Many years ago, when my children were much younger, the summer break seemed to last forever. By August, they were usually looking to me for some form of entertainment. Unfortunately, August doesn't even offer a celebratory holiday, so we created our own—Rooster Day! On Rooster Day, everyone brings a $5 wrapped gift—young and old. We eat chicken (closest thing to a rooster), swim the day away and then open Rooster Day presents, starting from the youngest to oldest.
You just pick a present from the pile and open. We have been celebrating Rooster Day for seven years, and my children are now 13, 14 and 15. Every year, more friends and family hear about Rooster Day, so the party gets larger. We're ready to solicit Hallmark for an official holiday card!
— Eileen of Springfield, Pennsylvania