Moreholidays October Old Farmers Day


Old Farmers Day

Old Farmer Day

About Old Farmers Day

When is Old Farmers Day? This holiday is always observed on October 12

Old Farmers Day, an October 12 holiday, honors the hard labor of farmers throughout American history. Early American culture was heavily a farming culture. Early settlers cleared fields and pristine woods, to farm the rich land. They brought seeds and farming methods with them. They also found new seeds and learned new methods along the way. Many of those new farming methods came from Native Americans, who were already farming the land. Most notably, was the NaAtive American technique of hilling, or mounding soil.

The month of October is a very appropriate month to celebrate and honor farmers. At this time, the harvest is largely complete. It means that farmers can take a break from their labors, to enjoy this celebration.

A farmer’s work is long and hard. It certainly doesn’t make a person rich. It has its good years and its bad ones. There is no guarantee of a good crop. Weather, pests, and disease problems often prove disastrous. But, through it all, farmers have persevered. And, their ceaseless hard work sets an example for all.

As Americans, we tip our hat to all farmers, young and old, for their contributions to American culture, values, society, and the economy. Happy Old Farmers Day!

Old Farmers Day

How to Celebrate Old Farmers Day

  • Take a few minutes to think about the hard labor and long hours it takes to bring food to the marketplace.
  • Visit the farm market in your area.
  • Offer appreciation to farmers, if you meet any today.
  • Watch a tv show with a farming theme. May we suggest “the Real McCoys”?

Today's Quote

“The farmer has to be an optimist, or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.” – – Will Rogers

Farm Tractor

History and Origin of Old Farmers Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. The origin of this day dates back to the early to mid-1800s.

There appears to be many dates in September and October when local towns celebrate “Farmer Days”. Many have been around for a long time. For some unknown reason, October 12th is by far the most common date for this celebration of farming and of the harvest they reap.

More October 12 Holidays

Here are more October 12 holidays for you to enjoy:

Cookbook Launch Day

Moment of Frustration Day

National Gumbo Day

More About Today

This Day in History

Famous October Birthdays

Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Also See: Pumpkin Recipes Galore and Holiday Recipes and Halloween Recipes

Pumpkin Nook – Visit the folks that know everything about pumpkins. Halloween, too.

Ecards Send a free Ecard daily for just about any October calendar holiday, occasion, observance, or event. Or, just for the fun of it!

Holiday Insights, where every day in October is a holiday, a bizarre or wacky day, an observance, or a special event. Join us in the daily calendar fun each and every day of the year.

Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events, and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many of these holidays are new. People and organizations are creating new holidays regularly. October holidays are no exception. Consequently., at Holiday Insights, we take great efforts to thoroughly research and document the details of each one, as completely and accurately as possible.