What’s with all the national holidays and special days?


There are hundreds of “national” holidays, and most of them seem to be related to food.

How can this be?

There are no federal trademarks on the word “national”. There is no law stating that a national day must be declared by an act of congress. Therefore, anyone can declare a national holiday or special observance day.

However, in the US is does take an act of congress or a presidential proclamation to declare an official National Day.

Most of the days have obvious backers. For example, National Cherry Month is probably the brainchild of the the Cherry Growers Association. Perfume manufactures more than likely created National Fragrance Week.

One thing is for sure, they are fun to celebrate.

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