Earth events and festivals during the month of October

World Card Making Day     International

1st Saturday in October

The best way to celebrate World Card Making Day is, of course, to learn how to make your own cards! This is a great project for kids of any age. There are often card making classes to be had at craft stores nearby, and if you have friends who are into scrap-booking they’ll be more than happy to teach you how to go about making your own cards. There are also some great printer programs out there for those who have some graphic design skills.The only limit to your cards is your imagination, so let your creativity fly and send your friends and family personalized cards on World Card Making Day!


World Hula Hoop Day  International  1st Saturday in October

Recently, there has been a re-emergence of hula hooping, generally referred to as either "hoopdance" or simply "hooping" to distinguish it from the children's playform. The jam band The String Cheese Incident is widely credited with fostering a renewed interest in hooping. Band members started throwing larger adult-sized hoops into their audiences in the mid-1990s, encouraging their fans to hoop and dance, spreading the word and the fun. It wasn't until 2003 with the launch of that these small bands of hoopers began to find each other online and a real community and movement began to grow. Bay Area Hoopers began in San Francisco at that time holding regular "hoop jams" with music to hoop to and the hooping group began being replicated in cities around the world. In 2006 Hoopin' Annie had the idea to create a hooping holiday and the first World Hoop Day was held in 2007. Modern hula hooping is seen at numerous festivals and fairs in the USA, UK, Australia and Europe.

Germany, ...historical cities, fun people & great food

Oktoberfest, which now begins in late September and lasts until the first Sunday in October. Alcohol consumption is an important part of the modern festival, and more than 1 million gallons of beer are consumed annually at Oktoberfest.

Vegetarian food day ( International )   October 1st

A vegetarian, by definition, eats no meat. That includes fish and other forms of seafood. Bottom line is, a vegetarian eats no animal. Their diet consists of plants....fruits and vegetables. They are ethically and morally opposed to killing animals for food.  They are also against poor treatment of animals at farms ad slaughterhouses.This day is used to promote awareness of the issues, and encourages others to become vegetarians. Seeing as fruits and vegetables are very healthy for you, World Vegetarian Day is a good day to try a vegetarian diet. You might just be surprised at how good it tastes, too.

Memorial Day in China " Golden Week "    China   October 1st

October 1st 1949 was the memorial day for the founding of the People’s Republic of China. One thing should be noted is that the PRC was not founded on that day. Actually the Chinese independence day was September 21st 1949. The grand ceremony held at Tienanmen Square on October 1st 1949 was to celebrate the forming of the Central People's Government of the brand new country.China’s Golden Week is the key traveling season for Chinese people as they get the chance to spend a full week away from work—or away from home. Last year, some 750 million Chinese people chose to travel during the Golden Week, out of which 4 million elected to go overseas for the holidays. The week-long holiday has become the most important season for tourism, with overseas visits almost doubling the weekly average. A week-long holiday provides the opportunity to not only go to long-haul destinations but also to spend more time abroad, making a successful Golden Week performance particularly attractive for destinations around the world.


National Fried Scallop Day    U.S.A.   October 2nd

National Fried Scallops Day is observed annually on October 2nd. A scallop is a common name which is applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae.  Scallops are a cosmopolitan family and are found in all of the world’s oceans. Many scallops are highly prized as a food source, and the name scallop is also applied to the meat of the scallops when it is used as seafood.  Enjoy these Fried Scallop recipes on National Fried Scallops Day:  SEE: Website !

Gandhi Jayanti Day   India   October 2nd

Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, and died on January 30, 1948. He was a political and spiritual leader in India and played a key role in the Indian independence movement. Gandhi developed the novel technique of non-violent agitation, which he called "Satyagraha", loosely translated as "moral domination". He is known for his non-violent civil disobedience in India and South Africa. These included the start of the non-cooperation movement in 1922 and the Salt Satyagraha or Salt ( Dandi ) March starting on March 12, 1930. Through Gandhi's efforts, India finally gained its freedom on August 15, 1947. The nation mourned for him after he was assassinated on January 30, 1948. The United Nations' ( UN ) International Day of Non-Violence is also held on October 2 each year to coincide with Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

International Day of Non Violence   Planet Earth   October 2nd

Introducing the resolution in the United Nation'sGeneral Assembly on behalf of 140 co-sponsors, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr. Anand Sharma, said that the wide and diverse sponsorship of the resolution was a reflection of the universal respect for Mahatma Gandhi and of the enduring relevance of his philosophy. Quoting the late leader’s own words, he said: "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man".

The International Balloon Festival, New Mexico, U.S.A.  during the 1st week of October

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine day event, and has around 750 balloons. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. Once the balloons are let off, they paint the sky with their vibrant colors and hues making it a beautiful sight to look at.

