Saturday, October 25, 2014

Holidays and Observances for October 25 2014

National Chucky The Notorious Killer Doll Day

October 25 is unofficially National Chucky the Notorious Killer Doll Day. Chucky is the most recognizable murderous knife-wielding killer doll brought to life in the Chucky horror films. This creepy pint-sized monster has an evil stare and a smirk on his stitched up face. Possessed by a serial killer who used voodoo to transfer his soul into this Good Guy doll, Chucky goes on killing sprees, adventures and misadventures, and refuses to die even when blown into pieces. Chucky even took a bride and had a monster child on the loose.

Charles Lee Ray (also known as "The Lakeshore Strangler", and nicknamed "Chucky") is a fictional character, although he was modeled after the true life story of Robert the Doll, and the titular antagonist of the Child's Play series. Chucky is portrayed as a notorious serial killer whose spirit inhabits a Good Guy doll and continuously tries to transfer his soul from the doll to a human body. The character has become one of the most recognizable horror icons, oftentimes mentioned alongside Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Ghostface and Michael Myers, and has been referenced numerous times in pop culture. In 1999, the Chucky character was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for the film Bride of Chucky. He was created by Don Mancini and is portrayed by Brad Dourif in both live-action and voice-over.

International Artists Day

Art has been an important part of the human experience for time out of mind, the first records of the world are not written in books, but are captured in paintings, sculptures, and music that helps to paint a picture of world lost to the past. Whether it’s revealing a style of dress worn in a period by the clothing worn in the painting, or the slight heresy’s hidden in some of the worlds most religious works, art can reveal a hidden or lost side of us to the present.

International Artists Day honors those creative souls that will leave a record of today for the future that can’t be captured in history books. The anguish and joy of the human soul is portrayed through the haunting tones of a melody, the violence and fury caught in a photograph, or the serene gaze of a statue staring off into eternity.

International Artist Day was founded by Chris MacClure, a Canadian artist who specializes in the style known as ‘Romantic Realism’. His paintings were a way to bring out his own “Romantic Realist” views on life, and have served to make him one of Canada’s most important artists. He created this day to bring recognition to the world of art, and to celebrate all the ways that artists bring their own special view to life.

The best way to celebrate International Artist Day is to support your local artists, most communities have a local art community that encompass the unique personality of both the community they live in, and the personality of that artist. If you’ve been looking for something to spruce up your living room or bedroom, then head out and find a unique piece that will bring life and personality to your home.

Maybe you’ve had your eye on a painting or sculpture, or feel that your garden could use sprucing up with a one of a kind wind-chime. Whatever the case, International Artist Day is the time to get out and bring a little beauty into your home. If you’re the creative sort, IAD can be an excuse to finally get back to your craft and bring something personal into your life through artistic expression.

Museums and Art Galleries can be another way to celebrate this day, and many of these offer classes in the creative arts. So visit your local artistic establishments, and maybe enroll in something to add a new skill of self-expression to your life. IAD is a great time to celebrate existing artists, and the artist that exists within all of us.

Make A Difference Day

On the fourth Saturday in October, millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make A Difference Day. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, we are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives.

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with Points of Light, has brought you Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of community service. Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of volunteers from across the nation will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 25, 2014. The stories told around Make A Difference Day show that anyone – regardless of age, location or resources – can accomplish amazing things when they take on the problems they see in their community.

Recognizing the power of Make A Difference Day, other organizations join with USA WEEKEND and Points of Light each year to inspire and recognize the valuable work of volunteers. Newman’s Own supports the day by awarding $10,000 to the charities of each of 10 National Honorees and three Community Awardees.

USA WEEKEND Magazine will feature the 10 National and three City Award honorees in a special April 2015 issue coinciding with National Volunteer Week, lead by Points of Light. We invite you to join us in service on Make A Difference Day 2014.

National Forgiveness Day

Pretty sure no one would dare to say that he or she has done nothing wrong to anyone or have not been done wrong by anybody because everyone else has its flaws and imperfections. It’s just the way it is. We admit it that at some point in our life, one way or another, we know somebody who constantly offends us, or have offended us in the past. Today is day to release your forgiveness over them. After all, you might have also done the same way to some people who are dearest to you. National Forgiveness Day is celebrated every Last Saturday of the month of October.

National Forgiveness Day will celebrate its 8 annual observance this year. Some groups and organizations established and sponsor kinds of holiday in resemblance with this special day. Global Forgiveness Day is celebrated on August 27; Forgiveness Day is observed on June 26; International Forgiveness Day is held every First Sunday of August.

