Spreadsheet Day

A holiday sure to appeal to some people more than others, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal computers, was released – October 17th, 1979. Since its beginnings, Spreadsheet Day has grown to become a day for celebrating both the advantages and the aggravations of working with spreadsheet software.

The celebration of Spreadsheet Day, like the holiday itself, is enjoyed more by certain types of people. It consists mainly of learning about spreadsheets, reading about spreadsheets, posting or downloading new spreadsheet templates and applications, and wishing a happy spreadsheet day to other celebrants. Some accounting and software companies acknowledge the holiday on their websites. Some suggest using it as a reason to leave work early – perhaps the most popular way to celebrate Spreadsheet Day may be best celebrated by learning some useful computer skills while enjoying a piece of cake.


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Wear Something Gaudy Day

When : Always October 17th

Wear Something Gaudy Day is your chance to really stick out in a crowd.

The word ""gaudy"" refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.

Have a little fun on this day. For just one day, forego fashion and style. Look for something to wear that's really wild and wacky, and will stick out like a sore thumb wherever you go. If you don't have anything like this in your wardrobe, perhaps a friend does.

Note: If you're always garbed in gaudy attire, this is your day to look like everyone else!


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Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is a holiday celebrated in the Midwestern United States, and parts of the Northeastern United States, on the third Saturday in October.[1] Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a ""concocted promotion"" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of sweets.[2] It is also a day to bestow romantic deeds or expressions.[citation needed] 14 states and parts of two states observe Sweetest Day: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia and areas of both New York and Pennsylvania west of the spine of the Appalachian Mountains.
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Bridge Day

Bridge Day is the largest annual gathering of BASE jumpers in the world, which often sees over 200,000 extreme sports fans gathering to watch participants plunge 876 feet from the River Gorge Bridge (pictured) into the New River in Fayettevilla, West Virginia, United States.


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National Pasta Day

National Pasta Day, October 17

Pasta is one of the world's most favourite foods!  Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. 
It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile.  It can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish.  Top it with your favourite sauce and mangiamo - let's eat!

Celebrate National Pasta Day this October 17th with your favorite bowl of pasta!

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