Eggnog month, Fruitcake month, Pear Month,Universal Human Rights Month. Kwanzaa is observed from December 26-January 1.Hanukkah begins at sundown on the 25th day of the Jewish month Kislev, which varies with the contemporary calendar. It lasts for 8 days. December 4th is National Cookie Day. the 13th is National Cocoa Day. 17th National Maple Syrup Day. The 21st is Fried Shrimp Day. 24th National Eggnog Day. 26th National Candy Cane Day. The 27th National Fruitcake Day. Christmas always occurs on December 25th.
Birthstone: Turquoise Meaning: Prosperity. Flower: Narcissus Meaning: Good Fortune
Here we are in November already.There will be a lot of Holiday Talk and Shop Talk from now until the end of the year. Holiday gifts, decorations, and food. So stay tuned in for all of the Great Holiday Recipes and Ideas.
The 1st was the Day of the Dead.Yesterday was National Sandwich Day. The 23rd is National Cashew Day. The 29th National Chocolate Day. Veterans Day occurs on the 11 each year. It is for honoring those who have served honorably in the military during both wartime and peacetime. November is Good Nutrition Month, National Pomegranate Month and National Raisin Bread Month. And let’s not forget Mr. Turkey!!! Thanksgiving will occur on the fourth Thursday this month.
Orange and Black colors are used because orange represents the colorful fall harvest. Black represents the darkness of winter.
The Irish placed candles in turnips to keep away spirits. Over time pumpkins got used instead.
And some Halloween tidbits from Family Circle Magazine Oct. 2011. Chew on this: October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds, that’s 9 billion pieces, are made each year. One kernel has a mere 3.57 calories. Candy corn is fat free. A cup of candy corn has about as many calories as a cup of raisins.
“Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, ‘Never take candy from strangers.’ And then they dressed me up and said, ‘Go beg for it.’ I didn’t know what to do. I’d knock on people’s doors and go, Trick or Treat, No thank you.”
Good Morning Readers! I was looking thru a past issue of a Women’s Day magazine (Oct. 2011) Women’s Day said that just 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week can cut your breast cancer risk by nearly 20%. And that regular exercise (2.5 hours a week, which you can break up into five 30-minute brisk walks) not only helps to keep your weight in check, it can also lower estrogen levels and boost your immune system, helping to prevent any abnormal cells from growing and spreading. And if you do get breast cancer, KEEP MOVING. Breast cancer survivors who did the equivalent of one to two hours of brisk walking a week had a 40% lower risk of dying from breast cancer,according to a study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. SO KEEP WALKING PEOPLE and THINK PINK every month of the year. WALK ON !!!!!!!!!!http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com
Happy October Everyone! To me this is the most fun time of year. This last quarter is great! But sadly goes too fast. So take in every second.
October tidbits: October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day. The 4th is National Taco Day.October 6th is World Ostomy Day. The 17th National Pasta Day. 21st: National Caramel Apple Day. The 27th is National Potato Day.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Disability Employment Awareness Month. National Boss Day is always October 16th. Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October. It was started as a day to bring a touch of joy to the lives of the underprivileged. October is also National Seafood Month,National Apple Month and National Chili Month. Oktoberfest is this month And let’s all try to stay human for Halloween, witch occurs on October 31st.
Your October Birthstone is: Opal, Meaning: Hope.
Your October Flower is: Calendula, Meaning: Good Luck