We can trace back its little history when USA and Canada had its first National Forgiveness Day proclaimed in 1994. Canada celebrates this day up to now and renamed it Global Forgiveness Day. While USA, after it died out after 3 years, it was reborn when the Centre of Unconditional Love held a rally on the last Saturday of October in 2006 in Ohio.

There’s no information that directly shows any proclamation of these holidays and how they are related with each other; how it began, though the reason behind it is very explicit. These holidays may have different dates but one thing is apparently profound. It clearly offers a very impeccable opportunity for every single individual to give chance to relationships that has been torn apart because of conflicts and misunderstandings and go through the process of restoration and wholeness. Having said that, is it not right to rather take advantage of this day regardless of when it is to be properly celebrated? I may say it’s not the date, but the thought that counts.

Since this is a day set aside for celebration of unconditional love, a kind of love that keeps no records of wrong done to a person, does not display itself haughtily, never expects something in return, and the kind of love which God bestowed upon His most wonderful creation, mankind; let’s make the most out of it. It may be easier to say than to execute but really you are doing a great act of kindness for yourself if you try to release forgiveness over a person. It may be costly and sacrificial, but you got nothing to lose, except for your pride.

By so doing, you are also delivering yourself from a deeper damage in your moral, social, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual condition that you might experience in the future. Forgiveness will cause you to attain:
  • A healthier physical body- According to medical studies and research, forgiveness causes incredible health outcomes such as lowering the chances of Hypertension, various Cancers, Heart and Kidney problems, Stroke, Immune System disorder and all other life-threatening diseases.
  • Stronger relationships- Holding on to the past hurts and other baggage will greatly affect how you deal with your relationship to people. In forgiving, you will be free from hostility, bitterness, despair, fretfulness, anxiety, anger, stress, guilt, condemnation, becoming negative and critical and isolation from people. You will be spared from a greater damage in the future.
  • Liberty of your soul- Releasing forgiveness will cause you to experience such liberty that is incomparable to any value of money. Nobody can buy such freedom from a hurtful situation. But through a genuine love and acceptance, you are opening your door for a happier and well satisfied life, with full understanding that you got to live your life to the fullest every day.
  • Forgiveness is a choice that you will do every single day and a dose to a healthy lifestyle and longevity of a lifespan on earth.
Ways to celebrate National Forgiveness Day
  1. Forgive your offender. You don’t have to wait for someone to say “Sorry”. Decide to forgive and let them know that they’re forgiven.
  2. Spread the news about this special day. Encourage them to do the same thing.
  3. Share the benefits you can achieve from forgiveness.
  4. Prepare a peace offering cake for a long time friend you have offended.
National Greasy Foods Day

Would you like fries with that? October 25 is National Greasy Food Day.

With all the talk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, it seems a bit odd to celebrate a type of food that (when eaten in excess) isn’t traditionally considered healthy. But, greasy food isn’t always what you think.

Let’s start with what makes greasy food greasy - the oil. Cooking oils come from one of four categories: seeds, fruits, nuts or vegetables. Most of these we’re familiar with, like peanut oil or canola oil. Others might sound a little foreign, like sesame or avocado oil.

Now, not only fried food can be greasy. Ever had an overdressed salad? That’s greasy too. Too much oil and it coats the tongue, making it hard to taste anything else. Oils can add flavor too; fruit and nut oils make for great dressings.

Then there’s the "good" greasy food - the stuff you want at 3 a.m. after a night out and the reason they call it “Fryday”. Whether you indulge on French fries or a fried Twinkie, if you’re going do it, do it right.

One last thing to remember: It’s not scientifically proven that greasy food cures a hangover, but if that’s what helps then who are we to judge. However, might we recommend eating a full meal before a night of imbibing as you’ll likely not need the grease the next day.

Did you know that fried chicken is the most ordered meal in sit-down restaurants in the U.S.? Even if it’s just for today, allow yourself to indulge in a little greasy good to celebrate National Greasy Food Day! 

Pit Bull Awareness Day

National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. NPBAD was established to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live, and it is an initiative dedicated to restoring the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier. 

NPBAD was started in 2007 by Jodi Preis of Bless the Bullys, a pit bull rescue and education group in Middle Tennessee. When Bless the Bullys introduced the idea of a nationwide pit bull awareness day, the response was overwhelming! It was immediately recognized as an opportunity to educate, change minds, and bring about positive media attention to pit bulls across the country all on one day.

