if you follow me on Twitter (if you don’t, explain yourself in the comments), then you know i tend to post weird holiday observances. today’s is a doozy. full of moaning and bodily fluids and deserving of more than 140 characters. oh yeah, i’m going off topic. if you count copulation as off topic.
there’s a lot of sex happening in Russia right now. as in, right. now. September 12th is a Federally (or whatever the Russian equivalent is) sanctioned holiday, set aside for couples with magnificent bone structure to procreate. that’s right. a holiday to have sex. not just sex, unprotected, baby making sex.
for today is Russia’s annual…Day of Conception.
yeah, read that again. make sure you got it right. i know i did.
Russia’s population has been dwindling, so to make sure there are future generations of people with a superhuman capacity for vodka, the government has given people the day off to get it on.
why today? it is exactly 9 months prior to Russia Day; the biggest holiday of the year. aside from naming holidays with all the panache of blunt force trauma, Russian powers-that-be are pretty clever. if a little Russian seed is planted on Day of Conception (or there abouts, i mean how would they know for certain without being perverts) and the child is born on Russia Day, the mother wins a prize.
nope. i’m not kidding.
money, appliances, even a BRAND NEW CAR!!!
sorry…Price is Right flashback.
here in the States, we give cash for clunkers. Russia? cash for kroshkas.
maybe i’ll try to get pregnant today!
bwahahahahaha. good one, sharideth. lord, i’m funny.
moral of blog? get pregnant today and move to Russia.
what’s your favorite weird holiday?