Happy National “___________” Day!


Sunday was National Dog Day.  Timelines were flooded with everyone’s adorable companions.  All shapes and sizes.  A day usually filled with scaries was now filled with thousands of pictures of pups.  It was glorious.  Everyone loves dogs.

I do not have a problem with any of the National Days that have to do with dogs.  Any excuse to see more dogs on my timeline is fine by me.  I do have a problem though folks.

Who on Earth started this whole “National ________ Day”.   Every single week people are posting about a National Day expressing their love for God knows what.

I did a little research on the old Google machine and according to National Day Calendar are over 1,500 National Days! 1,500! There are only 365 days in a calendar year friends.  There are over 4 things each single day that you could post about. This is absolutely absurd and needs to be stopped.

Let’s take a look at what we have on tap for the rest of the month:

August 28th:

  • National Bow Tie Day
  • National Power Rangers Day
  • National Cherry Turnovers Day
  • My Birthday

Quite the list we have here. National Power Rangers Day is a cause I can get behind.  I don’t look fantastic in a Bow Tie so I will pass on that one.  Who would have known that cherry turnovers have their own special day?  What about apple turnovers?  Those reign supreme when it comes to turnovers, they deserve an entire week.  Oh, my birthday as well.  Happy Birthday to me.

August 29th

  • National Chop Suey Day

Yikes, over 1,500 National Days and August 29th gets stuck with chop suey day.  That is rough.  I expect to see the basics posting all about their water chestnuts and bamboo shoots.

August 30th

  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • National Grief Awareness Day

Toasted Marshmallow’s have their own day.  This is absolutely outrageous.  It’s just sad normal marshmallows don’t get any love.  Gotta be toasted to get any shine nowadays, it’s a damn shame.

August 31st

  • National South Carolina Day
  • National Matchmaker Day
  • National Diatomaceous Earth Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
  • National College Colors Day

COCKS! Everybody loves a good reason to yell COCKS! Spend all day Friday yelling that and when people look at you confused just say it is National South Carolina Day. They will for sure understand. National Diatomaceous Earth Day. I actually had to look this up to make sure it wasn’t made up.  Here is the description provided:

On August 31, we celebrate National Diatomaceous Earth Day to recognize the diatom and the remarkable mineral it creates.

Most people know of diatomaceous earth because they use it to filter their swimming pools or for its natural insecticide properties to control insects in their homes or gardens. Biologists know about diatoms, the single-celled plants that form diatomaceous earth, because they are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about ¾ of the world’s new oxygen supply. Materials scientists know about diatom skeletons (called frustules), the tiny, intricate porous opal structures because they are known to be the strongest naturally-occurring substances.

This has simply gotten out of hand and must stop.  I am pretty sure it is National Siblings Day three times a year.  Do us all a favor and please do not post any more “Happy National ________ Day” posts.  These are all simply made up and people don’t believe you then remind them that August 31st is National Diatomaceous Earth Day.


P.S. Keep celebrating “National Dog Day” and “National Puppy Day”. The world could use more happiness.






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