Well if it is the 4th Sunday in October it is time to celebrate your Mother-In-Law is you have one, today is her day.
If you missed Mother’s Day in May, then here’s another chance to honor your beloved Mother-In-Law. The source of many jokes, a mother-in-law doesn’t usually get the praise and appreciation she deserves. Quote for Today: “Behind every successful man, stands a surprised mother-in-law.” – – Hubert H. Humphrey
This holiday is always celebrated on October 21. Count Your Buttons Day is today. Aren’t you excited!? The very first question you must be asking is “Why!?” Well, we don’t know why. And, it might be better that we don’t know. So here it is, staring you in the face. A wild and wacky day with absolutely no history to define it’s purpose for being. One might suggest that the creator of this wacky day, was himself a bit wacky. How do you celebrate this day? We suggest that if you have nothing better to do, you start counting your buttons. Otherwise, you may choose to move on with your life to something (anything) of greater importance. Have a happy Count Your Buttons Day !! Also See: Button Day in November Today’s Quote: ” In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all, is a kind and gentle spirit.” – – Anne Frank
Always October 16th. Dictionary Day is in honor of Noah Webster, considered the Father of the American Dictionary. Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758. The objective of this day is to emphasize the importance of dictionary skills, and seeks to improve vocabulary. Webster began to write his dictionary at the age of 43. It took him 27 years to finish it! In addition to traditional English vocabulary, it contained uniquely American words. Celebrate Dictionary Day by reading the “Good Book”……the Dictionary! We challenge you to learn some new words today.
Second Wednesday in October. Emergency Nurses Day recognizes an important care giver. According to the Emergency Nurse’s Association “Emergency Nurses Day salutes the dedication and commitment of emergency nursing professionals, who bring care, comfort, and compassion to patients…….” Emergency room nurses see it all. And, often it “ain’t good”. Yet, they return to work, knowing they make a difference to sick, injured and sometimes dying people that enter the ER each and every day. Emergency Nurse’s Day is held during Emergency Nurses Week. Emergency Nurse everywhere, we hope you enjoy this day. History and Origin of Emergency Nurses Day: Although they did not say so, we believe the Emergency Nurse’s Association most likely created this day. They certainly sponsor it. There is some reference to this as an “International” day. It is also celebrated in Australia and Canada. We found a few references to an Emergency Nurse’s Day in May. It is unclear as to how a May date may have begun.
Second Monday in October. We have been celebrating Columbus Day since 1792. That year, New York City held the first Columbus Day celebration commemorating the 500th anniversary of Columbus landing in 1492. For decades and decades, American history books and school teaching, told us Christopher Columbus discovered America. What those books and teachings did not give credit, to was the fact that Native Americans were already here. Native Americans truly discovered America. It also gave little mention, to the fact that Nordic explorers beginning with Leif Erikson had travelled down the eastern coast of Canada hundreds of years before Columbus arrived. Today, we celebrate Columbus Day for what it accurately is. Columbus did discover the existence of the New World for Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic. And, the focus is now more about discovery of the “New World”, and less upon Columbus himself. Did You Know? Columbus Day is increasingly referred to as “Discoverer’s Day”. Some key facts (in case you forgot them since grade school):
Columbus Discovered America in 1492. He originally set sail on August 3, 1492, but had trouble with the ships, stopping at the Canary Islands for a month. The ships left the Canary Islands on September 3,1492.
He travelled with three ships: the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria
While Columbus was an Italian, he could not procure funding in Italy, so he turned to the King of Spain. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella provided the funding.
Christopher Columbus did not land on the U.S. mainland. He landed on an island in the Caribbean. While many believe he landed on San Salvador, there is still debate on which island he originally landed on.
In recent years, Columbus has fallen out of favor to many people for a number of reasons. First, in 1492, Columbus did not land on the mainland of the American continent. Second, Leif Erikson and Native Americans preceded him. Also, Columbus and many other European discoverers were seen as cruel conquerors and looters. This has given rise to Indigenous People Day. Did You Know? Anti-Columbus sentiment has grown in both North and South America. On Columbus Day, mock trials of Columbus are held in Peru. Italian Americans are one exception to the rule. They still hold Italian Christopher Columbus in high esteem. Thought of the Day: ” Life is a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all.” — Author Unknown
Always October 5th. Teachers deserve a little recognition, and some thanks and appreciation. Aside from parents and direct family, who else has as much influence on the hearts ann minds of a child… your child? Teachers not only educate, but they help to shape and frame your child’s beliefs, values, and behaviors. Parents and students are encouraged to offer thanks and recognition today. A simple “thanks”, or an ecard is sufficient. BTW: An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But, teachers love to get apples. If you are a teacher, Happy World Teacher Day!Related Holiday:National Teachers DayHistory and Origin of World Teacher Day: World Teachers’ Day was initiated by the Director-General of UNESCO, Federico Mayor, at the International Conference on Education in Geneva in 1993. On October 5, 1966, a UNESCO and the International Labour Organisation conference adopted a special recommendation on Teachers. The date of this event was selected as the date to annually honor and recognize teachers around the world.
I dedicate this day and post to my sister Phyllis as well as all the other FANTASTIC TEACHERS. You are under appreciated and underpaid.
