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National days are they now meaningless?

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Sago Tue 05-Jul-22 07:59:06

Today is National Apple Turnover day…..yes really!
There seems to be a National Day for everything, it’s just marketing.
I think we should scrap all these ridiculous days and have fewer more meaningful ones.

Joseanne Tue 05-Jul-22 08:20:07

I think the more meaningful ones are good because they create an awareness, as in say a particular illness.
The others are just funny for 2 minutes and that's it. I did enjoy cream tea day last month though because it gave me an excuse!

M0nica Tue 05-Jul-22 11:23:32

I agree with you Sago, so many now, most for trivial items, like 'National Apple Turnover Day' Not a great British culinary hero. The apple crumble and apple pie feature way ahead of turnovers.

I do not know why companies do it, no one takes much notice of these silly promotions.

Elizabeth27 Tue 05-Jul-22 11:35:01

I do not know why companies do it, no one takes much notice of these silly promotions

I haven't had one for years, however, now I have been reminded I shall buy one today. Maybe these silly promotions do work.

Jaxjacky Tue 05-Jul-22 12:00:37

It’s also National bikini day *Elizabeth

Sago Tue 05-Jul-22 12:03:37

Well I’m far more likely to buy an apple turnover than wear a bikini today 😬.

timetogo2016 Tue 05-Jul-22 14:18:23

Crazy ideas imo.
Kiss a Ginger was enough to make me think the world has gone mad,that was in January.

bear1 Wed 06-Jul-22 11:57:40

people will not agree with me but i feel there are to many national days after all do we need a month of gay pride a day would do

MickyD Wed 06-Jul-22 12:17:11

bear1
Yes I’m one who thinks the likes of pride should be more than a day because it’s a much more serious matter mostly because lots of LBGTQ+ people face prejudice throughout their lives so Pride day, month, year, etc. is vital until people realise they are just the same as everyone else and should be included in everything as far as rights and all go.

MaggsMcG Wed 06-Jul-22 12:19:03

Today is National "Do As you Please Day" so I am. Nothing. [grin}

Nannina Wed 06-Jul-22 13:04:57

Sago

Today is National Apple Turnover day…..yes really!
There seems to be a National Day for everything, it’s just marketing.
I think we should scrap all these ridiculous days and have fewer more meaningful ones.

Perhaps we should have a no more national days day or even celebrate all the national days on one day- take your pick what to celebrate

nanna8 Wed 06-Jul-22 13:27:54

Can’t beat Melbourne Cup Day though, first Tuesday in November. Very big. A public holiday where I live of course. I was trying to find out when it started and it was 1861 and it became a public holiday in 1873. Old for Australia but nothing compared with Bonfire Night in the UK.

GrammyGrammy Wed 06-Jul-22 13:43:47

Well since we have chosen to become a godless nation we no longer want to follow the Christian holy days and church calendar. So we have to fill the airways with distracting pagan godless nonsense in its place. If we want to return to a better way then we are (for now) free to do so.

lixy Wed 06-Jul-22 13:56:20

The silly made-up national days make me smile, so I think they are worth knowing about. I too enjoyed National Cream Tea day recently and there are 'Share a smile' days which are great for everyone.
I think most just fun though the charity/illness ones are good for raising awareness.

songstress60 Wed 06-Jul-22 14:21:34

Can't stand these silly national days like apple turnover day when the country is in recession and we have a mental health timebomb among children. Let's keep it serious so we get support for the charities like Autism week or Depression week. Apple Turnover day!!!! I mean seriously!!!! How absurd and how VERY annoying!

Bluecat Wed 06-Jul-22 14:34:14

"Pagan godless nonsense"? As a Pagan, I would like to point out that we have many gods, and goddesses too. And we don't have any connection with national days - though, based on the Pagans I have known, National Apple Turnover Day would be quite popular in the Pagan community. We're very fond of the "cakes and ale" side of our faith.

happycatholicwife1 Wed 06-Jul-22 15:50:25

GrammyGrammy, well done you for saying that. I believe the same. I think all the anomalous behavior in our society is down to two things: breakdown of the church going community and the family.

Milest0ne Wed 06-Jul-22 17:25:26

I think we should send back the silly American days which turn into weeks such as Halloween ( we used to have snatch apple day) I worked in a gift shop and we found no one was interested in Valentines day. Viva Bonfire night.

happycatholicwife1 Wed 06-Jul-22 17:40:13

Yes, Halloween is over the top. Needs taking down a notch. Maybe there shouldn't be a party for it in every phase of a person's life (home, school, neighborhood, mall, church basement.

HillyN Wed 06-Jul-22 17:57:02

I help run a toddler group and try to plan a topical craft each week. I searched online last week for suggestions for a special day and there were at least 8 for that day alone, all pathetic rubbish. That evening I discovered it had been Wrong Trousers Day- but that was not in the list!
I was so disappointed as we could have had a lot of fun with that.

Paperbackwriter Wed 06-Jul-22 18:02:37

happycatholicwife1

GrammyGrammy, well done you for saying that. I believe the same. I think all the anomalous behavior in our society is down to two things: breakdown of the church going community and the family.

Yeah right - because everybody used to be Christian in this nation. Really?

CanadianGran Wed 06-Jul-22 18:21:31

I'm all for a silly day of recognition. I have no idea who decides these things and makes them public, but I could go for an apple turnover!

I also approve of 'days of recognition' that aren't necessarily holidays, but can bring awareness to a cause or disease. A thing that has caught on here the last few years is "movember", when men grow mustaches in support and awareness of men's health, and a reminder to have prostate checks.

The erosion of the church and religion could warrant another thread. Society has changed indeed over the last 50 years, but many don't blindly follow the doctrines of formal religion, especially when so many things have come to light about the mistreatment of women and children in the past.

welbeck Wed 06-Jul-22 19:10:30

exactly.
i think happycatholicwife is based across the pond, where attitudes to church-going are v different.
we seem to be much more wary and cynical here.

Blossoming Wed 06-Jul-22 19:17:58

Tomorrow is World Chocolate Day, I shal be paying my respects.

nipsmum Thu 07-Jul-22 13:23:07

Sorry. I just ignore all days like this. I hate advertising.