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National Cotton Candy Day

Rosa Zuckerwatte pink Cotton candyHappy National Cotton Candy Day!

National Cotton Candy Day celebrates the sweet, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth treat you’ll always find at amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, circuses and sports venues.

Although machine-spun cotton candy was invented in1897 by William Morrison and John C. Warton, the two men did not introduce the treat to a wide audience until 1904 at St. Louis World’s Fair, where it was introduced as “fairy floss.” The inventors sold their “fairy floss” for 25 cents per box, selling 68,000 boxes during the fair’s six-month run.

In the 1920s, “fairy floss” was renamed as cotton candy.

Read more about the history of cotton candy by clicking here.

Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day by making your own cotton candy!

 

Sources: holidayinsights, punchbowl.comfoodservicewarehouse.com, wikipedia.org
Photo Source:  By Usien (Own work),  CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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National Fritters Day

Maruya (Banana Fritters)Happy National Fritters Day!

Fritters are fried cakes or dough containing a primary ingredient of meat, fruit or veggies, such as crab, apples, potatoes or zucchini. This versatile dish can be served as a snack, side dish, dessert or main course. Learn more about fritters and different cultures’ take on the fritter here.

Celebrate National Fritters Day by trying one of the recipes below!

Zucchini Fritters

Apple Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Gourmet Pumpkin Fritters

Banana Fritters

Crab Fritters

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org
Photo Source: Shubert Ciencia from Nueva Ecija, Philippines, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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When is Thanksgiving in 2013?

November 28, 2013

Learn more about Thanksgiving.

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When does Hanukkah begin in 2013?

November 28, 2013

Learn more about Hanukkah.

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When is Cyber Monday in 2013?

December 2, 2013

Learn more about Cyber Monday by clicking here.

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King Tut Day

November 4 is King Tut Day!

King Tut Day commemorates the anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The tomb of the previously unknown young pharaoh was discovered on November 4, 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter. For more than 3,000 years, the tomb had remained in almost perfect condition and the mummy of King Tut well-preserved in a solid gold coffin. In fact, the ancient Egyptians’ embalming method kept King Tut so well-preserved that scientists were able to successfully test his DNA for the first-ever DNA study of ancient Egyptian royal mummies, the results of which were released in early 2010. Find out what what the study uncovered by clicking here.

Celebrate King Tut Day by learning more about ancient Egypt’s golden boy and the tomb’s discovery.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, history.com, wikipedia.org, nationalgeographic.com
Photo Sources: Jerzy Strzelecki (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
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Plush Animal Lover’s Day

Happy Plush Animal Lover’s Day!

For everyone who secretly still falls asleep tightly gripping his or her favorite plush animal, today is for you. It’s Plush Animal Lover’s Day, so love your plush animals all you want and don’t be afraid to claim your love for plush animals to the world!…Ok, so bringing your plush animal to work might get you a few weird looks from your co-workers, but once the word is out about how much you love your plush animals, you may just find yourself with a new plush animal or two every year.

Don’t have a plush animal? Go buy one! Think of it as a new pet that you don’t have to feed, bathe or clean up after. And don’t forget to buy a new plush animal for your plush animal-loving friends!

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, theultimateholidaysite.com
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World Osteoporosis Day

Milk glassWhat is World Osteoporosis Day?

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) was founded by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to inform people on how they can prevent this silent bone disease by raising awareness about osteoporosis and the risk factors that can lead to the disease.

Learn more about osteoporosis, symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment here.

When is World Osteoporosis Day?

October 20 of each year.

How does IOF raise osteoporosis awareness?

Each year, the IOF focuses on a particular theme related to osteoporosis  and launches a year-long campaign to raise awareness of osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This year’s theme is “3 Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise.” Find out how to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis here.

Sources: iofbonehealth.org, worldosteoporosisday.org
Photo Source: By Stefan Kühn (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
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National Seafood Bisque Day

October 19 is National Seafood Bisque Day!

With the weather starting to get chilly, the celebration of this warm, rich soup couldn’t have come at a better time.

Seafood bisque is a smooth, creamy French soup made from lobster, crab, shrimp and/or crayfish. Bisque gets its name from the phrase “bis cuites,” which means “twice cooked,” as the crustaceans used in the soup are cooked twice.

Celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day by making one of the recipes below for dinner tonight.

Provencal Seafood Bisque

Spicy Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, theultimateholidaysite.com, wikipedia.org
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Be Bald and Be Free Day

October 14 is Be Bald and Be Free Day!

Be Bald and Be Free Day is a day for all the bald-headed people out there to accept, appreciate and celebrate their baldness and the freedom that comes with it. Just think…you never have to spend money on haircuts, hair care products, brushes or combs or waste time getting your hair cut and styling your hair in the morning. See? Being bald isn’t so bad. Today – better yet, every day – don’t you dare cover up your bald head. Be bald and be free…and be proud of it!

For those of you who aren’t bald, show your bald-headed relatives and friends respect by laying off the bald jokes today.

Note: Be Bald and Be Free Day is copyrighted by Wellcat.

 

Sources: wellcat.com, holidayinsights.co
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