Category Archives: November

National Forget-Me-Not Day

Forget-me-nots may be annual or perennial plants.  They are used to symbolize true love, hope, remembrance, and memories.  In German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, “Forget-me-not, O Lord!” God replied, “That shall be your name.”  Another legend is of the Christ Child sitting on Mary’s lap when… Read More »

National Scrapple Day

National Scrapple Day is celebrated on November 9th of each year. Scrapple, also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name panhaas or “pan rabbit,” is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of… Read More »

National Dunce Day

National Dunce Day is celebrated on November 8th of each year in remembrance of Blessed John (Johannes) Duns Scotus who died November 8, 1308. Scotus has had considerable influence on Catholic thought.  The doctrines for which he is best known are the ‘univocity of being,’ that existence is the most abstract concept we have, applicable… Read More »

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day is celebrated on November 7th each year.  The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origins of this holiday. Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate tht does not contain milk in either liquid or dry form.  Bittersweet chocolate is essentially a mixture of… Read More »