Today, December 10th, is the Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales.
Or is it? The Festival is supposedly an Inuit holiday - Inuit people eat a lot of whale-meat due to its high vitamin and mineral content, since the Arctic is a little low on fruits and vegetables - but while the Inuit do honor the spirits of the whales they eat, National Geographic reports that they've apparently never heard of a "Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales." The three Inuit whale-related holidays somewhat resemble Thanksgiving, with lots of personal holiday food and expressions of gratitude for the bounty of the whales, but they fall in mid-June, late November, and late December.
Since the only concrete evidence of the existence of this holiday is a custom ceramic mug on CafePress, I have to believe that promotional calendar companies just really like the idea of a "Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales," and can't bear to take it off the holiday list. Looks like the whales have the last laugh. And in honor of the souls of dead whales, check out this cool promotional whale stress ball!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Posted by Promotional Products Blogger at 7:19 AM