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National Chicken Lady Day on November 4th annually honors Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree.  

For 12 years, Dr. Dupree worked for the second-largest chicken restaurant in the world as the Director of Community Relations and Training. She was widely known due to her work in the community. During this time and through her work with the community and the people she helped,  Dr. Dupree became known as “The Chicken Lady.”

Dr. Dupree led numerous efforts to improve education in her community. She provided training and certification that led to business opportunities to many in her area. She not only led by example, but she enhanced the lives of those around her. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChickenLadyDay

Is there someone in your community who elevates the people around them? If so, celebrate them like others celebrate the Chicken Lady. While you’re at it, enjoy some chicken with them. Serve them a bucket. Or volunteer in their organizations. See what you can learn and improve your community, too. Use #ChickenLadyDay to post on social media.


For more than two decades, Dr. Dupree helped to teach, train and certify hundreds of professional speakers, authors, and trainers. In 2001, National Chicken Lady Day was created as a way of saying “thank you” to Dr. Dupree.  She is thanked not only by those she directly affected over the years but by those who continue to feel her positive impact years later as a result of her experience, knowledge and the relationships she built. 



On November 4th we celebrate the sweet holiday, National Candy Day. Candies have a long history of attracting us with their bright colors and delightful flavors. They also come in a variety of fun sizes and shapes.

Candy History

In the late 13th century, Middle English first began using the word candy. Borrowed from the Old French cucre candi, it is derived in turn from Persian Qand and Qandi, cane sugar.

People use the term candy as a broad category. We treat candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows and much more as candy.

Sugar wasn’t always readily available, so the first candies were made from honey. Candymakers coated coat fruits and flowers with honey. This method preserved the flowers and nuts or created forms of candy. Today, we still create these confections, but they are typically seen as a garnish.

Originally a form of medicine, candy calmed the digestive system or cooled a sore throat.  At that time, combined with spices and sugar, candy only appeared in the purses and the dishes of the wealthy.

By the 18th century, the first candy likely came to American from Britain and France. At the time, people made the simplest form of candy from crystallized sugar – rock candy. However, even the most basic form of sugar was considered a luxury and was only attainable by the wealthy.

Since 1979, the world has produced more sugar than can be sold, making it very attainable and cheap. 

Industrial Revolution

With the advent of the industrial revolution, many advances improved the availability of sugar. By the 1830s, markets opened and the candy business underwent a drastic change. Not only did the price of candy drop, but penny candies targeted children.

  • 1847 – Invention of the candy press making it possible to produce multiple shapes and sizes of candy at one time.
  • 1851 – Confectioners begin using a revolving steam pan to assist in boiling sugar.

The two top-selling candies in America have been: 

  • M & M’S — M&M’s are milk chocolate drops with a colorful candy coating on the outside. Forrest Mars, Sr. and William Murrie developed M&M’s following the Spanish Civil War. They dubbed the new candy with the initials of their surnames. The candies debuted in 1941 and were given to American soldiers serving in the Second World War. 
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups — Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are round chocolate disks that are filled with a sweet, creamy peanut butter filling. Hershey’s company first manufactured the iconic cups in 1928.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCandyDay

It’s four days after Halloween. Either you have leftover candy or can sneak some of your kid’s stash to celebrate. Or, invite some friends to enjoy their favorite candies with you! Of course, it’s always better to celebrate with a crowd. Use #NationalCandyDay to post on social media.


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

COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE DAY – First Monday in November


The first Monday in November is dedicated to bringing awareness to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy with Color the World Orange Day.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS) involves high levels of nerve impulses sent to an affected site in the body. Medical experts believe the condition is a result of a dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous system.

Symptoms vary in severity and usually occur more in women than men. Pain can be intense or worsen over time. In the event of an injury, CRPS can flair and spread beyond the site of the injury.

Other symptoms include:

  • stiff and swollen joints
  • decreased mobility
  • changes in hair and nail growth
  • skin changes – color, texture, and temperature may be affected

There is no specific test or cure for CRPS. Treatment focuses on pain relief, physical therapy, and psychotherapy.

Everyone is encouraged to wear orange, organize an event or participate in one to help spread awareness.  Visit the website or the Facebook page to find out more on how to participate.


Plan an event in your community to show support for those with CRPS.

