OCTOBER 15, 2019 | NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY | NATIONAL GROUCH DAY | NATIONAL CHEESE CURD DAY | NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY | NATIONAL PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY | WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY | NATIONAL AESTHETICIAN DAY | PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY | NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY
NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY
National I Love Lucy Day is observed annually on October 15. This day celebrates one of television’s all-time greatest shows; I Love Lucy.
I Love Lucy, an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley made its debut on October 15, 1951. The program created a new television experience with the first filmed and scripted program performed before a live audience. The studio literally knocked a hole in a concrete wall creating room for theater seating inviting the once-banned fans to see the stars perform – for free! The new format and I Love Lucy won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations.
In four of its six seasons, I Love Lucy was the most-watched show in the United States. The sitcom was a world of television firsts. It even ended on a first. The I Love Lucy show became the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. In 2002, TV Guide ranked the sitcom television’s 2nd greatest show of all time, and in 2007 it landed on TIME Magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME” list.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ILoveLucyDay
Watch a marathon of I Love Lucy. Share your favorite Lucy antics and use #ILoveLucyDay to post on social media.
I LOVE LUCY DAY HISTORY
National Dy Calendar® continues researching the origins of this pop culture day.
NATIONAL GROUCH DAY
National Grouch Day on October 15th sends out notices to all the grouches of the world to be their truest grouch. If you are a grouch today is your special day. According to Sesame Street Magazine, the day was created for all grouches to celebrate their way of life.
Sometimes grumps give backhanded compliments. “Your house looked horrible until you painted it.” Other times they don’t give them at all. Noise, silence, general activity will make a grouch generally unpleasant.
- a person who complains frequently or constantly
- a habitually irritable or complaining person
It seems that a grouch may be happy (although they would never admit it) only when others are unhappy and grouchy. It is then that they feel most comfortable with having others share in their grumpy, cantankerous, surly world with them.
National Grouch Day would be a good time to send a grouch e-card and then ask a friend, whether they be a grouch or not, to come on over, sit back, share some popcorn, relax and watch the movie Grumpy Old Men!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGrouchDay
May your ice be too cold and your slinky too springy! Share your awful insults by using #NationalGrouchDay on social media. We hope the jelly from your sardine sandwich makes your keyboard sticky!
NATIONAL GROUCH DAY HISTORY
This Sesame Street-inspired holiday has been celebrated since at least 1976 and celebrates the grouch’s way of life.
NATIONAL CHEESE CURD DAY
National Cheese Curd Day is observed annually on October 15. This is a day to enjoy the velvety goodness of cheese curds.
Cheese Curds are unique, funky, snackable little pieces of yellow or white Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Many restaurants coat and deep-fried them to a golden brown. When you bite into one, first expect a warm buttery crunch on the outside. The next delicious taste will be an ooey-gooey burst of dairyland delicacy on the inside.
What are they? Well, they’re a product of cheesemaking. Fresh ones squeak when you bite into them. Cheesemakers create different flavors to appease the growing number of people enjoying cheese curds.
Cheese curds are served in a variety of ways. Of course, eating them fresh is one option. Another includes the all-time favorite, deep-fried. A large selection of dipping sauces is available, too. Choose from ranch, more cheese sauce, spicy siracha, tangy dill, barbeque, and more. Cheese curds find their way into recipes, also. Poutine has been popular for decades.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCheeseCurdDay
Go out to dinner and order some for your appetizer. Use #NationalCheeseCurdDay to post on social media and share images of your curds. Have fun.
NATIONAL CHEESE CURD HISTORY
Culver’s founded National Cheese Curd Day in 2015 to celebrate the delicious and snackable treat.
National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on October 15th, annually. Enjoy celebrating this National Day with family and friends!
Culver’s was founded in the Dairy State and proudly serves real Wisconsin Cheese Curds. Culver’s and National Day Calendar have officially declared Oct. 15th National Cheese Curd Day to give this most delicious of Wisconsin treat gets the attention and adoration it deserves.
NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY
The third Tuesday in October recognizes National Pharmacy Technician Day. The day is an opportunity to thank technicians for their invaluable support and contributions throughout the year. However, the day also explores the technician’s role and how vital it is to maintain a safe and efficient health system.
Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of environments. Depending on education and training, they manage dispensary supply at hospitals and clinics, retail pharmacies, prisons, and veterinary clinics. Their roles may include the supervision of other pharmacy staff. Under a pharmacist’s guidance, a technician may supply medications to patients, prepare prescriptions. They also provide patient education and communicate with physicians.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PharmacyTechnicianDay
Use #PharmacyTechnicianDay to post on social media. And be sure to shout out to friends and family who work in the pharmacy field.
NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY HISTORY
This National Day was submitted in July 2015, by Lindsey Ahrens. The annual event is endorsed by the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) and the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). The observance coincides with National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, endorsed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Additionally, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has named October American Pharmacists Month.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared National Pharmacy Technician Day to be celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in October.
NATIONAL PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th offers a day of remembrance to parents, family, and friends for pregnancy loss and infant death.
Pregnancy loss and infant death may include but are not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. Since 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss, many families know the grief of this kind of loss. It’s often not spoken about, and yet, those who mourn often need support and understanding. The experience is painful and sometimes overwhelming.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PregnancyAndInfantLossRemembranceDay
Communities and organizations across the country show support with candlelight vigils, walks, and other ceremonies. Visit nationalshare.org to find support and ways to support others with pregnancy and infant loss.
Use #PregnancyAndInfantLossRemembranceDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY HISTORY
On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness movement began.
In 2002, the October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Campaign began as an American movement. Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak petitioned the federal government as well as the governors of each of the 50 states resulting in 20 signing proclamations recognizing October 15, 2002, as the first observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (PAILRD). The House of Representatives passed Concurrent Resolution H.Con>RES.222 on September 28, 2006, supporting the goals and ideals represented by the observance.
All 50 states yearly proclaim the day with eight states enacting permanent proclamations. These states are Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.
Around the world, other countries observe the day on October 15th. For example, Canadian provinces and territories have officially proclaimed the awareness day. And in recent years, the United Kingdom, Western Australia, New South Wales, and Italy have joined the movement.
The observance takes place during National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY
National White Cane Safety Day on October 15th annually celebrates the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. The day marks the importance of recognizing the white cane. The white cane is not only a tool. It also represents the independence of those who are blind worldwide.
This day has been set aside to celebrate all of the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired, and the principal symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.
While technological advancements continue to improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired, the white cane continues to be a basic necessity for leading an independent and productive life. The white cane extends a person’s senses allowing them to determine steps, unlevel pavement, and obstacles. But it also provides a level of safety as a signal to the seeing public. It’s important not to disrupt the path of someone with a white cane or to steer them in another direction. A skilled user allows the cane to find the clearest way.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WhiteCaneSafetyDay
The best way to provide assistance is by keeping aisles and doorways clear of boxes and other debris is one good first step. However, the day primarily focuses on the independence and equality of those with visual impairments. Their vision shouldn’t be a hindrance to attaining their goals and dreams, and the white cane symbolizes those achievements. Use #WhiteCaneSafetyDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY HISTORY
A joint resolution of the United States Congress H.R. 753 was signed into law as Pub.L.88-628 on October 6, 1964, and codified at 36 USC § 142. It was this resolution that authorized the President of the United States to proclaim October 15th, White Cane Safety Day annually.
Within hours of the passage of the joint resolution, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the first proclamation for the observance.
This Day was also named Blind Americans Equality Day, in 2011, by President Barack Obama.
There is always so much more one can do to make a difference. For more information regarding White Cane Safety Day from the National Federation of the Blind.
NATIONAL AESTHETICIAN DAY
On October 15 we shine the spotlight on the skincare professionals who keep us looking our best. It’s National Aesthetician Day!
With specialized training and personalized attention, aestheticians bring out the most radiant skin in each of us. Their knowledge and skills often go unrecognized and yet they deliver superior services every day in spas and medical clinics across the country. Addressing the complex needs of their clientele, aestheticians rejuvenate and polish even the most sensitive skin. They offer a variety of services and products to make your skin beautiful and healthy. Many services are paired with spa packages, but they can also be provided individually, too.
