Holidays and Festivals

Independence Day (Uganda) * (see below)
Independence Day (Guayaquil)
* (see below)
Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway)
National Day Commemorating the Holocaust (Romania)
Takayama Autumn Festival (Takayama)
Hangul Day (South Korea)

Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day
World Post Day
Moldy Cheese Day

Christian Feast Day of Denis Ghislain
Christian Feast Day of John Leonardi
* Cirio de Nazare Belem, Brazil - October - 2 weeks (3-14)
Austin City Limits Austin, Texas, USA October 8 - 10 (2of3) (2010) 

* Independence Day (Uganda) , celebrate the independence of Uganda from United Kingdom in 1962.
* Independence Day (Guayaquil) celebrating independence from Spain in 1820.

International Newspaper Carrier Day, Date varies in October (October 9th, 2013) 

Fête de la Sarrasin   Translation:  Buckwheat Day (French Republican) The 18th day of the Month of Vendémiaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"May your Guardian Angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floor and hand ya another cold one."
 - Unknown

Drink of The Day

French Connection 2
1 Part Brandy
1 Part Amaretto
- In honor of the Release of the film French Connection on October 9th, 1971

Wine of The Day

H/H Estates (2008) Reserve
Style - Syrah
Horse Heaven Hills

Beer of The Day

- Eastern Hemisphere -
Schneider Aventinus Private Weissbierbrauerei
Brewer - G. Schneider & Sohn, Kelheim, Germany
Style - Weizenbock 
ABV - 8.2%
- Western Hemisphere -
Heavy Seas Gold Ale
Brewer - Clipper City Brewing Co.   Baltimore, MD, USA
Style - Golden Ale

Joke of The Day

Try this test. Scroll down and do the quiz as it instructs and find out what movie is your favorite. It really works! This amazing math quiz can likely predict which of 18 films you would enjoy the most. Don't ask me how.
Pick a number from 1-9.
Multiply by 3.
Add 3.
Multiply by 3 again.
Now add the two digits together to find your predicted favorite movie in the list of 18 movies below.
Mine was "Star Wars" - exactly right! So be honest, and do it before you scroll down to see the list below. It's easy and it works.
Now look up your number in the list below...

1. Gone With The Wind
2. E.T.
3. Beverly Hills Cop
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Joys of Sex With Goats
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubtfire
18. Toy Story

It is really amazing, isn't it?

Quote of The Day

“I am nobody. Nobody is perfect. Therefore I am perfect.”
- Unknown.

Whiskey of The Day

Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distiller:  Maker's Mark Distillery  (Loretto, KY)
Age:  6 years
ABV :  45%  (90 proof)
Price:  $30 (750ml)

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

World Rainforest Week, Second Week in October
Pet Peeve Week,  Second Week in October
Great American Beer Festival, Second Thursday through Saturday in October
World Space Week, October 4th through 10th
National Metric Week, First Full Week with October 10th
National Physicians Assistant Week, First Full Week in October
Emergency Nurses Week, First Full Week in October
Fire Prevention Week, First Full Week in October
Great Books Week, First Full Week in October
Mental Illness Awareness Week, First Full Week in October
Mystery Series Week, First Full Week in October
National Carry A Tune Week, First Full Week in October
National Work From Home Week, First Full Week in October
Nuclear Medicine Week, First Full Week in October
Customer Service Week, First Work Week in October
Kids' Goal Setting Week, First Work Week in October
Financial Planning Week, First Full Week in October Monday through Sunday in October
World Dairy Expo, First Tuesday through Sunday in October
Spinning & Weaving Week, First Full Week Monday-Sunday in October

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