Today, we've got six holidays and a single birthday.
Weary Willie Day
Christmas Card Day
National Salesperson's Day
International Anti-Corruption Day
Independence Day (Tanzania)
Kirk Douglas' Birthday
Pastry Day celebrates delicious baked dough foods that everyone can like. Whether you dig strudels, donuts, apple turnovers, pastries are delicious; and generally unhealthy. ;_; What I would give for healthy donuts, man...
Weary Willie Day celebrates the sadface clown act and attire, created by Emmett Kelly. The dude was born on December 9th, hence the date.
Christmas Card Day celebrates pieces of cardboard I can't give a flying **** about. I've never gotten one, and nor do I care to. Why? Well, how 'bout instead of throwing works and jokes through the mail, you actually spend time with your family on or at least around the holidays? Holiday cards as a whole can GTFO, particularly Christmas since it's commercialized more than enough as is. /grinch
National Salesperson's Day celebrates those annoying human-powered pop ups you get on the phone... Do not want. Back before TV ads existed and phones weren't abused in such a way, door-to-door salesmen were incredibly helpful for selling products, especially if a company isn't well known or rich enough to have printed advertisement everywhere just yet. Too bad they weren't treated all-that well back in their payday either, considering buyers would always have to be wary of con artists approaching their door instead of these honest workers. It didn't help that the century prior to the salesperson was filled with snake oil pedlars and miracle cure hoodlums...
International Anti-Corruption Day is a day of awareness for fighting corruption in governments and other ruling powers. It came into existence back when a whole 129 countries signed the 2003 United Nations Convention against Corruption document, in Merida, Mexico. I find it ironic that central and south America are an incredibly large source of political corruption and such nowadays. 'Course, all governments have their corruption. Whether it's stupidity, greed, or unbalanced control, every reigning political body has some. In that regard, this is my awareness holiday is my pick of the day.
Tanzania's Independence Day celebrates the day Tanganyika received independence from the UN in 1961. Before everyone gets all lolwut over Tanzania celebrating independence of another territory, Tanzania is the collective republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Combine the names, and you get Tanzania.
Kirk Douglas is a famous American actor ranked 17 on the list of the greatest male American actors; yeah, he's pretty boss. He's played important roles in some legendary films like Lonely Are the Brave, and The Bad and the Beautiful. That, and he played mother****in' Doc Holliday in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. I can assuredly say that he's been in some truly amazing classics and played his parts damn right.
Speaking of corruption...