How many sandwiches will you eat on National Sandwich Day? Will you make a pizza on National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day? Will you have an x-ray taken on X-Ray Day? What will you make for dinner on Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day?
An historical fiction novel could be written around the beginnings of one of these unique holidays. Or you could have a murder, maybe even more than one, take place at a party celebrating one of these special days.
National Go Cook for Your Pets Day - This is a day to ensure that what you feed your pet is nutritious. Your faithful friend or friends will truly appreciate your efforts and love you for them.
National Men Make Dinner Day - An official set of rules, 12 of them, has been made for this unique holiday, always celebrated the first Thursday of each November. Each man in my family just happens to be a talented cook, so this wouldn't be a problem for any of them. However, not every gentleman is so lucky.
National Sandwich Day - November 3 is the birthday of the fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, the 18th-century noble who invented and first ate a sandwich. His idea obviously caught on, since the sandwich is now one of America's favorite foods.
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day occurs when the temperatures of many places are beginning to cool down. Some places it is already cold. This is a day to stay nice and cozy inside your warm house and cook something that will warm up your insides. How about a nice bowl of one of my famiy's favorite fall and winter dishes, Whistle Stop Chili? Whatever meal you do decide to cook, be prepared to make it time and time again. You are in danger of creating a family favorite for the colder months ahead.
X-ray Day - This day celebrates the discovery of x-rays by William Röntgen.
Area Code Day - It seems there is a holiday to celebrate just about everything else, so why not one to celebrate those three numbers that precede the rest of our phone number? Our area codes seem to change these days at the drop of a hat, so maybe you could celebrate this day by researching the history of these numbers.
Food holidays are pretty self-explanatory, so just use your imagination with them. For example, have one of your characters explain the beginnings of National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day. Or maybe one of your characters is absolutely wild over one of the following foods. When he finds out there is a special day dedicated to that food, he goes wild celebrating it, so wild that he drives his friends and everyone around him crazy.
National Deviled Egg Day
National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Vanilla Cupcake Day
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
National Homemade Bread Day
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
National Stuffing Day
Eat a Cranberry Day
National Cashew Day
National Espresso Day
National Parfait Day
Sinkie Day always takes place the day after Thanksgiving. How does one celebrate this day? You eat your meals over the kitchen sink. Your crumbs will fall right into the sink for an easy cleanup.
National Cake Day
Pie in the Face Day
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
National French Toast Day
National Chocolate Day
National Mousse Day
Holidays Honoring Individuals
National Housewives Day - This is a holiday that definitely needs more attention drawn to it. Although housewives don't receive a paycheck for the work they regularly do, their lives are extremely busy. If the housewife has children, her days are even busier. She is the laundress, cook, nurse, accountant, maid, disciplinarian, chauffer, etc. True, she sets her own coffee breaks and lunch breaks, but her work is never done. This is a day to appreciate the housewife and all she does.
National Chicken Lady Day - Just who is chicken lady? She is Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree, a lady who worked for 12 years in the second largest chicken restaurant chain in the world as the Director of Community Relations and Training. Those in her community gave her the nickname in appreciation for all that she did. Because of how much she gave to the community, President Bush declared November 4 to be National Chicken Lady Day.