Austin City Limits Music Festival 1st & 2nd weekends in October

One of fall's biggest music festivals is right around the corner, and tens of thousands of eager music lovers are already itching with anticipation! That's right—it's time to start your countdown to this year's Austin City Limits Festival, which is sure to be one of the most talked about events in entertainment this year. ACL is an annual music festival that brings together the very best acts in numerous different genres, from alternative rock and indie to hip hop and reggae, and this year's lineup is stacked with some of the most exciting acts in the global music scene. Because of ACL's always-growing popularity, this year's festival will take place across two separate weekends, which means you have two chances to attend this knockout festival.

Blue Shirt Day against bully's   U.S.A.  First Monday in October

Anti-Bullying Day was instituted to prevent further bullying. The United States Department of Justice showed that one out of four kids will be bullied during their adolescence. Most of the time it continues after the first incident; statistics show that 71 percent of students that are bullied, keep being bullied making it a problem with no end. According to the Yale School of Medicine, a study in 2010 discovered a connection between being bullied and suicide. The term to describe this is “ Bullycide ” where someone who is bullied commits suicide as a result. Suicide rates continue to grow among children and adolescents more than 50 percent in the last 30 years

Ship in a Bottle Day   U.S.A.   October 4th

In the year 2013, the Ship in a Bottle Day was first celebrated. The celebration of this day encourages the people with creativity to draw or build a ship inside a glass bottle. The birthday of Jack Hinkley day is memorialized as this day. He was the founder of the Ship in Bottle Association of America. You can now take the ship along with you wherever your voyage be. Building a ship inside a glass bottle is a very old and traditional art work. In the late 18th and early 19th century, sailors started this art work. The people usually build the ship outside the bottle as the ship is too big to fit inside the bottle. One could raise it from outside with the help of the string attached to the ship’s end. It is necessary to have a good practice prior making a good ship in a bottle.

National Vodka Day   USA   October 4th

it is a drink that is produced in many countries and enjoyed all over the world. Vodka is the Slavic word for ‘little water’ and is traditionally made by mixing water with distilled grains or potatoes, although today many popular brands add flavorings such as fruits and sugars. Purists drink vodka neat, but it makes the perfect mixer and is the main ingredient in many favorite cocktails, including the martini, the screwdriver and the Bloody Mary.

World Teacher's Day ( International )    October 5th

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 Labor Organization  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.

National Physician's Assistant Day

This Day celebrates and recognizes the importance and skills of this career. The highly trained Physician's Assistant is an invaluable aide to physicians and general practitioners. The profession of Physician's Assistant was created in 1965 by Dr. Eugene Stead at Duke Medical Center. The first physician assistants graduated from Duke University on October 6, 1967. Since then, this job has grown to tens of thousands of people. If you see your Physician's Assistant today, wish him or her a happy day. And, let them know they are appreciated.

National German-American Day    U.S.A.   October 6th

In the United States, National German-American Day is observed on October 6. This German-American heritage holiday commemorates the 13 German Mennonite families from Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia.  These families founded Germantown, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1683.  The settlement was the first German establishment in the original thirteen American colonies. To honor the 300th anniversary of German-American immigration and culture into the United States, in 1983 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day.  It was on August 6, 1987, that Congress approved S.I. Resolution 108, designating October 6, 1987, as German-American Day, and it became Public Law 100-104 when President Reagan signed it on August 18.


What started as a small community has developed into a national and international movement with consumers, brands, farmers, schools, hospitals and more all getting involved to support and promote kale. It’s so exciting to see this kind of passion around kale, but also around healthy eating. This will be your source for all things kale all over the country. Stay tuned for online events and community events on and before National Kale Day. As a grassroots effort, we are counting on our followers to promote and publicize all things kale…. so please let us know what you are doing and how we might be able to support you.

The Nagasaki Kunchi Harvest Festival    JAPAN

Moon Cycle this year October 7th - 9th

This is an autumn festival held at Suwa Shrine which has a history of 380 years. Today, this festival is held every year for three days starting on October 7th in accordance with the solar calendar, drawing large numbers of tourists from both inside and outside Nagasaki Prefecture. The greatest highlight is the Hono-Odori in which the towns in charge, called Odori-cho, take turns every year to perform dances. Each Odori-cho takes charge once every 7 years. The Hono-Odori is also performed in the square in front of the City Public Hall, at the sacred resting-place for gods during the festival parade and at the Yasaka Shrine.

Universal Music Days   Earth Event   2nd Saturday in October

This weekend event celebrates the act of making music as an individual performance or as a group. Humans have been creating music since the dawn of time. It may be ceremonial in nature or just festive and great to dance to.  Orchestrated music has entertained people of all ages and originates from a wide diversity of cultural backgrounds. Modern technology has given the musician ( Music Maker ) unlimited creative tools for creating the magic of new sound, that often enhances the rhythm, tempo and the meaning of ones lyrics.

