Category: October 22

  • NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY – October 22

    NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY | October 22

    National Make A Dog’s Day on October 22 is a Subaru holiday that invites dog-lovers everywhere to go the extra mile for their pup.


    Today is a reminder to animal lovers everywhere to adopt a pet instead of buying a new one. In fact, we encourage everyone to visit a shelter to see why adopting a four-legged friend will make the world a better place.

    “Make A Dog’s Day began as a way for Subaru to say thank you to the pets who support us, love us and make our world a better place.” Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Subaru of America, Inc.

    Why should I adopt a pet? Approximately 3.1 million dogs enter shelters in the United States annually, many being relinquished by their owners. Worse still, approximately 15% of the animals that enter shelters are euthanized. While numbers continue to decline, the need for adoption continues to be overwhelming. One sure way to make a dog’s day is giving them a new, loving home through adoption. When you adopt a pet, you are:

    • Saving a life.
    • Stopping animal cruelty in breeding facilities.
    • Saving money for spaying, neutering, vaccination and sometimes microchipping.
    • Choosing from a large selection of dog breed who are normally house-trained.
    • Adopting a dog who has received excellent care in the shelter, which means they are healthy.

    If A Dog Could Talk

    Adoption is just one way to make a dog’s day. If your favorite canine companion could talk, they might tell us going for an extra-long walk would make their day. When was the last time you visited the dog park? Of course, a new chew toy might top their list. Sometimes, they just want to play. Throw the ball already! Another thing that tops the list of fur babies everywhere – don’t stop scratching that itch.

    How do I care for my newly adopted dog? When you adopt a dog from a shelter, the amazing staff guide you in caring for your new furry companion. Keeping your dog healthy is an act of unspoken love between you and your pup. Normally, a shelter will provide services before you leave. However, if they haven’t, you should:

    • Schedule regular check-ups for your dog with your veterinarian. Choose a schedule that fits you and your new animal friend.
    • Vaccinate your dog according to what they need. Your veterinarian will make the correct recommendations to help you decide important vaccinations.
    • Spay or neuter your pet. Beyond the health benefits, unplanned puppies cause the population in shelters to increase.


    • Visit a shelter, find your loyal canine companion, and make a dog’s day through adoption!
    • Volunteer at a shelter by taking a dog for a walk or bringing them a new chew toy.
    • Donate new blankets, treats, or other supplies to a shelter. You can check your local shelter needs by visiting their website or simply making a call.
    • Stop by a participating Subaru retailer during the month of October and donate new pet supplies, which the automaker will be collecting throughout the month of October. Check your local Subaru retailers to join the effort.
    • If you’re already the owner of a beloved dog, take the extra time to make your dog’s day. Repay that unconditional love with creative tokens of dog-gone appreciation.
    • Shelters: make sure to share your adoption events by posting your stories and photos using the hashtag #MakeADogsDay on social media.
    • Subaru invites dog owners to do something special for the furry friends in their lives and share on social media using #MakeADogsDay. For those who are yet to be pet parents, Subaru invites Americans to consider adopting a shelter pet or “Underdog.”


    Subaru Make a Dog's Day logo

    In 2019, Subaru founded National Make A Dog’s Day to raise awareness for pet adoption. With the help of National Day Calendar, they set out to show the world just how good it feels to make a dog’s day.

    2022 is the fourth annual National Make A Dog’s Day. Since its launch, #MakeADogsDay has reached 68 million people and helped find homes for nearly 60,000 dogs.

     “Year after year, we’ve been proud to help raise awareness for pet adoption by showing the world how they can make a dog’s day and feel great doing it.” Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Subaru of America, Inc.

    Subaru has a long history of supporting pets in need. In fact, since 2008 through the Subaru Loves Pets™ initiative, Subaru has donated more than $42 million to national and local organizations to support the rescue, transport, and adoption of nearly 350,000 pets.

