Saturday, October 8, 2011

Octopus Day, Nude Beach Party Day, Costume Swap Day, more

October 8th, 2011, is Octopus Day, Nude Beach Party Day, National Costume Swap Day, Cosmopolite's Day, Universal Music Day, National Chess Day, American Touch Tag Day, International Migratory Bird Day, Alvin C. York Day, Navy Day (Peru), Constitutional Day (Uganda), National Pierogi Day, and National Fluffernutter Day.

Today is Octopus Day, the first in this year's series of Cephalopod Awareness Days.

Nude Beach Party Day is an annual event in Baker Beach, California. At least you don't have to stress about what to wear.

Why not go green this Halloween? Trade or recycle last year's costumes and bring home someone else's gently used costume. You'll have fun, save money, and be environmentally responsible all at the same time, just by embracing National Costume Swap Day.

Cosmopolite's Day is one time when you have permission to shop, shop, shop, assuming your bank account can withstand the hit.

Today is the 5th annual Universal Music Day. Make some music! The only one you have to please is yourself.

Whether you're a masterful chess player or a newbie, today is the perfect day for a game of chess. Celebrate National Chess Day.

Tag - you're it! Today is American Touch Tag Day.

In southern parts of the Americas, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, the second Saturday in October is International Migratory Bird Day. In the United States and Canada, the event is observed on the second Saturday in May.

October 8th is Alvin C. York Day, honoring a hero of World War I, the recipient of the U.S. Medal of Honor and French Croix de Guerre. While separated from his patrol, Sergeant York somehow killed 20 enemy troops and captured 132 German soldiers.

Peru observes Navy Day on October 8th.

Uganda observes Constitutional Day on this date.

National Pierogi Day honors an Eastern European treat. Semi-circular pockets may contain any variety of savory ingredients.

Here's my confession for the day: I've never had a fluffernutter. Sorry! It's simple enough to make, evidently. Just spread one slice of bread with marshmallow fluff, spread another slice of bread with peanut butter, then combine them to make a sandwich. Voila! Now you know how to celebrate National Fluffernutter Day.

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