Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy National Chocolate Covered Insect Day ~ October 14

And a great big YUCK!!!  I'm sorry, but I just can't bring myself to eat bugs...even if they are covered in chocolate.  If you really must try them Candy Warehouse carries chocolate covered insects, chocolate covered ants, as well as crickets and larvet snacks.

Insects can be found in other foods as well....check out this video...

This family obviously didn't realize they had gotten the "gourmet" version candy bar...

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