November 1, 2020 – National Author’s Day | National Cinnamon Day

Did You Know That Cinnamon Comes From Giant Birds?! Okay, So It’s A Good Day For Some Creative Storytelling!

Welcome to November 1st, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the power of stories and those who use them for good or otherwise.

Agatha Christie is the queen of the Whodunnit. Of the nearly 80 murder mysteries she wrote, about half involve death by poisoning. Christie had an extensive knowledge of drugs and poisons because of her time spent working in a hospital pharmacy during World War I. She watched carefully as pharmacists and nurses administered medicine to patients, and she learned what dosages were safe, as well as what could kill someone. Luckily for the world, she used her knowledge for good and wrote some of the most successful novels ever. In fact, she’s only been outsold by The Bible and Shakespeare’s works. On National Author’s Day celebrate by reading one of your favorite works or maybe something new from an up-and-coming writer.

Cinnamon warms up everything from fall drinks to French toast.  But a long time ago the spice was a rare commodity that cost nearly 50 months wages for a mere pound.  The Egyptians used it to embalm their mummies, and burned it like incense in their tombs.  The origins of cinnamon were kept a secret to protect the spice traders monopoly.  They even told a story of giant cinnamon birds that harvested the bark to line their nests.  This story lasted until around 1310 BCE. Today it’s no secret that most cinnamon comes from Indonesia and you don’t have to be royalty to enjoy its warm, festive flavor.  On National Cinnamon Day enjoy something delicious and be glad it didn’t come from a giant birds nest.

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