Autumn fun is here on October 11th, the 284th day of the year.
October 11th is a holiday for blackberries, marital bliss, sausage pizza and more. Bookkeepers, astronauts and others mark October 11th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular October 11th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Blackberry Baking Day (United Kingdom)
October 11th is Blackberry Baking Day in the United Kingdom and certain other regions of the world. This healthy holiday celebrates the end of the blackberry picking season.
Do you know any delicious recipes for blackberry dishes? Try these blackberry recipes from various Associated Content writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “Blackberry Pie and Blackberry Cobbler in a Dutch Oven While Camping,” by John Cox; “Blackberry Recipes Are a Summertime Treat,” by Carol Slater; “Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe,” by Allison Fry, and “Fresh Blackberry Jelly,” by Taren Grant.
Enjoy Blackberry Baking Day! Just don’t bake your Blackberry device on Blackberry Baking Day. It wouldn’t be prudent.
Numbers crunchers and bean counters mark October 11th as Bookkeepers’ Day. This accurate and thorough holiday offers a reminder for expressing appreciation to the diligent and adept specialists who keep the rest of us honest and on schedule all year, financially speaking.
Why not take a bookkeeper out to lunch on October 11th?
Marital Bliss Day
Happily marries sorts celebrate Marital Bliss Day each year on October 11th.
American humorist Erma Bombeck (1927 – 1996) said this about marital bliss: “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.”
The origins of Marital Bliss Day are somewhat uncertain, although the holiday may have begun as a tribute to St. Gomer. Known as St. Gomer the Confessor, this 8th century Belgian with royal ancestry is known as the patron saint of cowherds, woodcutters and the miserably married.
October 11th is St. Gomer’s Feast Day in the Catholic Church.
Sausage Pizza Day
October 11th is also Sausage Pizza, a culinary holiday celebrating pizza pie with meaty sausage on top.
What’s your favorite recipe for sausage pizza? Check out these sausage pizza recipes from a variety of Associated Content writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “Bubble Pizza,” by Maggie Ray; “Buffalo Chicken Pizza & Sausage Pizza,” by Ashley B; “Mushroom,Black Olive and Sausage Pizza,” by Mary Martin (see page two); “The Perfect Pizza Sausage,” by Lauren Staton, and “Sausage and Egg Pizza Recipe,” by Curtis Jones.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for October 11th: Agilbert of Paris, Alexander Sauli, Anastasius V, Andronicus, Ansillo, Bruno the Great, Canice and Ethelburgh of Barking.
Additional October 11th saints include Firminus of Uzes, Germanus of Besancon, Gratus of Oloron, Gummarus, James Grissinger, John of Bridlington, John XXIII and Juliana of Pavilly.
Still more October 11th saints are Kenneth, Maria Soledad Torres Acosta, Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nectarius, Peter Tuy, Placid, Sarmata, Tharacus and Theophanes.
Notable Anniversaries on October 11th:
The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, the first session of the Roman Catholic Church’s 21st Ecumenical Council, was convened by Pope John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) on October 11, 1962. Known as Vatican II, the session continued for three years.
The first manned Apollo space mission (Apollo 7) was launched on October 11, 1968. Astronauts included R. Walter Cunningham, Don Fulton Eisele and Wally Schirra.
NBC TV introduced the late-night comedy sketch show, Saturday Night Live, on October 11, 1975. Original cast members were Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, George Coe, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morriss, Laraine Newman, Michael O’Donoghue and Gilda Radner. Comedian George Carlin hosted the first show.
Various Other October 11th Holidays
October 11th is also Adopt-a-Dog Month, Antifascist Uprising Day (Macedonia), Cirio de Nazare (Brazil), Coming Out Day, Eleanor Roosevelt Birthday Celebration Day, Emergency Nurses Day, Face Your Fears Day (varies), Fairies’ Cloud-Stamping Pentathlon, Feast Day of Real Family Values, Feast Day of St. Ethelburge the Abbess and the Feast Day of Sts. Tarachus Probus and Andronicus the Martyrs.
Additional October 12th holidays include Festal Holiday of St. Canicus of Ireland, Festival of the Snow Goose Holiday, Fiesta de Santa Bruno, General Pulaski Memorial Day, Herb Day (varies), International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (varies), It’s My Party Day, National Children’s Day (varies), National Gaelic Mod Celebration (Scotland), Revolution Day (Palau) and St. Atticus’ Day (Eastern Orthodox).
Still more October 12th holidays are St. Gummar the Confessor Feast Day, St. Nectarius’ Festal Holiday, St. James Grissinger’s Day , Vinalia Wine Festival (Roman), Wildlife Week and World Egg Day (varies).
Happy October 11th to one and all!
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