Did you know there is a celebration or special day for every single day on the calendar? I hadn’t really researched it until yesterday, when I was desperate to come up with something to write about for my blog.
Not only is there a designated special day every day of each month, some days have more than one.
For instance, yesterday was President’s Day, but did you know it was also Do a Grouch a Favor Day? That is not to be confused with Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is today. I suppose if you do a random act of kindness for a grouchy person today, you should feel extra special!
Better yet, treat yourself to some chocolate mints, but wait until Thursday, which is National Chocolate Mint Day. If chocolate mints aren’t your thing, you can always wait until Friday, which is Cherry Pie Day.
Later this month are National Tortilla Chip Day (Feb. 24) and National Pistachio Day (Feb. 26).
In between now and the end of the month, there are also some days that make you wonder just who was in charge of the designations. For instance, Feb. 23 is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. Really? We need world-wide appreciation for dog biscuits? Perhaps I can celebrate by buying my Molly another bag of Marrow-Bone treats — she loves them! Then again, if I bought the treats on Friday, it could be her “Love your Pet Day” gift.
There is also Walking the Dog Day on Sunday. Because Molly is a farm dog, she doesn’t wear a leash and doesn’t get walked, per se. She likes her freedom to roam wherever, whenever.
While many of these daily celebrations sound kind of silly, the one that seems really random to me is Pistol Patent Day (Feb. 25). Public Sleeping Day on the 28th is another strange one.
I haven’t even mentioned the month-long celebrations, although the list did produce an idea for our Culture Team here at the Daily Globe. I see a celebration of Great American Pie Month in our near future!
Our other option would be to give every employee here a grapefruit (It’s also National Grapefruit Month), but I have a feeling that wouldn’t go over quite as well.