It would seem that the glut of holidays in the last few months of the year, culminating with that orgy called New Year’s Eve, would leave people longing for a January with nothing going on – nothing to celebrate, nothing to wish others a happy something of. But no, those with celebratory overload just can’t seem to come down from their high. And so January is pregnant with potential excuses for partying, no matter how far one has to push the envelope.
Already we’ve had, in addition to New Year’s, national days devoted to both hangovers and Bloody Marys. You no doubt caught sight of the festivities as hordes of devotees took part in National Fruitcake Toss Day or sat on the sidelines during National Humiliation Day. Perhaps you were one of the three giddy participants in National Mew Year for Cats Day. And will you observe the dining protocols today as pasta lovers everywhere pig out on National Spaghetti Day, ( a perfect day for watching a spaghetti western, of course). Those of us who prefer cheeper pursuits, can flock together on National Bird Day, January 5. And National Feed a Bird Spaghetti Day is surely waiting in the wings, coming to a January 6 near you.
If you think that most of these holidays created by people with little else to do are a tad trivial, you’re in luck. Today just happens to be National Trivia Day. Get out the pretzels and beer, the party hats and noisemakers, and contribute a nugget of trivia (one person’s trivia is another person’s essential information, you know).