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.

Friday, October 22, 2010

National Nut Day ~ October 22

Research into National Nut Day kept bringing me to sites and references in the UK. So, it's possible that the "National" in this instance is not American. We may have adopted it from the English. Oh well, wouldn't be the first thing we've taken from them.

I'm a nut lover...pistachios and cashews are my favorites.  Nuts are wonderful healthy snacks and also a great ingredient in many recipes, from main courses to deserts.

How many meals can you add nuts to today...

Looks like you might be able to have a nut with everything today!

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