Looking for a Reason to Celebrate?

I’m guessing most of you didn’t know this, but yesterday was National Burrito Day, and many Mexican restaurants were having specials.

My wife and I took advantage of the holiday to use it as an excuse to go to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Buena Vista in Wayne, PA.

I don’t know how or why such a day was created; I’m sure it was some marketing stunt to dupe unsuspecting lemmings like me into buying something. And at least in this case, it worked.

So it made me wonder if there were other “National *** Days” I was unaware of and missing out on.

A quick search of the web brought me to the National Day Calendar web site, which seemed to have what I was looking for. I only used one criterion to see if the site was legitimate – did it have National Burrito Day listed.

And this one did.

But that wasn’t the only National Day yesterday. The calendar also listed the following:

  • National Vitamin C Day *
  • National Walk Around Things Day
  • National Hug a Newsperson Day
  • National School Librarian Day
  • National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
  • Jeep 4×4 Day

And apparently April 4th isn’t really the official National Burrito Day; the web site notes that technically such an event takes place on the First Thursday in April.

And some events, like National Vitamin C Day, are really proclamations as opposed to National Days.

The calendar web site is quite comprehensive; each event listed has a link so that you can read more about it.

Who knew that there were so many special days to celebrate; in fact, the web site notes that there are over 1,500 items to celebrate throughout the year.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here is what the calendar lists:

April 6th

  • National Sorry Charlie Day
  • New Beer’s Eve
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • National Student-Athlete Day
  • National Teflon Day
  • National Tartan Day
  • National Love Our Children Day – First Saturday In April

April 7th

  • National Beer Day
  • National Coffee Cake Day
  • National No Housework Day
  • National Girl Me Too Day
  • National Handmade Day
  • Geologists Day – First Sunday In April

It looks like on Sunday I get to just lay around, do no housework, and find out if beer and coffee cake go together.

The calendar also notes that there are week-long events as well as monthly celebrations.

For example, the first week in April is International Pooper Scooper Week. And the month of April has National Canine Fitness Month and National Cannabis Awareness Month, among others.

Before I wasted too much time on the site, I had to check what was happening on my birthday, September 20. Here’s what I found:

  • National Fried Rice Day
  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National Punch Day
  • National String Cheese Day
  • National Tradesmen Day – Third Friday in September
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Third Friday in September

Hmmm…, so many ways to celebrate.

So if the phrase “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” has gotten too worn out for you to use as a reason to celebrate, I’m sure this calendar web sitewill offer you a chance to live each day to its fullest.

I hope all of you had a chance to do something exciting today, after all, it was National Go for Broke Day…

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