Monday, March 25, 2013

Tuesday is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Besides this guy, who actually
celebrates National Spinach Day?
Well, at least the Usual Suspects are upfront about it: Having little better to offer, the Usual Suspects proclaim Tuesday, March 26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day today.

Usual Suspect, however, puts a thoughtful spin on the idea, noting, "Establishing an official national holiday is not an easy process. For example, in the 1800s Sarah Josepha Hale decided that our nation should observe a national day of thanks. She wrote countless letters to politicians, governors, and even the president. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln agreed to Hale’s proposal, but Thanksgiving did not become an official national holiday until 1941!"

If you find your imagination limited, today is also Legal Assistants Day and National Spinach Day.

Poet Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 (in San Francisco, California), playwright Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911 (in Columbus, Mississippi) and comedian Bob Elliott (of Bob and Ray fame) was born on March 26, 1923 (in Boston). Bob Elliott is the father of Chris Elliott (you'll remember him from Groundhog's Day, for example) and the grandfather of Abby Elliott (who, like her father Chris, was a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live, in her case from 2008 to 2012).

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