National Pierogi Day   ...USA   ...October 8th

The pierogi, a descendent of Eastern Europe culinary traditions, arrived in the U.S. in the early 1900s. During the 1940s, these crescent-shaped pockets became a staple of fundraisers held by churches in the northeast and throughout the upper Midwest. By the early 1950s, pierogi appeal began broadening among Americans of all ethnicities. On Oct. 8, 1952, Ted Twardzik, Sr., founder of Mrs. T's Pierogies, produced the company's first samples for a local grocery store. Today, pierogi have become a mainstream weeknight meal option for families across the U.S. When you think of foods tied to Buffalo's identity, chicken wings and beef on weck are trumpeted relentlessly. But after that illustrious duo comes non-native foods like pierogi, the small pockets immersed in the diets of Buffalonians thanks to generations of proud Polish immigrants and their families.

National Fluffernutter Day   USA   October 8th

A fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff usually served on white bread. Variations of the sandwich include the substitution of wheat bread and the addition of various sweet, salty and savory ingredients. The term fluffernutter can also be used to describe other food items, primarily desserts, that incorporate peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. The sandwich was first created in the early twentieth century after marshmallow creme, a sweet marshmallow-like spread, was invented in Massachusetts. During World War I, a recipe for a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich, the earliest known example of the sandwich, was published. The term “fluffernutter” was created by an advertising agency in 1960 as a more effective way to market the sandwich.

International Waterfalls Day Earth Event 

2nd Sunday in October

Waterfalls day was conceived around the idea of creating a fall time Earth Event for people to visit their parks and natural water falls before the colder winds of Winter arrive. If you live in a southern hemisphere nation, it will be a Springtime event. Water falls have had a long history of being sacred places weather the falls is small or large. The sound of a falls is meditative, the mist is spiritual, the flowing water is regenerative to the Earth. There are many ways to celebrate your Waterfalls, have a family pick-nick, quietly read a book nearby, bring your friends and have an October-fest ! ...The water falls will welcome everyone !


Fire Prevention Day   World Event   October 9th

This is a world event taking place in countries around the world. However. the history of this day is memorialized in the United States as it is related to the Great fire of 1871 in the city of Chicago, Illonoise, USA. Fire Prevention Day takes place on October 09, 2017. It commemorates the Great Chicago Fire. The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from October 8, to early October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about 3.3 square miles (9 km²) in Chicago, Illinois.

Leif Erikson Day  ( Vikings ) & U.S.A.  October 9th

Around 1002 A.D., Leif Erikson sailed to North America from his home in Greenland. He went in search of a land seen(but not visited) by a Norse Sea Captain. During the voyage, he landed in a number of places. The landings were never documented in a map. It is believed he landed along the coast of New Foundland, and perhaps as far south as near Cape Cod. Erikson and his men spent the winter in North America. They built a large house for lodging , and a shed to shelter the boat over the long winter. Leif Erikson never returned to further explore North America. A number of explorers, including his brother, traveled to North America. His brother was killed by Indians.

In 1964, a joint resolution of Congress declared October 9th as Leif Erikson Day.

Thanksgiving Day   CANADA Holiday    2nd Monday in October

On Thanksgiving, Canadians give thanks for a successful year and harvest. The Thanksgiving holiday tradition in Canada dates back to when the English explorer, Martin Frobisher, came upon the land we now know as Canada while searching for a Northern passage to the Orient. When Frobisher settled in Canada, he held a formal ceremony where he gave thanks for surviving the long journey. Thanksgiving became a nationally recognized holiday in Canada in 1879. Today, it is celebrated by gathering with loved ones and preparing the Thanksgiving Day meal, which usually includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and many other dishes. In the regions where Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated, most government offices will be closed and so will many local amenities. Public transport is likely to run on a holiday or Sunday schedule. Banks will be closed along with the Toronto Stock Exchange.

World Homeless Day    Earth Event   October 10th

The concept of 'World Homeless Day' emerged from online discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world. The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of October 2010. Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed on every continent except Antarctica, in several dozen countries. Use of the idea of 'World Homeless Day' is open for all to use... anywhere in the world. The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.

General Pulaski Memorial Day   U.S.A.   October 11th

General Pulaski Memorial Day is a United States observance held annually on October 11. This holiday honors General Kazimierz (Casimir) Pulaski, a Polish hero of the American Revolutionary War, who is referred to as the father of the American cavalry. Casimir Pulaski was a Polish nobleman and military commander. In 1777, he was recruited by Franklin and Lafayette for service in the American Revolutionary War. Pulaski was accepted as a volunteer in the Continental Army cavalry. In 1778, he created a new unit that would be referred to as Pulaski's Legion. General Pulaski Memorial Day was first proclaimed in 1929 by President Herbert Hoover. The date of October 11 was selected because it is the anniversary of Pulaski's death. General died at the age of 34 from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. This holiday focuses not only on remembering General Pulaski, but also on honoring the Polish American heritage.

