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Celebrating National Sandwich Month

Until my friend Vanessa alerted me, I was oblivious to the fact that it's National Sandwich Month. I don't know what to do with this information, but clearly I need to step up my game if I'm missing such grand sandwich-occasions.
CNN claims First century B.C Rabbi Hillel the Elder invented
the sandwich using matzoh on Passover.

In my defense, August is also Audio Appreciation Month, American Adventures Month, Happiness Happens Month among other, less alliterative things, such as National Goat Cheese Month, National Psoriasis Awareness Month and What Will Be Your Legacy Month.

Weirdly, August's wiki page notes that it's specifically National Panini Month with no mention of it being National Sandwich Month in general. Nor does it explain who's making these declarations. On whose authority did August become Win with Civility Month? If monthly designations can be assigned so freely, then I also deem August to be National Arbitrarily Assign a Theme to a Month Month.

In any case, I support all excuses to celebrate sandwiches. I'm doing my part by eating one as I type this (Boar's Head maple-glazed ham and Boar's Head provolone on Oroweat Country Oatmeal with Hellmann's mayo and Gulden's spicy brown mustard — delicious).

The CNN article announcing that it's National Sandwich Month didn't explain why or what you're supposed to do about it. If you're looking for direction, I would recommend acknowledging the occasion by eating sandwiches. It's working out for me.

Comments

Lauren Podolsky said…
I think it may be important to get some goat cheese...and put that on a sandwich to celebrate national goat cheese month at the same time as national sandwich month.

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