Talk like a Pirate Day
Sep
19
8:30 AM08:30

Talk like a Pirate Day

This National Day sails away annually on September 19th.

All you bilge rats, Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgh! As you are out and about on September 19th, don’t be surprised if people are saying, “Ahoy Matie,” “Avast,” “Aye, Aye Capt’n,” “Land ho!” “Hornpipe,” and many other pirate-like phrases, because it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day. 

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National Cherries Jubilee Day
Sep
24
8:30 AM08:30

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Cherries Jubilee Day is observed annually on September 24. Smitten with this simply elegant dessert, cherry lovers celebrate National Cherrie Jubilee Day with delight.

Auguste Escoffier receives the credit for the Cherries Jubilee recipe. Knowing the queen’s fondness for cherries, Escoffier prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebrations. The original recipe didn’t include ice cream. Instead, the chef poached the cherries in a simple syrup and poured warm brandy over them. Then just before serving, dramatically set the alcohol aflame.

Later recipes added the liqueur Kirschwasser and ice cream.

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National Drink Beer Day
Sep
28
8:30 AM08:30

National Drink Beer Day

That malty elixir is toasted annually on September 28th on National Drink Beer Day.  As the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, this day is a great reminder to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage.

Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors seasonally.  Beer connoisseurs quench their thirst with flavors drastically different from their grandfather’s beers.  Rootbeer to raspberry, caramel, and hints of herbs all tickle the palate when it comes to artisanal beers.

From the wide assortment available, enjoy National Drink Beer Day.  There is something for everyone!

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Rosh Hashanah
Sep
29
to Oct 1

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning the "head [of] the year", is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally "day of shouting or blasting". It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days specified by Leviticus 23:23–32 that occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. Eating symbolic foods is now a tradition, such as apples dipped in honey, hoping to evoke a sweet new year.

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International Day of Non Violence
Oct
2
8:30 AM08:30

International Day of Non Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. In January 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Mumbai.

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Mean Girls Day
Oct
3
8:30 AM08:30

Mean Girls Day

A version of this story was first published on October 3, 2017. (CNN) No, you don't get the day off. But that doesn't mean that October 3 isn't a holiday. The date is known to social media and movie fans around the world as "Mean Girls Day."

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National Cinnamon Roll Day
Oct
4
8:30 AM08:30

National Cinnamon Roll Day

A warm buttery bun with sugar, honey, and cinnamon — sweet treats are made of these and who are we to disagree! Everyone loves cinnamon rolls. And everyone has their special favorite. Now on National Cinnamon Roll Day, held annually on October 4, you can indulge yourself. This day was first celebrated in Sweden 19 years back and the love for this day still stays sweet. All over the country people bake and enjoy various types of cinnamon rolls on this day. So let the sweet times roll!

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National Frappe Day
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

National Frappe Day

This day honors a versatile drink with numerous variables, so there are flavors to suit everyone. Frappes typically are blended drinks made with either coffee or espresso and topped with whipped cream. ... A frozen fruit-flavored dessert made with shaved ice.

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Yom Kippur
Oct
8
to Oct 9

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

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National Sausage Pizza Day
Oct
11
9:00 AM09:00

National Sausage Pizza Day

National Sausage Pizza Day is observed each year on October 11. This food holiday is a favorite of pizza lovers across the country.

  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese which some attribute to the beginning of the pizza.

  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie.

  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.

  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.

  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.

  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.

  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy.

  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.

Whether your pizza is thin crust, hand tossed, thick crust or deep dish, top it with delicious Italian sausage and celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day.

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National Dessert Day
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

National Dessert Day

Celebrated annually on October 14th, National Dessert Day is a day for people to satisfy their sweet tooth and to go ahead and enjoy the dessert of their choice. It's a holiday that is celebrated in the United States and shouldn't be confused with Eat an Extra Dessert Day, which falls on September 4th each year.

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National Pasta Day
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

National Pasta Day

Pasta is one of the world's most favorite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes.
It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile. It can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish. Top it with your favorite sauce and Mangiamo - let's eat!

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National Nut Day
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

National Nut Day

National Nut Day is a holiday which is celebrated annually on October 22nd. This unofficial holiday celebrates all of the many nuts which exist in the world today. Most nuts are extremely nutritious and are packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, fiber and plant sterols.

