Reasons to
Be Cheerful,
Pt. 365

Compiled by Irwin Chusid
Artwork ©1996 by Ben Jackson. All Rights Reserved.

Holidays are more than a way to honor our national heritage. They're also good excuses for boorish behavior, gluttony, and idiotic civic spectacles [like parades] geared for mental defectives. But it doesn't stop there. A marketing consulting firm in Natick, MA, Selling Smarter Radio™, distributed the following list of "Saleable Holidays" to commercial broadcast outlets as suggested tie-ins to lure sponsors. In case you need a convenient excuse to celebrate, consider:

National Hobby Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Soup Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Prune Breakfast Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Careers in Cosmetology Month
National Fiber Focus Month
National Hat Day (15)
National Skin Fitness Week (18-25)
National Hug Day (21)
National Pie Day (23)
National Popcorn Day (31)

National Cherry Month
Canned Food Month
Great American Pie Month
National Snack Food Month
National Weddings Month
National Embroidery Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Pancake Week (21-27)
National Kraut & Frank Week (11-20)
National Condom Week (14-21)

National Frozen Food Month
National Foot Health Month
National Noodle Month
National Peanut Month
Poetry Month
National Shoe Week (1-8)
National Pig Day (1)
Save Your Vision Week (7-13)
American Chocolate Week (14-20)
Fragrance Day (21)
Pecan Day (25)
DoctorsÕ Day (30)

International Guitar Month
National Welding Month
Stress Awareness Month
National Humor Month
Cancer Control Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Alcohol Free Weekend (2-5)
Sorry Charlie Day (3)
Egg Salad Week (12-18)
SecretariesÕ Week (18-24)
National Intimate Apparel Week (18-24)
Astronomy Week (25)

Better Sleep Month
National BBQ Month
National Salad Month
National Hamburger Month
National Good Car-Keeping Month
National High Blood Pressure Month
National Photo Month
Clean Up, Fix Up Month
Hearing and Speech Month
Correct Posture Month
National Egg Month
Better Hearing Month
Allergy/Asthma Month
Astronomy Day (1)
National Hoagie Day (5)
National Postcard Week (2-8)
Carpet Care Improvement Week (2-8)
National Pet Week (2-8)
National Raisin Week (2-8)
National Herb Week (3-9)
International Pickle Week (21-28)
National Missing ChildrenÕs Day (25
National Tap Dance Day (25)

Dairy Month
Turkey LoversÕ Month
National Accordion Awareness Month
National Ice Tea Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
National Papaya Month
National Adopt-A-Cat Month
National Pest Control Month
National Drivesafe Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
National Rose Month
Donut Day (5)
National Safe Boating Week (G-12)
National Shampoo Week (7-13)

National Baked Bean Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Tennis Month
Video Games Day (8)
National Ice Cream Day (18)
Christmas in July

National Catfish Month
National Water Quality Month
Recruitment Month
International Clown Week (1-7)
Smile Week (2-8)
National Scuba Diving Week (14-22)
National Mustard Day (5)
International Left-Handers Day (13)

All-American Breakfast Month
Cable TV Month
National Chicken Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National Self-Improvement Month
National Honey Month
National Piano Month
Baby Safety Month
National Rice Month
National Chiropractic Week (12-19)
National Farm Safety Week (19-25)
National Singles Week (19-25)
National Dog Week (19-25)
National Laundry Week (19-26)
National Grandparents Day (12
Ice Cream Cone Birthday (22)
Pancake Day (25)

Computer Learning Month
National Adopt-A-Dog Month
International Microwave Month
National Apple Jack Month
National Clock Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn PoppinÕ Month
National Seafood Month
Spinal Health Month
National Dessert Month
National Pickled Pepper Week (1-11)
American Beer Week (1-7)
National Dental Hygiene Week (17-24)
National Boss Day (16)
National Forest Products Week (17-23)
Mother-In-Law Day (24)
National Save Your Back Week (24-30)
National Magic Week (25-31)

Aviation History Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
International Drum Month
Chemistry Week (7-13)
Fig Week (1-7)
Sandwich Day (3)
Saxophone Day (6)
National Split Pea Soup Week (8-13)
Homemade Bread Day (17)
Great American Smokeout (18)
National Farm City Week (19-25)

Bingo Birthday Month
Write A Friend Month
Poinsettia Day (12)
National Flashlight Day (21)

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