Archive | October, 2011

Increase Your Psychic Powers Day – October 31

October 31 is Increase Your Psychic Powers Day!

Many people claim to have psychic powers. Other people celebrate those people on National Nut Day…

But for those of you who believe you may possess psychic abilities, Increase Your Psychic Powers Day was created just for you. And what better time to improve your psychic abilities than on Halloween, the one day a year believed to have the highest concentration of supernatural activity?

Click on the links below to find exercises that will help you improve your psychic abilities:

How to Increase Your Psychic Ability

Howe to Increase Psychic Ability and Psychic Powers with Crystals

Good luck!

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com
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National Mincemeat Day – October 26

MincePieAlc5October 26 is National Mincemeat Day!

Dating back to medieval times, mincemeat, a mixture of chopped meat, suet and fruit, was created as a way to preserve food. Today, mincemeat is often served as mincemeat pie, a traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas treat. Modern mincemeat includes chopped meat (usually beef), nuts, spices, brandy or rum and dried and fresh fruits, such as raisins, apples and pears.

Celebrate National Mincemeat Day by making a mincemeat pie for your family and friends!

Learn more about mincemeat pies and traditions and find recipes and cooking tips by clicking here.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.org, allrecipes.com
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Sourest Day – October 25

Sour-Patch-KidsOctober 25 is Sourest Day!

Why? Well, we have no idea why today is the sourest day. Maybe it’s the anniversary of the most sour day of the creator’s life…Or maybe we’re supposed to eat only sour foods today and walk around with our sour faces on…Or perhaps we’re supposed to celebrate all the grumps, sourpusses and cranky pants in our lives and their sour, grouchy ways.

Whatever the reason for this holiday, we think snacking on some sour candy at some point today will suffice as a celebration of Sourest Day.

 

Sources: theultimateholidaysite.com
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National Bologna Day – October 24

Bolgona sandwichHappy National Bologna Day!

National Bologna Day celebrates bologna a type of sausage made from beef, pork, chicken or a combination of meats and salt, sugar, pepper, spices and a curing agent. Pre-sliced bologna is commonly used on sandwiches.

If you’re a fan of this questionable yet popular deli meat, celebrate National Bologna Day with a bologna sandwich or wrap for lunch or cracker sandwiches with bologna for a snack.

Did You Know…Bologna is named after the city of Bologna in northern Italy. Find out more interesting things you didn’t know about bologna by clicking here.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org
Photo Source: By Diderot's dreams via Wikimedia Commons
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National Mole Day – October 23

October 23, from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., to be exact,  is National Mole Day!

National Mole Day commemorates the mole, a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Also known as Avogadro’s Number, the chemical formula of which is 6.02 x 10^23, the mole was discovered by Italian chemist Amadeo Avogadro. One mole is equal to the atomic mass of a single molecule and is measured in grams.

Learn more about National Mole Day and find celebration ideas at moleday.org.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, moleday.org

 

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Count Your Buttons Day – October 21

VintagesewingbuttonsOctober 21 is Count Your Buttons Day!

Too much time on your hands? Count your buttons!

Many people acquire jar fulls of buttons over the years – you know, from all those buttons that have fallen off your clothes, the extra buttons that come with new clothes, the buttons you find on the ground while out and about, or the buttons you buy for fun, for crafts or for whatever reason. If you have a collection of buttons stashed away in your closet or drawers, dump them out and count ‘em!

Don’t have a button collection? Head to the closet and count all the buttons on all your clothes…well, only if you’re really really really bored.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, theultimateholidaysite.com
Photo Source: SEMichel (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
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National Grouch Day – October 15

October 15 is National Grouch Day!

Do the smallest mishaps put you in a bad mood? Are you often the subject of phrases like, “Someone sure woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?” Is your name often inserted into the phrase “___ the Grouch?” Does everything in your life just seem to go wrong, leaving you in a sulky, grouchy mood?

Well, today is your lucky day. Whatever is putting you in a bad mood, feel free to be a grouch about it because National Grouch Day is the one day a year you can be as grouchy as you want while everyone else just has to deal with it.

However, we think your day would go a lot better  if you spent the next 24 hours doing only what puts you in a good mood. Every 24/7 grouch needs to smile every now and then. Who knows…maybe you’ll actually enjoy and put your grouchy days behind you.

And if not, you may continue your grouchy ways tomorrow.

Sources: theultimateholidaysite.com
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