This is an unofficial holiday that is dedicated to the English language idiom, no rhyme or reason. This means something happens without any purpose or explanation. Here is the history of this expression. The 1460 book titled The Boke of Nurture by author John Russell is believed to be the place where this idiom was first found in the English language. The 1590 Shakespearean play Comedy of Errors has the honor of being the most famous for this saying. It also showed up in Shakespeare’s 1600 play titled As You Like It.
Do you really need a purpose to celebrate this holiday? After all, it means to do something for no purpose at all. But, here are some suggestions:
- You could write poetry, but it cannot rhyme. This might make it easier for some to indulge in this creative expression.
- You could do something nice for someone else for no reason. Be generous, helpful, or kind for absolutely no reason at all.
- Take time to do absolutely nothing. After all, there is no rhyme or reason for that! Take a page from this cat below – what is the reason for him sitting perfectly still?
Here’s hoping you have a very special day this September 1st!!
Courtesy of these fun facts https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/no-rhyme-or-reason-day