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Daily Holidays - November 14

National Spicy Guacamole Day Why not celebrate Spicy Guacamole Day by giving your usual guacamole recipe an authentic Mexican kick? Avocados are not only delicious; they are also a very healthy food. Their succulent, creamy-white flesh is high in nutrients and has zero cholesterols. Avocados are perfect when they are just soft to the touch, so can be bought and stored a few days before you need them. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/spicy-guacamole-day/

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day encourages you to do what it says on the tin – take things a little slower, de-stress and unwind. We’re all busy, but it’s easy to get caught up into a spiral of stress and angst; take a mental step back, loosen up, lighten up, and find some balance. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/loosen-up-lighten-up-day/

National Pickle Day It’s Pickle Day, everyone! Did you forget? Oh, then you must think you’re in a right pickle, but don’t worry. Be as cool as a cucumber, because there’s still time to munch on some pickles, yet. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pickle-day/

Operating Room Nurse Day While the surgeon may be the star of the operating theatre, without the work of a team of skilled and reliable operating room nurses vital surgical procedures could not take place. These hard-working professionals are responsible for all aspects of patient care during a medical operation, including welcoming, assessing and prepping patients, handling medical equipment, helping with procedures and maintaining a sterile environment. It is one of the most demanding nursing jobs, as more complicated operations are known to go on for many hours on end and nurses need to maintain focus and work constantly for long periods without a break. That’s why it can be easily agreed that these lifesavers definitely deserve their own day—just one day of every year, when people can stop and think about just how much they owe the operating room nurses who helped make their operations successful. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/operating-room-nurse-day/


Daily Holidays - November 13

National Indian Pudding Day National Indian Pudding Day is observed each year on November 13. This day honors a cold-weather classic, which is a traditional New England dessert, Indian pudding.

It was in the seventeenth century that English colonists brought hasty pudding to North America and completely transformed it. Although it was originally made with wheat, they substituted cornmeal due to a lack of wheat at the time. The colonists had learned how to cultivate maize (corn) from the indigenous peoples. Indian pudding was derived from their name for cornmeal, Indian meal. Milk was substituted for water, and they added either molasses or maple syrup along with cinnamon, ground ginger, butter, eggs, raisins and nuts. Indian pudding is then slowly baked for several hours, transforming its texture from the original porridge-like quality of hasty pudding to a much smoother texture which is more typical of custard puddings. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

World Kindness Day Kindness Day isn’t just about adopting all the children from your local orphanage – it’s about the little gestures of kindness too. Helping others can restore a sense of humanity, not to mention giving you that warm fuzzy glow inside. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kindness-day/


Daily Holidays - November 12

National Pizza with the Works Day When faced with the question of “what would you like on your Pizza?”, the pizza novice might answer “everything, please!”. This is a rookie mistake, the correct answer is ‘everything except anchovies!’, at least that’s the case for those of us who aren’t keen on those arguably pizza-spoiling salty fish! Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day is all about indulging, but without the anchovies, please. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pizza-with-the-works-except-anchovies-day/

Fancy Rat & Mouse Day Fancy Rat & Mouse Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate these beautiful creatures. Not to be confused with wild (black) rats, the Fancy Rat is the domesticated brown rat; while the Fancy Mouse is the domesticated form of the house mouse. Both can be very smart and affectionate and make ideal pets, particularly for children (especially since there is much less looking after than with a dog, cat or rabbit!). But don’t let that make you think the members of the Fancy Rat And Mouse Association take their Fancy Rats and Mice less seriously than they would take any other pets! Fancy Rat and Mouse breeders and enthusiasts head to California several times a year, where professionally bred varieties are judged on a range of categories. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fancy-rat-mouse-day/

National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is observed each year on November 12. According to our research, this day was created as day to celebrate who you are, where you have been, where you are going and who you will be thankful to when you get there.


Daily Holidays - November 11

National Sundae Day National Sundae Day is celebrated each year on November 11. Ice cream lovers across the country will celebrate all day, enjoying one (or more) of the most famous ice cream dessert, the ice cream sundae. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Origami Day The folded paper crane is an international symbol of peace. However, there’s a lot more to origami than simple birds, and Origami Day is all about promoting the art of paper folding and showcasing incredible creations. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/origami-day/

Veterans Day Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). The United States also originally observed Armistice Day, it then evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/


The Loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald 10 November 1975


The final voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald began November 9, 1975 at the Burlington Northern Railroad Dock No.1, Superior, Wisconsin. Captain Ernest M. McSorley had loaded her with 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets, made of processed iron ore, heated and rolled into marble-size balls. Departing Superior about 2:30 pm, she was soon joined by the Arthur M. Anderson, which had departed Two Harbors, Minnesota under Captain Bernie Cooper. The two ships were in radio contact. The Fitzgerald being the faster took the lead, with the distance between the vessels ranging from 10 to 15 miles.

Aware of a building November storm entering the Great Lakes from the great plains, Captain McSorley and Captain Cooper agreed to take the northerly course across Lake Superior, where they would be protected by highlands on the Canadian shore. This took them between Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula. They would later make a turn to the southeast to eventually reach the shelter of Whitefish Point.

