National Celebrations for the Month of November

by on March 9th, 2011
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November is Peanut Butter Month

A Little PB History: Back in November 4, 1895, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (of Kellogg’s Cereals) applied for the first peanut butter patent. Ninety-five years later, American Southern Peanut Growers celebrated this event and made November 4, 1990 the First Peanut Butter Lovers Day.

Five years later, on the 100th birthday of the sticky, gooey, tasty peanut butter, PB Lovers Day became Peanut Butter Lovers Month! The jelly is optional.

The Southern Peanut Growers is a nonprofit trade association representing peanut farmers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. These four states grow about two-thirds of the U.S. peanut crop each year.

Fact: From the Peanut Butter Lovers website, Americans will celebrate this by eating more than 65 million pounds of peanut butter during the month of November. And that is notwithstanding the recent increase in retail prices of peanuts and hence your jar of peanut butter.

Source: Peanut Butter Lovers Month: Peanut Butter Lovers Website:

Other Lesser Known Celebrations For the Month of November

November 2: National Deviled Egg Day

Halloween die-hards still have up until November the 2nd to celebrate with downing paprika-speckled hard-boiled eggs otherwise known as Deviled Eggs. Now even if any of these lesser known American celebrations does not have any documentation confirming them to be national celebrations, enough people have been observing these celebrations, yes with or without a presidential proclamation.

November 3: National Sandwich Day

Who doesn’t love sandwiches? It’s convenient, it’s fast and easy to make, to eat and to clean up afterwards. So after you’re done eating eggs, then do sandwiches the whole day on the 3rd. Enjoy!

November 7: National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

Now a full week after halloween, we find ourselves face-to-face with a celebration that is too specific, you wouldn’t believe it.

But who would pass on bittersweet chocolate with almonds? Okay, if you are allergic or don’t care for bitter food then you’re exempted from celebrating this wonderful idea of a celebration.

November 12: National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day

As I’ve said, I don’t make up these celebrations, for they are real celebrations. So Pizza Lovers, you have your special day! Yes, except for anchovy toppings. Don’t worry, somebody’s bound to make a special day just for anchovies.

November 15: National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Fall Back Day (or Spring Forward Day) is also the designated day to change out the batteries on our fire and carbon monoxide alarms. But this is far more important, don’t you think?

Also this would be the perfect preparation for the craziness that is bound to happen in the days we call as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

November 17: National Homemade Bread Day

Freshly made bread anyone? Breadmaking lovers, you have your own very special day, Mark the date.On your mark, get set, bake!

November 23: National Cashew Day

Who would have thought the lowly cashew would have a day? Well it does, November the 23rd.

Enjoy it as is or as a topping and ingredients on all the lovely goodies you normally eat anyway during November. Go nutty!

Did you know that you can eat the cashew fruit as well? Juicy!

November 25: National Parfait Day

Thanksgiving or not, parfaits, here they come. Parfait, a French term meaning “perfect”, most times do live up to its name. One mouthful and who could resist right? So have your parfait and eat it too!

November 30: National Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day

Now to bring this unique and special month to an end, here’s a fitting end-of-the-month celebration. Stay at home! No, not because you can’t go out, but because you can! I know it doesn’t make sense, but just be glad you have the choice, the option and the freedom to do so. Relax, have fun, chill out because another crazy month is coming… December, followed by yet another crazier month!

Happy Holidays, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

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