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More “State” Drinking Holidays? This is Bananas!

For those who have enjoyed following the saga of failed so-called “State Drinking Holidays,” it appears we can add a few more to the list. The first? Martin Luther State, Jr. Day.

To recap (partly for those only just joining this conversation and partly for my own amusement), the string of failures has included Vladentines Day, Cinco de State, and, most recently, Statetoberfest. On Saturday it looks like yet another forgettable non-holiday with an unforgettable (and humorous) name will slip past.

But don’t roll your eyes and condemn this as a new low just yet. The Martin Luther State Jr. Day Facebook event has a meager 43 confirmed guests and an event creator named Aba Nana, leading me to believe that this is just a joke amongst friends at the expense of the other State Patty’s wannabes. Unfortunately, the person or persons behind the Aba Nana Facebook account could not be reached for comment, so we can’t be sure. But I’d say it’s safe to assume this is anything but serious.

It looks like Aba didn’t stop there though. An All State’s Day was apparently attended by 18 people in November. And Statepril Fools is planned on the real April Fools Day, though personally I feel like that last one is a bit of a stretch.

So what’s next, Statesgiving? Statesmas with jolly old State Nicholas? Or perhaps we’ll just drink to a certain presidential speech and call it Penn State of the Union? Pretty soon we’ll be exhausted of ways to augment holiday names to fit the pattern.

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Matthew D'Ippolito

I'm a senior majoring in print journalism with minors in political science and music technology. I'm from the small town of Pennsburg, about an hour north of Philly. I hope to one day work as a music reporter for Rolling Stone. I am single and looking to mingle.

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