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- The 1st of October is World Vegetarian Day. Being a Vegetarian isn't anything new, as many people think it is.Read more >>>
- The Goose Fair is held in Nottingham, England, every year in October. It's opened by the mayor of Nottingham who gets to ring silver bells to mark the opening, and lasts for 3 days.Read more >>>
- For some people, Vodka Day comes more than once a year -- and they know by 9 in the morning whether it's going to be a Vodka Day or not. If you're a classic Martini person, today might be a good day to deviate and enjoy a cold, clear vodka Martini.Read more >>>
- Thanksgiving in Canada is now a long-weekend food festival to celebrate the harvest. Though religious in origin, it is now largely secular and celebrated by people of most faiths and cultural origins.Read more >>>
- When's the last time you made Angel Food Cake? When's the last time you even had any? Though it fell out of fashion in the last decades of the twentieth century, it's a cake that is almost fat-free. Not even the pans get greased, and though eggs are used, the yolks are left out.Read more >>>
- The 11th of October is the birthday of Henry John Heinz. Born in 1844, he had the brilliant idea at the age of 25 to start selling food products in clear glass bottles, so that people could see what they were buying.Read more >>>
- Sausage Pizza Day occurs during Pizza Month. Yes, just merely thinking about Sausage Pizza may make your trousers feel tighter, but remember it's a holiday, and besides, nothing says the sausage on your pizza has to be the classic, pork sausage: you can also now get pizzas with low-fat chicken sausage on them.Read more >>>
- Gumbo Day occurs around the start of the autumn in North America. In southern Louisiana, home of gumbo, it's considered a good food to keep you warm in cold weather.Read more >>>
- The 16th of October is the feast day of St Gallus. Many agricultural traditions were centred on St Gallus Day.Read more >>>
- World Food Day is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, to mark the day that the FAO was founded in 1945. Promotion of the day started in 1979.Read more >>>
- Alaska Day marks the day that Alaska officially became American soil. On 18 October 1867 at 3:30 in the afternoon, the Russian flag (the Double Eagle Imperial flag at the time) was lowered and the American flag raised at the Governor's House on Castle Hill in Sitka, Alaska in the presence of both American and Russian troops in full dress uniform.Read more >>>
- Apple Day is celebrated every October in England. Events are held at orchards and garden nurseries around the country, from apple bobbing to apple peeling contests.Read more >>>
- To be fair, there is actually no fixed agreement on when Canning Day actually is. Some people celebrate it around the third week of November, just before American Thanksgiving.Read more >>>
- Woohoo, it's Baloney Day! In some American towns, the highlight of the year is Baloney Day. A Baloney Day is held the first weekend of every September in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.Read more >>>
- French Fries, Potato Pancakes, Hamburgers, Fish and Chips..... we're all being told over and over not to eat them, and the reason why we have to be told over and over is that we love them so much.Read more >>>
- Wild Foods Day is one day for sure on which all kinds of clever people can make their stalking the wild asparagus jokes. Some wild life parks who observe Wild Foods Day will observe it sometime around 28th October, either a bit before or after depending on when they can hit a Saturday or Sunday so that people can participate -- they aim for the last Saturday in October.Read more >>>
- The 31st of October is the day when the veil between this world and other worlds is thought to be thin. Oblivious to this, children dress in costumes and go door to door for candy.Read more >>>
- Samhain celebrations start on the evening of the 31st of October. Samhain marks the end of the summer and is the last harvest celebration.Read more >>>
- Thomas Bellacci (aka Thomas of Florence, 1370 to 1447 AD), a patron of butchers, was a butcher's son. He was born in Florence, Italy, of parents who came from Castello di Linari in Val d'Elsa.Read more >>>
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