National Fig Week on November, 2017: What are the Holidays in September, October, and November?

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What are the Holidays in September, October, and November?

September 17 Constitution/Citizenship Day Commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

September or October (depends on Hebrew calendar) Rosh Hashanah Traditional beginning of the Jewish High Holidays. It also celebrates the beginning of a new year on the Hebrew calendar.

September or October (depends on Hebrew calendar) Yom Kippur Traditional end of and highest of the Jewish High Holidays.

October 9 Leif Erikson Day Commemorates the arrival of Leif Ericson, the first European to set foot on American soil. Festivities typically consist of imitating Vikings and may include swimming.

October 31 Halloween Celebrates All Hallow's Eve, decorations include jack o'lanterns. Costume parties and candy such as candy corn are also part of the holiday. Kids go "trick-or-treating" to neighbors who give away candy. Not generally observed by businesses.

First Tuesday after the first Monday in November Election Day Observed by the federal and state governments in applicable years; legal holiday in some states.

Fourth Friday in November Black Friday The day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. Black Friday is not actually a holiday, but many non-retail employers give their employees the day off, increasing the number of potential shoppers.

Veterans day- November 11

September 3 National Welsh Rarebit Day

September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day

September 8 National Date-Nut Bread Day

September 11 National Hot Cross Bun Day

September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day

September 15 National Creme de Menthe Day

September 16 National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day

September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18 National Play-Dough Day

September 19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20 National Punch Day

September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day

September 22 National White Chocolate Day

September 26 National Pancake Day

September 28 National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

September 30 National Mulled Cider Day

October 4 National Taco Day

October 5 National Apple Betty Day

October 6 National Noodle Day

October 9 National Dessert Day

October 10 National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11 National Sausage Pizza Day

October 13 National Peanut Festival

October 13 National Pumpkin Festival

October 15 National Mushroom Day

October 17 National Pasta Day

October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 20 National Brandied Fruit Day

October 22 National Nut Day

October 23 National Boston Cream Pie Day

October 24 National Bologna Day

October 26 National Mincemeat Day

October 28 National Chocolate Day

October 29 National Oatmeal Day

October 30 National Candy Corn Day

November 1-7 - National Fig Week

November 2 National Deviled Egg Day

November 4 National Candy Day

November 5 National Doughnut Day

November 6 National Nachos Day

November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

November 8 National Split Pea Soup Week (November 8-13)

November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 12 National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

November 13 National Indian Pudding Day

November 14 National Guacamole Day

November 15 National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 23 National Cashew Day

November 25 National Parfait Day

November 26 National Cake Day

November 27 National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 28 National French Toast Day

November 29 National Chocolates Day

November 30 National Mousse Day

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All American Breakfast Month--September 1-30

