We all know our favourite holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas but did you know that there are a large amount of unofficially recognized ‘national days’? It is believed that most were created by organizations or companies to drum up interest in commercial products. To date, there are hundreds of them and some may say that many border on the ridiculous such as; sunglasses day, or donut day, even catfish day.
We all know the old adage, “if you can’t beat it, join it”, so in an effort to lift spirits and find something to look forward to in between the real holidays, here are some kooky things that you could celebrate;
There is a National Happy Hour Day – a fun way to safely celebrate indulging in one of your favourite beverages or cocktails. Even if it is non-alcoholic!
Another one of wacky interest is National Deviled Egg Day. Perhaps you could even convince a friend (that is in your bubble) to come over and enjoy a couple deviled eggs and a few laughs, on the house!
Sandwich Day – isn’t any day a perfect day to enjoy a freshly made sandwich? Why not choose a celebratory day and make a sandwich that you wouldn’t normally eat? Try something crazy, like an all green sandwich, or a meatball sandwich? Who knows it could end up becoming a traditional favourite.
Celebrate your Unique Talent Day – although, you should always celebrate your talents both unique and otherwise, what a fun idea to pick a day and broadcast your special talent. Break out that dusty violin, sing at the top of your lungs or spend the day rediscovering your crafty side.
Taking interest in special days, celebrating wins big and small, can be such a great way to help a positive mindset and continue to move forward in life with a hopeful attitude. So take a pen and the calendar and pick some days that work for you to celebrate! After all – YOLO! (You Only Live Once)
At Whitevalley Community Resource Centre, we believe everyday should be National Seniors Day. If you are looking for information, supports, services and resources for a senior in our community, please call the office at 250-547-8866.
A weekly feature for Lumby, Cherryville, and area seniors. For more information about any of the following please contact Colleen or Jenny at (250) 547-8866 Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Office (250) 547-8866, Saddle Mountain Drop In (778) 930-0509. Funding support provided by Interior Health, the Province of British Columbia (Community Gaming), United Way Southern Interior and United Way Lower Mainland.