Take a look! It’s October 19th, the 292nd day of the calendar year, with lots to celebrate.
October 19th is a holiday for seafood bisque, life evaluation and more. New friends and others mark October 19th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular October 19th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Evaluate Your Life Day
How’s it going? More precisely, do you know where you are going?
October 19th is Evaluate Your Life Day. This heavy-thinking holiday reminds us to examine our existence, go over our goals, test our trails and mull over our motivations.
An oft-quoted anonymous sage said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably get there.”
How might you ponder your own personal path on October 19th?
New Friends Day
An old friend may be worth his or her proverbial weight in gold, but a new friend can be a beautiful blessing as well.
October 19th celebrates brand-new friends, those fine and fabulous folks that have recently come into our lives to brighten our days with camaraderie and joy.
Who is your newest friend? Why not give him or her a call on October 19th to mark New Friends Day together?
Say “Good Night” Day
Lights out! October 19th is Say “Good Night” Day. With daylight savings time ending and winter approaching, this holiday may offer a reminder for fatigued folks to catch up on sleep.
October 19th is also the Catholic Feast Day of St. Rene Goupil, who happens to be the patron saint of anesthesiologists. This 17th Century Jesuit missionary served in a field hospital in Quebec until he was martyred by beheading with an Iroquois tomahawk, making him the first North American Catholic martyr.
Seafood Bisque Day
Soups on! It’s October 19th, and that means it is Seafood Bisque Day, a culinary celebration.
What is seafood bisque? This thick and rich soup, similar to fish chowder, is filled with pureed shellfish meat, creaming sauce and white wine.
Try these seafood bisque recipes from a variety of Associated Content by Yahoo writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “Cajun Corn and Crab Bisque,” by Kelly Marquize; “Lobster Bisque Recipe,” by Nonar21; “Quick and Easy Crab Bisque,” by Joline Acord; “Quick and Hearty Seafood Bisque,” by Deborah Wunder, and “What Is Bisque,” by Tammy Higgenbotham.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for October 19th: Agnes of Jesus, Altinus, Anthony Daniel, Aquilinus, Beronicus, Charles Garnier and Cleopatra.
Additional October 19th saints are Desiderius, Eadnot, Frideswide, Gabriel Lalemant, Inner Life of Mary, Isaac Jogues, Jerzy Popieluszko, John de Brebeuf, John Lalande and Laura of Cordoba.
Still more October 19th saints are Lupus of Soissons, North American Martyrs, Paul of the Cross, Peter of Alcantara, Philip Howard, Rene Goupil, Theofrid, Varus and Veranus.
Notable Anniversaries on October 19th:
Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to the American national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” on September 3, 1814. The song was first performed publicly on October 19, 1814, when Ferdinand Durang sang “The Star Spangled Banner” in a Baltimore tavern. The music, after all, came from a popular British drinking song.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was beatified by Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003, before a large crowd in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.
Various Other October 19th Holidays
October 19th is also Anniversary Day, Bettara-Ichi – Pickle Market Fair Holiday (Japan), Birth of Bab (Baha’i), Bob Evans Farm Festival Holiday, Change Your Life Day, Constitution Celebration Holiday (Niue), Fairies Seek the King Week, Feast Day of St. Egbin the Abbot and Feast of St. Paul of the Cross.
Additional October 19th holidays include Feast of St. Prides the Virgin of Oxford, Feast of the Wicked Scam, Festal Celebration of Sts. Ptolemy – Lucius and Companions, Get Smart About Credit Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, Hurricane Thanksgiving Day (U.S. Virgin Islands) and International Credit Union Day.
Still more October 19th holidays are International Media Democracy Day (Canada), Jesuit Martyrs Day (Canada), Look Back on Your Life Day, Mammography Day (varies), National Heroes Day (Jamaica), National School Teacher Day (varies), Potato Festival Holiday, Samora Machel Day (Mozambique), St. John de Breboeff and Isaac Jogues Day, St. Peter of Alcantara Feast Day and Sweetest Day (varies).
Happy October 19th to one and all!
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