OCTOBER 29, 2018 | NATIONAL CAT DAY | WORLD STROKE DAY | NATIONAL HERMIT DAY | NATIONAL OATMEAL DAY
NATIONAL CAT DAY
National Cat Day is observed each year on October 29th.
National Cat Day was founded to help the public recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued. The day also encourages cat lovers to celebrate the cats in their lives for the unconditional love and companionship that they bestow upon them.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Pay particular attention to your cat today. Adopt a new cat. Use #NationalCatDay to post on social media.
This day is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation and was created by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, in 2005. Since its inception, it has helped save the lives of more than one million cats.
WORLD STROKE DAY
On October 29 observe World Stroke Day by learning F.A.S.T. By learning the signs of stroke, you can save someone’s life.
F = Facial Weakness
A = Arm Weakness
S = Speech difficulty
T = Time loss is brain loss. Call 911 when these symptoms are present. Don’t wait!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Visit www.strokeassociation.org for more resources and use #WorldStrokeDay to share on social media.
World Stroke Day is supported by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
NATIONAL HERMIT DAY
National Hermit Day is observed annually on October 29.
This is a day to take some time to spend alone. It is time to step away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and retreat to someplace quiet.
The word hermit comes from the Latin ĕrēmīta, meaning “of the desert”.
A hermit is a person who lives, to some degree, in seclusion from society.
HOW TO OBSERVE
To celebrate National Hermit Day, find a secluded place and shut out the rest of the world. Remove all electronics, modern-day conveniences and be hermit-like. Oh, before you do that use #NationalHermitDay to post on social media.
October 29th is the day St. Colman died in Ireland in 632 A.D. He had a seven-year hermitage in the Burren Forest in a cave. It is believed that National Hermit Day honors the date of his death.
NATIONAL OATMEAL DAY
National Oatmeal Day is observed annually on October 29. This is a day to enjoy one of America’s favorite breakfast foods.
There are many health benefits to eating oatmeal.
- A bowl of oatmeal daily can lower cholesterol.
- It may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- It may reduce your risk for cancer. (according to the American Cancer Society, eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce your risk for cancer)
- Oatmeal is low in fat.
- Oatmeal is low in calories.
- Oatmeal is a good source iron and fiber.
Some favorite oatmeal toppings include brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, nuts, and granola.
Oatmeal has a long tradition in the state of Vermont which originated within the Scottish settlement. Although there were many variations, most oatmeal recipes began with steel cut oats. The oats were soaked overnight in cold water, salt and maple syrup. Early the next morning, the cook would add ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon and, occasionally, ground ginger. The pot was then placed over heat and cooked for approximately 90 minutes. The oatmeal was served steaming hot with cream, milk or butter.
Vermont leads the United States in per capita consumption of cooked oatmeal cereal.
The Quaker Man is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America. He was registered by the Quaker Oats company as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal in 1877.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Have a bowl of oatmeal and use #NationalOatmealDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Oatmeal Day.
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