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JUNE 18, 2018 | NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY | NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY

NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY

National Splurge Day is observed annually on June 18th.  This day is a fun, feel-good holiday that was created for you to do something special for yourself.

Splurge, (as defined at Dictionary.com) is: to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure.

Take the time to pull away from the everyday busyness and stress of life to treat yourself.  Perhaps that splurge is extra whipped cream on your latte, an afternoon at the spa, or booking the vacation you have been dreaming about taking. Savor the indulgence. If you splurge on a day off to play golf, enjoy each moment of the 18 holes regardless of the score. Maybe the splurge is for a bottle of expensive wine.  Select a good friend who will enjoy the vino, too.

Whatever it is, this is the day for it. National Splurge Day is about celebrating you and doing something you may not usually take the time or money to do.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Now, go ahead and s p l u r g e. (Remember to be wise and do not spend more money than what your budget will allow.) Use #NationalSplurgeDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

National Splurge Day was created in 1994 by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith.

NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY

National Go Fishing Day is observed annually on June 18th.  This is a day to take time from your daily routine to find a stream, pond, lake or river, bait your hook, cast your line and catch a fish or two.

In addition to providing food, fishing is a recreational pastime of many.

Recreational fishing includes conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught.  A rod, reel, line and hooks with any one of the different forms of bait or lures, are the most common form of recreational fishing.

The practice of catching (or attempting to catch) fish with a hook is known as angling.  Catch and release (returning the fish to the water to continue its life) is sometimes expected or required by law. For others, this is a preferred form of fishing. 

Hobbyists with knowledge of habitat, foraging behavior and migration hone their fishing techniques for a successful fishing adventure. Some fishermen still follow fishing folklore, which claims that fish feeding patterns are influenced by the position of the sun and the moon.

The earliest known English essay on recreational fishing was published in 1496.

 

During the 16th and 17th centuries, recreational fishing began to gain popularity.  In 1653, Izaak Walton published a book titled, The Compleat Angler or Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Walton’s book is the definitive work championing the position of the angler who loves fishing just for the sake of it.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Celebrate National Go Fishing Day with a few friends or the whole family. Be sure to pack some cold drinks and snacks like Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn so you can enjoy the whole day long!

Share your whopper using #NationalGoFishingDay on social media. And enjoy those fresh fillets using this Easy Fried Fish Fillet recipe

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Go Fishing Day.

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