National Day Of What?! How Did That Happen?

Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming after all.  Did you get a card for your loved ones yet?
Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming after all. Did you get a card for your loved ones yet?

Have you ever heard about some weird holiday, official or otherwise, that is apparently a “National” holiday?  After all, Friday is apparently National Doughnut Day and it may be vital to know that in case the local doughnut shop is giving out free samples–as both Dunkin Donuts and Krispe Kreme apparently are.

But really, where do these days come from?  What makes them National Day of Anything day?

It turns out it is and it isn’t that hard.

See, we Americans would assume that to get a day declared a national something would require an act of Congress.  But that’s not the case.  It turns out anybody can get a day declared.

Which is good, because that bunch of clowns in Congress, what a bunch of clowns.

That sort of scathing political commentary is what our readers have come to expect from Gabbing Geek.

As outlined here at Marketplace.org, all anyone needs to do to get a day declared a national holiday of some kind is send the suggestion to Chase’s, which is a yearly almanac.  Chase’s gets somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 suggestions a year.  Of those, between 20 and 25 routinely get added to the calender.  Yeah, the odds aren’t great, but it can still happen.

So, maybe you folks behind Star Wars Day should get on that.  Make it official.

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