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National Chicken Fried Steak Day
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

National Chicken Fried Steak Day

Crispy breading and creamy gravy — those are just a few things you can look forward to on October 26 when you celebrate National Chicken Fried Steak Day. It’s a Southern cuisine classic. Texas first decided to carve out a Chicken Fried Steak Day in 2011. So break out your deep fryer, get your gravy ladle ready, and get excited to have a full belly of Southern goodness.

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National Chocolate Day
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day is observed annually on October 28. While there are many specific chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate. As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well deserving of its own day of honor and celebration. (Some sources designate July 7 or December 28 as Chocolate Day or International Chocolate Day.)

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National Oatmeal Day
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

National Oatmeal Day

National Oatmeal Day is observed annually on October 29. This is a day to enjoy one of America’s favorite breakfast foods. 

There are many health benefits to eating oatmeal.

  • A bowl of oatmeal daily can lower cholesterol.

  • It may reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • It may reduce your risk for cancer. (according to the American Cancer Society, eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce your risk for cancer)

  • Oatmeal is low in fat.

  • Oatmeal is low in calories.

  • Oatmeal is a good source iron and fiber.

Some favorite oatmeal toppings include brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, nuts, and granola.

Oatmeal has a long tradition in the state of Vermont which originated within the Scottish settlement.  Although there were many variations, most oatmeal recipes began with steel cut oats.  The oats were soaked overnight in cold water, salt and maple syrup. Early the next morning, the cook would add ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon and, occasionally, ground ginger.  The pot was then placed over heat and cooked for approximately 90 minutes. The oatmeal was served steaming hot with cream, milk or butter.

Vermont leads the United States in per capita consumption of cooked oatmeal cereal. 

The Quaker Man is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America.  He was registered by the Quaker Oats company as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal in 1877.

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National Caramel Apple Day
Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

National Caramel Apple Day

National Caramel Apple Day is observed annually on October 31. A fun memory from many people's childhoods is eating caramel apples in the fall. It may have been at a fair, carnival, Halloween party or just home with family and friends, but the memory is a good one and part of the fun was making them.

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National Guacamole Day
Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

National Guacamole Day

Guacamole is typically considered a side dish or even just a sauce, but on National Guacamole Day we elevate this tasty green blend into the spotlight. Guacamole (or guac for short) is made of avocados, which are well-known for their health benefits due to their high vitamin content and lots of those healthy fats that help to lower cholesterol. Avocados, native to Mexico and Central America, grow on trees and are technically considered a fruit. But in modern times, the humble avocado has traveled world-wide, and people as far away as Sri Lanka enjoy their own unique version of the guacamole mash-up. Closer to home, people often like to spice up their guacamole with onion, garlic, cumin, tomato, cilantro, or even just some store-bought salsa. There are hundreds of ways to mix up a bowl of guacamole, and people’s personal tastes for this green stuff are just as varied. Traditionally, guacamole is served with tortilla chips, but it’s also good with regular corn chips, carrot sticks (or celery), and even on sandwiches, salads, or hamburgers. Some people even blend it into smoothies! However you like your guacamole, break out a big bowl of it and start dipping on September 16.

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National Linguine Day
Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

National Linguine Day

Observed annually on September 15th, National Linguine Day is a favorite of young and old alike.  

From the Liguria region of Italy, linguine means “little tongues” in Italian. Made from durum semolina flour, linguine is one of the world’s oldest kinds of pasta. Fettuccine and linguine developed around 400 years ago.  While both are thin, flat noodles, linguine is more narrow and elliptical in shape causing it to be a more delicate pasta.  As a result, linguine is paired with thinner, lighter sauces.

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National Peanut Day
Sep
13
8:30 AM08:30

National Peanut Day

On September 13 National Peanut Day pays homage to mighty and tasty peanut.

Likely originating in South America around 3,500 years ago, this legume is not a nut. They grow underground like potatoes. Since they are an edible seed that forms in a pod, they belong to the family Leguminosae with peas and beans. When it comes to plants packing protein power, peanuts provide a whopping 8 grams per ounce, more than any other nut according to The Peanut Institute. And remember, it’s not a nut! Nuts grow on trees.

The peanut is also high in antioxidants. Not only are peanuts high in necessary nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, B6, iron, selenium, zinc and many others, but when paired with other nutrient-rich foods, studies have shown this amazing legume helps us absorb nutrients better.

