ONE LAST HURRAH: our final opportunity to celebrate the beauty of burgers

December 22, 2011, marks the Winter Solstice, an annual astrological phenomenon that occurs on the shortest day and the longest night of each year.  Many civilizations and cultures have recognized the Winter Solstice through holidays, celebrations and other observances.  It has been tied to the Japanese celebration of Amaterasu or the Requiem of the Dead, the Celtic Mummer’s Day, the Saami celebration of the Beaivi Festival, and Korochun, a Slavic holiday that is similar to Halloween.

The Winter Solstice also roughly coincides with National Hamburger Day.  December 21st serves as an annual reminder of the inherent joy that can be derived from an appropriate combination meat, buns, condiments and a creamy substance commonly known only as the “special sauce.”  Raymond Kroc would be proud.

Unfortunately, this may be the last year that we’re able to properly recognize the beauty of the tasty little marvels.  The Mayans have currently scheduled the world to end on December 21, 2012.  Unless they chose to cancel their appointment, we’ll likely perish in a galactic cauldron of fire, brimstone and explosive destruction.

That means that we’ll never enjoy another National Hamburger Day, because we’ll be dead.

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