for people to meet and share the news of the day and catch up on the happenings within their increasingly busy days. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/department-store-day/

Dictionary Day is held in honor of Noah Webster, the man who is considered to have fathered the American Dictionary. 1758 was an auspicious year for the English language, and the first English Lexicographer, or one whose craft is writing, editing, and compiling English Dictionaries. The good man was born in Hartford Connecticut to a family of some means, and his parents had the distinction of being both priest, farmer, Captain of the local militia, and the one who founded the local book society, something like a local library. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dictionary-day/

World Toy Camera Day World Toy Camera Day is the yearly event that honours the ridiculous photo taking capacity of outdated toy cameras. This festive occasion is celebrated on the third Saturday of October, with minor exceptions, mainly because the inventor at WTCD.org feels like it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-toy-camera-day/


Former Schnucks president sues chain and CEO

Schnucks, one of the biggest grocery chains in St. Louis, is the target of a boycott, faces a potential strike and has, in recent weeks, managed to anger some local nonprofit groups. Now the company is embroiled in a fight with one of its former top executives.

Former Schnuck Markets president Anthony Hucker has filed suit against the chain and CEO Todd Schnuck for breach of contract, alleging he was terminated without cause after he was offered the CEO job at Save-A-Lot a year ago.

In the lawsuit pending in St. Louis County Circuit Court, Hucker accuses the Maryland Heights-based company and Todd Schnuck of intentionally interfering with his employment prospects after Schnuck refused to waive a non-compete agreement Hucker signed when he was hired.

After he was offered the CEO position at Earth City-based Save-A-Lot in October 2015, Hucker alleges that he approached Todd Schnuck, asking him to waive his non-compete agreement. Save-A-Lot, which is owned by Eden Prairie, Minn.-based SuperValu, has more than 1,300 stores in multiple states.


Daily Holidays October 15


Students’ Day World Students’ Day is a celebration of multiculturalism, diversity and cooperation among students across the globe. Though originally a day of commemoration of the more than 1,200 students from the University of Prague whose lives were taken in WWII, World Students’ Day has become an occasion for universities the world over to boast their masses of international students, and the good they do for the local community. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-students-day/

Sweetest Day Sometimes you just need a sweet, and Valentine ’s Day only comes once a year. What’s a body to do? Well, you celebrate the Sweetest Day of course! Like Valentine’s day this day is known for its distribution of sweets in heart shaped boxes, and a recognition of the love of candy. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sweetest-day/

White Cane Safety Day Not every special day of the year has presidential approval but one that does is White Cane Safety Day, which was first proclaimed in 1964 by President Lyndon B Johnson. The white cane is a mobility tool that gives independence by making it possible for blind and visually impaired people to safely move around on their own. The National Federation of the Blind supplies a long white cane free of charge to everyone in the USA with low vision or blindness. White Cane Safety Day is intended to make everyone aware of the significance of a white cane and to encourage people, especially motorists, to take extra care when they see someone with a white cane. It has also become a day on which the achievements of the blind and visually impaired are celebrated and offers the chance to educate and raise awareness of the blind and visually impaired. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/white-cane-safety-day/

Chicken Cacciatori Day It’s probably best to start off by saying what cacciatore actually means, which will help shed some light on the dish’s origins. Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian, and it is hunters who first ate this dish. In fact, it is thought that the first Chicken Caccaiatore was not made with chicken at all, but with rabbit or other wild game sometime during the Renaissance period, so between the 14th and 16th centuries. Chicken Cacciatore’s simple but delicious recipe was likely developed to satisfy the appetites of hunters who may have been on the track of a larger animal or herd of animals for several days, and who needed a tasty, filling stew that could easily be cooked outdoors to keep them going. The spices used, such as parsley and oregano, would have also been readily available to humble hunters. An interesting fact is that contrary to popular belief, Chicken Cacciatore did not originally contain tomatoes or tomato sauce, as tomatoes were brought to Italy from the New World later than it would have been made for the first time. When making this dish with chicken, it is more traditional to use the dark meat, not the white meat, as it contains more fat and therefore helps make a thicker, tastier sauce when cooked than lean chicken breast would. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chicken-cacciatore-day/

