Happy International Monday and other Silly Days Part One (of Three)

You may be glad to hear I am now stepping away from the poems. I tend to get on a roll with them. It’s like Tourette’s, where I just cannot help myself but without the cursing. However, given half a chance I can be as blue as the best of them.

So Happy International Monday. Isn’t it great that we can celebrate the fact that today is Monday across the world. And yes, I am being facetious as I do think that there are some ridiculous International Days celebrated. Here are some of my all-time favourites


  1. International Nose Picking Day. Snot what you might think……
  2. International talk like a pirate day. My personal fav. Although most Irish people talk like pirates in that we cannot pronounce the letter ‘R,’ without saying ‘Arrrrr,’ whereas the British say ‘Ore.’
  3. International Orgasm Day. (Ok, I made that one up.)
  4. Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. Now, where was I? 1903 or 1803?
  5. National Nothing Day was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin and observed in the United States annually on January 16 since 1973. I like that it is both obtuse and existentialist.
  6. Internation Breathe Day (Yup, another one that I made up).
  7. International Toilet Day (I am on another roll here, it seems- another makey up)


All the best

Stay fab