October 6, 2021

National Noodle Day

Noodle Day is used to celebrate the life of Raynmond Federman, a French-American novelist and academic, who passed away on October 6,2009. NoodleDay.com suggests the reasoning behind the day is because "Noodles are a predominant theme in Federman's Double or Nothing".

National German-American Day

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 to be German-American Day to honor the 300th anniversary of German America culture and immigration to the United States. It also commemorates the date when 13 German families landed in Philadelphia back in 1683. They later founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement in the original 13 colonies.

National Mad Hatter Day

This day celebrates the fictional character from Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter.

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.