Welcome, October 10th, the 283rd day of the year.
October 10th is a holiday for angel food cake, fancy fashions and more. Cake decorators, music lovers and others mark October 10th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular October 10th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Angel Food Cake Day
Right in the middle of National Dessert Month, October 10th is Angel Food Cake Day. This dessert-friendly holiday celebrates one of the lightest, fluffiest cakes around. With or without frostings or toppings, angel food cake is the order of the day on October 10th.
Here is a sampling of angel food cake recipes from various AC writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake,” by Jamie K. Wilson; “Grilled Angel Food Cake Extraordinaire,” by Janet Zhan; “How to Make Chocolate Angel Food Cake,” by Crystal Lambert; “The Secret of Fluffy Angel Food Cake,” by CodyMan4; “Snowball Cake,” by Carol Quillen, and “Strawberry Angel Food Dessert,” by Connie Batterton.
Cake Decorating Day
October 10th is also Cake Decorating Day, a festive occasion for creating fresh-baked works of art. Are you a master with marzipan, a wizard with icing or a fabulous froster? Do you collect intriguing cake tins or bundt pans? If so, then October 10th is a holiday just for you.
Why not look into cake decorating classes at a local cooking school or community college? How about inviting several neighbors (even youngsters) over to decorate a big batch of cupcakes?
Find the formalwear on October 10th. It’s Dress-Up Day.
Dress-Up Day marks a momentous occasion in men’s fashion history. French designer Griswold Lorillard created the first tuxedo in 1886, and the high-styled fashion attire was first seen in the United States at an autumn cotillion in Tuxedo Park, New York, on October 10th of that year.
Of course, the tuxedo later was tagged by many other names, including monkey suit, penguin attire, tux and more.
A complete tuxedo usually includes trousers (with a vertical silk seam striping), a pin-tucked white tailored shirt, a bow tie, a cummerbund and a dinner jacket. A vest or waistcoat is option with the tuxedo.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for October 10th: Aldericus, Angela Truszkowska, Cassius, Cerbonius of Piombino, Cerbonius of Populonia, Cerbonius of Verona and Clarus of Nantes.
Additional October 10th saints include Daniel Comboni, Eulampia, Eulampius, Florentius, Francis Borgia, Fulk of Fontenelle, Gereon, Gundisalvus and Hugh of Macon.
Still more October 10th saints are Hugolinus of Morocco, Maharsapor the Persian, Malo, Patrician, Paulinus of Capua, Paulinus of York, Pinytus and Victor of Xanten.
Notable Anniversaries on October 10th:
The United States Naval Academy was established on October 10, 1845, at Annapolis, Maryland.
On October 10, 1935, Porgy and Bess first opened on Broadway in New York. The hit musical featured music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and a libretto by DuBose Heyward. Popular songs from Porgy and Bess included “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “Summertime.”
The Beach Boys released their third number-one hit single, “Good Vibrations,” on October 10, 1966.
Spiro T. Agnew, 39th U.S. Vice President (under 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon), resigned from office on October 10, 1973, after pleading no-contest to federal income tax evasion.
Various Other October 10th Holidays
October 10th is also Adopt-a-Dog Month, Alex Kiui Day – Kivi Holiday (Europe), Bonza Bottler Day, Clergy Appreciation Day (varies), Double Tenth Day (China and Taiwan), Fairies’ Celebration Day of the Squeezed Nipple and Feast Day of St. Paulinas the Confessor of York.
Additional October 10th holidays include Feast of Chains of Transmission Holiday,
Festal Celebration of St. John of Bridlington Fiji Independence Day, Ganging Day, Health-Sports Day (Japan), Kruger Day (South Africa), Moi Day (Kenya), National School Celebration Day and National Women’s Day (Morocco).
Still more October 10th holidays are Oklahoma Historical Day, Party Foundation Day (Korea), Photokina (Germany), St. Francis Borgia’s Holiday (Portugal), St. Gereon’s Feast Day, St. Victor’s Holiday, Taiwan National Day and World Mental Health Day (varies).
Happy October 10th to one and all!
Other Notable Holidays:
Click here to check other calendar dates for notable holidays and additional holiday content from this author.
(Note: Annually, some dates may fluctuate to accommodate weekends and local calendars.)