    As part of Subaru Loves Pets month in October and the automaker’s lifetime commitment to loving pets, they have created another way to make a difference. With a love for pets and caring for animals everywhere being a vital pillar of the Subaru Love Promise, the automaker has continually givien back to the canine friends that deserve it most.

    According to Alan Bethke, Subaru advocates for adopting from pet organizations year-round. However, October is particularly special for Subaru. They devote the entire month to uniting pets across the country with the loving homes they deserve. Furthermore, Bethke says “Our Subaru community is incredibly passionate about animal welfare, and together with our retailers, we’re proud to help make the world a better place for pets everywhere.

  • NATIONAL COLOR DAY – October 22

    National Color Day | October 22
    National Color Day | October 22



    National Color Day focuses on the impact color has on each of us. The observance takes place each year on October 22nd. Color is powerful. It can affect a mood, draw attention, even cause alarm.  


    It is hard to imagine a world without color. Without color, we would nearly be blind.  Doctors check for health through the color of a patient’s skin. On a late, crisp autumn morning, sparkling frost and leaves changing from green to vermillion signal a change of seasons. A flush of color in the cheeks of a friend sends a cue of her embarrassment. The street light turns from green to yellow to red. In the Grand Canyon, layers of sediment range in color from black to pale ash. All these signs alert us to change through color.  

    Imagine a world without chrysocolla. This mineral formed from hydrated copper phyllosilicate develops colors from a brilliant cyan to jade green. From darkening skies before a storm to the undulating fragile glow of the aurora borealis, color in nature moves us to pause and enjoy or to warn us of impending danger. Long before colors had names, they served a purpose.

    Colors accent our homes and feed our creativity, allowing us to express ourselves. Open a box of crayons or watercolors, and artists of any age lose themselves in a world of their own creation for hours.

    Different colors are perceived to mean different things. The following is one rendition of the perceived meaning of the various colors in the United States.

    • Red:  Excitement – Love – Strength
    • Yellow:  Competence – Happiness
    • Green:  Good Taste – Envy – Relaxation
    • Blue:  Corporate – High Quality – Serenity
    • Pink: Sophistication – Sincerity
    • Violet/Purple:  Authority – Power
    • Brown:  Ruggedness
    • Black:  Grief – Fear
    • White: Happiness – Purity.


    Explore the use of color in your life. Take in the vast and ever-changing array of shades available to you. What’s your favorite color?  Express yourself through color and use #NationalColorDay to post on social media.


    National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this colorful holiday.

    Color FAQ

    Q. My spouse and I cannot decide on a color to paint our bedroom. Which color would support better sleep?

    A. We spend about a third of our time in our bedrooms. Besides sleeping, we put away clothes, get dressed, watch TV, read books, among other things. So, having a comfortable, restful space is important. While neutral colors like tan or beige are the least stimulating and promote restful sleep if you prefer a more colorful, calm color, blues promote serenity, and greens promote balance and reassurance. Colors to avoid include red (though we love its passion if you know what we mean); it can promote stimulation and inhibit sleep. However, it can be used as an accent color. Consider adding red pillows or frames to the room.

    Q. I’d like to add more color to my flower gardens. What plants add lasting color all season long?
    A. Annuals tend to provide long-lasting color to a flower garden more than perennial plants. However, by planting a combination of annuals and perennials, you’re garden will provide you with surprising delights throughout the season. Their greenery will also give the annuals a lovely backdrop to help those colors pop.

    Flowers to try include:

    • Zinnias – Not only does this annual come in nearly every color of the rainbow, but it is also easy to grow.
    • Moss roses – Another annual on our shortlist, these sun-loving succulents love dry, hot summers and require low maintenance, too. They also come in several varieties and colors. Another bonus is that they will often reseed themselves and fill your beds with a colorful ground cover without being invasive.
    • Roses – While some gardeners have trouble maintaining this perennial, roses with a continuous bloom will add value to your garden year after year. Certain breeds bloom all season long, and one that is recommended is the Grandiflora rose bush. Another bonus is that the Grandiflora is also fragrant and grows well in zones 4-10.


