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Editor Joan Ritchie's editorial from this week's issue of The Moose Jaw Express.

With summer heat building, school’s out for the summer, bbq’s and celebrations taking place, it’s a good season to celebrate life and some whacky not-thought-of national days to celebrate.  

So being ‘forewarned is forearmed’. Plan ahead, as knowledge in advance enables one to be prepared.  

As you can see on the list below, starting off the month of July, you can have your ice-cream and eat-it-too – be creative in your flavour choice, and top it off a couple days later with a “roota-toot-toot” on National Eat Your Beans Day July 3rd!  After all that tooting, you may be lonely for a day or two after all your friends say, “smell you later!”  

Celebrate National Cheer up the Lonely Day on July 11th in time to eat Pecan Pie on the 12th. Not to be outdone by National Mac and Cheese Day that follows on the 14th.   

On World Emoji Day July 17th, get your sour face emoji ready in time to celebrate National Sour Candy Day on the 18th. Sweeten-up on the 20th with a lolly on National Lollipop Day.  

While still on that sugar high, why not overload with a greasy burger and fries at your favourite drive-thru restaurant on National Drive-Thru Day July 24th.  

No wonder July 26th celebrates National All Or Nothing Day!  What a month of eating, sucking, licking and tooting!  

And if you are able to come down off your sugar-high and carb overload by the 29th, you may even feel good enough to put on your favourite shade of lipstick on National Lipstick Day. For some gents, natural shades of pink work the best.  

There’s nothing like turning over a green leaf and going-green by the end of the month. On July 31st eat an avocado on National Avocado Day and maybe renew your New Year’s Resolution to possibly eat healthier!

One thing for sure, every day is a gift to enjoy and celebrate; however you choose to do it…carpe diem!  

The Roman playwright Plautus once said, “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” 

I really like that! 


July 1: National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
July 3: National Eat Your Beans Day
July 11: National Cheer-Up The Lonely Day
July 12: National Pecan Pie Day
July 14: National Mac and Cheese Day
July 17: World Emoji Day
July 18: National Sour Candy Day
July 20: National Lollipop Day
July 24: National Drive-Thru Day
July 26: All or Nothing Day
July 29: National Lipstick Day
July 31: National Avocado Day

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.