National Don't Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day


The name of this holiday is a play on the phrase “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. The meaning of this is that you shouldn’t put all your effort and resources in one thing, as you could lose it all and have nothing left. If you have all your eggs in one basket and drop it and they all crack, you have nothing left. But, if you put half of your eggs in another basket, those will be fine! This day seems to put a culinary twist on the popular idiom.

National Don't Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day is observed next on Thursday, July 9th, 2020. It has always been observed annually on July 9th.

How to Observe

Taken quite literally, you should probably make an omelet today, but don’t put all your eggs in just one omelet. We’ve all been there. We’ve thought we had made the perfect omelet, and went to flip it, and the onions and mushrooms went all over the pan and made a mess. Obviously we’d still eat it, but if we didn’t use all of our eggs, we’d still have another chance to make a perfect omelet. If you try it and make the perfect omelet on your first try, since you didn’t put all your eggs in one omelet, you could make something else with the rest of your eggs. While you are eating your eggs today, you could also celebrate the day by reminding yourself to not focus too much on one thing, and to spend your effort in many different areas. Maybe you could start by eating something besides just eggs tomorrow.

Occurrence Patterns

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annually on July 9th--



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