OCTOBER 11, 2017 – NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY | NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY | NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY | NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY | NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY | GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY | NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY | NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

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NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY

National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October. This is a day to spend with your cuddly friend.

Teddy will brighten up your day and bring a feeling of celebration to your office or classroom just by being there. Teddy bears have long been known to provide comfort to children, but they can do just as much for adults. Give Teddy a hug and see how much better he makes you feel.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Dress up your teddy bear and take him out on the town. Use #BringYourTeddyBearToWorkAndSchoolDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we have not been able to find the creator or origin of this day.

National Stop Bullying Day Second Wednesday in October
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NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY

National Stop Bullying Day, which is referred to by some as “Unity Day” is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October This annual designation is designed to bring awareness of the need to stand up against and put an end to bullying.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalStopBullyingDay to post on social media.  Inform yourself about the dangers of bullying.

HISTORY

In 2009, eighteen sixth grade students from St. Stanislaus Kostka declared October National Stop Bullying Month, the second week of October National Stop Bullying Week and National Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday of October.

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day Changes Annually
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NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day changes annually.  During this event, parents will visit their children’s school and have a meal with them in the school cafeteria.

The goal of National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day is to learn more about what goes into putting together a healthy lunch. Parents and school officials have an opportunity to open the lines of communication so they can work together to provide kids with the healthiest meals possible.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Take your parents out for lunch. Use #TakeYourParentsToLunchDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is promoted annually by Kiwi Magazine.  Click here for more information on how you or your school can participate.

National Sausage Pizza Day October 11
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NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY

National Sausage Pizza Day is observed each year on October 11.  This food holiday is a favorite of pizza lovers across the country.
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese which some attribute to the beginning of the pizza.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy.
  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.

Whether your pizza is thin crust, hand tossed, thick crust or deep dish, top it with delicious Italian sausage and celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy these sausage pizza recipes:

Onion and Sausage Pizza
Chicago Deep Dish Sausage Pizza

Use #NationalSausagePizzaDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Sausage Pizza Day.

National Emergency Nurse's Day Second Wednesday in October
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NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY

National Emergency Nurse’s Day is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October. We take this day to say “thank you” to the emergency room nurses for their hard work, dedication, service and commitment to their patients and families and their loyalty to the emergency nursing profession.

Emergency room nurses are the first people we see when we have an accident or a medical emergency. They work hard to put us at ease and eliminate pain and discomfort. This is a day to let them know just how important they are in keeping hospitals running smoothly.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Be sure to thank any emergency nurses you have contact with and use #EmergencyNursesDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association since 1989, this day is part of Emergency Nurse’s Week.

General Pulaski Memorial Day October 11
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GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY

In honor of General Kazimierz Pulaski (spelled Casimir Pulaski in English), a Polish hero of the American Revolution, October 11  is set aside as General Pulaski Memorial Day, a United States observation.   This observance is held each year by Presidential Proclamation to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779, and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans.

Presidential Proclamation 2016

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #GeneralPulaskiMemorialDay to post on social media.

National Fossil Day Wednesday of Second Full Week in October
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NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY

National Fossil Day is observed annually on Wednesday of the second full week in October.  

National Fossil Day was established to promote the scientific and educational values of fossils. This nationwide celebration was first held on October 13, 2010, during Earth Science Week. The National Park Service and over 270 partners, including museums, institutions, organizations and other groups hosted events across the United States allowing the public opportunities to learn more about the world’s fossil heritage.

National Fossil Day 2011 was observed on October 12, 2011, with events at museums, parks, universities and non-profit organizations.

National Fossil Day 2012 was celebrated on October 17, 2012. The National Fossil Day Celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was the kick-off event.

The 2013 National Fossil Day was celebrated on October 16, 2013.

Each year a new National Fossil Day logo is created depicting a prehistoric organism. The logos help to promote National Fossil Day and provide educational opportunities to share more information about fossils. The original National Fossil Day logo was created in 2010 and featured a fossil mammal known as the titanothere. In 2011, the marine reptile known as the mosasaur was used in the National Fossil Day logo. During 2012, the mammoth was featured in the annual logo. For 2013, a Paleozoic invertebrate known as the eurypterid is highlighted in the annual logo.

Each year a new National Fossil Day logo is created and is unveiled in mid-January on the event website. The new logo will highlight another interesting story related to the fossil record of life.

The 2015 National Fossil Day artwork features prehistoric mammal known as a chalicothere depicted in a Miocene prairie grassland.  In 2016, the National Fossil Day artwork features a saber-toothed cat, long-horned bison, and a condor – all Pleistocene (ice age) animals.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit a local museum or do some research about fossils. Use #NationalFossilDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Fossil Day was first held on October 13, 2010, during Earth Science Week.

HISTORY

The observance was established in 1929 when Congress passed a resolution designating October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day. (Public Resolution 16 of 1929)

National Coming Out Day October 11
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NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

National Coming Out Day is an observed civil awareness day recognized annually on October 11.  This day celebrates individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender – coming out regarding their sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalComingOutDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by New Mexico Psychologist and founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience, Robert Eichberg and Jean O’ Leary, an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles and then head of the National Gay Rights Advocates.   October 11 was chosen as it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

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