Re. International beer day,
I had to look this up,
"The International Beer Day was founded in 2007 by Jesse Avshalomovn in Santa Cruz, California, US. It was celebrated on August 5 initially and was later shifted to the first Friday of August. The day is celebrated across pubs, breweries, and backyards of the world."
So now we know.
Makes you feel a whole lot better somehow, doesn't it?