Unlucky Day, etc.

December 31, 2010

An unlucky day,
Full of unlucky events,
To end the year with.

It’s Make Up Your Mind DayNew Year’s EveUnlucky Day, and the seventh day of Christmas.

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, etc.

December 30, 2010

Use baking soda
As an air freshener or
As a leavening.

… or many other things.

It’s National Bicarbonate of Soda Day and the sixth day of Christmas.

Pepper Pot Day, etc.

December 29, 2010

A peppercorn soup;
Not secretary Pepper Potts
Of Iron Man fame.

It’s Pepper Pot Day and the fifth day of Christmas.

Card Playing Day, et c.

December 28, 2010

Grab 52 cards,
4 less for pinochle, or
2 more with jokers.

48, 54

It’s Card Playing Day, Bingo Month, the fourth day of Christmas, and Good Riddance Day in Times Square.

Cut Out Snowflakes Day, etc.

December 27, 2010

Make a square paper
And fold it into sixes
Then cut your snowflakes.

It’s Make Cut Out Snowflakes DayNational Fruitcake Day, and the third day of Christmas.


The Feast of St. Stephen, etc.

December 26, 2010

A protomartyr
Stoned to death for his teachings,
Then called blasphemy.

It’s Boxing DayKwanzaathe Feast of St. Stephen, and the second day of Christmas.

Pumpkin Pie Day, etc.

December 25, 2010

Gut out a pumpkin,
And add all kinds of spices;
Now that’s delicious.

It’s Christmas DayNational Pumpkin Pie Day, and the first day of Christmas.