It’s National xxxx Day …

Whilst perusing the internet for hoover reviews, ours is heading for that big dust bowl in the sky, a pop up advert appeared on the screen letting me know that tomorrow is National Water A Flower Day, I’m thinking whilst the one flower you choose would enjoy being picked – no scrub that… would be touched by your thoughtfulness, all the other flowers might be quite irritated not to mention thirsty.

I think it must be an American thing as is National Mint Julep Day (all for that), National Hole In My Bucket Day (not brilliant if you are partaking in Water A Flower Day) May 30th is also National Senior Health and Fitness Day and National Smile Day.

Yesterday was National Paperclip Day, sounds a bit un-necessary however apparently back in 1940, Hitler tried to break past the Allied blockade of Germany by occupying Norway (despite the fact Norway had declared themselves neutral) The Germans did their best to replace Norwegian culture with Nazi ideals.  Students at Oslo University started wearing paperclips on their lapels to symbolise resistance, and sticking together.

May 29th is also National Coq Au Vin Day although in my experience it takes longer than a day as people generally marinade the bird for 24 hours maybe they need to upgrade to a week or a bank holiday weekend.

Friday is not only National Doughnut Day but National Hazelnut Cake Day too (whatever that is) but should you find these sweets sticking in one’s craw, fear not because it’s also National Heimlich Manoeuvre Day – so that’s handy.  If confectionary and abdominal thrusts aren’t your style you could try observing National Go Barefoot Day or National Nail Polish Day or National Leave The Office Early Day presumably more than 5 minutes after you arrive.

There are literally 100’s of US national days in fact more than 1500.  I could think of a few I’d like to introduce whilst waiting for British Pie Week to roll around again next March.   June 10th National Eat An Entire Christmas Pudding With Brandy Butter And Cream On Your Own Day.   July 1st National Force Every Radio Station in the World To Play Jazz and Big Band Records All Day Day.  October 19thNational Go See A Gig With Real Live Musicians Playing Real Live Music Day and finally August 27th National Beer and Crisps Aren’t Actually Fattening And Neither Are Chips Day.