Name Your Holiday

September 29 provides a variety of holidays for every inclination. First it is the Feast Day of the Archangel Michael in honor of his banishing Lucifer from heaven. British folklore is filled with legends about Lucifer’s fall, the most important being that he fell in a blackberry brier and spat on the fruit. Apparently you can’t eat blackberries after September 29, but you can bake them in a pie, as in the Michaelmas Blackberry Pie tradition.

September 29 is also the birthday Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises who is influential in the libertarian movement in the United States and elsewhere.

World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29 in commemoration of the first World Congress of Cardiology in Paris in September 1950 under the aegis of the International Society of Cardiology. World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death.

And last but not least, September 29 is International Coffee Day. Eight million tons of coffee are harvested each year, and everyday over a billion cups of coffee are consumed.  Starbucks claims to have 87,000 possible coffee combinations. According to World Atlas, the top 7 coffee consuming countries, in order, are Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no guarantee as to its accuracy. Its purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and raise awareness about causes and opportunities around the globe. I also encourage civil debate in the comments.

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