On This Day: October 2nd … Strange Holidays
Day After the Mid-Autumn Festival
International Day of Non-Violence
Mid-Autumn Day Festival 3
Day after Mid-Autumn Day Festival
National Day Golden Week Holiday
Independence Day Holiday
National Produce Misting Day
National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day
National Name Your Car Day
National Fried Scallops Day
National Manufacturing Day
National Body Language Day
Phileas Fogg Wager Day
World Smile Day
The only two holidays that would involve
The United States are World Smile Day
and International Day of Non-Violence.
But National Name Your Car Day, somehow
became our day.
I looked these three up:
Phileas Fogg Wager Day:
The holiday celebrates key events in Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in Eighty Days. In the book, Phileas Fogg, the main character of the 1873 novel makes a wager of 20,000 pounds to circumnavigate the Earth in 80 days on October 2, 1872. This unofficial holiday celebrates the wager that set out one of the world's most famous adventure in motion.
National Produce Misting Day:
National Produce Misting Day on October 2nd recognizes
the innovation of keeping fruits and vegetables fresh. Misted fingertips
rest assured that produce remains crisp, plump, hydrated and nutrient-dense.
Given a choice between fresh and tired produce, we choose fresh every time.
Corrigan Corporation of America founded National Produce Misting Day in 2018 to share the fascinating history behind the inventive engineering that brings fresh produce to our local stores. They honor and celebrate Jack Corrigan, who is credited with establishing the first patents for automatic produce misting systems back in 1979 and his son Mike Corrigan, for having the vision to bring it to market.
As the owner of the Carrot Top produce market, Jack Corrigan
also had a civil engineering background. Out of necessity, he combined
his two interests and set to work. Corrigan’s inventions led to the development of innovative tools and a market-leading manufacturing company.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the first National Produce Misting Day in 2019 to be observed on October 2nd annually.
National Name Your Car Day:
National Name Your Car Day on October 2nd encourages a special
commitment to your wheels. It’s time to give your trusty
automobile what it really needs, a name.
Many of you most likely remember Herbie the Love Bug, Lightning McQueen from Cars, Kit from Knight Rider, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit. These are just some of the famous car names
that are known by millions of people.
Make a day of it. Take the old jalopy out for a spin, a nice wash, and
shine and then just maybe you will select a signature meant for one s
o reliable. After all, you spend all that time together and take such
good care of each other, isn’t it time to give those four wheels a name?
More Strange Holidays tomorrow!