Today, December 5th, is Krampusnacht, World Soil Day, National Repeal Day, World Trick Shot Day, National Sacher Torte Day, Internation Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, International Ninja Day, and Bathtub Party Day. It’s a weird mix.
Krampusnacht translates to Krampus Night. It’s the night when Krampus shows up to punish bad girls and boys. Krampus is like the anti-Claus. He’s spooky and sinister. It should be a fun day for those who like that sort of thing.
World Soil Day is what it sounds like, a day to celebrate soil. Soil is vitally important to all life on Earth. So, it’s worth celebrating. It’s too bad most people just think of it as dirt.
National Repeal Day is a day to commemorate the day prohibition ended. As a teetotaler myself, it doesn’t hold any special meaning for me. It would be nice, though, if we celebrated it by repealing a bad law every year. Goodness knows there are enough bad laws to keep that going for ages.
World Trick Shot Day is talking about basketball trick shots. It all started with the Harlem Globetrotters. It seems like a good day to go out and play some H.O.R.S.E.
National Sacher Torte Day celebrates Sacher Tortes. I had never heard of a Sacher Torte before, so I had to look it up. Apparently, it’s apricot jam layered between chocolate sponge cake with chocolate frosting. The exact recipe is a secret, but Austria is very proud of their torte.
Internation Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is a mouthful. I don’t know why it’s such a long name. It seems to celebrate all volunteers. But they didn’t consult me.
International Ninja Day is another that’s exactly what it sounds like. Ninjas are cool, so I’m down with this.
Bathtub Party Day is just weird. Maybe I’m the outlier, but I’ve never had a party in my, or anyone else’s, bathtub. According to their blurb, it’s not really about partying in the bath. It’s about taking a bath instead of a shower. No thanks.
So, that’s December 5th for you. Celebrate in whatever manner you see fit.