All this talk of holidays reminded me of the holiday instituted by my amusing friends at work: Stand Up and Flush Day.
The holiday began when Marcia/Friend #3 importuned an Internet complainer to "stand up and flush already." This happened just as everyone at work was having personal issues, and the first official Stand Up and Flush Day was born. And for quite some time, we celebrated Stand Up and Flush Day on the 18th of every month, or at least the months we needed to flush.
I don't think we ever had the big SUAFDay party Caroline had planned out, in which we would first take over the bathroom, then each man a stall so we could simultaneously flush. I think it went as far as Caroline bringing in the mini-Mounds bars she was going to float in the commodes.
I did make some tasty chocolate-walnut meringue cookies for SUAFDay, but I couldn't bring myself to serve them with lemonade.
If I recall, SUAFDay kind of petered out when our team merged with other departments in our company. It was kind of a personal, intimate type of family celebration, and I don't think we wanted to share it. Oh, and Hot Mom's mom (Hot Grandma?) died on SUAFDay, and I still feel a little sad whenever Hot Mom makes that connection. I suppose we could have SUAFDay observed, as opposed to traditional SUAFDay.
We might have to bring it back. Hallmark still reminds me when it's Stand Up and Flush Day.