Category: Across The Tracks

Monday 4/5/21 12pm ET: Across The Tracks – National Beer Day / Alcohol Week (Part 1)

National Beer Day is a holiday which is celebrated in the United States on April 7th. This day was established to not only honor the history of beer but also to celebrate the Cullen–Harrison Act – an act which allowed people to buy, sell and drink beer that had 4% alcohol by volume and was signed by FDR in 1933. The day in which it went into effect, over a million and a half barrels of beer were sold. Other countries which celebrate a National Beer Day include Iceland (March 1st) and the United Kingdom (June 15th).

Thursday 4/1/21 12pm ET: Across The Tracks – April Fool’s Day

This installment of Across The Tracks feature music with Fool in The Title or tunes about it.

April Fools’ Day or April Fool’s Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting “April Fools!” at the recipient. Mass media can be involved in these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day. The day is not a public holiday in any country except Odessa in Ukraine, where the first of April is an official city holiday. The custom of setting aside a day for playing harmless pranks upon one’s neighbor has been relatively common in the world historically.

Friday 3/26/21 12pm ET: Across The Tracks – National Joe Day

National Joe Day is somewhat of a different holiday that falls on the 27th of March every year. It’s a holiday in which people celebrate the name Joe and all of the people they know with that name. Joe is a shortened version of the name Joseph—a name which is taken from the Hebrew name Yosef and means “he will add” or “God will Increase.” Joe is also a name that many people use colloquially for coffee, so we suppose this day would also be a good day for having a hot cup of Joe.