National “What” Day??

I saw a Facebook post today that claimed yesterday was National Croissant Day. My immediate reaction? Yes! The croissants have not been left out!


In reality I turned to my 14 year old daughter sitting in the booth next me and said, “They have a national day for everything!” She raised her eyebrows, her fork hovering a few inches from her mouth as I picked up a discarded straw wrapper. “I’m going to make tomorrow National Straw Wrapper Tied into a Knot Day.”

I tied the knot and dropped the wrapper onto the table. I got a laugh out of her and a prompt eye roll from my husband. But seriously… is there one day left that’s just an ordinary-nothing-to-see-here day? You’d be hard-pressed to find it.

I suppose much like there cannot be losers in this politically correct world anymore (everyone gets at the very least a participation ribbon) there can also not be a day that isn’t designated for patronizing something. It’s silly, really. Don’t get me wrong, I like croissants as much as the next person, but why do croissants need their own day? And why do we feel the need to give them one? What is it that prompted us to recognize croissants or chocolate or pies or ice cream on a specific day? There has to be a reason, right?

Maybe… maybe not. But it is something to think about.

By the way, March 1 is National Pig Day. Folks, don’t let me down. I expect to see some celebrating… 😉