International Myth and Legend Day   Earth Event    October 11th

Humans have been making tales of Giant Octopus, Sea monsters, One eyed Giants, Dragons, Elves, Dwarfs and those creatures of Dark and Light for thousands of years. Recreating mythical drama from one generation to the next. These fantastic creatures evolved in various ways from those tales of old. Most myths and legends have existed since before human written history. Mythical stories may have been acted out around ancient cooking fires or became favorite bed-time tales with victorious legends about hunters and gatherers or maybe warring encounters of  famous hero's and their foreign enemies. In modern times fictional stories have evolved to very entertaining books and movies and television programs that incorporate our modern technologies and otherpossible futures.

Columbus Day  U.S.A.   Monday near October 12th

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 during Neolithic times. It also gave little mention, to the fact that Nordic ( Viking ) explorers had traveled down the eastern cost of Canada thousands of years earlier. Today, we celebrate "Columbus Day" for what it accurately is. Columbus did discover the existence of the New World for 15th century Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic. Today, the focus is more upon discovery of the "New World", and less upon Columbus himself.

National Gumbo Day   U.S.A.   October 12th

National Gumbo Day is today .... It's a great opportunity, to enjoy a little Louisiana Cajun cooking. It is easy to participate in this special day. Simply eat some Gumbo. For those of us in the south, that is easy, as Gumbo is almost all restaurant menus. You can't walk into a restaurant in New Orleans, that does not offer it. For Northerners, it may take a little research, to find restaurants in your area that serve Gumbo. Or, you may want to look a Gumbo recipe online, and make it yourself. Gumbo is a thick stew, with chicken, beef, or seafood. It is heavily seasoned with cajun spices. And, it absolutely must contain Okra. ...Did You Know? Gumbo is the African word for Okra

National Shrimp Fest, Gulf Shores Alabama,  U.S.A.   Mid October

The Annual National Shrimp Festival presented by Zatarain’s and sponsored in part by our wonderful sponsors, is held each year during the second full weekend in October on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Thanks to our all of our generous sponsors the event is FREE to everyone! The Annual National Shrimp Festival is held at the public beach access in Gulf Shores where Hwy. 59 ends and intersects with Hwy. 182. The festival is one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals attracting 250,000 people, featuring over 300 vendors that offer fine art, arts & crafts, a retail marketplace, outdoor village, and of course, SHRIMP!! Two stages offer continuous musical entertainment while the little one’s attention is captured in the Children’s Activity Village where they create their own “art” and participate in other fun-filled activities.


Kim's  " Curried Chicken Salad Day "  EARTHLY   October 13th

 In honor of that well consumed assortment of exotic eastern spices and herbs and the many many wonderful dishes made from " CURRY POWDER " this spicy holiday was created by the author of this Web-site Kim James Yarwood. An American baby-boomer born in 1950 along with Rudyard Kipling's story made into a movie " KIM ", who became very fond of Indian cuisine while stationed at England's R.A.F. Lakenheath Air Force Base in the early 1970's.

1 grilled chicken breast (chopped), 1 stalk celery (chopped), ½ a red Cortland apple ( diced small ), ¼ cup toasted pecans (chopped), ¼ cup raisins, ¼ cup mayonnaise ( to start ), ¼ tsp. medium hot curry powder, ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, Salt & Pepper to taste ...Combine all ingredients in bowl.  

Add additional mayonnaise to taste and serve on warm piece of Indian Naan bread !

National No Bra Day   U.S.A.   October 13th

Although the origins of National No Bra Day are unclear – this event has been running since at least 2011, with the message of raising awareness for the importance of breast cancer screening, recognizing the symptoms of breast cancer and regular self-examinations in the fight against breast cancer, by encouraging women to leave their bras at home on October 13th. The whole of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, with October 14th also being the “Big Pink” – an event encouraging people to organize events and wear pink to raise money and awareness for breast cancer care.

Knights Templar Memorial Day   International   October 13th

At dawn on Friday, October 13, 1307, scores of French Templars were simultaneously arrested by agents of King Philip, later to be tortured in locations such as the tower at Chinon, into admitting heresy and other sacrilegious offenses in the Order. Then they were put to death. There were five initial charges lodged against the Templars. The first was the renouncement and spitting on the cross during initiation into the Order. The second was the stripping of the man to be initiated and the thrice kissing of that man by the preceptor on the navel, posteriors and the mouth. The third was telling the neophyte (novice) that unnatural lust was lawful and indulged in commonly. The fourth was that the cord worn by the neophyte day and night was consecrated by wrapping it around an idol in the form of a human head with a great beard, and that this idol was adored in all chapters. This day was the origins of the " horrors of Friday the 13th " that have continued through to our 21st century.

