You learn something new every day. I recently wrote a magazine article about National S'mores Day. That's right, that yummy combination of roasted marshmallows and a melted chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers that leaves folks wanting "some more" has its own day, sponsored by the National Confec-tioners Association.
On Aug. 10, people across the country will pay tribute to that time-honored favorite that first gained attention when published in "Tramping and Trailing With The Girl Scouts" in 1927. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.
While researching National S'mores Day, I began getting curious about other unusual "days" that have been incorporated into the calendar. Upon further investigation, I discovered an amazing assortment, but in the interest of space, I'd like to share one for each month of the year. Here goes:
Jan. 4: National Humiliation Day. I'm guessing this can go one of two ways; either all the poor, beleaguered folks who've been the butt of jokes for years gather together to commiserate with one another, or they gather together to "pants" their collective enemies.
Feb. 9: National Toothache Day. I didn't get all the details, but I have a feeling the only people celebrating this one are dentists.
March 6: National Frozen Food Day. Or, as my family likes to think of it, Sunday through Monday.
April 7: National No Housework Day. Or, as I like to think of it, Sunday through Monday.
May 6: National Beverage Day. People celebrate the consuming of beverages of all kinds by, uh, drinking beverages. I'm not sure how this differs from any other day, but maybe you have to be there.
June 14: National Pop Goes the Weasel Day. This one's a little tricky. First, you have to locate a weasel, second you have to find a way to make it go "pop," whatever that means, and third you have to dodge the inevitable PETA folks who'll be picketing on your doorstep.
July 24: National Amelia Earhart Day. On the one hand, it honors the famous missing aviatrix; on the other hand, it's the perfect day to tell folks you find annoying to "get lost."
Aug. 18: National Bad Poetry Day. "Roses are red, violets are blue. If you're a terrible poet, this day's for yourself." (Get it?)
Sept. 6: National Fight Procrastination Day. This was originally supposed to be held in July, but the organizers kept putting it off.
Oct. 29: National Hermit Day. This will probably be wildly popular, if the hermits ever find out about it, that is.
Nov. 24: National Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day. (This is held in conjunction with National Rush To Your Nearest Poison Control Center Day).
Dec. 26: National Whiners Day. You know, this would be a whole lot better if they held it in the summer. December is cold and icy and the days are way too short and then there's the post-holiday let-down
Yep, it looks like there's a "day" to celebrate almost everything, but those of us who follow Jesus know that every day is one the Lord has made.