Heinz to lobby Congress to make Monday after Super Bowl national holiday

Adam Patrick

Super Bowl Sunday has evolved into something so much more since it first began all the way back in 1967. Massive parties are held where gallons of booze and pounds of greasy food are consumed, leaving most viewers dreading the following day when they have to head back into work.

However, one popular company is attempting to make the dreams of millions of Americans come true and get the Monday following the Super Bowl to be an actual national holiday.

Known mainly for their excellence in condiment production, Kraft Heinz recently made the decision to give every single one of their employees the day after the Super Bowl off this year. So anyone who works for the company no longer has to worry about heading to the office or warehouse smelling like they just bought a cologne or perfume infused with Jack Daniel’s.

But Heinz is not just stopping with their own employees. The company has created a petition in an attempt to make the day an official holiday for every single person in the United States.

“We are trying to rally people around the idea that the day after the big game should really be a day to celebrate. And in fact it should be a national holiday, which we have lovingly named ‘Smunday.’”

Nicole Kulwicki, head of Heinz brands

That is right, they would like it to be known as “Smunday.” The name seems a bit odd, but no one would likely care what it ends up being called if it means another day off.

If the petition ends up getting at least 100,000 people to sign it, the company says their request will be sent to Congress for review. The chances of this actually getting approved do not seem to be too legitimate, but a round of applause needs to be given for to Heinz for their efforts in trying to make this dream a reality.

While it may not end up becoming a national holiday, it may cause more companies around the country to just give their employees the day off regardless. The level of production for most workplaces likely is not too high on this day, so why not just enjoy a nice extended weekend instead?

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