Today we celebrate one of the most overlooked Holiday’s in America. A holiday that is celebrated in all corners of the globe, but for some xenophobic reason, has yet to receive the attention it deserves in the United States. I am speaking of course, about World Nutella Day.
Yes, Virginia, there really is a World Nutella Day.
It is amazing to me that something so integral to our lives as Nutella, can be totally ignored by the mainstream media. In fact, it wasn’t until this week that I learned of the existence of World Nutella Day from Sister Merry Hellish. So in the interest of raising awareness of World Nutella Day 2011, I thought I would devote a post to the traditions surrounding this celebration.
Five Little Known Facts About Nutella
1.) Nutella is recognized as an aphrodisiac among the indigenous Bajau peoples on the island of Borneo.
2.) If placed on a cut, or a burn, Nutella will help speed the healing process and prevent scar tissue from forming.
3.) Nutella has been scientifically proven to remove wrinkles if spread onto a person’s body, and removed with the tongue of a trained Nutella Masseuse.
3.) Nutella was the gift that the fourth Wise Man was bringing to the infant Jesus, before he made a wrong turn, and got lost in Damascus.
4.) The smile on Mona Lisa’s face, was from the Nutella and Peanut Butter sandwich that she had just finished for lunch.
5.) On the Eve of World Nutella Day it is customary for people to leave a jar of Nutella, and a bag of chocolate chip cookies on the mantle for the Nutella Fairy and her helper Elves.
So wherever you may be, I hope you are able to take a moment to thank the divine being of your choice for the wondrous blessing of Nutella.