Celebrate the Fourth and nine other holidays in July
Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three...
July 6: International Kissing Day – Don’t put the fireworks away yet, we are just warming up. International Kissing Day is guaranteed to set off plenty of pyrotechnics for the pucker people around the globe. It used to be a national event in the
July 8: International Town Criers Day – Who needs Twitter or Facebook when there is a good old fashioned town crier around? Hundreds of years before there were newsreels at the movies, or even newspapers, locals got regular updates from the always reliable town crier. Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!
July 10: Teddy Bear Picnic Day – It was former President Theodore Roosevelt who gave his name to the Teddy Bear in 1902 following a hunting incident near Rolling Fork, Miss. Today, the Teddy Bear is the
July 13: National French Fries Day – Pommes frites anyone? Actually French fries are not French at all. They were first created in
July 14: Bastille Day – We remain in
July 14: National Nude Day – Strangely enough, July 14 also lays claim to being National Nude Day for anyone wishing to strut their stuff. The idea came from
July 26: National Talk In An Elevator Day – It had to happen eventually but at least you have a couple of weeks to recover from your birthday suit adventure. This is the day you stop pretending there is no one else in the up-and-down box with you and speak up. Who knows you might meet your new BFF.
July 27: Bagpipe Appreciation Day – For those who think bagpipes are the musical equivalent of dragging your fingernails down a chalkboard this may be the worst holiday ever. Bagpipes are to music what haggis is to food. Love the Scots but shortbread is a far better culinary invention and the cardboard box they package it in would make a better instrument.
July 29: National Lasagna Day – We have been around the world in the month of July so why not finish in
Start the month off with a rousing Fourth and finish it with a plate of lasagna and French fries while sitting nude in an elevator with your Teddy Bear and listening to the greatest bagpipe hits of all time. When the door opens the town crier will announce you and kiss you off to jail.
Thank goodness for the Dog Days of August.
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