9 most ridiculous ‘special days’

THIS week has seen a 24-hour period designated “Global Handwashing Day”, dreamed up to “inspire families to protect themselves around the clock”.

Yes, there's a National Watermelon Day

The involvement of multinational soap manufacturer P&G notwithstanding, its aims of better health and hygiene for all are incontrovertible.

That’s more than can be said for some of these other designated “special days”...

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1. National Buttercrunch Day

2. National Kazoo Day

3. Create A Vacuum Day

4. Umbrella Day

5. National “Joe” Day

6. Eight-Track Tape Day

7. National Watermelon Day

8. National Pigs In Blankets Day

9. National Chocolate Eclair Day

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