Our new national holiday?

As a nation, we've shown enthusiasm for adopting certain American "holidays" that are decidedly pointless, so I reckon it's time to take on something a tad more practical: National Zipper Day.

We seem to have embraced the sappy Valentine's Day hype and are more than happy to encourage our kids to go door-to-door in search of lollies from strangers, so let's give the humble zipper some love? We've missed out this year but perhaps we should start a campaign to have the April 29 day of honour for our metal- toothed beauties go international.

We could even make it a public holiday, something to round out the Easter/Anzac package and to keep us ticking over until Queen's Birthday.

The Southland Times