Today, we've got a good six holidays.
Kiwi Fruit Day
National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day
Hamburger Day celebrates this beef-starring sammich we all know and love. While the burger we know today hasn't existed for all-that long, minced beef has been consumed by the rich as a rare delicacy as long ago as the 15th century. A sandwich with beef first appeared near the end of the 19th century; however, quite a few sources claim to of been the first to pioneer this, so there's no concrete evidence who created the first real American burger. Two decades or so later, Walter Anderson invented the burger bun hamburgers are known for; five years later, he also co-founded White Castle, the restaurant being the first to sell burgers en masse. 'Merica's passion for burgers from then on was history, what with McDonalds showing up another two decades later.
Kiwi Fruit Day celebrates the Kiwi, a delicious fruit of Chinese origin with some crazy ****ing names. To name a few, you've got the "hairy bush" fruit, and the "Chinese dick weed" fruit. There're very few foods I'll eat with the kiwi as the star flavor, but for whatever reason, I enjoy 'em plain far more. So who wants a kiwi burger?!
Forefathers' Day celebrates the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts back in 1620. We all (should) know that Pilgrims came to the New World in search of religious freedom; that is true. But what most people don't know, is that these Brownist English people fled to Holland in search of religious freedom, and then elected to go to the New World in fear of losing their cultural identity among all the other Holland-goers who fled there for religious freedom as well. Thus, these people asked Englishmen interested in investing towards the colonization of the New World if they would be the ones to populate and establish said colonies. Business was business, and the first Pilgrim colonies were born, starting on the day this holiday celebrates.
National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day is the day to remember those who've been screwed out of a home for whatever reason. With today's piss-poor economy, the amount of homeless is gettin' higher and higher... But, to be honest, I'm less concerned 'bout the homeless of 'Merica. Beggars can make more than we do in a day, and some people actually choose to be homeless here for that reason; or even worse, pretend to be homeless... ****ing despicable, no?
Today is Winter Solstice; the shortest day and longest night of the year, due to any given planet's axial tilt causing it's polar hemisphere to be tilted the farthest away from it's sun as possible. Being that this is science on a solar system level, the day isn't always the 21st, but usually occurs between the 21st and 23rd of December. After tonight, days will be slowly gettin' longer and nights shorter... sadface. ;_; My love of the night aside, quite a few cultural holidays of olde tend to fall on winter solstice, so it used to actually be an important day.
Humbug Day; baaaaahhhh, humbug... I never was one for commercialized holidays, so starting today, I can mope around about how much I hate Christmas! =D ... Or that is what I'd do if I was still a complete and utter scrooge. So instead, I'll take this day to rage at how THIS CHRISTMAS ISN'T ****ING WHITE ARGGGGGGHHHHHH!
Damn you memory and Mozilla, conspiring together to make me write this twice... =/