It’s National No Housework Day (Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com.)
Put down the brooms and mops!
Ignore the laundry!
Look at the vacuum cleaner and scream, “Stranger danger!” and run away!
Celebrate today by doing anything but cleaning!
Visit with friends, read a book, take in a movie, go to the park, tour a museum, take the kids out for dinner, call a friend you haven’t talked to in ages, update your blog, or take a nap – just don’t clean anything!
Coincidentally, it’s also…
…do you see where this is going?
On April 7, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer, in the United States, as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). Beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again for the first time in thirteen years.
National Beer Day was created by Justin Smith, a Richmond, Virginia Craft Beer Examiner, and his friend Mike Connolly from Liverpool, England. April 7th was chosen because the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law and became active on this day. In 2009, Smith and Connolly created a National Beer Day Facebook page. From this page, they invited friends to join, and word has spread to many sources that April 7 is National Beer Day.
Combining these two national holidays is practical. You’re not doing housework so why not have a cold brew? On the other hand, if you do have a beer – you’re definitely not going to do any housework!
See how that works?
(If you do drink, PLEASE do so responsibly, and never drink and drive.)
Images from Google and National Day.com.