For the longest time, livestock gained the greatest benefit from all these nutrients. Until modern methods came along, planting and harvesting peanuts were labor intensive and risky endeavors for farmers. Gradually their popularity grew. From Civil War soldiers who found a fondness for them to PT Barnum’s traveling circus. But what made it possible for peanuts to be grown in abundance was an advancement in farm technology. Just like the cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry, planters and harvesters transformed not only the peanut farm but farming the world over.

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World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep
10
8:00 AM08:00

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

In past years, over 300 activities in around 70 countries were reported to IASP, including educational and commemorative events, press briefings and conferences, as well as Facebook and Twitter coverage.

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National Wiener Schnitzel Day
Sep
9
8:00 AM08:00

National Wiener Schnitzel Day

Yesterday, September 9th, was National Wiener Schnitzel Day, a day dedicated to the fine delicacy that is the Wiener schnitzel. When you hear the words Wiener schnitzel you most likely think of a hot dog. However, Wiener schnitzel is actually a thin schnitzel made of veal which is then breaded and fried in butter.

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National Beer Lovers Day
Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

National Beer Lovers Day

National Beer Lover's Day is observed annually on September 7th. Beer and the process of brewing beermay predate known history. As varied as the methods, grains, and flavors, beer continues to change and evolve over time. Virginia colonists brewed beer.

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National Cheese Pizza Day
Sep
5
8:00 AM08:00

National Cheese Pizza Day

On September 5th, one of the most popular varieties of pizzas gets its day of honor.  Hold the toppings, please. It’s National Cheese Pizza Day!

  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese which some believe is the beginning of the “pizza”.

  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie.

  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.

  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.

  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.

  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.

  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy.

  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.

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Labor Day
Sep
2
12:00 AM00:00

Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.

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Southern Decadence
Aug
29
to Sep 2

Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence, a six-day event that occurs every year through Labor Day Weekend, is the largest gay event in New Orleans. The celebrations typically occur throughout the day and night, with special events like parties, parades, and more. 

Every year, Southern Decadence has a theme. Themes are typically announced the May before Decadence. 

While there are always free street parties, there are weekend passes that Southern Decadence usually offers for admission into special parties, parades, and other programming.

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Red Dress Run
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Red Dress Run

  • 2300 North Peters Street New Orleans, LA, 70117 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The run begins in New Orleans Crescent Park in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, just outside of the French Quarter. The runners, with drinks in hand, continue their route through the French Quarter and spend the rest of the day celebrating. Expect a sea of red throughout!

On August 10 2019, hit the streets in your head to toe red attire. Whether you're running or not, the day is filled with fun and excitement. If running isn't your thing, watching from the sidelines is just as fun, and red dresses are still required!

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Satchmo Summerfest
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Satchmo Summerfest

  • 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Satchmo SummerFest began as a tribute to one of New Orleans’ most famous native sons, the late Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, to celebrate his 100th birthday. Thousands of people turned out for the first Satchmo SummerFest in 2001 to dance to traditional New Orleans blues and jazz, and to sample the delicious food. 

It was so successful that it has become an annual three-day event held on the first weekend of August every year since. 

Sponsored by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the organization that also sponsors the French Quarter Festival and Christmas New Orleans Style, Satchmo SummerFest has evolved into one of the top celebrations in a city internationally renowned for its large-scale festivities. For those who regularly attend the festival, it is the highlight of summer. Satchmo SummerFest is in Jackson Square, right in the heart of the French Quarter. There is a small daily admission fee for adults, but children 12 and under get in free. The admission fee includes a wristband that allows festivalgoers to come and go throughout the day. Outdoor events at SatchmoFest feature live bands on two stages, starring some of New Orleans’ top traditional musicians. Many of them will pay their tributes to Armstrong and his music. Performers have included the Preservation Hall Brass Band, 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Tornado Brass Band. 

There are also smaller indoor concerts and performances in the “Back o’ Town” stage within the Louisiana State Museum’s Arsenal nearby. Samplings of New Orleans’ world-famous culinary delicacies are for sale in and around the festival site, while a variety of refreshing beverages keep you cool and hydrated. 

In addition to all the lively outdoor music and food, the festival includes “Satchmo Seminars,” indoor seminars and lectures by Armstrong biographers and historians as well as discussions with musicians who have been inspired by him.

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COOLinary New Orleans
Aug
1
to Aug 31

COOLinary New Orleans

Come experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans. Celebrating dining in “America’s Most Delicious City,” COOLinary New Orleans is once again on the table for the month of August whereby participating restaurants offer specially priced prix fixe menus.

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
22
to Jul 23

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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