  • NATIONAL NUT DAY – October 22



    National Nut Day is observed annually on October 22nd. This day is NOT about the neighbor that lives down the street or the co-worker who sings with their headphones on. It is a food holiday celebrating a healthy and nutritious snack.  


    Nuts are a highly prized food and energy source and are a primary source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife. Many of them are used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food, and pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics. The fats found in nuts, for the most part, are unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated fats.

    Many nuts are excellent sources of vitamins E and B2. They are also rich in protein, folate fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium.

    Nuts are essential to animals, especially those in temperate climates, as they store acorns and other nuts during the autumn months to keep from starving during late fall, all winter, and early spring.

    Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD). It was in 1993 that nuts were first linked to protection against CHD. Since that time, many clinical trials have found that the consumption of various nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.

    One study has shown that people who ate nuts lived two to three years longer than those who did not. Those who were consuming nuts may have been eating less junk food leading to a longer lifespan.

    Nuts in their raw form retain the most nutritional benefit, too. However you celebrate the day, though, be sure to enjoy snacking on your favorite nut!


    To celebrate National Nut Day, have a snack consisting of raw nuts during the day and try this Mixed Nut Bars recipe. Share your favorite recipes or make some gorp. Stock up on your favorites and bring nutty treats to share with everyone! Top some nuts on your salad at lunch and use crush nuts to create a crust for a pie or even a savory roast. 

    Use #NationalNutDay to post on social media.


    Liberation Foods created National Nut Day in 2016 as a way to advocate Fairtrade nuts and promote healthy living! Now that’s not nutty at all!

    Nuts FAQ

    Q. What are the healthiest nuts?
    A. Any way you crack them, every nut variety includes nutritional benefits. While one may have more fiber (almonds) another will be low in calories (pistachios). So grab a handful of mixed nuts. They walnut disappoint you.

    Q. I’m allergic to nuts. How can I celebrate the day?
    A. You can celebrate October 22nd by celebrating one of the other two holidays. Take your pick between National Make A Dog’s Day and National Color Day. Whatever you do, do not eat a nut!

    Q. Why did the bartender serve my mixed drink with a nut in it?
    A. Many mixed drinks and cocktails are garnished with whole or chopped nuts. Not only are they used as a garnish, but many cocktails are also mixed using nut extracts, or the liqueur used is infused with nut flavors.


    October 22 Celebrated History


    Barnum and Bailey Circus sold to Ringling Bros. for a reported $410,000. With the purchase, Ringling Bros. becomes not only the “Greatest Show on Earth” but also the largest.


    Using photoconductive materials, Chester Carlson invents the xerographic process. His process was used to develop the Xerox copier.


    The Supreme’s album Supremes A’ Go-Go hits #1 making them the first all-female music group to attain #1 status.


    The USDA approves table use of artificial sweetener aspartame.

    October 22 Celebrated Birthdays

    Sarah Bernhardt – 1844

    Born Henriette-Rosine Bernard, the French actress attained fame in the late 1860s after years of struggle. By 1880, she achieved an international reputation for her starring roles with a traveling company.

    Ettore Hector Boiardi – 1897

    The Italian chef is the man behind the Chef Boyardee product line.

    Karl Jansky – 1905

    Early in the days of the telephone, radio interference caused issues with communications. When engineer, Karl Jansky joined the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1928, he was charged with identifying the source of the interference. Four years later, Jansky reported that the source of the radio interference came from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

    Jeff Goldblum – 1952

    From Igby Goes Down and The Fly to Jurassic Park and Independence Day, actor Jeff Goldblum has earned critical and financial success in the roles he’s played.

    Toby Mac – 1964

    Born Toby Mckeehan, the award-winning gospel artist is also a producer and writer.