July 28 is Watering Can Day! In the early years of the French Republic, a new decimal-based calendar was devised -- to remove attachments to religions and ancient myths -- using "decades" instead of weeks, etc. To celebrate the virtues of simple agrarian life, each calendar day was associated with a farm tool, a farm animal, or a plant/crop (replacing "saints' days"). Our July 28 corresponds with 10 Thermidor, honoring the watering can (in French, arrosoir). My tie, covered with watering cans, was a gift from a great EKU coworker.