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Frankenstein Friday - last Friday in October - falls on Halloween this year.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Frankenstein Friday



When: last Friday in October

Frankenstein Friday celebrates the birth of Frankenstein and its creator. Frankenstein is one of the best known horror characters, dating back to the 1800's. We can't imagine the Halloween season without the presence of Frankenstein, lurking somewhere in the darkness.

Frankenstein was born in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley, at the age of 21, wrote the story "Frankenstein".

Frankenstein's Mother: Mary Wollenstone Shelley

Frankenstein's Father: Boris Karloff

To celebrate this day, we suggest you read the novel, or see a Frankenstein movie.

Ron MacCloskey, the creator of this special day, by awarding "The Franky" to someone who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Frankenstein. Maybe next year, you will receive the coveted "Franky" award.



Origin of Frankenstein Day:
This special day was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997.

Note: Ron's hometown of Westfield, NJ. is also the hometown of Charles Addams, the New York Times magazine cartoonist who created The Addams Family. So, Ron's interest in Frankenstein comes as no surprise.

Ron picked Friday to celebrate this day for the "FR" connection, and because more people can party on Friday than on other night of the week.

  
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MARTYLYNN1 10/31/2014 12:15PM

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  Thanks for the trivia. Happy Halloween.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/31/2014 6:35AM

    Love the movie YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

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National Candy Corn Day

Thursday, October 30, 2014

National Candy Corn Day



When : Always October 30th

National Candy Corn Day is today. Enjoy a handful of this sweet Fall treat. And, what perfect timing. National Candy Corn Day comes just a day before Halloween. That means you can eat plenty of it, before you go out Trick or Treating.

Candy corn is enjoyed all year long. Place it in a candy dish any time of the year, and watch it disappear by the handful. By far, the vast majority of candy corn is consumed during the Fall months, with both Halloween and Thanksgiving being the biggest times to eat it.

Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company. The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century.

Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs(sugar), but it's fat free!?



Have a happy National Candy Corn Day.

Origin of National Candy Corn Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Aside from Ecard companies and calendar websites, there is little reference to this day.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/30/2014 3:47PM

    Ah yes. . . my Mom's favorite candy.

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    My candy corn addiction loves this day!
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KITT52 10/30/2014 9:55AM

    have a sweet one

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/30/2014 7:23AM

  Enjoy the day!

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EVIE4NOW 10/30/2014 6:40AM

  Candy corn is one of my favorites. I have to be careful to stop at a piece or 2.

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Hermit Day

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hermit Day



When : Always October 29th

Hermit Day is today. It's a quiet day to spend quietly in seclusion, all by yourself.

For some people, being a recluse is a way of life. They spend everyday by themselves, in peaceful seclusion. For whatever reason, Hermits prefer living away from the crowds and the sea of humanity. For many of us who lead an increasingly busy lifestyle, the idea of being a "Hermit for a Day" is very tempting. The thought of getting away from it all, even if for just one day, is very appealing.



If you are a Hermit, celebrate your lifestyle today. If you're one of the many, who yearn for a break from your hectic lifestyle, be a Hermit on this day. Chill out by yourself where no one can find you.

Spend this day in a secluded area or environment. May we suggest you do so with a good reading book. We hope that no one interrupts your calm and serenity.

Have a happy, secluded, quiet, and peaceful Hermit Day.

Origin of Hermit Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Aside from Ecard companies and calendar websites, there is little reference to this day.

  
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    I could be a part time hermit.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/29/2014 7:28AM

    Sometimes it's not all that bad! Not as a lifestyle, though, for me for sure!

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RASPBERRY56 10/29/2014 7:21AM

    I've had a *lot* of "hermit days" in my time - some planned, some not........

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Plush Animal Lover's Day

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Plush Animal Lover's Day



When : Always October 28th

Plush Animal Lover's Day is today. It's a day to enjoy your plush, stuffed animals.



The objective of this day is simple: enjoy and appreciate your plush animals. Give them a little love and special attention today. And, if they've lost a little of their "plush", that's okay. You still love 'em.

Have a happy and loving Plush Animal Lover's Day.

Origin of Plush Animal Lover's Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Aside from Ecard companies and calendar websites, there is little reference to this day.

  
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    Who woulda thunk it!??

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KITT52 10/28/2014 12:42PM

    awww I love plush animals

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RASPBERRY56 10/28/2014 7:18AM

    Cool!

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Navy Day

Monday, October 27, 2014

Navy Day



When : October 13th or October 27th

Many nations around the world celebrate their navies, with a special day dedicated to them. Each country selects a date relevant to their navy, often the birth date of the navy.

In the United States, Navy Day is commonly celebrated on October 27th. This date was selected as it was the birth date of President Theodore Roosevelt, an avid supporter of the U.S. Navy. In the 1970's, research determined that the birthday of the U.S. Continental Navy was October 13, 1775. At the time, efforts were made to move Navy Day to this date. However, Navy Day in the United States, is still largely recognized as October 27th.

On Navy Day, give some well deserved attention to your proud U.S. Navy, and to the sailors who serve our country.......Salute!



Origin of Navy Day:
The Navy League for the United States created the first Navy Day in 1922.

  
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    Dad served in the Navy in WWII.

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