Thursday, November 3, 2011

National Men Make Dinner Day, Cliche Day, more

November 3rd, 2011, is National Men Make Dinner Day, Housewife's Day, Cliche Day, Bunka no hi, Culture Day, Daimyo Gyoretsu, Separation Day (Panama), Independence Day (Dominica), Independence Day (Micronesia), and Sandwich Day.

Attention, husbands, boyfriends, brothers, fathers, sons, etc. The first Thursday in November is National Men Make Dinner Day. Sure, steak au poivre and creme brulee would be lovely, but many of us would settle for some pasta and a salad. Surprise us!

Housewife's Day falls on the same day as National Men Make Dinner Day this year. How convenient! Now the housewives can actually sit around eating bon-bons, whatever they are, while their hubbies cook.

What can I say about Cliche Day shat won't sound... chiche? Actions speak louder than words, so I'll just play it by ear and wait for the other shoe to drop. If you think these cliches are off the hook and the bee's knees, check out

Bunka no hi, or Culture Day, has been celebrated in Japan since 1948, highlighting the arts and academia. The day features exhibits, parades, and award ceremonies.

Daimyo Gyoretsu, or Feudal Lord's Procession, takes place today in Hakone, Japan. Parade participants dress as samurai and princesses.

Panama observes Separation Day on November 3rd. On this date in 1903, Panama formally separated from Colombia.

Dominica observes Independence Day today, commemorating independence from Great Britain since 1978.

Micronesia celebrates Independence Day on November 3rd.

Sandwich Day commemorates the birth date of John Montagu, the one-time Earl of Sandwich. As the story goes, he didn't want to take time away from gambling to eat. He requested some meat between two slices of bread so he could eat while betting. Ta da - the sandwich was born.

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