Executive 1: Gentlemen, I’m pleased to report strong holiday sales from the Christmas-Hanu-Kwanzaa spend phase. And things look good for the Mom-Dad-Grad gift corridor. Uh, then we’ll have the usual summer lull. But, hey, we’re making enough money, right? Um…hey, hey, hey.
Mr. Costington: Okay, people. We need to cook up a new holiday for the summer. Something with gifts, cards, assorted gougeables.
Executive 2: How about something religious? We had great penetration last spring with Christmas II.
Executive 3: Ooh. I know. Spendover. Like Passover, but less talk, more presents.
Mr. Costington: No, no, no! No. It’s got to be warm and fuzzy- something like, um, Love Day but not so lame.
– Trash of the Titans (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 22)
So apparently Global Love Day is a thing that exists in our current society and is organized by The Love Foundation. Their slogan is “inspiring people to love unconditionally” which probably means they wouldn’t be in favor of manufacturing a holiday to sell assorted gougeables like:
- Sir Loves-A-Lot (the bear who loves to love)
- Lord Huggington
- Love Land
Since the whole point of Love Day in The Simpsons universe is to drum up business during the summer lull, it seems more likely that it would occur some time around August, after the fourth of July but before back to school shopping. Still, who am I to argue with The Love Foundation? I will not be responsible for ruining another Love Day!