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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Forget the Housework & Have a Beer!

On any given day, more than one celebration may appear on the calendar. This day is no exception, especially for two that definitely lend themselves to kicking back and relaxing. There is hardly a day when some form of housework is not on the schedule so being able to let it go for one day is a no brainer. Then, of course, there is one of America's favorite beverages...some say so because it just tastes good but that is a matter of taste. Some consider it to be quite bitter, others say it is sweet while there are those who categorize it as both. For sure, it fits either being fruity, oaky or smoky. So, what do you do to celebrate? Forget the housework and have a beer! 

April 7 is...

NO Housework Day!

aka the “National NO Housework Day” and
“International NO Housework Day.” 

The laundry will be just fine in the basket. It won't spoil but might keep piling up 'til you start a new pile. That is, if you haven't already procrastinated too long! Hopefully, you have enough clean underwear to make it 'til the next day. Check to be sure you have paper plates and plastic ware on hand so you can leave the dish washer packed until tomorrow night. NO loading or unloading allowed.

NO Housework Day is the one day a year you can just relax, forget those daily chores and do absolutely nothing else, just R.E.L.A.X. It’s a chance to indulge yourself with NO guilt, NO stress, NO vacuuming, NO mopping, NO waxing, NO dusting, NO scrubbing toilets, NO ironing...

Of course, there is always a different spin you could put on this day. Try the flip side of the coin. If you’re not the person who normally does the housework, take over just for today to give someone else a break! Hubby! Read this! You get to take over house chores for the day!  

OR, if you have an elderly or disabled neighbor, how about offering to help out with his/her chores this No Housework Day? You may be doing the work but look at the gratitude you will receive! Doesn't get any better than that!

Origin of No Housework Day is not known nor when it was first celebrated. However, genius was him/her who first celebrated this day. What we can imagine is that this unique day was probably started by an over-worked woman who was tired of her daily chores. Additionally, maybe she had been more than likely taken for granted, and just raised her arms up in the air, announcing rather loudly, “Aarrgghh! I am tired, I seriously need a break and I declare this day, April 7, to henceforth be a NO Housework Day!”

However you choose to celebrate, don’t forget to sit back and raise a (presumably dirty) glass to the kind soul who invented it! OR Have a frosty mug of beer!

April 7 is also...

April 7th, 1933 was the date when sale of beer would become legal for the first time in 13 years, signaling the beginning of the end of Prohibition. FDR signed the Cullen-Harrison Act - an amendment to the Volstead Act – that allowed beer to have an alcohol content of 3.2% by weight (4% ABV).
On the evening of April 6th, people lined up outside of bars to have their first taste of beer since the start of Prohibition. It’s sometimes even referred to as New Beer’s Eve!
This date signaled change, and without the Cullen-Harrison Act, we’d probably be sipping on some juice or drinking in some shady back alley today. Go out and celebrate – our not-so-distant ancestors fought for it!
[Source: Happy National Beer Day]
Whether you’re a lager lover or a cask ale connoisseur, there’s no excuse not to raise a glass to another yearly installment of Beer Day – the perfect opportunity for beer brewers, sellers and buyers to raise their frosty glasses in celebration of the oldest, and most popular alcoholic beverage on the planet!

Bars, restaurants and pubs all over the world join in with the celebration, so it’s easier than ever to show your appreciation for the people who brew beer, and those who make it available for us all to drink on that parched summer’s afternoon.

Word of the Day - BEER



As much as America loves pie, pie, pie, especially apple pie, America also loves its beer!