Tie One On Day is always celebrated on the day before Thanksgiving. EllynAnne Geisel, the holiday's creator, writes, "On the day before Thanksgiving...pause in the preparation of your own meal, wrap a loaf of bread or other baked good in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on...an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone without your bounty... a neighbor, friend or family member in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word." What a lovely sentiment, invoking the true spirit of the season!
Two similar holidays have been proposed for November 23rd - Doctor Who Day and TARDIS Day - commemorating the date in 1963 when the BBC aired the first episode of "Doctor Who." Clever clever writers, creating a character who regenerates, enabling the show to go on and on and on....
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,... Today is the day to celebrate this odd sequence, known as Fibonacci numbers. Have you figured out the formula? Each number is the sum of the previous two. Happy spirals to you on Fibonacci Day.
Espresso yourself! Today is National Espresso Day.
Eat a Cranberry Day always falls on November 23rd, but the day before Thanksgiving seems an especially appropriate time. I don't think many people eat just one cranberry, however, although I did that once. When I was maybe eight years old, one of my friends swore that fresh cranberries were the yummiest thing ever. Yeah, she laughed while I puckered.
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