This Isn't a Trick — There's A Lot Of Treats To Celebrate In October

This Isn't a Trick — There's A Lot Of Treats To Celebrate In October

There's more than just Halloween and candy to October.

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When we think of October, we think about things like candy corn, pumpkins, fun-sized chocolate bars (or full-sized if you go to the rich people houses) and, of course, Halloween. What if I told you each of these things had their own special day dedicated to their celebration? Here is a list of some of the national days coming up this month!

October 1: National Homemade Cookies Day

Made with love <3

October 2: National Name Your Car Day

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Mine is Joan Jetta. Who is yous?

October 3: Boyfriend Day

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I can actually celebrate this year

October 4: National Taco Day

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Let's TACO 'bout that

October 5: National Do Something Nice Day

You should be doing something nice every day of the week!

October 6: National Noodle Day

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Can I get a(n) rAMEN?

October 7: National Inner Beauty Day

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What's on the inside is what really counts :)

October 8: National Pierogi Day

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I'm always shocked when people don't know about these doughy potato pockets of deliciousness. If you are one of those ignorant people, now is the time to expose yourself to this magic creation!

October 9: National Leif Erikson Day

Hinga dinga durgen!

October 10: National Cake Decorating Day

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I like to think I could be on Cake Boss, but every time I try to decorate a cake I realized that is an unrealistic belief

October 11: National Sausage Pizza Day

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Another day, another pizza!

October 12: National Gumbo Day

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Oh, wait... it''s GUMBO? I thought you said WUMBO!

October 13: National No Bra Day

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National No Bra day is literally every day for me as soon as I walk in the door after classes are done

October 14: National Dessert Day

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National Dessert Day is also every day for me, too

October 15: National Cheese Curd Day

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*insert barf noise here*

October 16: National Dictionary Day

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Time to learn some new words!

October 17: National Pasta Day

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I'm feeling pasta night!

October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day

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Now the real question here is vanilla or chocolate frosting??? (it makes a big difference)

October 19: National Seafood Bisque Day

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*insert another barf noise here*

October 20: National Youth Confidence Day

Being confident is an important factor in being successful, so let's teach them young!

October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

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I prefer my pumpkin cheesecake in ice cream form

October 22: National Nut Day

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Which nut?

October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day

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I've never actually had a Boston cream pie, but the donuts are delicious!

October 24: National Food Day

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Did I ever tell you guys that I just really love food?

October 25: National Greasy Foods Day

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Gimme all da fries

October 26: National Pumpkin Day

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Pumpkins are basically the symbol of October, so they better have their own national day!

October 27: National American Beer Day

Let's have a party!

October 28: National Chocolate Day

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This makes the fact that I have already eaten all of the candy I bought for the trick-or-treaters before Halloween acceptable, right?

October 29: National Oatmeal Day / National Cat Day

These are two of my favorite things... wow, I really am a grandma...

October 30: National Candy Corn Day

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Fun fact: candy corn is voted the worst Halloween candy every year

October 31: HALLOWEEN / National Doorbell Day

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Doorbells get the most use on Halloween, which makes it appropriate to celebrate National Doorbell Day on October 31!

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15 People Who Deserve A Holiday More Than Christopher Columbus

We all know there are far less problematic people deserving of holidays out there
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Christopher Columbus is the reason many of us had a welcome break this past week. Or maybe you're in one of those progressive areas that has gotten itself together enough to move the break away from the official Columbus Day holiday. Or at least refer to the day as Indigenous Peoples Day. Because Christopher Columbus was actually really freaking problematic. First off, he didn't actually discover America. Since you know, there were clearly already people here. People that he then allowed to be subjugated and murdered so that he could get credit for discovering their land or something instead of just respecting that somebody already lived there and going home where he belonged.

So basically, I'm uncomfortable that the official holiday in early October still honors this man. Especially when there are so many other Americans worthy of holidays. Here are just a few:

1. Neil Armstrong

If we wanted to stick with an explorer, we could go with Neil Armstrong. He literally landed on the moon. How cool is that? Also he actually was the first to do that...

2. Amelia Earhart


Or, if we wanted to be really revolutionary, we could make a holiday for a woman explorer. Imagine that!

3. The Wright Brothers


Inventors are cool too! We could have a holiday for both Amelia Earhart and the Wright Brothers, who invented her mode of exploration, and then we'd get two days off!

4. Nikola Tesla


Ok, so Tesla wasn't technically American. Of course, neither was Columbus. Also Tesla was so much cooler than his American-born counterpart, Thomas Edison. My man tried to build a machine that would induce earthquakes, and had the whole lightbulb idea first.

5. Shakespeare


Also not technically an American, but we've agreed that's a moot point, right? Plus if we had a Shakespeare holiday that could be an international holiday! We don't honor writers enough, and Shakespeare was one of the most influential. And hey, if we needed to make the holiday for an American writer we could always make it for my man F. Scotty Fitzy.

6. Frederick Douglass


An abolitionist and a feminist. I don't need to justify this one any further.

7. Harriet Tubman


Oh wow, another amazing person who doesn't have a holiday but very clearly should. (Especially since we give holidays out to clowns like Columbus).

8. Susan B. Anthony

Please, America, choose any woman to give Columbus' holiday too. It's 2017 and we don't have any holidays honoring women.

9. Benjamin Franklin

One of our founding fathers and a pretty cool dude in general. Not to mention his slightly judgmental smile graces our hundred dollar bill. He's on money, he should have a holiday.

10. Alexander Hamilton


Because let's face it, no one's ever going to write a hit broadway musical about Christopher Columbus. Now I understand that Alexander Hamilton was problematic in his own ways, but think of it this way: If we had a holiday for him, we could just spend the entire day watching said hit broadway musical, and I can think of far worse ways to spend a day off.

11. Walt Disney


Also a vaguely problematic human and racist. But bear with me because we wouldn't have to have Walt Disney Day, we could just have Disney Day. That's right, a day off of school to watch your favorite childhood classics and otherwise celebrate youth because let's face it: adulting sucks.

12. Rosa Parks


We honor a Civil Rights leader with a day off during the Spring Semester, so we can honor a Civil Rights leader during the Fall Semester too. The Civil Rights movement was one of the most important movements in U.S. history and we still have a long way to go. Let's face it: We're still living in an America that could use an extra reminder that everyone deserves the same rights.

13. Franklin Delano Roosevelt


My man lead our nation through The Great Depression and a World War. He deserves a holiday of his own.

14. Theodore Roosevelt


The other Roosevelt was pretty cool too. He cared about the environment and created our national parks system.

15. Barack Obama


I can't list other presidents who deserve holidays and ignore Obama. I didn't think it would be possible to miss a president as much as I do, but I have missed this man every day since he left office. He was a man of peace and reason who respected all U.S. citizens and the office he held. Unlike Columbus, who was problematic in every way, Obama is not problematic in any way and clearly deserves a holiday.

I can't believe we're still celebrating Columbus when there have been so many amazing people who have come since. It's time to give the fall holiday to someone else, someone who actually deserves it.

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