I have learned that people like to celebrate, you know, take time off from the normal hum of life. Even if we really like our work, there is nothing quite like departing from the day-to-day for a break away.
The people of “Vacationland”, Maine have come up with another reason to celebrate and relax: “MOXIE DAY!
Never heard of Moxie? I’m not surprised it’s a New England thing sort of like fat back or fried okra for you southerners or poi for you Pacific oceaneers.
Moxie is a soda you will only find in New England and it’s one of those things you either love or hate…there is no middle ground. I grew up drinking Moxie so over time I acquired a love for the curiously strong beverage. When asked about the flavor I usually remark “It tastes sort of like sweetened pennies!”
Anyway the people in Maine have dedicated a whole day to the celebration of moxie. if you google Moxie Day you will find out that they are calling the soda “Maine in a bottle”.
In Waldosboro they are celebrating by having free give aways off the “moxiemobile” that will travel through town. Lisbon Falls has a whole day of bands and dance troupes planned, finishing up with fireworks! It’s a big deal! I was a week early for the festivities…too bad I love Moxie!
Last weekend I learned celebration is a necessity not an option. If people can’t find a reason to kick back and enjoy they will make one up!
What crazy things does your part of the world celebrate?
Sounds like a fun thing to do 🙂
“Last weekend I learned celebration is a necessity not an option. If people can’t find a reason to kick back and enjoy they will make one up!”
Can’t think of any ‘crazy’ thing this side but summer is reason enough to have a blast! I like the idea of making up reasons. We need to relax every now and then otherwise we my overheat and expire 🙂
Blessings and thanks for the ideas. 🙂
You are most welcome Ann! Summer is a great season for celebrating. Though up here in New England we have little chance to get overheated 🙂
Thank you for teaching us about Moxie! 🙂 Not sure I’d be brave enough to try it though . . .ha!
We live in a little town that has a Cherry Festival every summer. All things cherry are celebrated! There’s even been a cherry pit spitting contest.
Closer to me, is my daughter, who celebrates finding toads in the summer, and little wooly aphids, which we call fuzz bugs because they look like flying pieces of lint.
God bless you and all that He brings to celebrate!
If you are ever in New England find some moxie. It is a must try! My duaghter still loves frogs and she is twenty- one. Now there is something to celebrate! Thanks for posting!
Around here we have the Peanut Party, Okra Strut, Crawdad Festival, Peach Festival. There are others but these are the most popular.
O.K. The Peanut Party, Crawdad festival, and Peach Festival all sound really fun but what is the Okra strut? Can’t wait to hear about that some one of these days when I read “todayithink”. Thanks for posting! 🙂
You might hear about one someday but it won’t be the Crawdad Festival. Those little critters are ugly and give me the creepy shivers, I stay far away.
The Okra Strut is a festival that starts with a parade honoring the mighty okra.
A parade honoring Okra? Hmm, that truly is right up there with Moxie Day! 🙂