National Apple & Raisin Crisp Day   U.S.A.   October 13th

The colonists planted around 150 varieties of apples in New England, many of which can still be found today. Apples show up most often in a double-crust pie, but the crisp is also a superb showcase. Nothing more than fruit baked with crumbly nut, flour, sugar and butter topping, it's as simple to make as it is delicious. Wild dried grapes ( Raisins ) were sometimes added to these fruited pastries for color and taste.

National Sweetest Day    U.S.A.   3Rd Saturday in October

National Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October by people of all ages. Just in time for its 100th Anniversary, National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways.  From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us who are suffering or going without.  While the day may have begun with candy and sweets, encouraging us to take home sweets to our sweethearts and friends, it is a day full of lessons in persistence, resilience and doing small things in greatly.  

International Department Store Day World-Wide October 16th

Celebrating Department Store Day is a piece of cake, simply stop by your local department stores and take advantage of the ease of shopping they’ve brought to your life. Take some time to appreciate the employees as well, thanking them for the convenience these big box stores have brought to your life. You can also spend some time researching the history of Department stores, it’s rather fascinating and has brought about institutions like the Macy’s Day parade that are some of the most major festivities in certain cities. You’ll also be able to learn how department stores were responsible for some institutions that we now take for granted, like the rise of Santa Claus and his reindeer. The history of these stores and their effect on modern culture is fascinating!

World Food Day   PLANET EARTH   October 16th

On Oct. 16, 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded, built upon "its belief that the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health and strength of all people can be achieved." Celebrated around the world, World Food Day honors that day and our commitment to defeating hunger. Many think that hunger is about too many people and too little food. But that’s not true. Our planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child. Instead, hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. Right now, many farmers in poor countries—the people who grow the food the world relies on—don’t have the power to access the resources they need to thrive.

National Boss Day   U.S.A.   October 16th

National Boss Day is October 16th of each year. When the holiday falls on a weekend, it is generally celebrated on the working day closest to October 16th. National Boss Day started in 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, registered the holiday with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Patricia´s idea was to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. ... Plan ahead. Show your boss your appreciation by planning a lunch or having a gift basket delivered. Show him or her how much you appreciate the fact that you have a job. If you are a boss, let your employees know how much you appreciate your employees. Show them your appreciation by listening to them, standing behind them when needed and giving praise where praise is due. 

National Pasta Day   U.S.A.    October 17th

It’s National Pasta Day! Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti—the list of pastas is endless! Pasta is typically thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia in 2000 BC made noodles with millet! Pasta can be made dry (pasta secca) or fresh (pasta fresca). There are over 350 varieties of dried pasta in Italy. The highest quality of dried pasta is made with pure durum semolina flour and water. Did you know that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year? In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year! To celebrate National Pasta Day, enjoy a delightful dish of your favorite type of pasta topped with a scrumptious sauce!

National Chocolate Cupcake Day   U.S.A   October 18th

It’s National Chocolate Cupcake Day!  Chocolate cupcakes are a delightful treat served at gourmet bakeries and kitchen tables across the country. Cupcakes first emerged during the 19th century in the United States. There are two theories about how they got their name. One claims that the miniature cakes were originally baked in cups. The other suggests that the name comes from the recipe, which was measured out by the cup—one cup butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, four eggs, one cup milk, one spoonful baking soda. Cupcakes are now made with a variety of flavors, ingredients, and decorations, but simple chocolate cupcakes remain a perennial favorite. Bake, frost, and decorate a batch today to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

International Transistor Day  EARTH DAY    October 18th

DALLAS ( Oct. 18, 1954 ) - IN RECOGNITION FOR ...Texas Intstruments Corporation's part in the production of the first commercial transistorized radio receiver will be announced beginning today in newspapers throughout the country. The "pocket size" radio has four TI transistors. It also uses a TI subminiature output transformer. The transistors - technically known as n-p-n grown junction germanium triodes - are made in the Semiconductor Products Division. The transformer is a product of the Components Division.  Their application to the new radio receiver accounts for a large part of the increased production and employment in the two divisions in recent weeks. The Apparatus Division has also had a hand in the tiny radio, having worked on engineering problems and the machining and fabricating of models for the plastic case.

National LGBT Centers Day   ...U.S.A.  ...October 19th

Centers continue to build, unite, and empower the LGBT community by offering  services including; social services, mental health counseling, cultural programs, recreational activities, libraries, educational programs, support groups, youth support, elder support, computer access, and care and treatment ( just to name a few ). Created by " CenterLink ": The Community of LGBT Centers, Center Awareness Day is an annual day of awareness promoting the vital services offered by community centers and the central role they play in local communities. On October 19 ( every year ), " CenterLink " helps to bring national attention to the Community Center Movement within the LGBT movement, which serves over 40,000 people weekly, and highlight the ways that people can get involved or utilize their local centers.

