Savor the sweetness of October 6th and all the day’s celebrations. It’s the 279th day of the year, with just 86 days left till New Year’s.
October 6th is a holiday for noodles, biscuits, libraries, movies and more. Mad Hatters, Physicians’ assistants and others mark October 6th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular October 6th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Bake Biscuits Day
What’s that delicious aroma, coming from the kitchen?
October 6th is Bake Biscuits Day, a savory celebration for carb-lovers. Why not bake up some fresh homemade biscuits today?
Here are several delicious biscuit recipes from a variety of AC writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “Biscuits for Dinner,” by Missy Gauvin; “Homemade Southern Style Biscuits,” by Beverly Hobbs; “How to Make Homemade Biscuits,” by Opal Auda Love; “How to Make Quick, Easy Homemade Biscuits from Scratch in Half an Hour,” by Benjamin Twist, and “Simple and Utterly Delicious Garlic-Cheese Biscuits,” by A.J. Schmitt.
Mad Hatter Day
Go mad on October 6th. It’s Mad Hatter Day.
Remember the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Do you recall what the paper tag said, which was stuck in the Mad Hatter’s hat? The tag read “10/6.” No one knows what that notation actually meant, but it surely stands for October 6th as well.
Nearly 25 years ago, a group of computer specialists in Colorado apparently held the first Mad Hatter Day on October 6th, celebrating with silly stories and crazy antics. The tradition stuck.
Why was the Mad Hatter mad, anyway? Historically, mercury was employed in hat-making, perhaps as a shaper. Apparently, several hat-makers went bonkers, become real-life mad hatters. Perhaps that was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter character.
Pass the pasta, and use your noodle on October 6th, Noodle Day.
This wholesome holiday celebrates noodles of all sorts, from rotini to ziti, from penne to capellini, and from vermicelli to spaghetti. What is your favorite noodle?
Do you prefer crunchy Chinese noodles, al dente pasta noodles or another kind of noodle altogether? Do you like to doodle noodles on scratch paper, while you wait for the pasta pot to boil on the stove?
Celebrate carbs on October 6th – Noodle Day.
Physicians’ Assistants Day
October 6th is also Physicians’ Assistants Day, honoring those medical professionals who serve alongside anesthesiologists, cardiologists, neurologists, oncologists, orthopedists, pediatricians, surgeons and all sorts of doctors.
Begun by Eugene Stead, M.D., a physician and instructor at Duke University Medical Center, in North Carolina, on October 6, 1965, this holiday is celebrated each year on this date. The first physicians’ assistants turned their tassels and received their diplomas from Duke University on October 6, 1967.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for October 6th: Adalbero of Lambach, Aurea of Boves, Bruno, Ceollach and Epiphania.
Additional October 6th saints include Faith, Francis Trung Von Tran, Isidore of Saint Joseph, Magnus, Maria Francesca Gallo and Marie Rose Durocher.
Still more October 6th saints are Martyrs of Trier, Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Christ, Nicetas, Pardulf, Romanus of Auxerre and Sagar.
Notable Anniversaries on October 6th:
The American Library Association was established on October 6, 1876, during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
On October 6, 1889, the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris, France. Built by Joseph Oller, the Moulin Rouge was set in the Pigalle red-light district of Paris, with a bright red windmill on the roof.
The Jazz Singer debuted in American theaters on October 6, 1927, as the first-ever feature-length movie with talking sequences (known as a “talkie”). The Jazz Singer, produced by Warner Brothers, starred vaudevillian Al Jolson.
On October 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II (Karol Jozef Wojtyla) became the first Roman Catholic Pontiff to visit the American White House, calling on 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt, was assassinated by fundamentalist militants during a Cairo parade on October 6, 1981. October 6th has become known as Armed Forces Day in Egypt.
Various Other October 6th Holidays
October 6th is also Apple Harvest Festival Holiday, Ashura (Muslim), Brussels Sprouts Festival Holiday, Child Health Day (varies), Chowderfest Holiday and Come and Take It Day (Texas).
Additional October 6th holidays include Egyptian Armed Forces Day, Erntedank – Potato Harvest Festival Holiday (Germany), Fairies’ Festival of the Other Five Toes, Feast Day of St. Bruno the Carthusian Confessor, Festal Celebration Holiday of St. Fides the Virgin, Festival of Spiritual Anarchy, Garlic Lovers Day, German Pioneer Day (Pennsylvania), German-American Day and Gopher Hill Day.
Still more October 6th holidays are Ivy Day (Ireland), Lawyers Day (varies), October Revolution War Holiday (Syria), Remembrance Day (Turkmenistan), St. Bruno’s Holiday Against Demonic Possession, St. Faith’s Day , St. Thomas Feast Day (Greece), Superman Marriage Anniversary Day, Universal Children’s Day (varies), World Habitat Day (varies) and World Smile Day (varies).
Happy October 6th to one and all!
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