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Contrived food holidays: What new one should we start?


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The first Monday in August is a civic holiday for some Canadian provinces - BC Day for British Columbians.  So, Nanaimo Bars, Sockeye Salmon & BC Wine Day???

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In my part of the country they celebrate St. Urho's Day on March 16. (It is not a coincidence that it's the day before St. Patrick's Day.) St. Urho is, according to the story, the Patron Saint of Finland because he drove the grasshoppers out of Finland and saved the grape crop. (Finnish wine is highly esteemed to this day, yes?) The locals - those would be the residents of Finland, Minnesota and the surrounding area - have a big parade and festival, with lots of food and partying. There is rumored to be a dance involving a stomp, waved hands and chant, in Finnish, "Grasshopper, grasshopper, go home!" The official colors are purple and green, for the grapes and the grasshoppers. Strangely, the official foods are most likely to involve beer and Polish sausages, but one can't have everything.

Perhaps it's time to go national with St. Urho's Day.

Nancy Smith, aka "Smithy"
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"Every day should be filled with something delicious, because life is too short not to spoil yourself. " -- Ling (with permission)

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August seems ripe for a food holiday. There's a big no-U.S. holiday gap from July 4th through Labor Day (first Monday in September).

And I vote for it being bacon-themed:

"A day without bacon is like a day without bacon." - Fat Guy (click)

There should be some way to associate bacon with early August. Sir Francis Bacon, alas, was born in January.

Nancy Smith, aka "Smithy"
HosteG Forumsnsmith@egstaff.org

"Every day should be filled with something delicious, because life is too short not to spoil yourself. " -- Ling (with permission)

"There comes a time in every project when you have to shoot the engineer and start production." -- author unknown

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There should be some way to associate bacon with early August. Sir Francis Bacon, alas, was born in January.

St. Lawrence's day is August 10th.

"A fool", he said, "would have swallowed it". Samuel Johnson

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