Better Breakfast Month--September 1-30

Prune Breakfast Month--January 1-31

National Egg Month--May 1-31

National Eggs Benedict Day--April 16

Oatmeal Month--January 1-31

Oatmeal Muffin Day--December 19

National Pancake Week--February 21-27

National Pancake Day--September 26

Waffle Day--March 25

Maple Syrup Saturday--3rd Saturday in March

National Maple Syrup Day--December 17

National Applejack Month--October 1-31

Beverage Day--May 6

Have a Coke Day--May 8

National Hot Tea Month--January 1-31

National Iced Tea Month--June 1-30

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day--February 11

National Egg Nog Day--December 24

National Caviar Day--July 18

National Escargot Day--May 24

National Deviled Egg Day--November 2

National Fritters Day--December 2

National Noodle Month--March 1-31

National Noodle-Ring Day--December 11

Poultry Day--March 19

National Chicken Month--September 1-30

National Fried Chicken Day--July 6

Turkey Lover's Month--June 1-30

Bratwurst Festival--August 16

National Pigs-in-a-blanket Day--April 24

Something on a Stick Day--March 28

National Crown Roast of Pork Day--March 7

National Roast Suckling Pig Day--December 18

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day--May 7

National Barbecue Month--May 1-31

National Hamburger Month--May 1-31

National Hamburger Day--December 21

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day--November 12

National Seafood Month--October 1-31

National Catfish Month--August 1-31

National Clams on the Half Shell Day--March 31

National Shrimp Scampi Day--April 29

National French Fried Shrimp Day--December 21

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month--June 1-30

Eat Your Vegetables Day--June 17

Vegetarian Awareness Month--October 1-31

World Vegetarian Day--October 1

National Salad Month--May 1-31

Bean Day--January 6

National Baked Bean Month--July 1-31

Spinach Festival--March 26

National Zucchini Bread Day--April 25

Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Night--August 8

Potato Day--August 19

National Pickled Peppers Month--October 1-31

National Grapefruit Month--February 1-28

National Raisin Week--May 1-7

National Papaya Month--June 1-30

National Papaya Month--September 1-30

Peach Month--August 1-31

Eat a Red Apple Day--December 1

National July Belongs to Blueberries Month--July 1-31

Poisoned Blackberries Day--September 29

National Fig Week--November 1-7

International Banana Festival--September 21

National Watermelon Day--August 3

National Candied Orange Peel Day--May 4

National Dessert Month--October 1-31

National Dessert Day--October 14

National Pie Day--January 23

National Pie Day--December 1

National Pecan Pie Day--July 12

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day--August 1

National Pumpkin Pie Day--December 25

National Cheesecake Day--July 30

National Pastry Day--December 9

National Applesauce Cake Day--June 6

National Spongecake Day--August 23

National Angel Food Cake Day--October 10

National Lemon Cupcake Day--December 15

National Fruitcake Day--December 27

National Sacher Torte Day--December 5

National Blonde Brownie Day--January 22

National Macaroon Day--May 31

National Sugar Cookie Day--July 9

National Apple Dumpling Day--September 17

National Plum Pudding Day--February 12

National Tapioca Pudding Day--July 15

National Indian Pudding Day--November 13

National Butterscotch Pudding Day--September 19

National Ice Cream Month--July 1-31

National Ice Cream Day--July 18

Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day--July 1

Ice Cream and Violins Day--December 13

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day--July 23

National Peach Ice Cream Day--July 17

National Rocky Road Day--June 2

National Spumoni Day--August 21

Ice Cream Soda Day--June 20

National Ice Cream Soda Day--August 2

National Strawberry Sundae Day--July 7

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day--August 2

National Parfait Day--November 25

National Frappe Day--October 7

National Creamsicle Day--August 14

National Snack Food Month--February 1-28

National Potato Chip Day--March 14

National Chip and Dip Day--March 23

National Cornchip Day--January 29

National Tortilla Chip Day--February 24

National Pretzel Day--April 26

National Pretzel Month--October 1-31

National Trail Mix Day-- August 31

National Cheeseball Day--April 17

National Popcorn Poppin' Month--October 1-31

National Popcorn Day--January 19

National Popcorn Day--January 31

Donut Day--1st Weekend in June

National Cream-filled Donut Day--September 14

National Buttercrunch Day--January 20

National Gumdrop Day--February 15

National Candy Corn Day--October 30

National Jelly Bean Day--April 22

National Cherry Popsicle Day--August 26

National Cotton Candy Day--December 7

National Toasted Marshmallow Day--August 30

National Soup Month--January 1-30

National Gazpacho Day--December 6

National Bouillabaisse Day--December 14

Sandwich Day--November 3

National Hoagie Day--May 5

National Egg Salad Week--April 12-18

National Bologna Day--October 24

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day--April 2

National Dairy Month--June 1-30

Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day--July 29

Moldy Cheese Day--October 9

National Mustard Day--August 5

National Honey Month--September 1-30

More Herbs Less Salt Day--August 29

Garlic Day--April 19

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day--December 30

American Chocolate Week--March 14-20

National Chocolate Day--October 28

National Chocolate Day--December 28

National Chocolate Day--December 29

National Milk Chocolate Day--July 28

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day--November 7

National Chocolate Mint Day--February 19

National Chocolate Chip Day--May 15

National Chocolate Eclair Day--June 22

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day--December 16

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day--March 24

National Chocolate Custard Month--May 1-31

National Chocolate Pudding Day--June 26

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day--June 7

National Chocolate Milkshake Day--September 12

National Nut Day--October 22

Pecan Day--March 25

National Peanut Month--March 1-31

National Peanut Festival--October 13

National Peanut Butter Lover's Month--November 1-30

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day--March 1

National Pecan Day--April 14

National Pistachio Day--February 26

National Cashew Day--November 23

National Date-Nut Bread Day--December 22

National Date-Nut Bread Day--September 8

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day--June 13

Canned Food Month--February 1-28

National Frozen Food Month--March 1-31

National Frozen Food Day--March 6

Hot & Spicy Food International Day--January 16

National Pet Week--1st week of May

Be Kind to Animals Week--1st week of May

Responsible Pet Owners Month--February 1-28

National Dress Up Your Pet Day--January 14

National Pet ID Week--April 18-24

National Bird Day--January 5

Frog Jumping Jubilee Day--May 19

National Pig Day--March 1

National Dog Week--Last week of September

Adopt-a-dog Month--October 1-31

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day--February 23

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month--June 1-30

National Answer Your Cat's Question Day--January 22

Rat Catcher's Day--July 22

You may not know this, but cats are great supporters of efforts to save endangered species:

Save the Rhino Day--May 1

Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales--December 10

Carpenter Ant Awareness Week--June 20-26

Rattle Snake Round-up--January 28

Serpent Day--February 1

Yell,"Fudge!" at the Cobras in North America Day--June 2

Sea Serpent Day--August 7

Cordova Ice Worm Day--February 3

International Polar Bear Day--February 27

Buzzard's Day--March 15

Cuckoo Warning Day--June 21

Donald Duck Day--June 9

Champion Crab Races Day--February 17

What role do Figs have in ancient Israelite culture? And are Figs good for you?

