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It is National Ice Cream Day. Do we get too carried away with special days and months?

  • National Ice Cream Day is another gimmick

    It seems that every other day is specially devoted to honoring some random fact, such as "Twin Day" or "National Doughnut Day." These ridiculous "holidays" are merely an excuse to increase foot traffic towards a specific industry - they are not devoted to a special religious or cultural tradition in the least.

  • Wed do get carried away

    But it is fun and there should be more events like this every where that can put a smile on peoples faces.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • There are too many "special" days and months

    There are too many days and months set aside as special. These include Black History Month, and Women's History Month. It seems every group has a special time. There is also National Ice Cream Day, National Coffee Day, a day for donuts. The amount of special periods takes away the meaning from other days.

  • Yes, there are too many special days.

    Yes, it feels like there are too many special days or months for random things that aren't really significant. With so many days, nothing seems all that special. Most aren't even widely known so there's not much point in having them. Also, there are lots of important things that need awareness rather than ice cream, donuts, or whatever other special day someone decides to create.

  • Wed do get carried away

    But it is fun and there should be more events like this every where that can put a smile on peoples faces.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • No, we do not get too carried away with special days and months.

    National Ice Cream Day and other celebrations like it are a welcome distraction from the world news that grows more grim by the day. While some may say these celebrations detract from other important world issues, it is important that we take time to enjoy the smaller and more enjoyable things in life. Things like National Ice Cream Day are not hurting anyone and also can provide valuable marketing opportunities for small businesses.


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