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November 5, 2016

Today we celebrate:

National Love Your Red Hair Day - Stephanie and Adrienne, the co-founders of How To Be A Redhead, began this day in response to the negative to redhead holidays such as Kick a Ginger Day. Perhaps they hadn’t heard of Kiss a Ginger Day yet. But in any case, they wanted to spread a positive message for the redheads out there, of which my son is one. So if you have red hair, this is a day to look at yourself with new eyes and see all the many things there are to love about your hair. One I can name right off is that I am jealous of you because I have always wanted red hair. I love how it looks and was so happy when my son was born with it.

American Football Day - On this day in 1959, Lamar Hunt created the American Football League.  He loved all kinds of sports and had tried for a long time to get a National Football League franchise and bring a football team to Texas. He was unsuccessful at doing that so he decided to create a whole new League instead. I’d say that worked out pretty well for him.

Bank Transfer Day - This is a day that was started by Kristen Christian in 2011 who was frustrated with the “ridiculous fees and poor customer service” of banks. So she began encouraging friends and family to close their bank accounts and move their money to a credit union. She chose this day for this event because of its affiliation with Guy Fawkes whom you will read about in a moment.

National Doughnut Appreciation Day - There are a couple of doughnut (or donut, whichever you prefer, both spellings are acceptable in this country) days to celebrate during the year. This one is not just about eating them, but about enjoying them. You are to savor each bite today and really appreciate the flavors that you are ingesting along with the calories.

Gunpowder Day, also known as Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night – Celebrated mostly in Great Britain, this is a day to remember the events that occurred on this day in 1605. Way back then, Guy Fawkes, who was a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while he was guarding the explosives that members of his group set up under the House of Lords. They were attempting to blow up all of the members of the House of Lords and bring Catholic rule back to the United Kingdom. The whole city of London celebrated the fact that King James I survived the assassination attempt and they lit bonfires all over the city.

Commercial TV Broadcast Day - On this day in 1930 the first commercial was broadcast on television.  It was a commercial for the Eugene Method of permanent hair waving and it was shown during the transmission of Hairdressing Fair of Fashion. I wonder if anyone watched it. Not too many people had televisions back then as they had just been invented a short time before this.

National Wine Tasting Day - This is a day for every wine lover whether you are a professional, a connoisseur or just someone who drinks at home and knows what she likes when she tastes it. Most, if not all, wineries have wine tasting events where you can go and sample 3-5 different wines so you know if you like them before you buy them. Many liquor stores do the same on occasions. The one I frequent does so every Friday evening. This is a day that is celebrated on the first Saturday in November.

Book Lovers Day - Celebrated on the first Saturday in November, this is a day to sit down and enjoy a good book. I don’t recommend walking, biking or driving while you participate in this day, it’s much more relaxing to get comfortable in a chair or couch or hammock if it’s warm enough, and dive right in.  Some people celebrate this day on August 9th, and that’s fine too. As far as I’m concerned, every day should be Book Lovers Day. I work in a library so I feel honor bound to remind you that books you borrow from the library are free… long as you return them by the due date. Even if you’re a few days late, it is MUCH cheaper than buying books.

Digital Scrapbooking Day - Also celebrated on the first Saturday of November, this is a day to take your scrapbooking to a new level. My sister loves to do scrapbooking when she has time and it uses a lot of paper, creativity and time. Digital scrapbooking is almost the same minus the paper. You use computer graphics software but you can be just as creative, spend less money on materials, and have beautiful finished work that you can then make a ton of copies of to send to your beloved family and friends.

Learn To Homebrew Day - Another first Saturday in November holiday, today is a day to encourage people to learn how to brew their own beer. This can apparently be a rewarding hobby and even a way to make a little extra money, as long as your homebrew is tasty. Many homebrewers consider it to be an obsession. It takes some experimentation in order to get it just right, so don’t be discouraged if your first attempts do not taste very good.

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