OCTOBER 6, 2018 | NATIONAL ORANGE WINE DAY | NATIONAL MAD HATTER DAY | NATIONAL NOODLE DAY | NATIONAL PLUS SIZE APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY
NATIONAL ORANGE WINE DAY
On October 6, National Orange Wine Day takes a bold sip of an ancient method of making of winemaking! This little-known style of wine shines with its bold flavor and auburn color. Join National Orange Wine Day as it gains some appreciation with vineyards, wine cellars, and lovers.
Originally made nearly 6,000 years ago in Eastern Europe, the technique for making orange wine is being rediscovered. Surprisingly, winemakers do not add oranges to the wine at all. Unlike the latest beer trends, the wine comes by its color naturally. Fermented from white wine grapes, the orange wine develops through more skin contact during the fermentation process. Makers treat the white grapes like red grapes preserving the bolder body and tannins. As a result, the ordinarily white wine will deepen into a brandy orange color.
Despite the wine’s obscurity, orange wine makes appearances at wine shows. Vineyards display their orange efforts from the United States to Australia. Get in on the tasting and find a bottle to share!
HOW TO OBSERVE
As your local vintner to stock an orange wine. Visit a wine tasting offering an orange wine on the menu. Use #NationalOrangeWineDay to share on social media.
To learn more about orange wine, follow the Instagram page for National Orange Wine Day @orangewinetime.
The Real House Wine founded National Orange Wine Day on October 6, 2018, to bring awareness to the public about this beautiful yet lesser known style of wine.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Orange Wine Day to be observed annually in 2018.
NATIONAL MAD HATTER DAY
The fictional character, The Hatter (also known as The Mad Hatter) from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is typically acting silly, and that is how the creators of this day decided on their theme of silliness for National Mad Hatter Day. Sir John Tenniel illustrated The Mad Hatter and all of Lewis Carroll’s colorful characters beginning in 1864. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 1865.
The phrase “mad as a hatter” comes from the late 18th and early 19th centuries when haberdasheries used mercury nitrate. The exposure to this metal over time caused the tradesmen to develop symptoms making people believe they were mad.
Taking our inspiration from The Mad Hatter (or any of Carroll’s characters for that matter) we may pursue laughable, absurd or even confusing adventures on National Mad Hatter Day. Breakout from the usual routine. Ask ridiculous riddles much like The Hatter’s own, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” Play croquet with plastic pink flamingos or wear a funny hat to work. Celebrate the day with silliness!
Did you know? Lewis Carroll (a pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodson once answered The Hatter’s riddle. In the 1896 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Carroll wrote as part of his preface, “Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front!”
HOW TO OBSERVE
Grab yourself a top hat and let your silliness out! Use #NationalMadHatterDay to post on social media.
A group of computer technicians in Boulder, Colorado first celebrated Mad Hatter Day in 1986 as a day of silliness. October 6 was chosen due to the label tucked in the Mad Hatter’s hat band that read “In this style 10/6”.
NATIONAL NOODLE DAY
The word noodle derives from the German word nudel.
Noodles are made by rolling unleavened dough out and cutting into a variety of shapes. While long, flat noodles may seem to be the most common, they come in a variety of forms, names, and textures. Each kind of noodle will pair differently with different kinds of sauces and meals.
Found in regions all over the world, noodles are made from a variety of flours. In Asian cuisine, root vegetables, such as yams and potatoes, beans, rice, wheat, and buckwheat are all found in a wide assortment of noodles. Europeans make most of their pasta from durum or semolina flour, though potato noodles a enjoyed as well.
In 2002, archaeologists along the Yellow River in China found an earthenware bowl containing some 4000-year-old noodles which had been well preserved.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Have a bowl of your favorite noodles and use #NationalNoodleDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we have been unable to find the creator of National Noodle Day.
NATIONAL PLUS SIZE APPRECIATION DAY
Extraordinary beauty comes in all size packages. On October 6, National Plus Size Appreciation Day recognizes the gorgeous men and women who may be larger but are also larger than life in so many ways!
Stereotypes could fill this page to describe plus size men and women, but then we have to consider that more than half the U.S. population is plus sized. That means big and tall, full-bodied and robust persons fill roles that require well-rounded and amply skilled people. With this talent pool comes buying power some retailers have yet to appreciate.
National Plus Size Appreciation Day recognizes the talent and elegance of our plus size population. When it comes to being bigger, taller or curvier, put your best self forward. Show your style, flair and gorgeous self!
HOW TO OBSERVE
No matter our age, how we feel about our appearance affects our daily lives. Whether you are plus size or not, take account of the value you place on your outward appearance, contributions to others lives and relationships. On National Plus Size Appreciation Day build confidence in someone you know. Celebrate accomplishments and appreciate one another. Use #PlusSizeAppreciationDay to share on social media.
Women Rock, Inc. founded National Plus Size Appreciation Day to boost the confidence for many women and men around the world. Founded in 2016 Women Rock INC are on a mission of self-love despite societies stigma on how we are supposed to look.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Plus Size Appreciation Day to be observed annually beginning in 2017.
NATIONAL GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #GermanAmericanDay to post on social media.
National German-American Day was originally celebrated in the nineteenth century. However, it fell out of favor during World War I.
Then in the 1980s things began to change. As is tradition, President Ronald Reagan made his world tour in 1982, which included West Germany. In the midst of a cold war and a divided Germany, the newly elected U.S. President opened his speech to the people of Bonn by relating the history of the 13 German families who founded a colony on American soil. He spoke of contributions, advancement, science and art and the honor to celebrate the German heritage that more than 7 million Americans claim.
The noblest objective of our diplomacy is the patient and difficult task of reconciling our adversaries to peace. And I know we all look forward to the day when the only industry of war will be the research of historians. ~ Ronald Reagan ~ June 9, 1982 ~ Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany.
To honor the 300th anniversary of German-American immigration and culture into the United States, in 1983 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day. It was on August 6, 1987, that Congress approved S.I. Resolution 108, designating October 6, 1987, as German-American Day, and it became Public Law 100-104 when President Reagan signed it on August 18. Proclamation #5719 was issued on October 2, 1987, at this time the President called on Americans to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. It has been commemorated each year since with Presidential Proclamations.
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