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Smoke and Mirrors

I bet you thought I forgot about today!  Nope, all smoke and mirrors, which is what we are celebrating today.  Smoke and Mirrors Day is all about the art of illusion and I don’t mean your ex.  I promise if there is a day dedicated to the trifling ways of an ex, I’ll let you know. Today also isn’t about your teenage Jekyll and Hyde or any other personality switch-er-roos.

I’m talking about magic, actual magic (well, as actual as magic can get)!

We are celebrating great illusionists like Harry Houdini, David Blaine, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Criss Angel, and Penn & Teller.  I’m a fan of the Carbonaro Effect.  Unfortunately, my magic skills are limited to a short number of card tricks and being able to control my crazy for about six hours at a time.  That’s what’s magic about me.  What’s magic about you?

I suggest celebrating this evening by learning a magic trick or watching more videos like the ones below.   Holiday on my friends!

I need this closet in my life!

I would never eat yogurt again if this happened to me!

What’s magic about you?  Let me know in the comments below!

But what’s your point?

For all the conspiracy theorists who have claimed for years that holidays are publicity stunts created by different organizations, the media, and greeting card companies; you’re right!  But, what’s your point? Creating an actual national holiday literally requires and act of congress and if they can’t pass a budget, what makes you think to create National Fruit Fly Day would make it to the top of their list?

So, yes, basically most holidays are created by making a strong declaration and getting others to buy into it (pun intended).  Which brings me to today’s holiday – It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! So, if you search the internet and find someone forgot to nationally recognize Food Theater and you are extremely passionate about potatoes with personality, declare today National Food Theater Day.

I’m declaring today National Striped Sock Day.   stripped-socks-1178643_1280

Don’t judge, choose what makes you feel good and declare your own National holiday. Who cares if you end up celebrating alone in your closet surrounded by striped socks.

On the other hand, if you’re actually interested in initiating an act of congress, I found this document but didn’t read it in its entirety because I wasn’t that interested.  If you are, be my guest.

Have fun and holiday on my friends!

What are you celebrating? Let me know!