October 8, 2018

National Fluffernutter Day


A fluffernutter is a sandwich made with bread, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

National Pierogi Day


Pierogi are dumplings stuffed with sweet or savory filling originating from Eastern Europe.

American Touch Tag Day


Tag is a children's playground game that involves two or more players chasing other players in an attempt to "tag" or touch them, usually with their hands.

Columbus Day


Observed on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival to the American Continent on October 12, 1492.

Native American Day


Observed on the second Monday in October in South Dakota and the fourth Friday of September in California, Native American Day celebrates the culture and contributions the Native Americans have made to the United States.

Mental Illness Awareness Week


During Mental Illness Awareness Week on Oct. 1-7, 2017, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. We believe that mental health issues are important to address year-round, but highlighting them during #MIAW provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness. If you or someone you know may need a mental health assessment, anonymous online tools are available. For National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 5, you can get a free mental health screening at HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org. *Description taken from the National Alliance on Mental Health. Visit NAMI.org for more information.