Always October 3. Note: the very first National Teckies Day was held on October 5, 1999. We do not know why or when it was changed to October 3. On this day, students encouraged to consider a career in Technology. Techies Day is an opportunity to give your friendly technician(s) some well deserved appreciation. The office technician may be a geek or a nerd. But, when your PC goes down, or gets a virus, that geek is invaluable. He’s on top of his trade, and can get your system back up and running faster than you can say “gigabyte”. Not to be left out….. This day is for all technicians, not just computer techies. There are many highly skilled technical jobs out there that demand high quality people oto assess equipment of all kinds. Let’s give a big hand and a thanks to all techies, from all fields, on this special day. Make sure that your techie knows that he, or she is appreciated. Give them a big “TY”. Maybe a token gift, or just send an ecard. Taking good care of your Techie will reap you dividends when you need him. Here’s wishing my Techie a very Happy Techies Day. You’re the Best!
History and Origin of Techies Day: This special day originated in 1999 by techies.com and a consortium of government and industry leaders. Marc Andreesen, CTO of America Online, in alliance with techies.com and other leading like-minded companies including Compaq, FedEx and Information Week, established National Techies Day. Techies Day was established to address the long-term demand for tech workers. There is no presidential proclamation, nor any documentation from the U.S. Congress, that would support this as a true “National” day. Definition of “National” Days
Always October 1st. Coffee Day and National Coffee Day – Up until now, dates have varied widely across dozens or more countries. International Coffee Day replaces these prior events. Today is International Coffee Day. This day celebrates one of the world’s favorite hot beverages, which is enjoyed and celebrated around the world. Call it what you like: coffee, Java, cup of Joe, or any of dozens of names. Billions of people around the world drink billions of cups of coffee on a daily basis. Can’t wake up and be alert without your fist cup of coffee? You’re not alone. It is estimated that 88.8 gallons of coffee is consumed annually per capita. This author suspect he consumes a whole lot more than average. How about you!? Did You Know? On a per capita consumption basis, you may be surprised to know the U.S. is not the top coffee drinking country, not even close. Depending upon what survey you read, the U.S. ranks between 22 -25. Who is the top coffee consuming country? Finland. Origin of International Coffee Day – Eliminating the Confusion
At meeting on March 3-7, 2014, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) created International Coffee Day, and established October 1 as the date to celebrate coffee around the world. The first International Coffee Day was held on October 1, 2015. This allows people and countries around the world to celebrate coffee on the same day.
Coffee Day versus National Coffee Day versus International Coffee Day Prior to 2015, countries celebrated Coffee Day, or National Day on widely varying dates. The U.S for example, celebrated National Coffee Day on September 29, while Brazil held their National Coffee Day on May 24. The creation of International Coffee Day, replaces the myriad of “coffee” days, People and countries around the world can now celebrate together, and savor this great drink on the same day. There are now 77 countries around the world celebrating International Coffee Day on October 1. Coffee Day Origin The roots of Coffee Day varies by country. National Coffee Day was first mentioned in the U.S. in 2009, announcing the New Orleans Coffee Festival. Japan held a Coffee Day event in 1983. Even China, tea lovers that they are, have a Coffee Day celebration that began in 1997. The Purpose of International Coffee Day There are a number of reasons to celebrate this day. They include:
To simply enjoy a cup of Joe
To celebrate this popular drink
To promote awareness of the economic importance of the coffee crop and market.
To raise awareness of the plight of coffee growers.
This holiday is always held on September 22. Elephant Appreciation Dayis today. Show us how much you care about elephants. This is a big, elephant sized day. We feel it should be celebrated in a big way. Little kids and big kids are fascinated by elephants. In a zoo, in the circus, or a wildlife special on television, elephants captivate us by their sheer size. Today is your chance to let them see that you appreciate them. Showing your appreciation for them starts with a visit to your local zoo. They will be happy to see you. Making a donation towards their support, is a great way to show your appreciation. Here’s a neat suggestion. …..Show elephants at your local zoo how much you love them, by serving them a special treat. They like pumpkins! They like big pumpkins. See elephants munching on big pumpkins
This holiday feast is always enjoyed on September 14. Grab your crab baskets and head to the seashore. Or, go to the local seafood store for a mess of crabs. Get out the steamer and start boiling the water. Don’t forget to melt some butter. .Ps Don’t forget the bibs. Today is International Crab Fest Day, and a lot of crabs are steamed about that! There’s two things we know. First, crabs can be found all over the world. Isn’t that just wonderful!? Second, crabs are one of the sweetest, most popular of all seafoods. The fact that over 1.5 million tons of crabs are consumed worldwide every year is a testimonial to their culinary popularity. While steaming crabs is the most popular, you can bake, boil, grill, or make it in a wide variety of recipes. In other words, “have it your way!” There are thousands of varieties of crabs. They range in size from 5 inches across, to over 13 feet! Fishermen have a second reason to celebrate crabs today. They use the little ones to catch lunker bass and other fish. As for the largest varieties, well let’s just say they’d make one heck of a crab fest! If you are going to steam crabs yourself, may we suggest: How to Steam Crabs Have a very delectable Happy International Crab Fest Day!
Some species of crabs live up to 100 years, if a fisherman doesn’t catch them first.
Worldwide, we consume over 1.5 million tons per year.
Crabs have 10 limbs. As a result, they are often called the “Spider of the sea”.
They can lay 2,000 eggs at a time.
The shell is their skeleton on outside of its body. It is called caraspace.
There are over 5,000 species.
There are salt water and fresh water varieties.
A group of crabs is called a “cast”.
They range in size from 5 inches in diameter to 13 feet across!
All crabs have two very strong front claws (pincers). They use them like a vise for crushing objects.
Crabs communicate by flapping their pincers and drumming their claws.
Crabs can move in any direction.
When a claw or leg is severed, it can regenerate over time.