Saturday, 7 April 2012

International Devotea Day

Robert Godden aka The Devotea

Boy do I have some good news for you. Some of you might think that the religious holidays and their requisite traditions are the most important things going on these days. I can understand why you'd see things that way, and I'd never want to interfere with the way you mark the season.

But me personally, I'm celebrating something else entirely. It's the Eighth of April...That's right, it's International Devotea Day and I'm here to tell you that this is arguably one of the best holidays you could ever imagine. What does International Devotea Day entail? I'm so pleased you asked.

Essentially, what we do on International Devotea Day is drink as much tea as humanly possible. If you're one of those sort who doesn't like to overdo things, this holiday might not be to your liking. There's nothing measured or sensible about a day like today. Under the circumstances, we're taking tea drinking where it's never gone before.

Now, you're most likely thinking to yourself, 'Sure, I like tea ok. It's a beverage that curiously both calms and enlivens me. But I have to be honest: I'm not one for going overboard.'

I hate to tell you this, but you really should consider locking yourself indoors and drawing the curtains. Keep your children and family pets away from any exterior windows. There's going to be some excessive tea drinking and it might not be pretty.

In honour of the big day, I'll leave you with one of my favourite Devotea videos. It's George Orwell's Nice Cup of Tea, and it still makes me smile whenever I watch it. I must leave you to it then. There's so much to prepare before International Devotea Day begins in earnest (Happy Birthday Robert).

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