October Begins Sweet and Ends Spooky

October is well known for it’s BIG holiday, Halloween, but did you know there’s quite a few other notable days throughout the month?

October 5 – World Teacher’s Day
World Teacher’s Day was created by Federico Mayor, in 1993. Take time today to show your son’s or daughter’s teacher your appreciation. Whether it be an apple or a nice gift, our teachers deserve thanks for all they do!

October 9 – Fire Prevention Day 
Fire prevention efforts were sparked by the Great Chicago fire in 1871. Take time today to reevaluate your fire prevention measures and practice a home fire drill. Do you and your family have a plan on what to do if there is a fire in your home? If you don’t have a plan, today is a perfect day to make one.

October 11 – Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
Yes! It’s an excuse to feel like a kid, even for just a moment!

October 16 – Boss’ Day
Celebrate your boss today! Let them know how much you appreciate them!

October 19 – Sweetest Day

Originally founded by Herbert Birch Kingston in 1922, Herbert wanted to bring happiness to orphans and under-privileged and began this holiday by giving them small gifts and candy. Today, this holiday is celebrated almost as a second Valentine’s Day by actions of giving flowers and candy to loved ones. However, in addition to showing your love to people close to you, use this day as Herbert intended and show kindness to those in need.

October 31 – Halloween
Trick or Treat! That’s right; it’s that time of year where little ghosts and goblins roam the neighborhood seeking sweet treats. Some local businesses have indoor trick or treating available; check your local listings to see if there are any in your area. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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