This year, May the Fourth or Star Wars Day seems to actually have some relevance because of the buzz created by the new trailers for the reboot. Until this point, the day was purely used to shower fanfare on the series, but this year, fans have something to look forward to and a little more to dissect and analyse. Star Wars Day is also a good point to look at National days in general and try and understand if every National day listed is actually valid and necessary. Here is a list of 20 National days that could be eliminated this year and wouldn’t really make a difference to anyone:
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Dress Up Your Pet Day – 14th January
This is an atrocity disguised under the guise of entertainment just to keep the bored appeased. Dressing up your poor pet is an absolutely vulgar act no matter how cute you think they look. Dedicating a day to giving them a hug after making them look like superman does not make things better either.
National Popcorn Day – 19th January
Sometimes it feels like people are trying real hard to assign something trivial to every single day using national holidays. Eating popcorn is already a national pastime in its own right, I’m not sure if it needed a national day to boost its relevance any further.
Make A Friend Day – 11th February
Making a friend is a natural, almost subliminal process. It does not happen easy, it takes years and it definitely cannot be done in a day. You might meet a stranger who is being nice to you to extract your credit card details, but that is just about as lucky as you can get.
International Fun At Work Day – 1st April
Work is never fun, even when there is an international fun at work day dedicated to it. Any office party is a drag, no one likes their colleagues. To make people forcefully endure another day with the people they despise should be a crime.
Caramel Popcorn Day – 7th April
It’s clearly not enough that popcorn has a national day associated with it, so we had to dedicate an entire day to the specific flavor of popcorn. I wonder if other flavors feel left out because of this!
National High Five Day – 19th April
Dedicating a day to ‘high fives’ is much like dedicating a day to urination, it is inevitable and therefore entirely pointless. What is the point celebrating a gesture that is a part and parcel of our lives. We might as well get a ‘flip off your colleagues day’ as well.
Paranormal Day – 3rd May
This is possibly the most senseless national day in the world. Dedicating a day to the belief that paranormal activities exist and indulging it in any manner should be made illegal. Instead we have an entire day dedicated to the ghosts and goblins.
Visit Your Relatives Day – 18th May
They say family comes first, but everyone knows visiting your family is a pain. The trick is to not make it feel like an obligation. Visiting your family member of ‘visit your relatives day’ is just about as obvious things can get.
Source : https://www.lolwot.com/20-national-days-that-are-completely-pointless/