October 17, 2019

National Edge Day


Observed annually on October 17th since 1999, National Edge day celebrates individuals who live straight edge lifestyles. Straight edge is a subculture of hardcore punk whose supporters refrain from using alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs.

National Mulligan Day


A mulligan is a second chance to perform an action, usually after the first chance went wrong.

National Pasta Day


Pasta is made from unleavened dough and has been a staple of traditional Italian cuisine for many centuries.

Black Poetry Day


Black Poetry Day has been observed annually since 1985 and aims to celebrate past and present poets such as Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Frank X. Walker and Maya Angelou. Visit AARegistry.org (African American Registry) for more information.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


"The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries". Visit the UN.org for more information

National Get Smart About Credit Day


The importance of sound financial management is something that can and should be taught at a young age and learning healthy credit habits while at the same time how to avoid bad credit habits can be one of the most valuable lessons as one grows into adulthood.