Today certainly seems like one of the stretchier ones -- and yet, if you run "National Grape Popsicle Day" through your favorite Internet search engine, you will find multiple references to such an observance and unanimous accord that today is the day for same.
What you won't find -- and we know this because the crack research staff at The Blog of Days has
Also uncertain is why today would be called "National" Grape Popsicle Day. Is Grape Popsicle Day celebrated on different days around the world -- next Tuesday in Uzbekistan, perhaps? Today is Mother's Day in Bolivia -- it was Mother's Day yesterday in Poland -- but we didn't call May 13 "National Mother's Day" in America. Do you suppose that -- just maybe -- with some of these micro-mini-holiday-ettes, the word "National" is popped on the beginning to make the day (at least arguably) seem more important? Solving this mystery is a long-term objective of our crack research staff -- but, so far, our investigation has not yielded any tangible results.
And lastly, while we're confessing our research failures, our investigation also failed to discover the identity of the person responsible for putting jokes that even six-year olds find corny on popsicle sticks. Of course, one can readily understand why this person would want to remain anonymous....