National No Housework Day is on April 7, and washing, cleaning, and general household chores are postponed. Do this tomorrow, not today. Relax, say a categorical ‘no’ to routine household duties taking up so much time that could be devoted to more pleasant things.
In the XIX century there was a clear social differentiation of roles: men earned money, working hard for the benefit of the family. Women were engaged in household management. The active struggle for women has brought the opportunity to vote in elections and a choose job. In the modern world, if a man stays at home, cooking, caring for the children, no-one is surprised. They do an excellent job. Housework is facilitated by technological progress. The invention of various devices and smart technologies saves time. Automated devices cannot do everything, so a person is still forced to perform some of the chores. Sometimes, you need a break. Do not get lost in your everyday routine. The founders of this day are Thomas and Ruth Roy.
Electrical and gas appliances simplify life were invented at the beginning of the XX century.
- Scientists have found no matter how thorough the cleaning, a house is never completely spotless.
- Clean a bit every day, to not spend hours on general cleaning.
- Despite relative gender equality in the household, women still do more of the chores.
- We spend more than 10 thousand hours on housework.
An alternative holiday name is “I’ll do it tomorrow”, a famous phrase by Scarlett from the novel Gone with the Wind. Life is short, so stop wasting time on prosaic things! Relax, recharge with positive emotions, and the next day you can give your full-fledged attention to dust, dirt, and dark stains.
When is National No Housework Day celebrated in 2022?
National No Housework Day is observed on April 7 each year.