Apparently, National Vodka Day is October 4 (not every day)

Apparently, National Vodka Day is October 4 (not every day)

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We were surprised to learn that National Vodka Day occurs every year on October 4 (and not every weekday at 5 p.m. as previously thought). As our inboxes filled with press releases from vodka companies celebrating the day of fermented potatoes, we wondered what other random food holidays are out there. Turns out, a lot. (Happy strawberry cream pie day!)

According to food magazine The Nibble, the president of the United States determines these holidays—which are lobbied for by public relations firms, trade associations, industries, events, etc.—and declares a day dedicated to the food item. It’s pretty much like getting the key to a city or having a street temporarily renamed after a celebrity: a corporate press release hidden under the thin veil of something official and government-sounding.

So, let’s drink to that.