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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thursday 13 Special Days


 Now that my birthday is over, I can focus on some special days coming up in the month of October, because October starts tomorrow!  Can you believe it?


October 2 - The most important event for this month is my nephew's wedding.



October 4 - National Taco Day.  First observed in 2009.  Do you prefer soft or crunchy tacos?  For me, it depends.



October 6 - National Noodle Day.  More food-related fun!  So many choices!  Macaroni, spaghetti, pappardelle, fettuccini,  fusilli, ramen, lo mein... the list goes on and on.  What's your favorite noodle?


October 6 is also Come and Take It Day, particularly here in Texas.  I taught in Gonzalez, Texas one year, and this was a VERY important holiday in town history! It commemorates the first shot of the Texas Revolution in 1835. Troops camped near Gonzalez put a sign on their cannon that said, "Come and Take It."



October 8 - World Egg Day.  I don't need an excuse to eat eggs! 

  • I can eat them by themselves,
  • I can eat them with other food,
  • but I will not eat green eggs, I said, 
  • unless I'm in the mood!



October 9 - Fire Prevention Day.  This observance began in 1920.  Remember EDITH. Exit Drills In The House.



October 10 - World Mental Health Day.  Coincides with the anniversary of my father's death. First observed in 1992.  Let's work to reduce the stigma of mental health issues.



October 12 - This coincides with the "day" above.  The 12th is Moment of Frustration Day.  Let your frustrations out in a healthy way.



October 12 is also National Gumbo Day!  Our favorite place to eat gumbo is BB's Tex-Orleans Cooking. New Iberia, Louisiana hosts the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off.



October 13 - National Train Your Brain Day.  Work some puzzles or solve some riddles, any way you can exercise your brain!



October 14 - National Dessert Day.  That's dessert with 2 s's because we always want seconds. Who doesn't love dessert? Cake, ice cream, pie, cobbler, cookies, pastries, candy, so many choices!



October 15 - National I Love Lucy DayI Love Lucy was one of the best TV memories of my childhood.  Once, I got to be in the infamous candy scene during a show at Universal Studios.  So fun!



October 16 - Global Cat Day (used to be National Feral Cat Day).  In shelters, cats and kittens face euthanization at a higher rate than other animals.  Getting cats spayed and neutered (even strays and feral cats) could significantly lower overpopulation and euthanization.


Keep track of all special days via these two links:  National Days and Holiday Insights.  I only covered half the month, but this is Thursday Thirteen, so... Visit the link for more fun lists of 13!


3 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of stuff and you didn't even get to Halloween! Good list.

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  2. You listed some great ones for me to remember! Like Dessert Day of course. The most important I think is Mental Health Day. There is so much work to be done to remove that stigma. Mental health is a medical health issue.
    Tacos? Hard. If they're soft I call them fajitas.

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  3. Noodles, Tacos, Eggs, and GUMBO. Four of my favorite foods celebrated this month!

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