Just a few of the services aesthetician’s offer include:
- Moisturizing Treatments
- Hair Removal
- Body scrubs
- And much more…
Throughout the day, we recognize all the care and attention they give every day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NATIONAL AESTHETICIAN DAY
Give a shoutout to your favorite aesthetician. What treatments and products do you like best? If they deliver superior service and make you feel rejuvenated, they deserve your acknowledgment. and use #NationalAestheticianDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL AESTHETICIAN DAY HISTORY
COSMEDIXfounded National Aesthetician Day in 2016 to honor all the hard-working aestheticians across the country providing outstanding skin care services. COSMEDIX is an Astral Health & Beauty, Inc. Company.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed the day to be observed on October 15th, annually
PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY
On the third Tuesday of October every year, students give up their voice for Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.
Representing the 3,000 voices taken by abortion every day, these students chose to take a vow of silence. The movement suggests wearing a red armband representing your participation in the day. Others may wear red duct tape across their mouths. No matter how participants demonstrate their participation the day, a vow of silence represents those who’ve been silenced forever through abortion.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ProLifeDayOfSilentSolidarity
Those who participate are encouraged to plan ahead for their day of silence by preparing cards explaining their silence. Use #ProLifeDayOfSilentSolidarity to post on social media.
PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY HISTORY
Bryan Kemper founded Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity in 2004. Students For Life promotes the day.
NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15th encourages prevention, testing, and open dialogue concerning HIV and AIDS.
Over 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS, and one in seven of them aren’t aware that they have it. Throughout the year, awareness days focus on specific communities and their unique needs concerning prevention and awareness. This observance focuses on the Latino and Hispanic communities.
The NLAAD campaign works annually at building better opportunities for non-profit organizations and health departments to reach Latino/Hispanic communities. The campaign includes promoting HIV testing, providing HIV prevention information, and improving access to care.
Culture, language, and heritage may be barriers to understanding the risks and becoming more educated about the disease. The day aims to break down those barriers and bring more awareness to the Latino communities.
HIV is a virus that causes an infection. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) develops when someone contracts HIV. Once you have developed AIDS, you have it for life. That’s why prevention and testing are vital to stopping and treating the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends anyone between the age of 13 and 64 receive an HIV test as part of a routine physical. Those who are sexually active, the CDC recommends testing once per year and sometimes more frequently, depending on risk factors.
The day encourages a more open dialogue between partners as well. Improving understanding of the disease and access to testing helps reduce risk.
HOW TO OBSERVE #LatinoAIDSAwarenessDay
- Get tested every few months, and know your partner’s HIV status. Click here to find an HIV testing location near you.
- Have sex that isn’t risky. Use a condom every time you have sex.
- Limit your number of sexual partners. If you are having sex with more than one person, get tested regularly.
- Talk to a medical professional about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is an HIV/AIDS prevention option for those who do not have HIV but are at high risk of becoming infected.
- Don’t inject drugs.
- Translated materials are available. Ask for them if they aren’t offered.
- Eliminate the stigma. Open the dialogue.
Use #LatinoAIDSAwarenessDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY HISTORY
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations promotes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
On Deck for
- National Liqueur Day
- National Dictionary Day
- Global Cat Day
- Department Store Day
- BRA Day USA – Third Wednesday in October
- Hagfish Day – Third Wednesday in October
- Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce – Third Wednesday in October
- National Fossil Day – On Wednesday of Second Full Week in October
- National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day – Changes Annually
- Medical Assistants Recognition Day – On Wednesday of Third Business Week in October
- Boss’s Day (or National Boss’s Day) – Annually Oct. 16 unless it falls on a weekend. Then it’s the closest workday.
Recipe of the Day
Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hr. 10 mins.
Serves 12 – 15
1 can pineapple rings
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
Preheat oven to temperature required on cake box.
Drain and save juice from canned pineapple rings.
Use pineapple juice in mixing the cake and be sure to adjust liquids accordingly.
Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 13 cake pan, melt butter and pour into pan.
Next place crumbled brown sugar into the butter.
Place pineapple rings and cherries over brown sugar in bottom of cake pan.
Pour cake mix over everything and bake according to time on cake box.
Once baked and out of oven, place on a serving plate upside down over pan and turn over both plate and pan together.
Leave pan remaining over cake to allow brown sugar mixture to drizzle over cake.
Carefully remove pan and serve your pineapple upside down cake warm.
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