Nobody “owns” Cheese Weasel Day, it is for/by people who want to celebrate the contributions of technical people. You can start your own CWD traditions, but please share what you are doing, we want to celebrate too! Here is a list of must-see sites with more Cheese Weasel Day stuff!
Here is the definition of Cheese Weasel Day in the Urban Dictionary
“Holiday that takes place on April 3rd of every year…”
“Although the holiday’s origin is murky, its tradition can be traced as far back as 1992 when a weasel was spotted carrying a Kraft Single.”
You owe it to yourself to listen to the Cheeese Weasel Day song sung by Kathryn Tewson
Stephanie Clarkson writes on the Legend of the Cheese Weasel
“Deep in the dark, deep, dank mists of time, the Cheese Weasel emerged, but he didn’t really do much until the early 90s, since the other celebratory animals called dibs on the the splashier holidays. Eventually, the Weasel realized that this was all to the good, as he felt his calling. Now, he travels the world, leaving a bit of cheese under keyboards on the 3rd day of the 4th month. Kraft Singles are the Cheese Weasel’s cheese of choice, but he has been known to branch out into cheddar, and sometimes a nice Gruyere.”
Constantine von Hoffman really knows how to throw a Cheese Weasel Day party
This is the official CWD Facebook group for this page
But you’ll also want to see Steve Hutchinson’s Cheese Weasel Advocacy Center on Facebook
Steve says, “What the world really needs is an excuse to celebrate geeks by having cheese delivered to them on April 3rd by a slender, furry, carnivorous mammal.”
Also Simon Davis created a Facebook CWD group
Molly Carocci is the undisputed poet laureate of Cheese Weasel Day. Read her amazing CWD poem here is an excerpt:
A belt of Gouda ringed with Feta,
With Stilton clasps and Mozzarella:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Eat cheese with me and be my Love.
John Biggs has been a consistent voice in promoting CWD. He writes:
The practice of the holiday seems to spread through word of mouth. I first heard of it when I showed up to work on April 3rd many years ago and a fantastic spread of exotic cheeses was laid out in the middle of the office. It wasn’t until a few hours later, after the food coma had started to wear down, that I started to think about the legend, “The Cheese Weasel leaves cheese under the keyboards of good tech workers… cheese under the keyboards… keyboards.” I looked, and there was a cheese single, still wrapped. I wonder how long it would have lasted had I not found it.
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