Daily Holidays October 14

Be Bald and Be Free Day is a celebration of the bald pate and the strength of the men and women who have dared to bare it all. Don’t think that being bald has always been a sign of weakness, after all when was the last time you thought of Bruce Willis or Sean Connery as ‘weak’. Instead these men are bald and yet symbols of virility. They’re part of a grand history as well, including such notable bald men as Mahatma Ghandi, the man who help to kick the British out of India without resorting to any form of violence. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bald-and-free-day/

Vet Nurse Day Veterinary Nurse Day was established to raise awareness of those men and women who work alongside the veterinarians every day to help heal, comfort, and protect our pets. Whether they’re working in the field on large animals like horses and cattle, or carefully handling the smallest of pets like mice or lizards, they’re a vitally important part of the care our pets receive. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vet-nurse-day/

International Top Spinning Day The image of the spinning top is a powerful one, the image of an object only kept in place by motion and precarious laws of physics. They have been used as imagery in many things, including the idea that things must be held in a careful balance, and an indication that eventually all things wind down in the fullness of time. Most recently the spinning top has been used in Inception, creating a powerful connection between this rotating form and illusory stability. International Top Spinning Day celebrates these ideas and many more! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-top-spinning-day/

World Egg Day Arguably one of the oldest foods known to man, eggs have played an important role in our lives and health since time out of mind. They are packed full of protein, and also serve as the base for some of the most wonderful culinary additions, including that most perfect of condiments for sandwiches, mayonnaise. World Egg Day celebrates these delightful little packages of deliciousness, and the incredibly important role they play in our day to day lives. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/egg-day/


Daily Holidays October 13

No Bra Day Every year hundreds of thousands new cases of breast cancer occur in the United States alone, with approximately 250,000 of them being invasive forms of breast cancer, and an additional 2,600 cases being found in men. No Bra Day encourages women everywhere to go without their bra to raise awareness for breast cancer and the challenges that those with it faces. If you know someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer or just want to help continue the fight against it, No Bra Day is an opportunity to help those around you know that the fight is ongoing! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-bra-day/

World Sight Day World Sight Day is a special annual day of awareness that is celebrated around the world each year in order to focus on blindness and vision impairment. This day was created by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and awareness is spread through a large number of different events. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-sight-day/


Daily Holidays October 12

Bring Your Teddy Bear to School or Work Day Celebrating Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day is as easy as following the instructions inherent in the name. Gather up your childhood buddy and take them into school or work with you, and trade stories of the games and life you lived with them. Some people have lots of stuffed bears still, including ones made by beloved grandparents or received as gifts. A few, a special few, have themselves a teddy bear still with them from their cribs. Share your fuzzy friends with others today, and let everyone know you still love them. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bring-your-teddy-bear-to-work-school-day/

Emergency Nurses Day Promoted and sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association and having originated in Australia back in 1989, Emergency Nurses Day is now an international celebration, intended to honour the hard work and dedication of emergency nurses all around the world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/emergency-nurses-day/

Old Farmers Day Our society was built upon the rugged shoulders and stubborn personalities of farmers from around the world. So, it only makes sense that we celebrate their contributions and all that they have provided (and indeed continue to provide) us. Old Farmer’s Day intends to do just this. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/old-farmers-day/

Take Your Parents to Lunch Day Once you reach a certain age, doing anything with your parents seems instantly uncool, and the last thing you want to do is go out for lunch with them, especially at school. Well, that is all about to change. Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is a real, national holiday and is becoming increasingly popular and widely celebrated by kids and schools everywhere year after year. The purpose of it is not so much for parents to have an enjoyable lunch at the school canteen, but rather to give them a rare chance to get a real look at what is going on in the school kitchen and an insight into what their children are eating when out of their hands every day. That’s why Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is so great and should be encouraged. It’s a way for them to give their opinions and help improve the system and make the food options as healthy as possible. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-parents-to-lunch-day/

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