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National Holidays: Nov. 8 through Nov. 12

Monday: National Cappuccino Day

Colder weather is upon us, bringing back the demand for warm winter beverages. Before you make your trek to class or work this morning, get warm by stopping by your favorite coffee shop for a toasty, rich cappuccino. Or, if you’re feeling like a bold New Englander, try an iced cappuccino. Just don’t forget your gloves! A cappuccino consists of double espresso, steamed milk and foam. Support local businesses such as Nest, Aroma Joe’s or The Store Ampersand when buying your cappuccino today. You can be creative by making your own at home, too! Nov. 8 is also National Parents as Teachers Day and International Tongue Twister Day.

Tuesday: Go to an Art Museum Day

Today is Go to an Art Museum Day. This holiday is perfect for those living in the Greater Bangor Region, an area with a heavy appreciation for the arts. Head over to the University of Maine’s Zillman Art Museum on Harlow Street in Bangor. Currently, the museum features exhibitions by artists Sidney Russell, Roman Franc, Emily Eveleth, Amy Stein, Shona Macdonald and Anne Arnold. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another great museum to visit is UMaine’s Lord Hall Gallery in Orono. Their next exhibition is called “Overture,” a senior capstone project. It will be available for viewing on Nov. 19 until Jan. 28. The Lord Hall Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Nov. 9 is also World Freedom Day and National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day.

 Wednesday: National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Celebrate your sweet tooth today with vanilla cupcakes! According to, cupcakes dated back to as early as the late 18th century. This simple yet delicious dessert is perfect for small get-togethers, large gatherings or even just for yourself. Gather your friends and family together today and have a fun bake-off! See who is the most creative when decorating your vanilla cupcakes. If your schedule is tight today, grab some at the store and treat yourself with a yummy cupcake at the end of a hard day of work. Nov. 10 is also Forget Me Not Day, International Accounting Day, Sesame Street Day and World Science Day for Peace and Development.

Thursday: Veterans Day

Take some time out of your busy schedule to honor and appreciate why we celebrate Veterans Day each year. According to, Veterans Day is a holiday honoring the people who have served in the U.S. armed forces. This day is celebrated on Nov. 11, which is the anniversary of the end of World War I. Take time today to appreciate those who have served our country, those who still serve and those who have lost their lives serving our country. Be sure to thank your friends and family who were or are in the service. Nov. 11 is also Singles Day, Remembrance Day, National Education Day and National Origami Day.

Friday: National Happy Hour Day

Wind down from this week with your friends by heading over to your favorite restaurant during happy hour. Many restaurants offer specials and reduced prices during happy hour, but not all places have their happy hours at the same time, so be sure to call ahead first and make sure you’re there at the correct time. Applebee’s in Bangor is a great place to enjoy happy hour with friends. They hold their happy hours from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 p.m. to close every day. During these hours, they offer half-price on select appetizers and discounts on select drinks. Nov. 12 is also National French Dip Day and Chicken Soup for the Soul Day.

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