Friday, January 1, 2010

National Food Day

Did you know that for pretty much every day of the year, there is a food to be celebrated?  That is 366 of a variety of food and drink.  With this list you will never again need a reason to celebrate.


My first thought was how exactly are special observance days determined.  Well, you see, there's this guy in Washington, the President of the United States, who has the authority to declare a commemorative event or day by proclamation.  Petitions are introduced by constituents, trade associations or public relations firms to honor industries, events, professions, hobbies, etc. The Senate issue commemorative resolutions which do not have the force of law. Some state legislatures and governors proclaim special observance days, as do mayors of cities, which is why there can be a National Chocolate Day and a National Chocolate Month, as well as two National Guacamole Days—authorized at different levels of government. After the observance day has been authorized, it is up to the petitioner to promote it to the public.

Chase’s Calendar Of Events is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries and more.  You can even apply to Chase’s for an official “event day,” and if they accept your holiday, they will publish it in their calendar.