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National Fried Scallops Day
Scallops are a highly prized seafood delicacy, known for their delectable taste and the variety of ways in which they can be prepared. In Japan, for example, scallops are served in soups or prepared as sushi. In Western cultures, scallops are usually breaded, deep-fried, or sautéed in butter.
To celebrate National Fried Scallop Day, enjoy some delicious fried scallops paired with a glass of white wine. Bon appétit!
National Name Your Car Day
Even back in the beginning, the Ford was called the Tin Lizzie. People do become attached to their cars. Many of us spend much time in our cars and they become almost a part of ourselves. Did you ever think back at the variety of cars you've owned? Have they mostly been the same color and style? Or, did you have some little ones and some big ones and some that went fast and some that hardly made it down the road.
Did certain cars have special characteristics?
Maybe you were lucky enough to be "given" a car to drive when you were young? Had it not been that you needed wheels so badly, you wouldn't have been caught inside that car. Some of us just dealt with it and others parked a distance away.
This October 2, if you haven't already done so, take time to give the auto of your choice a special name. Whether it's Old Blue, The Speedster, Lucky, Lady, or My Dancer - just remember it's part of your personal image. Have fun and don't take life too seriously.
So long...zoom... from me and my Red Rooster.
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
Whether it is a simple card, a pat on the back or tray of homemade cookies, October 2nd is the perfect opportunity for all of us to say a great big “thank-you” to those who make our work environment a cleaner and healthier place to be.
World Farm Animals Day
A Day Just for Farm Animals?
- Each year approximately 65 billion animals are killed to produce meat, eggs, and dairy. More animals are killed for food than for all other reasons combined.
- Most of these animals are raised on factory farms, where they are confined, mutilated, and raised to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death.
- Even animals raised on small family farms endure many of these abuses, and all animals raised for food face a gruesome slaughter.
- If you haven't yet, move away from eating meat, dairy, and eggs!
- Join the protest! With events scheduled in dozens of cities across the globe, find the one nearest to you. If you cannot find one, we can help you organize a demo in your community.
- Leaflet! We can send you our brand new "You've Been Lied To" brochure to distribute on college campuses in your city.
Why October 2nd?
WDFA takes place on or around October 2nd to honor the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, an outspoken advocate of non-violence towards animals. As he said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated."
Guardian Angel Day
The concept of an angel assigned to guide and nurture each human being is a development of Catholic doctrine and piety based on Scripture but not directly drawn from it. Jesus' words in Matthew 18:10 best support the belief: "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father."
Devotion to the angels began to develop with the birth of the monastic tradition. St. Benedict (July 11) gave it impetus and Bernard of Clairvaux (August 20), the great 12th-century reformer, was such an eloquent spokesman for the guardian angels that angelic devotion assumed its current form in his day.
A feast in honor of the guardian angels was first observed in the 16th century. In 1615, Pope Paul V added it to the Roman calendar.
International Day of Non-Violence (Gandhi's Birthday)
In January 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Bombay. The idea gradually attracted the interest of some leaders of India's Congress Party ("Ahimsa Finds Teen Voice", The Telegraph, Calcutta) until a Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi in January 2007 initiated by Sonia Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu called upon the United Nations to adopt the idea.
On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness."
The United Nations Postal Administration in New York City prepared a special cachet to commemorate this event, following a request from the Indian Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN. The boxed pictorial cachet design was prepared by the UNPA and was limited to cancellation at UNPA's NY location (not Geneva and Vienna). The UNPA has indicated that all outgoing UNPA mail between October 2 and 31 carried the cachet. Information on various philatelic material carrying this cachet is summarized at a website dedicated to Gandhi philately and can be accessed here.
Phileas Fogg's Wager Day
Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days. In the book Phileas Fogg wagers that a trip around the globe could be done in 80 days. The quest was on and today, october 2 is Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day in honour of the book and in honour of the history of travel. Can you embark on a world trip and see all the major sites in under eighty days? Philieas Fogg did and he won the wager that was set. Congratulations!