  • Organize your school to wear orange.
  • Plan an orange walk to raise money for research.
  • Have an orange bakesale.
  • Wear orange ribbons to show your support.
  • Read about CRPS to learn about the symptoms and treatments.
  • Ask what you can do to help someone with CRPS.

Visit the CTWO Facebook and website for ideas on ways to Color the World Orange.  Use #CRPSOrangeDay™ to share on social media.


Color the World Orange Day was founded in 2014.

JOB ACTION DAY – First Monday in November


Job Action Day on the first Monday in November redefines the opportunities in the career world. Celebrate by exploring your options.

You don’t have to be dissatisfied with your career to participate in the employment-focused day. Gainfully employed, looking or contemplating a career change, it’s important to always be prepared and keep your options open. Inspecting the current job market can be a valuable tool, whether you’re curious or not.

This national day encourages us to get the tools and resources to master a new job search and land the career of your dreams! It’s also possible to learn how to make the job you have into your dream job. Whichever path you are on, Job Action Day is about exploring the different opportunities available, maybe even ones you didn’t know were there.

It’s important for job seekers to have all the tools they need to find the careers they are looking for. Explore your options, expand them and empower yourself grab that dream job.

Are you employed but seeking a change? Examine the options available to you. Are you in the right career? Find out what’s out there and how to go in that direction. New technologies, training, and innovations require advanced approaches to employment all the time. Find the tools to go there.


Visit LiveCareer to find out more and find events near you. Use #JobActionDay to share on social media.


The Quintcareers founded Job Action Day in 2008.

NATIONAL BROADCAST TRAFFIC PROFESSIONAL’S DAY – November 2 (unless on weekend, then on following Monday)


National Broadcast Traffic Professional’s Day honors those in radio and television traffic departments. Each year, the observance takes place on November 2nd, unless that day falls on a weekend. Then it is observed on the following Monday. 

Broadcast traffic professionals schedule and work diligently with programs, announcements and much more, on our nation’s broadcast stationsNot only do they alert us to the snarls and jams along our routes, but they also entertain us and keep us informed along the way. 

The first commercial broadcast took place on KDKA radio out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 2, 1920.  The day is also known as National Traffic Directors Day or National Traffic Professional’s Day. It honors the thousands of professionals directors in broadcast media since that day who have worked behind the scenes keeping the entertainment, talk shows, news, and commercials flowing.  Through breaking news alerts, stormy weather, budgets, and differing personalities, these men and women maintain program development.

HOW TO OBSERVE #TrafficProfessionalsDay

Thank a traffic director and use #TrafficProfessionalsDay to post on social media.


While our research did not reveal the founder of National Broadcast Traffic Professional’s Day, the day commemorates the first commercial broadcast in the United States on November 2, 1920.  Also, the Traffic Directors Guild of America is a strong supporter of this annual celebration and recognizes traffic directors and their over 30 titles that are acknowledged in the business.

On Deck for November 5, 2019

National Days

International Days

  • World Tsunami Awareness Day


Recipe of the Day

Spicy Onion Panini with Basil and Roasted Red Pepper

Prep:  5-10
Cook:  35 min
Total Prep:  45 min
Servings:  4 servings


8 cups (2 quarts) yellow onion, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 ciabatta rolls
Aioli (recipe follows)
1 cup basil leaves
1 cup roasted red pepper strips
8 ounces sharp white Cheddar, sliced
1/2 cup pitted Calamata olives, halved
2 ounces prosciutto or pancetta, in paper-thin slices (optional)


Combine in electric blender 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 2 medium cloves garlic and a dash of salt.

Process until blended and slightly thickened.

Add freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Makes about 1/2 cup.


Caramelize onions over low heat in oil about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden; mix in red pepper flakes.

Split ciabatta rolls and brush inside lightly with Aioli.

For each serving, layer bottom of roll with 1/4 cup basil leaves, then 3/4 cup caramelized onion, then 1/4 cup roasted red pepper, 2 ounces cheese, and 2 tablespoons olives. Add 1/2 ounce prosciutto if desired.

Close the rolls and brush with Aioli.

Place each one in panini grill set at medium.

Slowly close lid (somewhat flattening sandwich inside) and grill 15 minutes or until golden and melted.

Per 100 g Serving: About 305 cal, 10 g pro, 29 g carb, 17 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 22mg chol, 527 mg sod, 2.5 g fiber.

(Recipe and image provided by the National Onion Association).

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