Men Make Dinner Day is a holiday that some people choose to celebrate, though it's very controversial for obvious reasons.
"National Men Make Dinner Day is observed annually on first Thursday in November," according to National Day Calendar. "This is the day for men to take charge in the kitchen and cook for their loved ones. Some men like to cook and do so on a regular basis. To those men, kudos to you! This day was created for the men who do not know their way around the kitchen and are not familiar with cooking appliances, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break."
In fact, there's a whole site dedicated to Men Make Dinner Day. There are even rules for the holiday, too.
Men Make Dinner Day takes place on the first Thursday in November every year. For the next seven years, here are the days on which Men Make Dinner Day falls:
Sandy Sharkey was responsible for creating Men Make Dinner Day. She was determined to show men who don't cook that they could enjoy themselves in the kitchen, too. And she hoped that it'd help to divide household chores more equally. But there's since been a lot of controversy surrounding the day.
National Men Make Dinner Day is controversial for obvious reasons.
There are ways to celebrate Men Make Dinner Day that both involve and don't involve the man making dinner alone. Here are three of your options.
If the man in your house (if there is an identifying man in your house) wants to make dinner on Men Make Dinner Day, or ever, perhaps he should make dinner. Sharing a homecooked meal, after all, is always nice.
Taking a cooking class together can be a fun way to learn a new dish that you can later cook together!
If you hate the idea of Men Make Dinner Day, recognize it by intentionally not celebrating it. Order takeout and have a lazy night in instead!
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