Hop to it with October 7th holidays, celebrating the 280th day of the calendar year.
October 7th is a holiday for roses, pumpkins, eggs and more. Bald folks, cats and others mark October 7th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular October 7th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Bald and Free Day
October 7th is a special day for the anti-hirsuit among us. It’s Bald and Free Day.
American actor Telly Savalas (1924 – 1994) said this about baldness, “We’re all born bald, baby.”
Shaved, shorn or baldly born, shiny domes are all the rage on October 7th. Polish the chrome with pride. It’s Bald and Free Day.
Perhaps ironically, October 7th is also World Egg Day. (Make of it what you will.)
Hey, punkin. Whatcha doin’ on October 7th?
Today is Pumpkin Day, celebrating the autumn harvest bounty. On this date, many folks choose to venture out into pumpkin patches to search for the perfect specimens for carving. Others attend harvest festivals or visit local fruit and vegetable stands to hunt for their future jack-o-lanterns.
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Why not enjoy some delicious homemade pumpkin bread or hearty pumpkin waffles today, while collecting and carving those Halloween pumpkins?
Happy Pumpkin Day on October 7th. Orange you glad it isn’t Brussels Sprouts or Broccoli Day again?
Rose Day (United States)
What is the national flower of the United States? It’s the rose, of course, and October 7th is Rose Day (or National Flower Day) in America.
On October 7, 1986, 40thU.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution, making the rose the nation’s official flower. Where did this national flower resolution signing ceremony take place? It occurred in the White House Rose Garden, of course!
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for October 7th: Adalgis of Novara, Apuleius of Capua, Artaldus, Augustus of Bourges and Bacchus.
Additional October 7th saints include Canog, Chiara Badano, Dubtach of Armagh, Gerold of Cologne, Helanus, Julia the Martyr and Justina of Padua.
Still more October 7th saints are Marcellus of Capua, Mark, Our Lady of the Rosary, Osith, Palladius of Saintes and Sergius the Martyr.
Notable Anniversaries on October 7th:
On October 7, 1954, contralto Marian Anderson became the first African American vocalist employed to sing with the Metropolitan Opera of New York.
The Motion Picture Association of American began employing a film-rating system to rate age-appropriateness of movies on October 7, 1968. This date became known as G-Rated Birthday as well.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats (based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats) opened on Broadway in New York City on October 7, 1981. Cats had opened in London’s West End the previous year. The popular musical ran for a record 7,485 performances on Broadway.
Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship, in the Mediterranean Sea on October 7. 1985. More than 400 passengers were aboard at the time. The following day, the hijackers killed wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer and tossed his body overboard.
Various Other October 7th Holidays
October 7th is also Constitution Day (old USSR), Deed of Cession Day (Fiji), Denim Day (varies), Dia de la Virgen del Radario (Spain), Expulsion of Fascist Settlers Day (Libya), Fairies’ Festival of the Deerk Toes Holiday, Feast of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus and Festal Celebration of Sts. Marcellus and Apuleius the Martyrs.
Additional October 7th holidays include Festival of Food, Festival of St. Justina (Italy), Goodwill Day (Namibia), International Frugal Fun Day (varies), Lepanto Day (Greece), Merchant Holiday (Antigua and Barbuda), National Frappe Day and Nottingham Goose Fair Holiday (United Kingdom).
Still more October 7th holidays are Our Lady of the Rosary Holiday (Spain), Pallas Athena – Goddess of Victory Day (Roman), St. Osith the Virgin Feast Day, Universal Children’s Day (varies), Victoria – Our Lady of Victories’ Day (Old Roman), World Communion Day (varies) and World Egg Day (varies).
Happy October 7th to one and all!
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