How to Create a Holiday
Many people ask "Just how does one go about creating a "Day"? That is a great question.
A truely "National" day is literally an act of Congress and takes a lot of work. I checked into this issue with a company who wanted to create a national day and had the resources to do it. They decided it was "too much work". The first step is to contact your local congress person. Once you have their attention, you have to create the proposal and hopefully it will get onto the congressional agenda before too many years has passed. If you are intent on doing it and have the patience, it can be done.
Other "Days" are created by companies, special interest groups, local governments, sports teams, and others by simply declaring it so. I include card companies in this category, especially Ecards. It seems some of these "days" are created because there isn't anything going on a particular day, and the card companies need something for every day of the year. The vast majority of these are local, one-time events that do not capture much attention and are soon forgotten. Official or not, a number of these take hold, and show up year after year.
At least one individual or company has created a number of humorous "days". They created the day, copyrighted it (believe it or not, it's true), and then wrote a book describing them. These "days" were created simply for profit.
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