If like me you don’t work, you probably are in no mood to bring undue attention to this fact , and thus will not be overly whooping it up this Labor Day. “Here’s to all the people who go out every day and put in an honest day’s work’’ may not slip comfortably out of your lips, and even if it does , it may frankly not sound that good to people who actually do labor. Who, like Margaret, maybe even are laboring today. On Labor Day.
Luckily this year you have several other holidays to choose from.
September 7th is National Acorn Squash Day, National Salami Day, and National Beer Lover’s Day (not to be confused with National Beer Day, April 7th, celebrating the day in 1933, the first day in 13 years, that people could legally buy, sell, and drink beer.
From the Examiner:
Have you heard the latest “buzz?” According to a Foodimentary report published on Sept. 7 , one of the most refreshing holidays of the entire year is finally here. After a year of waiting, one of the best beverage holidays is taking place right now and Americans are in the mood to celebrate. Hip "hops" hooray - Sept. 7 is National Beer Lover’s Day in the U.S.A.
The annual event was created by John-Bryan Hopkins. In an online interview, Hopkins said he came up with the idea on a whim a few years ago. While others were celebrating National Acorn Squash Day on Sept. 7, Hopkins was in the mood for a something a bit more refreshing, like a tasty beer and came up with the idea of National Beer Lover's Day. Needless to say, the annual holiday has become quite popular over the years.
I remember previous Labor Days that fell on September 7ths and the ridiculous agony of having to scarf down a few acorn squashes (my least favorite squash) just so as not to embarrass myself at a Labor Day picnic where I deftly changed my hosts’ attention to an alternate holiday.
From the ‘’National Day Calendar”:
National Acorn Squash Day is observed annually on September 7th This day celebrates a food holiday of a winter squash that is also known to some as a pepper squash.
Even though considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes including zucchini and yellow crookneck squash.
The acorn squash that is dark green in color, often with a splotch of orange on it’s side or top, is the most common variety, however there are newer varieties including the Golden Acorn and the White Acorn. They can also be variegated in color.
The shape of the squash resembles that of it’s name, an acorn.
I never knew about National Salami Day, and still didn’t til I just looked it up, but I think I will go with National Beer Lover’s Day, because I love getting drunk, especially on beer. It quells my anxiety over not having work, being on the dole so to speak.