OCTOBER 14, 2018 | NATIONAL DESSERT DAY | CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY | BE BALD AND BE FREE DAY
NATIONAL DESSERT DAY
People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day! Celebrated by way of the local bakery, grandma’s house or chocolate shop, National Dessert Day includes candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts, too.
The available ingredients affect the range of desserts made in each region. The very first desserts required minimal effort or preparation since ancient cultures were more focused on the nutrition in foods to survive. Over the years, desserts have changed from natural candies and nuts to complex soufflés and multi-layered cakes. In modern culture, there are many more options available in desserts.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Go out to a dessert shop or restaurant and indulge in a sweet treat or try one of these delicious recipes. Post photos on social media using #NationalDessertDay.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Dessert Day.
CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY
Clergy Appreciation Day is observed on the second Sunday in October. It is a time to recognize the work of ministers, pastors, and priests in the United States. This national day also falls in National Clergy Month, which is observed each October.
Many congregations take up a special offering on this day to bless their pastors. Others use the entire month of October to find different means to bless the leaders with meals, gifts and even paid vacations.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Thank your clergy for the work they do. Give them a shout out using the hashtag #ClergyAppreciationDay and post to your social media accounts. Encourage others to do the same. Being a pastor or other clergy member has it’s good days, and bad, yet all leaders need to be recognized for the work and efforts.
Be sure you also personally thank them for all they do to help you and your family!
Clergy Appreciation Day was originally called Clergy Appreciation National Day of Honor. The day was started by Hallmark Cards in 1992. Many people also refer to the day as Pastor Appreciation Day.
BE BALD AND BE FREE DAY
Be Bald and Be Free Day is observed annually on October 14. The day is sometimes referred to as Bald and Free Day. A celebration of the naked crown, Be Bald and Be Free Day recognizes the beauty of baring the scalp.
Whether your ‘chrome dome’ is the result of hair loss or shaving your head, this National Day is set aside to celebrate you! And not everyone goes bald from traditional aging and hair loss. Some lose their hair from medical treatments making Be Bald and Be Free Day extra special for these individuals.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Naturally we want you to share your bald selfies with us on social media. And definitely be sure to use #BeBaldAndBeFreeDay as a hashtag to post on your social media accounts.
Also, give a shout out to those you know who are clean on top. let them be able to recognize the opportunity this day provides for recognition. Or, at the very least, if you know they can take some teasing, do it!
This day was founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy from Wellcat.
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