Holidays and Festivals

World Food Day (International)
Bosses Day a.k.a. National Boss's Day (USA and Canada)
Dictionary Day
Mammography Day

Christian Feast Day of Fortunatus of Casei
Christian Feast Day of Gall
Christian Feast Day of Gerard Majella
Christian Feast Day of Hedwig of Andechs
Christian Feast Day of Marie-Marguerite d'Youville
Christian Feast Day of Silvanus of Ahun
Day of Pope John Paul II
* Cirio de Nazare Belem, Brazil - October - 2 weeks (10-14)

Fête de la Bœuf   Translation:  Ox Day (French Republican) The 25th day of the Month of Vendémiaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses;
Work’s the curse of the drinking classes."
- Last line is Oscar Wilde (October 16th, 1854 – November 30th, 1900), an Irish writer and poet.

Drink of The Day

Michael Collins
2 Parts Irish Whiskey
1 Part freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
drizzle of sugar syrup
chilled carbonated water to taste
- In rememberence of Michael "Mick" Collins (October 16th, 1890 - August 22nd, 1922), an Irish revolutionary leader.

Wine of The Day

Dr. Konstantin Frank (2009) Reserve
Style - Gewurztraminer
Finger Lakes

Beer of The Day

Brewer - Upright Brewing Co.  Portland, OR, USA
Style - German-Style Sour Ale

Joke of The Day

 A woman shouts to her husband "DO YOU WANT ANYTHING TO EAT?" "What are the choices?." asks the husband. She yells "YES OR NO!"

Quote of The Day

"Work is the curse of the drinking class."
- Oscar Wilde (born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde - October 16th 1854 – November 30th 1900), an Irish writer and poet.

Whiskey of The Day

Michael Collins Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Price: $40
- Commemorating Michael "Mick" Collins (Míċeál Ó Coileáin) October 16th, 1890 – August 22nd, 1922), an Irish revolutionary leader.

October Observances

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
American Cheese Month
American Pharmacist Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Jack Month
Apple Month
Awareness Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Children's Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookie Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Eat Country Ham Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month
Energy Management is a Family Affair, Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31)
Fair Trade Month
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
Financial Planning Month
Gay and Lesbian History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild, Eat Country Ham Month
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Intergeneration Month
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Drum Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
LGBT History Month
Long Term Care Planning Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Month of Free Thought
National "Gain The Inside Advantage" Month
National AIDS Awareness Month 
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Canine Good Health Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Communicate with Your Kid Month
National Construction Toy Month
National Cookbook Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Diabetes Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Field Trip Month
National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National RSV Awareness Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Window Covering Safety Month
National Work and Family Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pear and Pineapple Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
Rhubarb Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Sausage Month
Second Binary Month (2of 3) (0s and 1s)
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 - 11/30)
Women's Small Business Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

Observances this Week

Winterizing Week, (North, Northern Hemisphere), Third Week in October
Pastoral Care Week,
Third Week in October
Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week, Third Thursday through Fourth Thursday in October 

Earth Science Week, Second Full Week in October
Freedom From Bullies Week, Second Full Week in October
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week, Second Full Week in October
National Chestnut Week, Second Full Week in October
Teen Read Week, Second Full Week in October
National School Lunch Week, Second Full Week in October Monday to Sunday
YWCA Week Without Violence, Second Full Week in October Monday to Sunday
National Food Bank Week, Full Week of October 16th (World Food Day)
Take Your Medicine Americans Week, October 10th through 16th

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