Brought to the Juniata River Valley in the late 1700’s, Goose Day’s arrival is thanks to an early settler from England. Legend has it that if you eat goose on September 29, also known as Saint Michaelmas Day, you will never want for money all the year round. Local restaurants add goose dinners to their menus while others put their special spin on unique recipes using the lucky bird.
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GOOSE DAY — September 29, 2023
Goose Day Celebration Days September 29-October 1
This Juniata River Valley tradition has been observed for more than two centuries. Brought here in the late 1700s, Goose Day’s arrival is thanks to an early settler from England. Legend has it that if you eat goose on Sept. 29, you will never want for money all the year round. Believers of this tradition adhere to it faithfully and eat goose every Sept. 29, thus ensuring wealth and prosperity for the coming year.
There is so much to do in the Juniata River Valley in September. Check out THE LIST on Sept. 1 and start making your plans to visit us. While you’re at it, book a stay in the Juniata River Valley so you have plenty of time to do it all. Click HERE for our lodging locations.
Here are a few ideas to get your Goose Day spirit rolling…
|Goose Day Nail Manicures & Veggie Party Tray||Download|
|Goose Knitting Pattern||Download|
|Goose Day Cocktails & Mocktails||Download|
|How to Roast a Goose||Download|
|2022 “I’ve Been Goosed” Stickers||Download|
|How to draw a goose||Download|
|Cut & Fold Goose Pattern||Download|
Do YOU believe in Goose Day? If you’re in Mifflin or Juniata County and are planning an event, business promotion or other fun activity for the public to enjoy, let us know! We’d love to add it to The List of events that we promote locally, regionally, and nationally. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Need some ideas? Give us a call. Please note that it’s ideal that your activity relates to geese, but it’s not required.
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