National Brown Bag It Day
About National Brown Bag It Day
When is National Brown Bag It Day? This day is always held on May 25
Welcome to National Brown Bag It Day, a May 25 holiday. The brown bag has been around for a long, long time. It seems like just yesterday, everyone was “brown bagging it”, taking their lunch to work or school in a brown paper bag. My how times have changed. Nowadays, very few people brown bag it.
If you extend this line of thought to include in the definition of “brown baggers”, people who carry their lunch in a lunch bucket or a lunch pail back in the day, that would include most people.
Then, somewhere along the way, Brown Bagging your lunch grew out of style. Busy, working moms did not have the time in the morning to pack a good lunch. School lunch programs were initiated or expanded, to the point where almost all kids bought their lunch at school. Then, government programs provided free school lunches for more and more students. Nowadays, bringing your lunch is not considered “cool”.
Today is the perfect day to go “retro” if only for a day, and brown bag your lunch. Nostalgia aside, there are good reasons to brown bag it. First of all, it can save a lot of money, over buying lunch on a daily basis. Second, homemade or foods packed from home always taste better. In addition, Mom or Dad can pack a lunch that is more healthy and nutritious. That’s a lot of good reasons to brown bag it. Now, if we can only get people to look at brown bagging as being the “cool” thing to do.
How to Participate in National Brown Bag It Day
Here’s how to participate in National Brown Bag Day:
- Go back in time and brown bag it today. Because it is a special holiday, it will be the “cool” thing to do, if only for a day.
- Moms and dads, pack a special lunch for your kids that will be the envy of classmates.
Did You Know? Back in the day when brown bagging lunch was an everyday occurrence, moms put very brief notes in the lunch bag. The notes said things like: “Happy Birthday” or simply “Have a Nice Day”.
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” – – Milton Freidman
Tell that to the parents of school children.
History and Origin of National Brown Bag It Day
We found no historical information on the origin of this special day. The author is anonymous.
This day appears to be very recent, dating back to approximately 2013.
This day is called a “National” day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations making this a true “National” day.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.
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