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National Nut Day

National Nut Day. October Daily Calendar.

Date When Celebrated : Always October 22

Many of the October holidays center around Halloween and pumpkin themes. However, there's ample room on the October calendar for plenty of holidays and observances celebrating or commemorating other subjects and topics. There's certainly room in October for an nutty day.

National Nut Day is today. It's a little kooky and crazy if you ask me, as it is the Pe-nuttiest of all of the holidays.

When we first researched this day, we found little information as to its origin or purpose. Additional research uncovered the real meaning and goals for this special day.

This day is promoted by the Fair Trade Organization in the U.K. Not surprisingly, it is an organization that promotes and sells healthy nuts.

The company has two goals: First, is to raise awareness of Fair Trade organizaton's nut products. No surprise here. The second goal, is to encourage us to include healthy nuts in our diet.

Extensive research shows that eating nuts is indeed healthy for us. They are rich in vitamins E and B2, they contain lots of protein, and they are high in fiber. Studies show consuming nuts helps to avoid coronary heart disease, as well as lower bad cholesterol. So, celebrate National Nut Day by adding more nuts in your daily diet.

Like many other holidays, the goals and meaning of National Nut Day has evolved somewhat over the years. Many people use this day to celebrate their kooky and nutty friends. We think this is quite alright and encourage you to continue to do so.

Of course it is always possible that some of us may use National Nut Day to celebrate the "nut" that screws onto a bolt for fastening things. Perhaps that is a little nutty, perhaps not. You make the call.

Whatever reason you choose to celebrate today, we hope you have a very nutty National Nut Day.

A couple of nutty facts:

  • Peanuts are not really nuts. They are Legumes, a member of the "Pea" family.
  • The center of seeds, like pumpkins and squash, is called a "nut".

Are you a nut case? If so, you probably understand and enjoy Count Your Buttons Day


Origin of National Nut Day:

This nutty day was created by the Liberation Foods Company, the United Kingdom's fair trade, farmer owned company. We do not know when it was first celebrated. It appears to have been in existence since the early 2000's.

Interestingly, it was created as a "National" day in the United Kingdom. Yet, those who are promoting it, are encouraging it to be "celebrated around the world". So, why didn't they declare it as a "World" or "International" day!? Some questions we will never know the answer to.

 

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a true "National" day in either the U.K. or the U. S. As far as we can tell the neither the British parliament nor the Queen mum declared this a "National" day. In the U.S., we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation supporting a "national" tag. 

Definition of true "National" Days


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