- Valentine's Day. Celebration of love. Find your significant other and cram chocolate and candy down their throat.
- Easter. Used to be about Christ, now about more chocolate and candy.
- Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for friends, family, and this twenty pound bird we're all going to split.
- Fourth of July. Nothing says "independance from the British" like a giant barbeque.
- Let's not forget the old classic - no birthday has ever been successful without a giant sugary cake.
- Christmas. You'd think the big C would be about gifts and togetherness, but of course, candy canes, gingerbread houses, cookies, and sweets make their appearance. Just wouldn't be Christmas without them, now would it?
If America wants to raise awareness of a now obvious national epidemic, it needs to look a little closer to home.
What's next, Martin Luther King Day celebrated with pie-eating contests?