National Seafood Bisque Day   U.S.A.    October 19th

October 19 is the National Seafood Bisque Day. Bisque is a smooth and creamy soup of French origin typically made with seafood, namely crustaceans (  crab, lobster, crayfish, or shrimp  ). The classical bisque is a highly seasoned soup based on a strained broth of seafood. It is a method of extracting flavor from imperfect crustaceans not good enough to sell on the market. Modern bisque is usually thickened with rice, but authentic bisque used to be thickened with thinly ground shells. Creamy soups made from vegetables or fungi are sometimes referred to as bisque if the ingredients are pureed.


                    Welcome to Zorba the Buddha Festival                    

Date Varies ....October 11th - 14th  2017

It’s the 28 time that Zorba the Buddha Festival is happening in the Desert Ashram. This is a festival where all the edges meet- the great celebration of life, dancing, movement, music, deep yoga, the spirit of meditation and the silence of the desert. Between total ecstasy and therapy, that is where the magic happens. Healing and meeting with amazing people, open hearted encounters, connecting with oneself and with nature. Zorba the Buddha festival combines all of the worlds to a one whole wonderful experience. The workshops, the parties, the live concerts, the wild desert, live energies, the ultimate freedom atmosphere and the beautiful people makes this festival a one time, MUST event. The spiritual journey begins.

National Suspenders Day ...U.S.A. ...October 20th

IT'S NATIONAL SUSPENDERS DAY   ....SNAP ! While the origins of this fashion-inspired holiday are unknown, the modern day suspenders were “Invented” in the 1820s by Albert Thurston. These once popular clothing accessories, sometimes referred to as braces, also served an important purpose. Constructed from straps of fabric or leather, suspenders slip over the shoulders and attach to trousers with clips or buttons to keep trousers from falling down and to keep them in their proper place. While suspenders may not be the “in” thing today, suspenders can be worn by men, women and children.

National Pumpkin Cheese Cake Day  USA   October 21st

Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day! ...Not just cheesecake, but pumpkin cheesecake! We won't complain, we love pumpkins, and we love cheesecake, so we were psyched when we found out there's an entire day dedicated this squashy desert! National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is the perfect occasion to invite friends for a delicious autumn picnic enjoying pumpkin cheesecake.

World Champion Chili Cook-off  Reno, Nevada  U.S.A.  October 20th - 22rd

This fall, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino will host the World's Championship Chili Cook-off. The event, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, is the culmination of cook-offs around the nation, crowning a new world's champion in each category and featuring exciting entertainment. The cook-off will be held Oct. 20th - 22nd 2017 and full details will be available at Founded in 1967, the International Chili Society is an organization that sanctions chili cook-offs with judging and cooking rules and regulations. Local winners of society-sanctioned cook-offs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards throughout the year. Top-level winners compete for a chance to participate at the World's Championship Chili Cook-off held each year in October for a total prize package of $55,000. 


International NUT DAY  October 22nd

Nuts grow on every part of Planet Earth. They come in all different sizes and shapes. Nuts were a very important source of nourishment for our prehistoric ancestors. Today we think of nuts as healthy snacks and a very important key to diet success. Snacking on nuts can help to keep you full, balance blood sugar levels, provide energy between meals, and even boost overall nutrient intake. However, what you choose to snack on and how much you are snacking can really make a difference. Nuts do not contain any cholesterol.  In fact, nuts contain mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially oleic acid. It helps to lower LDL or 'bad cholesterol' and increases HDL or 'good cholesterol' level in the blood. Walnuts are considered one of the healthiest nuts.  Walnuts contain the most omega-3 fatty acids.  Walnuts also contain antioxidants that promotes immune system health. .....

Chulalongkorn Day    Thailand   October 23rd

A man of remarkable foresight, King Chulalongkorn ( 1868 - 1910 ) of Thailand, instituted a veritable revolution from above, abolishing serfdom and ending the ancient custom of ritual prostration in the presence of the ruler. He brought in foreign advisers from abroad, and sent his sons to study at universities across Europe. Chulalongkorn’s contributions to the cultural heritage of Bangkok included the construction of Dusit Palace, Rajadamnoen Avenue and the palace and pleasure-gardens of Bang Pa-In. When he died in 1910, a grieving nation posthumously awarded him the title Phya Maharaj, or “Beloved Great King”.

National Mother-in-law day   ... U.S.A.    ...October 23rd

Today is Mother-in-Law Day! Take a few moments to celebrate this very important member of your family. Send your mother-in-law a free eCard, call her up for a chat, or surprise her with an impromptu visit from the grand-kids!  A recent study found that over 50% of Americans consider their mother-in-law to be a true friend. These wonderful individuals are always there for us, providing lots of love and support. Today is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the two families that came together when you married, and the woman who raised your spouse!

