National (Insert Noun of Choice) Day phenomenons seem to have picked up steam since our lives have migrated increasingly to the digital space. Events we once maligned as "Hallmark Holidays," now serve as the oh-so-perfect opportunity to re-share an old photo, offer a kind tribute to a loved one -- or gorge on decadent foods we might typically pass on.
There's Sibling Day on April 10, full of Facebook posts like "My brother means so much to me! Look how handsome he is!"
Doughnut Day on June 3 brings the department-wide emails: "I left a dozen crullers are on the food table!" (Yes, every office has a food table.)
And we must not forget what is arguably the most successful day-long take-over by a corporate brand: 7-11's Free Slushee Day on July 11.
KQED is not usually the kind of shop that jumps on the non-official holiday du jour, but we decided to bend our policy a bit today because ... cats.