October 2nd is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, October 02, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Charlie Brown: You're a Good Drummer, Charlie Brown, by Andrew Kuchling on Flickr
You're a Good Drummer, Charlie Brown, by Andrew Kuchling
October 2nd is... Charlie Brown and Snoopy's Birthday/Peanuts (Cartoon) Day, National Custodial Worker Day, Guardian Angel Day, International Day of Non-Violence/Gandhi's Birthday, National Fried Scallops Day/National French Fried Scallops Day, National Research Maniacs Food Day, Phileas Fogg's Wager Day, National Name Your Car Day, World No Alcohol Day, World Day for Farmed Animals, Lee National Denim Day, National Diversity Day, World Smile Day/Send A Smile Day, National Night Out (Alternate), IEEE Day/American Institute of Electrical Engineers Day, Huckleberry Hound's Birthday (1958), Spanky's Birthday (1928), Twilight Zone Birthday (1959), Tofu Day (Japan), National Fruit at Work Day (1st Tuesday)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages...

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: It's a Big World, Charlie Brown (Peanuts (Ballantine)) 1st Edition, by Charles M. Schulz (Author). Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (August 28, 2001)Charlie Brown's Birthday
- Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, (the day after Schulz's death), continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is considered to be one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, with 17,897 strips published in all. Source

Read: It's a Big World, Charlie Brown
-- Life isn't always easy for Charlie Brown. Between a pesky kite-eating tree, a complete lack of valentines in the mailbox, and his troubles on the pitcher's mound it can be downright disheartening!
Fortunately, he has Snoopy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, and the Peanuts gang to make the big world seem a lot friendlier. Now, for the first time in book form and in full-color, It's a Big World, Charlie Brown presents a brand-new collection of your old favorites. It's just like peanuts – nobody can read just one!

Image: Eureka Peanuts Classic Characters Deco KitEureka Peanuts Classic Characters Deco Kit -- Peanuts Classic Characters set contains several die-cut, full-color illustrations, printed on both sides. Use to decorate windows or bulletin boards, or create a memorable mobile! Die-cut pieces range in size from 2-inches to 14-inches high.

Peanuts Anniversary Charlie Mug -- Happy 65th Anniversary Peanuts! To commemorate this event we created a collection that captures the spirit of the brand and its characters. The black and white pallet is reminiscent of the pencil sketch art of Charles M. Schultz

APeanuts Charlie Brown Christmas Journey Board Game -- Journey through an icy winter wonderland with Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally and the gang, and be the first to reach Charlie Brown. Gather your friends in the search for the greatest Christmas tree in all the land.

Charlie Brown Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Charlie Brown coloring page
A Charlie Brown Christmas Coloring Pages
English teaching worksheets: Charlie Brown
Charles Schulz Unit Study with Free Printable Pack
Charlie Brown Papercraft
Charlie Brown Recipes and Crafts
Comics Archive - Peanuts
Charlie Brown Christmas Planner Printable
Peanuts Charlie Brown: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown DIY Welcome Sign

National Custodial Workers Day
- Take a minute today, to seek out custodial workers at your school, church, place of employment, etc. Give them a big Thank You for all they do to keep the place sparkling and running like a top.

Guardian Angels Day
- We all have guardian angels. Now is the time to give them recognition and thanks for being in our lives with their own special day. Take the time today to find out how they have played a special role in our lives, in various cultures, religions and even foods.

International Day of Non-Violence
- The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.

Image: Around The World In 80 Days: Color Illustrated, Formatted for E-Readers (Unabridged Version), by Jules Verne (Author), Leonardo (Illustrator). Publisher: Classic Books Publisher (August 3, 2015)
Read: Around The
World In 80 Days
Phileas Fogg's Wager Day
- from Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, of the famous wager upon which the book is based: I will bet twenty thousand pounds against anyone who wishes, I will make the tour of the world in eighty days or less.

National French Fried Scallops Day
- take the time to learn new recipes, or indulge in fried-scallops at your favorite local seafood restaurant. Fried scallops are high in protein and vitamin B12, though the frying process does add extra fat.

Name Your Car Day
- Every car has character and personality. We spend a lot of time in our cars and caring for them. So, its only fitting that each car gets its own name. What will you name your car?

World Farm Animal Day
- Dedicated to exposing, mourning, and memorializing the more than 58 billion cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other land animals who needlessly suffer and die every year in the world's factory farms and slaughterhouses.

Image: Huckleberry Hound (1962 series), by Gold Key (Author). Publisher: Gold Key (1962)
Read: Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry Hound's Birthday 1958
- The day the world met Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, Mr. Jinks, Pixie, and Dixie. The Huckleberry Hound Show was the first animated series to win an Emmy Award.

Spanky's Birthday 1928
- American actor Spanky McFarland (born George Emmett McFarland in Fort Worth, TX) was the most popular member of the Our Gang children's comedy troupe. He got his start while still a baby, as an advertising model for a bakery in Dallas because he looked so fat and happy.

Twilight Zone Birthday 1959
- One of television's most revered series, The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1959-64) stands as the role model for TV anthologies. Its sci-fi/fantasy parables explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama never could.

Gandhi's Birthday
- (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) Gandi lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven from yarn he had spun by hand himself. He ate simple vegetarian food, experimented for a time with a fruitarian diet, and undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and social protest.

Send A Smile Day
- A smile is the best perk for the day and the easiest way to spread happiness. So send a smile to everyone you know.

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