What role do Figs have in ancient Israelite culture? And are Figs good for you?

The fig tree is the third tree to be mentioned by name in the Hebrew Bible. The first is the Tree of life and the second is the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve used the leaves of the fig tree to sew garments for themselves after the Fall, when they realized that they were naked (Genesis 3:7).

In Deuteronomy, the Promised Land is described as "a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything;" (Deuteronomy 8:8-10). During Solomon's reign Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, lived in safety, each man "under his own vine and fig tree" (1 Kings 4:25), an indicator of national wealth and prosperity. 2 Kings 18 states that Hezekiah rebelled against the King of Assyria, of whom he had become a vassal. In response, the Assyrian commander attempted to sway the army of Jerusalem by offering deserters each his own vine and fig tree.

Proverbs 27:18 likens tending a fig tree to looking after one's master. There was a fig tree in the garden of the Song of Solomon, and in the year of love the tree formed its fruit early (Song 2:13).

The fig tree and figs are featured in the Book of Jeremiah.

Another species of ficus, the Egyptian sycamore fig is occasionally mentioned as well, for example 1 Kings 10:27.

The fig is the most talked about fruit in the Bible and figs were mentioned in a Babylonian hymnbook about 2000 B.C.

It is definite that a fig tree provided the first clothing as noted in the Bible, “...the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons”, but there is room for speculation that the forbidden fruit might have been a fig, not an apple.

All figs must be pollinated by a fig wasp, after which the wasp dies and decomposes inside the fruit!

Health facts

Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure. Since many people not only do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but do consume high amounts of sodium as salt is frequently added to processed foods, they may be deficient in potassium. Low intake of potassium-rich foods, especially when coupled with a high intake of sodium, can lead to hypertension. In the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study, one group ate servings of fruits and vegetables in place of snacks and sweets, and also ate low-fat dairy food. This diet delivered more potassium, magnesium and calcium. Another group ate a "usual" diet low in fruits and vegetables with a fat content like that found in the average American Diet. After eight weeks, the group that ate the enhanced diet lowered their blood pressure by an average of 5.5 points (systolic) over 3.0 points (diastolic).

Figs are a good source of dietary fiber. Fiber and fiber-rich foods may have a positive effect on weight management. In one study, women who increased their fiber intake with supplements significantly decreased their energy intake, yet their hunger and satiety scores did not change. Figs, like other high fiber foods, may be helpful in a weight management program.

Fruit and Cereal Fiber Protective against Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

Results of a prospective study involving 51,823 postmenopausal women for an average of 8.3 years showed a 34% reduction in breast cancer risk for those consuming the most fruit fiber compared to those consuming the least. In addition, in the subgroup of women who had ever used hormone replacement, those consuming the most fiber, especially cereal fiber, had a 50% reduction in their risk of breast cancer compared to those consuming the least. Int J Cancer. 2008 Jan 15;122(2):403-12.

Fruits richest in fiber include apples, dates, figs, pears and prunes. When choosing a high fiber cereal, look for whole grain cereals as they supply the most bran (a mere 1/3rd cup of bran contains about 14 grams of fiber).

An Insulin-Lowering Leaf in Diabetes

You probably do not think about the leaves of the fig tree as one of fig's edible parts. But in some cultures, fig leaves are a common part of the menu, and for good reason. The leaves of the fig have repeatedly been shown to have antidiabetic properties and can actually reduce the amount of insulin needed by persons with diabetes who require insulin injections. In one study, a liquid extract made from fig leaves was simply added to the breakfast of insulin-dependent diabetic subjects in order to produce this insulin-lowering effect.

Cardiovascular Effects

In animal studies, fig leaves have been shown to lower levels of triglycerides (a form in which fats circulate in the bloodstream), while in in vitro studies, fig leaves inhibited the growth of certain types of cancer cells. Researchers have not yet determined exactly which substances in fig leaves are responsible for these remarkable healing effects.

Besides their potassium and fiber content, figs emerged from our food ranking system as a good source of the trace mineral manganese.

Protection against Macular Degeneration

Your mother may have told you carrots would keep your eyes bright as a child, but as an adult, it looks like fruit is even more important for keeping your sight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.

In this study, which involved over 100,00 women and men, researchers evaluated the effect of study participants' consumption of fruits; vegetables; the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; and carotenoids on the development of early ARMD or neovascular ARMD, a more severe form of the illness associated with vision loss. Food intake information was collected periodically for up to 18 years for women and 12 years for men.

While, surprisingly, intakes of vegetables, antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids were not strongly related to incidence of either form of ARMD, fruit intake was definitely protective against the severe form of this vision-destroying disease. Three servings of fruit may sound like a lot to eat each day, but by simply tossing a banana into your morning smoothie or slicing it over your cereal, topping off a cup of yogurt or green salad with a couple of diced figs, and snacking on an apple, plum, nectarine or pear, you've reached this goal.

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