Happy National S’mores Day! But When is National Tuna Salad on Rye Toast Day?
Pop the corks — it’s National S’mores Day (Photo: Thinkstock)
According to the National Confectioners Association, the president of the United States has the right to proclaim national days in which different persons or things are honored. If so, why won’t Obama declare August 25 our National Tuna Salad On Rye Toast Day? Maybe it’s because August 25 is already National Whiskey Sour Day. That’s all well and good, but why begrudge this great American lunch dish its day?
This Sunday is National S’mores Day — on August 10. There’s also a Chop Suey Day (August 29). There’s Caramel Corn Day (October 30). And of course the old favorite, National Roast Pheasant Day on October 15.
Who doesn’t love November 24? No, silly, not because of Thanksgiving, but because it’s always National Sardines Day! December 30 may be the eve of New Year’s Eve, but to me it’s National Bicarbonate of Soda Day. Yes sir! And which do you observe: National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day on February 18, or National Margarita Day on the 22 (formerly known as the birthday of George Washington).
Would you like salt on the rim, Mr. President?
Start getting ready for National Margarita Day! (Photo: Thinkstock)
It turns out that almost every single day is a food holiday in this country. (I don’t know if you want to consider it a full-fledged holiday, but April 20 is Lima Bean Respect Day. You begin by spending your morning meditation apologizing to the humble bean and promising to eat more of them in the coming year.) There are food months, too. In August, we are currently observing National Brownies at Brunch Month, National Catfish Month (catfish; not just for brunch), National Sandwich Month, as well as National Panini Month, and finally, National Peach Month.
And I am not making any of this up.
Roasting s’mores at the Shores Resort & Spa, in Daytona Beach, Florida (Photo: Shores Resort & Spa)