Despite the overall positive reception, Preis initially received criticism from some for using the generic term "pit bull" in naming the nationwide effort, however, the term was chosen deliberately, and is used for a very obvious reason. "Pit bull" is the name most familiar to the public, and the term that evokes a negative connotation of a particular grouping of dogs. The objective of NPBAD is, of course, to change that negative image. 

The ultimate goal of NPBAD is to promote the truth about pit bulls. Knowledge is power, and with education and advocacy, the truth will save lives in terms of negating the fear and bias generated by the media, circumvent knee-jerk reactions such as breed bans, and the truth will result in fewer pit bulls ending up in animal shelters. 

NPBAD is an annual event that takes place on the last Saturday in October. With the exception of the date, NPBAD is "unstructured" to allow those who participate to be as creative and have as much fun as possible with their ideas and celebrations. Through the years, we have seen some really creative and incredibly successful events!  

NPBAD is the heart of the National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign, an effort to change minds and opinions about pit bulls not just one day a year, but everyday!

Punk for a Day Day

Punk For a Day Day is celebrated on October 25th of each year.

The punk subculture, which centres on punk rock music, includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashions and forms of expression, including visual art, dance, literature and film. The subculture is largely characterized by anti-establishment views and the promotion of individual freedom.

The punk subculture emerged in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia in the mid-1970s. Exactly which region originated punk has long been a major controversy within the movement. Early punk had an abundance of antecedents and influences, and Jon Savage describes the subculture as a “bricolage” of almost every previous youth culture in the Western world since World War II, “stuck together with safety pins”. Various musical, philosophical, political, literary and artistic movements influenced the subculture.

In the late 1970s, the subculture began to diversify, which led to the proliferation of factions such as new wave, 2 Tone, pop punk, hardcore punk, No Wave, street punk and Oi!. Hardcore punk, street punk and Oi! sought to do away with the frivolities introduced in the later years of the original punk movement. The punk subculture influenced other underground music scenes such as alternative rock, indie music and crossover thrash. A new movement in the United States became visible in the early and mid-1990s that sought to revive the punk movement, doing away with some of the trappings of hardcore. 

Sourest Day

Have lots of burden in your life? Do you want to voice out your anger but people stop you and give you nonsense word of inspiration? Then this is the day to let out of your grudge and let yourself be heard. Sourest Day allows you to be grumpy and say everything that keep you down and irritated. Sourest Day is always celebrated every 25 of October annually.

If you happen to woke up in the wrong side of the bed and already had a bad vibes in the morning of October 25 then you are already celebrating the Sourest Day. During this day you can let go of all your hatred and you are allowed to say all your grievances. It is a day that allow people to be grumpy and just let go of their anger verbally.

Another way and fun way to celebrate Sourest Day is to eat different sour foods like lemon, sour candies, sour meal, sour candies and other foods that have sour taste.

The fun thing about Sourest Day is that it is a few days after the Sweetest Day. It is believe that this day gives balance to life because in reality life is not all about sweetness, sometimes in our life we are experiencing sadness and grumpiness. Without the sour there will be no sweet.

World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day is the day which is celebrated on October 25th every year. The chief purpose of World Pasta Day is to encourage the nutritional and culinary advantages of the pasta. Eating the Italian food is pleasure of traveling in the Italy. Regions of Italy and some of the towns that have the extraordinary pasta sole to that region as Ligurian croxeti.

Pasta is the wide part of Mediterranean and the Italian diet. The people of Italy eat more of the pasta than anyone in the entire world. Italy also makes near about 1/3rd of the pasta which is consumed globally. It is also supposed that pasta- manufactured utensils are found in the earlier Roman archaeological sites and the Etruscan tombs making that the pasta is eaten by the people of Italy for long time.

This special World Pasta Day was started in the year 1995 in Rome. The worldwide panel is paying its attention for promoting all the nutritional advantages of the pasta in the entire world. After two years, this day was legitimately declared as the World Pasta Day.

In spite, what the famous fashion diets has claimed in the current years, the foods which is enriched with the carbohydrates as the pasta and also the other foods that are enriched with carbohydrates are nutritious and well- organized mode to fuel body with the energy which is long- lasting. They are enriched with vitamin- B which is very much necessary for the cell formation, mental alertness, and energy conversion and is also very helpful in boosting immune system. Below image shows different types of pasta available