Jessie: Traipsing about somewhere in the U.K.
Right about now I am likely in Scotland visiting one of my kids who is just finishing up a semester abroad. Because this post was written several days before I left I cannot say for any certainty exactly where I am or what I’m up to. What I can say for sure is that there are several holidays listed on the web for May 25 that I found intriguing.
For instance, May 25 is National Wine Day, not to be confused with National Drink Wine Day, which occurs on February 18. May 25 is also National Tap Dancing Day. I think it more likely that I would participate in tap dancing if I had also taken part in some wine drinking. It’s alsoNational Brown Bag It Day. I suppose that it could apply to discreetly packaging wine bottles as well as to transporting healthy lunches.
It’s also National Red Nose Day, sponsored by Walgreens. Before I looked it up I thought it must refer to allergies, colds or even the side effects of making every day National Wine Day. I was wrong. It is a day for raising money for charity, especially for impoverished children.
and lastly, here in the UK, it is National Towel Day. This day celebrates the work of author Douglas Adams best known for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. the holiday was started in 2001 just after Adams’s death as a way to celebrate his work. Apparently people are encouraged to carry towels about with them wherever they go on that day because you never know when a towel will come in handy. If you see Instagram photos of me carrying a towel you will know why!
Readers, what is your favorite silly holiday Writers if after your death your fans were to make a special holiday to celebrate your work what would you like it to be?