Blasé Day is observed annually on November 25th. We aren’t certain if we should feel excited about it or if we should feel blasé about Blasé Day.
This unique observance gives us permission to be blasé toward just about anything.
Of French origin meaning to be indifferent or bored with life, unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures.
Unimpressed by pumpkin spice everything? It’s okay to be blasé about it today. Heard the same pop song for the 4th time today? Be blasé. Nothing on TV tonight? Just be blasé. Bored by your friend’s team winning their 266th game in a row? Yep, you got it. Whether it’s that 20 page Christmas letter, your mom’s constant picture taking or the fifth night of leftover pizza, you can be blasé.
However, there are things we shouldn’t be blasé about. For example:
- Contributing to your 401k
- Making your car payment
- Restocking the coffee
- Singing happy birthday with a 2-year-old
- Being sure to Celebrate Every Day®
HOW TO OBSERVE #BlaseDay
There are also several ways to express your blasé feelings. Meh. Yawn. Tune out. Use #BlaseDay to post on social media.
BLASE’ DAY HISTORY
Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays created Blasé Day.
Q. What if I’m not feeling blasé on Blasé Day?
A. Lucky you.
Q. What if Blasé Day lands on Thanksgiving Day?
A. You can still feel blasé, but remember to bring a storage container to dinner for your leftovers.
Q. Why do these FAQs feel different from the others?
A. We felt a little blasé about the questions.
November 25th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
Henri Nestlé registered the Nestlé trademark for condensed milk.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted International Cellucotton Products Company the trademark for Kleenex. It’s interesting to note, that unlike Nestlé, the brand name Kleenex became universally used for the type of product Kleenex was – a tissue. The use of such eponyms often happens when a product becomes a household name. For example, we Xerox to make copies, even if we’re not using a Xerox machine. In the winter, we coat our lips with Chapstick but the brand of lip balm we’re really using might be something else. And if you’re Googling an eponym right now, what search engine are you using? Oh, and chocolate isn’t a brand name of any kind and Nestlé never replaced it.
Robert S. Ledley Received patent No. 3,922,552 for what became known as the Automatic Computerized Transverse Axial or first Whole-Body Computerized Tomography Scanner.
The comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles premiered in U.S. theaters. Written and directed by John Hughes, the holiday film follows two unlikely companions as they travel home for the holidays.
November 25th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Andrew Carnegie – 1935
The steel industry made him a millionaire in the late 19th century. Then Carnegie turned his interests toward philanthropy, developing libraries, advancing education and supporting his cause for peace.
Karl Benz – 1844
In 1885 after many setbacks, Benz succeeded in building the world’s first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine.
Carrie Nation – 1846
The radical temperance activist became notorious for attacking bars and taverns, often wreaking havoc with her hatchet on her mission to end alcohol use.
Sybil Stockdale – 1924
The wife of POW Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale, Sybil fought for better treatment of POWs.
John F. Kennedy Jr. – 1960
The son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy founded the magazine, George. Kennedy died in a plane accident in 1999 and the magazine folded two years later.