Six Word Saturday
Sometimes nice just to enjoy quiet.
March 8, 1867 - Constitution - Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act; given third reading by Parliament with few changes March 8; proclaimed March 29. London, England
National Goof Off Day
Date when : Always March 22
Now here's a day that just about everybody can relax and enjoy. It's a day to do anything and everything.....except what you're supposed to do today.
Assuming you won't get in trouble at work or school, go ahead and play some golf, or play games all day. Spend extra time surfing the net. Go out and spend the day window shopping with your favorite friend. Or, just read sit down and read a book or watch Tv. This day is set aside for you to do anything you enjoy doing.
A few years ago, a survey was performed to identify the most popular activity for goofing off. The top activity was playing video games. Who conducted the survey? Ninetendo.......no surprise. It kinda makes you wonder just who might have had the brainstorm to create this day......hmmmm. Nowadays, the most popular Goof Off Day activity is likely playing games on the internet, or on our Smart Phones.
Origin of National Goof Off Day:
Monica "Moeller" Dufour of Davison Mi. and her grandfather created this special day. Here's what she told us:
"My Grandfather, William D. Chase, created Chases' Calendar. When I was 10, (1976) I was listening to him speaking on a radio station encouraging people to call with ideas. I disguised my voice and called with Goof-Off Day (since I was goofing off by calling in). He said there wasn't such a day, but he thought it was a great idea. The next day, I confessed to him I called in about Goof-Off Day. He smiled, and showed me a local newspaper that said there was a need for a Goof-Off Day. I guess the reporter got wind of the interview. Anyway, that is how the holiday began...."
We could find no information to suggest that this day is truly a "National" day. We did find references to this day as International Goof Off Day (on the same date). Again, there are no known records making it official.