United Nations Day   ...Earth Event   ...Day 2016

The foundations for a “League of Nations” were laid in the Treaty of Versailles, which was one of the treaties to formally end World War I. The treaty was signed in Versailles, France, on June 28, 1919. The league aimed to encourage disarmament, prevent outbreaks of war, encourage negotiations and diplomatic measures to settle international disputes and to improve the quality of life around the world. However, the outbreak of World War II suggested that the League of Nations needed to take on a different form. The ideas around the United Nations were developed in the last years of World War II, particularly during the UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, the United States, beginning on April 25, 1945. The UN was officially created when a UN charter was ratified on October 24 that year.

Humanity has entered the era of sustainability – with a global commitment to fulfill the great promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  In this, the Organization’s 71st year, we have 17 goals to propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet. The world is also moving at long last beyond the mindset which viewed the burning of fossil fuels as the path to prosperity.  At a time of record heat, Member States have embraced the Paris Agreement on climate change in record time.  This landmark measure will enter into force on 4 November.  Across that historic threshold lies our best chance for greener, cleaner, low-carbon growth.

BLACK TUESDAY   USA    October 24th

The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday (October 29), the Great Crash, or the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began on October 24, 1929 ("Black Thursday"), and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States (acting as the most significant predicting indicator of the Great Depression), when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its after effects. The crash, which followed the London Stock Exchange's crash of September, signaled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.

National Greasy Foods Day   USA   October 25th

National Greasy Foods Day is dedicated to eating those foods we probably shouldn't be eating every day. French fries, Chicken Wings, Cheeseburgers, Fried Chicken etc etc. Today we all have an excuse, so let's eat as many greasy foods as we can! National Greasy Foods Day is being observed today! It has always been observed annually on October 25th. SO, where is your favorite GREASY SPOON RESTAURANT these days ?

WORLD Pasta Day  ( International ) October 25th

World Pasta Day is today. It should come as no surprise to discover that this special day promotes the consumption of pasta around the world. It seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of pasta. Each year on World Pasta Day, events are held to help spread the world about pasta and it's nutritional value. The National Pasta Association and pasta manufacturers sponsor these events and activities. ...On World Pasta Day, pile up your plate, with a big dish of pasta and your favorite sauce!  

International Artists Day    October 25th

Celebrate the careers of Artists on this planet, without artists and craft-persons this world would be a very dull place. It is so important that our education systems support the arts in every area, visual, performing, technical, musical, film, photography, design and so many others!


International Minced-Meat Day     Earth Food    October 26th

Celebrating a sweet and tasty meat treat. For those of us that have had it before, we can revel in the great taste. For those of us who have never heard of Mincemeat, don't you think today would be a good time to get introduced to it!? Mincemeat dates back to medieval times. It was a way to preserve food. It was also a treat, mixed with sweet fruits. Somewhere in the last half of the 1900's, it lost it's popularity. A whole generation has grown up, not knowing what it is, or having ever tasted it. Today, it is most often served as Minced Meat Pie. Over the years, the amount of meat in the recipes was reduced. In older recipes, you will find meat and/or suet among the ingredients. More modern recipes, it contains little or no meat, and is largely a fruity pie. It remains a traditional pie at Thanksgiving for many families. So, just what is mincemeat? It is a mixture of minced (or chopped up) meats, suet, and fruits.  The meat is usually ground beef or sirloin. Fruits include raisins, apples pear, currents chopped walnuts and others. Sometimes liquor is added, most commonly brandy or rum.

National Navy Day   ...U.S.A.    ...October 27th

Many nations around the world celebrate their navies, with a special day dedicated to them. Each country selects a date relevant to their navy, often the birth date of the navy. In the United States, Navy Day is commonly celebrated on October 27th.  This date was selected as it was the birth date of  President Theodore Roosevelt, an avid supporter of the U.S. Navy. In the 1970's, research determined that the birthday of the U.S. Continental Navy was October 13, 1775. At the time, efforts were made to move Navy Day to this date. However, Navy Day in the United States, is still largely recognized as October 27th.On " Navy Day ",  give some well deserved attention to your proud U.S. Navy, and to the sailors who serve our country  .......Salute!


International Animation Day   ...World-Wide   ...October 28th

was proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation. This day commemorates the first public performance of Charles-Émile Reynaud's Théâtre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, 1892. In 1895, the Cinematograph of the Lumière brothers outshone Reynaud's invention, driving Émile to bankruptcy. However, his public performance of animation entered the history of optical entertainments as shortly predating the camera-made movies. In recent years, the event has been observed in more than 50 different countries with more than 1000 events, on every continent, all over the world. IAD was initiated by ASIFA, International Animated Film Association, a member of UNESCO. During International Animation Day cultural institutions are also invited to join in by screening animated films, organizing workshops, exhibiting artwork and stills, providing technical demonstrations, and organizing other events helping to promote the art of animation. Such a celebration is an outstanding opportunity of putting animated films in the limelight, making this art more accessible to the public.

