US residents celebrate National Golden Retriever Day

One of the favorite pastimes of the people of the United States is to invent numerous unofficial holidays. You still have to go to work on such days, but there is a reason to celebrate a significant date. So, for example, there is "National Chewing Gum Day", "National Hedgehog Day", "National Reptile Day" and a huge number of other "national days" for every free space on the calendar.

Last Sunday, February 3, Americans celebrated National Golden Retriever Day, Fox News reported. Most of them, of course, did not even know about this date, until news feeds on social networks began to replete with photos of friendly golden dogs with the hashtag #NationalGoldenRetrieverDay.

The inventor of the holiday, a woman named Kristen, invented it not so long ago - in 2012. According to her, the idea came to her when she watched a news release on TV, and there they talked about "National Cherry Pie Eating Day." If such a holiday exists, she decided, then why not celebrate the day of the golden retriever, especially since this is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States.

The date of Kristen was not chosen by chance: the fact is that she herself was the owner of a golden retriever named Quincy. It is his birthday that is now celebrated every year throughout the country.

The rules of the holiday are extremely simple: if you have a golden retriever, please him with a delicious meal or a good walk, if not, consider getting a dog. In addition, Americans arrange a kind of flash mob, massively uploading photos of their pets to the Internet.

The Golden Retriever is a hunting dog bred in Great Britain in the 19th century. According to the American Kennel Club, the largest canine association in the United States, it is the third most popular breed in the country, second only to German Shepherds (second place) and its closest fellow Labrador Retrievers (first place).