If you’re a fan of this column, you know we celebrate all sorts of holidays. From traditional and non-traditional, to downright wild and wacky, holidays are all the rage these days and Oct. 3 is no exception! While the origins are unknown, today celebrates that special fella in your life. Hip hip hooray - it’s National Boyfriend Day in the U.S.A. Whether you’ve known him for a few months or most of your life, it’s time to pull out all the stops and pamper Mr. Right right now!
When it comes to holidays, the younger crowd will get a real “kick” out of this particular holiday and older folks will get to take a stroll down memory lane! October 3 is not only Techies Day, it is also Captain Kangaroo Day! Captain Kangaroo Many of you of a “certain age” probably have fond memories of watching the Captain Kangaroo television show when you were a kid. The Captain Kangaroo show was televised for the first time on this day back in 1955 and went on to become o
October 3 is Techies Day. Launched in 1999 by Techies.com and co-founded by CNET Networks, the annual event not only encourages students to learn more about a career in technology, but the nationwide initiative was also created to address America’s increasing demand for qualified technology workers and to recognize the contributions to education made by tech professionals. In an effort to bring government, businesses and educators together, the first Workforce Development Sum
Oct. 2 is World Day for Farmed Animals (WFAD), an annual event that exposes and mourns the senseless suffering and inhumane treatment many farm animals endure on farms and in slaughterhouses around the world. More than 65 billion farm animals, cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys, are killed each year. 269 chickens are slaughtered in the United States each second or 23 million chickens each day. The annual event is observed on Oct. 2 to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, an o
How often do we take time out of our day to thank the hard working, often under-appreciated people who keep our offices, restaurants, classrooms and businesses clean and tidy? Oct. 2 is National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, an annual “holiday” set aside each year to recognize the many men and women who work behind the scenes to keep our spaces spic-and-span. Many don’t realize the back-breaking, dirty work custodians perform each and every day. Whether it is a simple ca
Whether you are a bona fide collector or simply have a hankerin’ for cars and trucks, today is right up your alley! Besides National Custodial Workers Recognition Day and World Farm Animals Day, Oct. 2 is also (National) Name Your Car Day! Whether you own a classic convertible, a brand spankin’ new pick-up truck, magnificent muscle car or a well-loved, old beater, many auto enthusiasts name their cars, trucks, motorcycles and/or boats. In fact, more than 25 percent of motoris
Have you heard the news? A very special day of the year is here and people around the world are ready to celebrate. If you are in the “mooood” for delicious and healthy food – you’re in luck! Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day. Founded by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in 1977, this annual “holiday” encourages folks to kick the meat habit while raising awareness about the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Each year, about 1 million Americans become vegetarians. Whether
Move over, Cookie Monster. If you have a hankerin’ for sweet treats, and who doesn’t, you’re in luck. Oct. 1 is National Homemade Cookies Day, also known as Homemade Cookies Day! While the origins of this particular food holiday are unknown, now is the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of your family’s favorite treat. And with cooler weather on the way, nothing smells more inviting than fresh cookies baking in the oven. Who can resist biting into a warm and delicious, homemad