Nearly every day of the year is National [Something] Day. You can see for yourself at National Day Calendar. But — as always — the RonnBlog strives to take the guesswork out of the trivial and ridiculous.
This edition is being posted on National Coffee Day, which to my way of thinking is a beverage immensely worthy a celebratory day. But some of the other National Days seem…well..let’s say “curious”.
Is National Personal Trainer Awareness Day (Jan 2) a day for Personal Trainers to be more aware? Or for the rest of us to be more aware of them? Shouldn’t National Multiple Personality Day (March 5) be at least a week? And isn’t National Absurdity Day (Nov. 20) redundant?
Some industries have clearly mounted impressive lobbying efforts; e.g., National Pharmacist Day (Jan 20), National Pharmacy Technician Day (Oct 20) and National Pharmacy Buyer Day (Oct 30).
March is a particularly interesting month if you’re a writer. You can check your syntax on National Grammar Day (March 4), then clean things up on National Proofreading Day (March 8). After that, you will probably need National Get Over It Day (March 9). But beware, because National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day (March 15) and National Awkward Moments Day (March 18) follow in quick succession. Thank goodness that National Goof Off Day (March 22) is close at hand.
What exactly are we celebrating on National Near Miss Day (March 23)? Isn’t a “near miss” a hit? Is National Periodic Table Day (Feb 7) a time to check for new elements? And aren’t National Drive-In Movie Day (June 6) and National VCR Day (June 7) unfathomable to the youth of today?
Quite a few days have multiple celebrations. I give you October 4th, which is National Taco Day, National Golf Day and National Vodka Day — a veritable trifecta of celebration!
National Hairball Awareness Day falls on the last Friday in April. Heaven forbid it would fall on a weekend. Never mind why.
Do Sea Monkeys (May 16), Cellophane Tape (May 27) and Memos (May 21) really need a National Day? And must we Hug A Plumber only on April 25?
On the other hand, I can really get behind National Blame Someone Else Day. It’s the first Friday the 13th of each year, so mark your calendar!
And now, since tomorrow is National Chewing Gum Day, National Mud Pack Day and National Hot Mulled Cider Day, I’m off to the store for party supplies!
Today’s Fact Cetera
In 1894, President Grover Cleveland hurriedly signed Labor Day into law in an attempt to win reelection. It didn’t work.