How is it that I’m just now finding out that September 4th is National Penis Day in New Zealand?
To celebrate, men (and a few supportive women) gather in Auckland’s Cathedral Square, get naked, and stand or sit in the formation of a giant penis, all to be a part of an art photograph. National Penis Day is aimed at raising awareness to men’s genital health, and according to some online research, also seems to include an HIV/AIDS fundraising element. According to at least one source, the city council grants permission for the event as long as it remains “discreet and sensitive.” Lest anyone be offended, signs were erected (their word, not mine) in the square warning other pedestrians as to what they may see.
So while we Americans are stuck with stupid things in September like National Date Nut Bread Day (8th) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (19th), the New Zealanders are getting naked in public. Am I living in the wrong part of the world, or what?