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Hooray! It's National (Take Your Pick) Week!

Posted 4:31pm on Thursday, May. 17, 2012

Has the "National Week of ..." proclamation gotten out of hand in this country?

In case you didn't know or haven't checked your email lately, it's National Police Week ... and National Women's Health Week, National Nursing Home Week, National Transportation Week, National Bike-to-Work Week, National Salvation Army Week, National Etiquette Week and National Urban Biodiversity Week, for starters.

There're any number of reasons to celebrate this week, if you needed a reason, and causes for raising awareness: It's Food Allergy Awareness Week, National Tinnitus Awareness Week, National Eosinophilic Awareness Week, National Association of Senior Move Manager's Week, whatever that is, among others.

And of course you can celebrate National Burger and National Barbecue Month, National Salad Month, Older American Month, National Recommitment Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Jewish American Heritage and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the rest of May. Yea!

If that's not enough to keep you busy, the website holidayinsights.com has a list of bizarre and unique holidays for most days the rest of the month. (Not vouching for the authenticity or popularity, but does it really matter?) You can see a list of U.S. observances by presidential proclamation here. Makes me tired thinking about it.

Or you could just make up your own. Better yet, boycott them.

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