OCTOBER 9, 2018 | NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CUPCAKE DAY | NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY | NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY

NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY

National Moldy Cheese Day is a unique holiday that is observed each year on October 9.

A cheesemonger is a person who specializes in cheeses, butter, and other dairy products. They may take offense at the common person’s offense of moldy cheese. Well, depending on the type of mold of course. Some cheese molds, red or brown tinged molds, for example, are offensive. Toss those bacteria contaminated moldy cheeses in the garbage quickly and move along to the grey, blue or green colored moldy cheeses in the fridge instead.

Like a sommelier pairs the best wines with meals, a cheesemonger provides expert advice on artisan cheeses for recipes, banquets, and sources for restaurants.

Cheeses such as Maytag blue, Roquefort, Brie, bleu, camembert, gorgonzola, and Stilton are a few of the moldy reasons this day is celebrated. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Stop by a local deli or chat with your favorite cheesemonger about a uniquely moldy cheese and use #MoldyCheeseDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Moldy Cheese Day.

 

National Leif Erickson Day is observed annually on October 9th.  The day honors the Norwegian born, Leif Erikson. The Norse explorer earns credit for bringing the first Europeans known to have set foot in North America.  Leif Erikson left the European continent in 999 and landed in North America around the year 1,000. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #LeifEriksonDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

In 1925, at the Norse-American Centennial, President Calvin Coolidge gave recognition to Leif Erikson as the discoverer of America due to research by Norwegian-American scholars such as Knut Geirset and Ludvig-Hektoen. 

United States Representative John Blatnik from Duluth introduced a bill in 1963 to observe Leif Erikson Day nationwide.  On September 2, 1964, the United States Congress passed Joint Resolution 88-566 authorizing the President to proclaim October 9 as Leif Erikson Day.  President Lyndon B. Johnson and each President since have done so.  In the proclamations, the Presidents have praised the contributions of Americans of Nordic descent generally and the spirit of discovery.  

Some states officially commemorate Leif Erikson Day in addition to the federal observance, particularly in the Upper Midwest where there are large numbers of people from the Nordic countries settled.

On October 9, 1825, a sloop named, Restauration, with 52 Norwegian Quakers on board, landed in New York Harbor beginning what would become the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States. In commemoration of their journey and their exploring ancestor, Congress selected October 9 for National Leif Erickson Day.

 

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CUPCAKE DAY

October 9 observes National Pro-Life Cupcake Day.

On this day, cupcakes are baked to honor the lives of those not yet born and to raise awareness about the issue of abortion. Cupcakes are a sweet way to get a conversation started on a difficult subject.

HOW TO OBSERVE 

Make a cupcake and use #ProLifeCupcakeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Cupcakes for Life founded National Pro-Life Cupcake Day as a positive way to discuss pro-life awareness. 

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