Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lazy Day & National S'mores Day

Okay, we have been trying to celebrate obscure holidays this summer, but all the house renovations have slowed down our social agenda. Nonetheless, things are finally wrapping up around the house and we're planning to meet with a realtor next week. With that said, we are ready to celebrate another obscure holiday and you are all invited!

We will be celebrating Lazy Day and National S'mores Day on Sunday, August 10, 2008. We'll have burgers and dogs, and of course S'mores! Yummy! (Ginny, we'll have to do frito pie later this summer). Party starts anytime in the afternoon - just drop in and feel free to bring your swim suit! See you then!

No history on the Lazy Day (presuming the creators were too lazy to document their reasoning), but here's a little info about National S'mores Day:

"S'mores are a favorite campsite treat for young and old kids. If you're at a campfire, chances are, there's S'mores. Sticky and gooey, and loaded with sugar and carbs, S'mores are nothing short of delicious. Who was the first person to create S'mores? Don't know. But, sure glad they did!

National S'mores Day celebrates this tasty summer treat. It's appropriately placed in August...campfire prime time. But, don't limit your consumption of S'ores to the campfire. They are popular with kids year round, and can be baked in the oven or microwave.
The origin of S'mores dates back to the 1920's. It's believed the recipe was first discovered by Girl Scouts. S'more folklore suggests that S'mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted "gimme some more!"

While much is written about National S'mores Day, our research has been unable to verify that this is an officially recognized national day (which requires an act of Congress). Don't let that stop you from celebrating this day with a few S'mores." - Quote from Wacky holidays website.

Looking forward to seeing any or all of you there!

1 comment:

ginster said...

hey there. i hope you get the email notifications of this since this is buried in the posts. anyway, i was just reading my neighborhood newsletter and it has all these random holidays on the calendar! here are some possibilities for the berend obscure holiday parties:

8/3 - natl watermelon day
8/6 - wiggle your toes day
8/11 - play in the sand day
8/22 - be an angel day
9/6 - read a book day
9/7 - grandparents' day
9/11 - make your bed day
9/13 - positive thinking day (my personal favorite)
9/26 - native american day
9/28 - ginny's birthday
9/28 - good neighbor day

did you catch the real holiday? hope you and your inner and outer babelets are great!