National Fried Chicken Day
For many Americans, when they think of down home cooking they think of fried chicken. From soul food to chicken tenders, there are as many versions and recipes as there are cooks who fry it up. The history of fried chicken dates to medieval times in Europe and it is thought to have been brought to America by Scottish immigrants. You can celebrate "National Fried Chicken Day" by visiting your favorite fried chicken purveyor, or trying your own hand at this American classic.
International Kissing Day
Now here's a holiday we can all get our lips around. Originally started in the United Kingdom as their National Kissing Day, the rest of the world heard about all the fun and jumped on the kissing bandwagon as well. According to wired.com, "Kissing works like a drug in our bodies, and can promote dopamine -- the same neurotransmitter stimulated from addictive drugs like cocaine." No wonder it's such a popular pastime. You can celebrate "International Kissing Day" by secretly leaving a set of red wax lips on the desks of all your co-workers, or perhaps attempting to set a new world record for the longest kiss. (The current record is 46 hours, 24 minutes, set by Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat in February 2011.)
Fiestas of San Fermin
If running with the bulls in Pamplona is on your bucket list, today might be an important day for you. It is the beginning of the "Fiestas of San Fermin," most widely known for the "Running of the Bulls in Pamplona." The tradition began as a way to get fighting bulls from outside the city into the bullring. The total length of the run is 825 meters and is usually completed in less than five minutes. If traveling to Spain is not in your travel budget, you can celebrate from home by enjoying some Spanish paella and getting your flamenco on.
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
It wasn't that many years ago when many of us thought a webmaster was a spider that excelled at its craft. Now that title takes on a whole new meaning as both our business and personal lives are intricately woven into that magical mystery we call the World Wide Web. Webmasters are internet geniuses who somehow manage to keep the web untangled for our surfing convenience. So celebrate "Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day" by taking your webmaster to lunch. An internet cafe, perhaps?
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