Stick around! It’s October 4th, the 277th day of the year, with dozens of reasons to celebrate.
October 4th is a holiday for tacos, frappes, cinnamon buns and more. Flute tooters, CBers and others mark October 4th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular October 4th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Cinnamon Roll Day
October 4th is Cinnamon Roll Day in Sweden and many other regions. And why not? Who doesn’t love giant gooey and sticky cinnamon rolls?
Try these yummy cinnamon roll recipes from a half-dozen AC writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe,” by Derrick St. James; “Home-Baked Cinnamon Rolls: A Perfect Christmas-Morning Treat,” by Candida Bohnne-Eittreim; “How to Make Semi Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Nut Sticky Rolls,” by Soleil Robins; “Maw Smith’s Cinnamon Rolls,” by Marilyn K. Smith; “No Rise Quick Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe,” by Melissa Zabel, and “Pumpkin Bread Cinnamon Rolls,” by Michael Ringer.
Happy Cinnamon Roll Day on October 4th.
Send in the spices. October 4th is Taco Day. Why not make your own tacos for supper?
Here are several delicious do-it-yourself taco recipes from a variety of AC writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “Best Fish Taco Recipe,” by Kate OLeary; “Incredibly Easy, Healthy and Delicious Meatless Tacos Recipe that Even Non-Vegetarians Love,” by Morgan Ellis; “Mexican Taco Recipes for Cinco De Mayo,” by Robin Vinci; “A Recipe for Spaghetti Tacos Kids Will Love,” by J.A. McLynne; “Taco Seasoning,” by Bryan Armstrong, and “The Best Home-Made Taco Salad Recipe Ever,” by Chris Buettner.
Of course, if you bring home take-out tacos and don’t use up all of your taco seasoning on Taco Day, you can always look to AC writer Kathryn E. Darden for creative ideas. CTRL-click here to read “Ten Ways to Use Your Extra Taco Sauce Packages” (in a new internet window).
October 4th, put quite simply, is 10/4. It’s also Ten-Four Day, recognizing ham radio operators and other electronic communicators who use this shorthand terminology to signal a positive response.
Will you stop to celebrate Ten-Four Day on October 4th? Ten-four, good buddy!
Toot Your Own Flute Day
Give yourself an “Atta-Boy” or an “Atta-Girl” today. Reach around, and pat yourself on the back.
It’s October 4th — Toot Your Own Flute Day.
Perhaps such actions would be deemed a bit egotistical or conceited on any other day of the year, but not on October 4th. On this holiday, mirror gazing and self flattery are merely reflections of the day. So go ahead. Send yourself a “Way to go” memo, and toot your own flute.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for October 4th: Adauctus, Ammon the Great, Aurea, Berenice, Caius, Callisthene and Chaeremon.
Additional October 4th holidays include Crispus, Dominina, Eusebius, Faustus, Francis of Assisi, Francis Titelmans and Hierotheus, Julian Majali, Lucius, Marcian, Mark, Peter of Damascus, Petronius of Bologna, Prosdoce and Quintius.
Notable Anniversaries on October 4th:
The first Dick Tracy comic strip, created by cartoonist Chester Gould, appeared in newspapers on October 4, 1931.
On October 4, 1957, the Russian robotic satellite known as Sputnik I was launched into space, becoming the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth.
CBS TV premiered Leave It to Beaver, a family series starring Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers (as the Beaver), on October 4, 1957. The situation comedy series ran for 235 episodes.
Rocker Janis Joplin died at age 27 of an apparent accidental heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Janis Joplin may be most commonly remembered for her hit singles “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart.”
Various Other October 4th Holidays
October 4th is also Adopt-a-Dog Month, Balloons Around the World Day, Carrying in the Pudding Holiday (United Kingdom), Fairies’ Buttering-Up Finals Holiday, Feast Day of St. Petronius of Bologna, Feast Day of Sts. Marcus and Marcian the Martyrs and Feast of St. Ammon the Hermit of Nitria.
Additional October 4th holidays include Festal Day of the Martyrs of Triers, Festal Holiday of St. Edwin of Northumberland, Frappe Day, Golf Day (varies), Lesotho Independence Day, Oktoberfest Day (varies), Peace Day (Mozambique), Peppi the Peanut’s Birthday Celebration Holiday, Rolie Polie Olie Day and Rosh Hoshana (varies) and See the Light Day.
Still more October 4th holidays are St. Ammon’s Feast Day, Universal Children’s Day (varies), Vodka Day, Widcombe Fair Holiday (United Kingdom), Woodland Indian Cultural Day, World Animal Day, World Habitat Day (varies) and World Smile Day (varies).
Happy October 4th to one and all!
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