A Whale An Ox of a Holiday
In the western folklore canon, there is one story that’s the tallest tale of them all: the story of 30 foot tall lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his beloved companion, Babe, the Blue Ox! Paul Bunyan possessed skills and speed that far exceeded those of a normal human and because of this he is a commonly celebrated folk hero in the northern states (
It only makes sense that the hero of a tall tale would be given a whacky holiday! Today’s outrageous holiday’s wackiness is matched only by the outrageous Paul Bunyan stories: Paul cleared the path to the Pacific Ocean, Babe’s hooves created the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota, Paul Bunyan dug Lake Michigan, and he ate 50 pancakes in under a minutes, to name a few!