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National Dessert Day celebrates the course of a meal most looked forward to by those of us with a sweet tooth. This American holiday occurs at a perfect time of year – following harvest when fresh ingredients are in abundance and when the weather can call for a frozen treat or a warm, freshly baked nibble. Whatever your preference, enjoy the day!
National Chocolate Day is the most popular chocolate-related holiday celebrated annually in the United States, while several other chocolate celebrations take place internationally throughout the year. As the world’s favorite flavor, chocolate enjoys worldwide stardom in sweet foods and beverages.
National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28th.
Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year – Halloween! Halloween as we know it today grew from the Celtic harvest celebration called Samhain, practiced about 2,000 years ago. The Celts of England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern France believed it was on this day that the dead returned to walk the earth. Some villagers dressed in skins and other costumes to scare away the spirits who had returned, starting the tradition of dressing up on this day.
About 1,000 years later, Christianity became the dominant religion in the regions inhabited by Celts and the church instituted All Souls Day, which incorporated bonfires and costumes associated with Samhain. Poor people would visit the homes of the rich asking for food and drink in return for praying for the souls of the dead, referred to as “souling.” Over time, children began dressing up in costumes and knocking on doors offering to sing or perform other “tricks” in return for snacks or small coins. From those beginnings, incorporation of other similar holidays and commercialization, the modern traditions of Halloween developed.
It’s National Deviled Egg Day, so put a pot of water on the stove and let’s get ready to prepare one of the tastiest nibbles around. The deviled egg in many different forms has been mentioned in historical documents for nearly 2,000 years. Recipes vary worldwide and in the US, but they all start with a hard boiled egg, so have fun and experiment!