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Do you know that October is "Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham" month ??
and that Oct. 4-10th is "World Space Week" ??
is there any books that have all holidays?
I read your question several days ago and had remembered reading about it on the web. But I only now found it:
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For an example of "special" months listed in 2006:
Some of the funnier ones for OCTOBER are:
Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes Month
Cookie Month, Natl
Go Hog Wild--Eat Country Ham Month
Go on a Field Trip Month, Natl
Pajama Month, Natl
Popcorn Poppin' Month, Natl
Right-Brainers Rule Month
Sarcastics Awareness Month, Natl
Talk about Prescriptions Month
Toilet Tank Repair Month, Natl
What type of desserts did people eat during the 1690's?
In those days it was most likely Olde English but their would have be new immigrants from other countries they called home.
Check that area for what their heritage would have been and then see what they would have brought from the old country.
To many of these people they were in a different land with lots of new foods to try, because they may not have been able to get the same foods from home and would adapt their recipes to suit with what hey had close at hand.
That is why the US foods varied as all these new peoples tried to make the foods from home, and also from the new cultures where cultures from one country would meet them from another that may have been thousand of miles apart over there, but were now neighbours.
The recipes used by cooks in Salem, MA in the 1690s were based primarily on popular English cookbooks of the day: Robert May's  and Gervase Markham's English Huswife . Soups, stews, fresh roasts, preserved meats (bacon, ham, salt pork) salads, breads/biscuits, puddings/pies (sweet and savory), cakes/cookies were all common items. Fruits and vegetables were served fresh or preserved (dried, pickled).
The ingredients used by Salem cooks in the 1690s would have been a combination of "new world" foods (corn, clams, squash, beans, cranberries, potatoes), local fare (mollusks, fish, wild game, fowl/birds, domesticated hogs, apples, nuts, berries, onions, cheese, eggs) and imported goods (tea, coffee, sugar, rum, citrus fruits, spices & flavorings etc.)