Weather conditions continued to deteriorate. Gale warnings had been issued at 7 pm on November 9, upgraded to storm warnings early in the morning of November 10. While conditions were bad, with winds gusting to 50 knots and seas 12 to 16 feet, both Captains had often piloted their vessels in similar conditions. In the early afternoon of November 10, the Fitzgerald had passed Michipicoten Island and was approaching Caribou Island. The Anderson was just approaching Michipicoten, about three miles off the West End Light.

Captain Cooper maintained that he watched the Edmund Fitzgerald pass far too close to Six Fathom Shoal to the north of Caribou Island. He could clearly see the ship and the beacon on Caribou on his radar set and could measure the distance between them. He and his officers watched the Fitzgerald pass right over the dangerous area of shallow water. By this time, snow and rising spray had obscured the Fitzgerald from sight, visible 17 miles ahead on radar.

Daily Holidays - November 10

National Vanilla Cupcake Day National Vanilla Cupcake Day is celebrated annually on November 10. This is a day for dessert lovers across the country to celebrate and indulge. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Area Code Day Whilst area codes certainly aren’t as important today as they used to be – primarily due to the proliferation of mobile phones – area codes used to be a point of prestige. Area Code Day remembers a bygone era when the evolution of telephone networks meant changing numbers, changing boundary definitions, and how much your area code could affect the perception and culture of your neighborhood. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/area-code-day/

Sesame Street Day There are very few of us who have not been impacted by Sesame Street in our childhood years. So, it only makes sense that Sesame Street Day was created to celebrate the tremendous influence that this maverick television programme has had upon our lives. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sesame-street-day/

National Forget Me Not Day National Forget-Me-Not Day is celebrated annually on November 10. It was created as a day to remember and get in touch with friends and family that you do not see on a regular basis. It is considered as a day to reconnect. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/


Daily Holidays - November 9

National Scrapple Day National Scrapple Day is observed annually on November 9th. Scrapple is arguably the first pork food invented in America. For those who are not familiar with scrapple, which is also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name “pon haus“, it is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal, wheat flour and spices. (The spices may include, but are not limited to: sage, thyme, savory and black pepper.) The mush is then formed into a semi-solid loaf, sliced and pan-fried. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

World Orphan Day Tragically, millions of children all over the globe have become orphaned for many reasons: war, famine, displacement, disease or poverty. To make sure that they are not forgotten, once a year there is a special day dedicated just to them: World Orphans Day, which falls on the second Monday of each November. This special day has been put in place in order to draw attention to the plight of the world’s orphans, and so on this day people are encouraged to actively participate to help raise awareness, support and funding for motherless and fatherless children worldwide. A noble cause if there ever was one!

World Freedom Day In many parts of the world, freedom is something that is taken for granted—the freedom to choose any religion we want (or no religion at all), the freedom to be in a relationship with the person we love, the freedom to travel…the list goes on. Unfortunately, there are many, many places in the world where these freedoms are not available to most people, who are forced to live empty, unfulfilling lives so the rulers of their countries don’t have them thrown in jail or worse. If you don’t know what it means to be afraid to voice your opinion, then you can consider yourself very lucky to live in a place where liberty is a priority as well as a basic human right. And like all good things, liberty should be celebrated, and that’s what World Freedom Day is all about. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-freedom-day/


Daily Holidays - November 8

National Cappuccino Day is observed annually on November 8. A nice hot cup of cappucinno is perfect on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just because. Traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk and steamed-milk foam, a cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is an event that leaves little to the imagination. In other words, cooking something original, spicy and even a bit offencive is the entire intent of this day. Still, it is not meant to merely represent a disgusting concoction of disparate ingredients. Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is intended to celebrate the use of herbs such as garlic and hot pepper to promote health and longevity. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cook-something-bold-and-pungent-day/

X-ray Day Wilhelm Röntgen discovered x-rays on November 8th, 1895 when he discovered treated cardboard he was using in routine experiments glowed in certain situations – the result of radiation hitting the surface. X-Ray Day celebrates his discovery, and all things x-ray; from the use of x-rays in obvious places such as hospitals and healthcare, to less well-known environments such as food safety and improved crop germination. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/x-ray-day/


Daily Holidays - November 7

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day This intriguingly specific Day celebrates a particular combination of flavours – dark, bitter chocolate and toasted almonds. This is one of the oldest recipes involving chocolate known in the English-speaking world, featuring as the only chocolate dish in an 18th-century cookbook. The Day stands alongside Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bittersweet-chocolate-with-almonds-day/


And as it's a kind slow Daily Holiday today......

World Vegan Month! Ever considered going vegan, but not sure where to start? Vegan Month is dedicated to educating about vegan eating and lifestyles, and encouraging you take give it a go. Take part by eating and living vegan, stopping animal crueltly, and living a healthier life! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vegan-month/

Daily Holidays - November 6

National Nachos Day Sometimes they’re hot and spicy. Sometimes they’re cheesy. Sometimes they make a mess everywhere. But one thing is certain: they’re delicious, and a favorite in many parts of the world. Yes, we’re talking about nachos. What food deserves its own holiday more than nachos? From the kitchens of Texas to the Rose Bowl Stadium, nachos have more then earned their fame. And their own day. National Nachos Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nachos-day/

Saxophone Day Saxophone Day is all about smooth jazz, soulful blues and good old rock’n’roll. Everybody’s wants to be able to play that bit from Baker Street (and it’s perfectly fine to ‘air sax’ along to it, right?), so take this day as an opportunity to go for it! Dust off, borrow, buy or rent a saxophone and go sax crazy!

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