Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'm a sucker for stupid holidays.

Happy Croissant Day!

As soon as I was informed about this delicious fat-ass-y holiday, I immediately grabbed my shoes and headed out the door for one of these gluten, butter, and sugar-filled delights.  I've always loved croissants, and the fact that there is a holiday centered around them makes me want to click my heels, but I don't know how, so I'll just eat this croissant instead.

  

Croissant Day is wonderful and all, but the stupid holiday I really look forward to every year is Groundhog Day.  And it's ridiculous.  As a country, we have decided that a groundhog is able to predict the future.  I wonder what that groundhog is thinking.  Probably, "Humans are a bunch of idiots."  Do you think he gets tired of all the pressure?  When he predicts a longer Winter, do you think he dreads the bad press he receives as a result of it?


While I fully support celebrating some silly holidays, I have stumbled upon some downright weird ones.  Here is my favorite WTF holiday so far:  Monkey Buffet Festival in Thailand


Yes, this is real.  You can read about it here.  

What are some of your favorite pointless, stupid, funny, or just plain weird holidays?  

8 comments:

  1. When I was in France, I found out that a neighbouring town had a festival for pigs. So of course we went and checked it out. My favourite part was seeing a man walking around the streets with a bunch of balloon pigs trailing after him levitating just above the ground. There were actual real life pigs there too but they all just sort of sat in a pen and didn't do anything.

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    1. Thanks for sharing that story, Anna. That's so funny. I can just picture a grown man with pig balloons trailing behind him. Also, I am jealous that you got to visit France.

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  2. Haha I love pointless holidays. So far the only one I've heard of that's cruel but cracks me up is "Smack a Ginger" Day!

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    1. Ha ha Smack a Ginger Day! Thanks for sharing that one. Love it.

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  3. I missed croissant day!!!! I guess I will have to celebrate today instead.

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    1. Miranda, I say it's never too late to celebrate croissant day.

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  4. Presidents day is kind of wierd. Dont we hear enough of his bullshit everyday as it is

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    1. Ha ha. Feeling a little bit angry, Tom?

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