Thanks to Google, I discovered several random and weird holidays that I had no idea existed but I’m so glad that I found out, so I will never miss such important days again! LOL! I was also bummed to find out that July 26th was Aunt and Uncle Day BUT Dave and I didn’t receive ONE GIFT! I have 16 nieces and nephews that need to mark that date down so they don’t forget that important one for next year! Anyway, this weekend is full of wacky holidays that you and your loved ones can celebrate to close out the month of July (this month flew by, didn’t it?!?!)
Lasagna Day and Chicken Wing Day: How can two of the best food items go together on the same day as a holiday? Well somehow it happened!
Lasagna: How can you go wrong with noodles, sauce, and CHEESE!!!! There is some dispute where Lasagna originated from. Some say Naples but others say it wasn’t noted until the 14th century in a Britain Cookbook. Honestly, do most people care? NO! As long as it’s hot and homemade, you are good to go!!
Chicken Wings: Fried, baked, grilled, boneless, hot and spicy, mild, BBQ, garlic, teriyaki, naked (I feel like Bubba describing shrimp to Forrest Gump) you get the gist; the possibilities are endless and delicious
National Lipstick Day: I kid you not; there is a day for lipstick. Sometimes all a girl needs is a good lipstick to give her a little attitude to face the world! Don’t forget to put some color on that pout and pucker up on Friday ladies!
National Paperback Book Day: In a world full of Kindles and Nooks, it may seem that the paperback book is losing its momentum, but alas there are still some of us in the world that love an actual book in hand. The smell of the paper, turning real pages, and being able to hold on to a collection of someone’s work. So, we celebrate the authors and the books that make this holiday possible!
International Friends Day: How cool and IMPORTANT is this day, especially in the times we live in now. Established in 2011, this day is obviously intended for people of all walks of life to come together and form friendships. This concept isn’t new…remembering the song: Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the WORLD, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in HIS sight; Jesus loves the little children of the WORLD. Love one another folks!
Mutt’s Day: This holiday, which was established in 2005, is so special it gets two calendar days a year (also celebrated on December 2nd). This holiday is to bring awareness that all pups, not just expensive purebreds are important and need a home. Need something to do this Sunday? Go check out your local animal shelter to see if you can find the right pup to be your best friend!
Uncommon Musical Instrument Day: Not just any ordinary instrument will do for this day. These instruments not only look strange, but their names are just as crazy! Clackamore, Daxophone, Fiddle Dee Doo are just to name a few of these inventions celebrated on this holiday. So, get out your Fluba or Bubble Organ and play away!
Fiddle Dee Doo
So there you have it folks, whether eating a pan of lasagna, reading a good book or listening to the musical sounds of a didgeridoo, have a fabulous and safe weekend! –M-