Sinkie Day

Sinkie Day may seem like a strange holiday to some, but to many others, it’s a day of liberation. It honors those who are eating Thanksgiving leftovers over their kitchen sink on Black Friday.

Many people had to do a considerable amount of cooking for Thanksgiving, so this is a day for them to kick back and enjoy some of the fruits of their labor. Of course, the act of eating over a kitchen sink carries somewhat of a negative connotation.

It’s often associated with singles and others who might not have a proper dining room or kitchen table. However, for many, eating over the sink is a quick and easy way to enjoy a bite before heading off to work or to Black Friday sales.

The History of Sinkie Day

It should not be surprising that this holiday was created by the International Association of People Who Dine Over the Kitchen Sink (IAPWDOTKS) in 1991. It was conceived as a day to celebrate Sinkies — people who dine occasionally over their kitchen sinks. Of course, a “Sinkie” doesn’t just have to be one who dines over a sink. It can be anyone who grabs a quick bite while on the run.

Some Quick Tips for Eating on the Go

When most people think of Sinkies and eating a fast meal on the go, they unfortunately think of them eating unhealthy foods. And there’s a good reason for that. Some of the easiest foods to eat on the go are some of the worst for us. These are food items such as doughnuts, breakfast burritos, and other such items.

However, eating on the go doesn’t have to mean that a person is eating something unhealthy. People can make intelligent food choices while they’re in a hurry. To illustrate this point, we’ve listed some tips for eating healthy on the run. Let’s take a look at them in honor of Sinkie Day.

  • Make your breakfast the night before.
  • Eat fortified foods such as granola bars, protein bars, or supplemental shakes.
  • Eat fruits, nuts, and foods such as trail mix.

Observing Sinkie Day

The best way to observe this holiday is by being less formal about your dining arrangements. This might mean eating over the kitchen sink, eating in the car, or eating while sitting at a bus stop.

There’s no wrong way to celebrate this holiday, other than probably sitting at an actual table to enjoy a meal. Anyone observing this holiday should also use the hashtag #SinkieDay to spread the word about it online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 29 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 28 Friday
Last year (2023)
November 24 Friday
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