Separation of Church and State Day    U.S.A.    October 28th

Today Americans should take a few moments, and reflect on why it is very important to keep separate the governmental Laws of our one nation with the various personal and religious beliefs of our many, many instituted faiths. The Separation of church and state has been part of the nation’s legal and cultural nomenclature since the early 1800s. Judges, politicians, educators, and even religious leaders have embraced church-state separation as central to church-state relations and a cornerstone of American democracy. The Supreme Court first employed the term “separation of church and state” in 1879 as shorthand for the meaning of the First Amendment’s religion clauses, stating “it may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the amendment.” To this day, most Americans support the principle of church-state separation as one of the hallmarks of American government. Although the phrase is not found in the Constitution, no organizing theory has had a greater impact on the way Americans conceptualize the intersection of religion, culture, and politics than the principle of church-state separation.


National Chocolate Day   ...U.S.A.   ...October 28th

Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree.  Cacao, which has been cultivated for at least three millennia, is grown in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America.  The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC.  The cacao tree seeds have a very intense, bitter taste that must be fermented to develop the flavor. Once the seeds have been fermented, the beans are dried, cleaned and roasted.  After roasting, the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs.  The cacao nibs are then ground into cocoa mass, which is pure chocolate in rough form.  The cocoa mass is usually liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients. At this point in the process, it is called chocolate liquor.  The chocolate liquor may then be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.

National Cat Day   U.S.A.   October 29th

National Cat Day was founded by Pet Lifestyle Expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige. It is a celebration that takes place on October 29th, every year in the United States. The National Cat Day website states that the holiday was first celebrated in 2005 "to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us." The day is supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a nonprofit organization which also works to encourage pet adoption.

National Oatmeal Day   ...U.S.A.   ...October 29th

Oatmeal is low in fat and high in protein, making it an excellent choice for fueling up at the start of your day. According to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, oatmeal may provide even more powerful benefits for people trying to lose or maintain body weight. In one study, a group of subjects were given oatmeal for breakfast while a second group received traditional breakfast cereal. While the meals had identical calorie counts, the oatmeal eaters felt less hungry and more satisfied, even four hours after they had finished eating.

National Candy Corn Day    ...U.S.A.   ...October 30th

Enjoy a handful of this sweet Fall treat. And, what perfect timing. National Candy Corn Day comes just a day before Halloween. That means you can eat plenty of it, before you go out Trick or Treating. Candy corn is enjoyed all year long. Place it in a candy dish any time of the year, and watch it disappear by the handful. By far, the vast majority of candy corn is consumed during the Fall months, with both Halloween and Thanksgiving being the biggest times to eat it. Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company. The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century. Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs( sugar ), but it's fat free!? ...Have a happy  National Candy Corn Day.

National Sugar Addiction Awareness Day   USA   October 30th

THINK about that Halloween Treat ??? As much as we want to fight it, as much as we want to deny it we all know, deep in our hearts that ingesting sugar in large amounts ( or any amount in my opinion ) is harmful to our health. The idea that we give sugar to kids is just now, I think, coming into the gray zone. The zone where we know it’s bad for them, we know WE struggle with sugar and weight, sugar and disease and darn we probably shouldn’t give it young kids. But we just seem to go along with society still. May I remind you: these are YOUR kids. What a perfect day to celebrate Sugar Addiction Awareness Day.

Halloween  Europe/North America   October 31st

Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.

( DAY of the DEAD )    Oct-EVE &November 1st

" Day of the DEAD ", Traditionally, it is an observance festivity to celebrate and honor one’s ancestors. It’s based on the belief that there is interaction between the living world and the world of spirits. On the Día de los Muertos, the almas, or the spirits of the dead, are said to come back for family reunions. Many celebrate setting up ofrendas (altars) in their homes to honor the memory of deceased loved ones and to welcome their visiting souls. Others visit their loved one’s cemetery plot and decorate it with flowers, candles and food. The holiday is celebrated with family and community gatherings, music, and feasting, and the festivity of its observance acknowledges death as an integral part or life.

International Increase your Psychic Powers Day October 31st

Increase Your Psychic Powers Day is like Halloween on the 31st of October. There is no official connection between the two but certainly it can be of advantage for you to increase your psychic powers on a day where we are surrounded by so many mysterious things. Psychic powers are for example telepathy, channeling or extrasensory perception.  "Let it be fun. It’s not supposed to be hard work." Psychic abilities don't appear overnight, so try not to get frustrated with yourself. Intuitive development should naturally lead to self-discovery, and that's just not going to happen if you feel like you have to drag yourself to practice every day. "If it gets to the point where you’re struggling and you’re stressed about it, let it go... Don’t do it that day, If you don't find the practice satisfying at any point, perhaps reconsider why you're doing it. This should be a natural extension of who you are." Check in with yourself, remember why you started, and don't take it too seriously.