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Super Bowl Sunday
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The Super Bowl is among the most watched sporting events in the world. Super Bowl Sunday is the Sunday on which the Super Bowl is played, typically occuring in late January or early February.

What type of holiday is this?
This holiday is refered to as an Unofficial Holiday. This holiday has become likened to a de facto U.S. national holiday. (which means "of the fact" or "in practice" but not ordained by law.)

Second Largest Day of Food Consumption
Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption after Thanksgiving. Much of this food is consumed at parties where people watch the Super Bowl.
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Super Bowl Sunday, sometimes referred to as Super Sunday, is the Sunday on which the Super Bowl is played (early February). On Super Bowl Sunday, thousands of people gather to watch the Super Bowl. Some such gatherings are known for the large amount of food that is consumed by attendees.
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"The Big Party" 
 Super Bowl Day is not only a sporting event but it's a food event as well!  Big Parties will be taking place all over the US on this day. Everything from BBQ grilling outside to tail-gate parties at the game, to pre game in-house parties....  see see Tailgating for party ideas and recipes.
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"The Big Game" 
Everybody looks forward to NFL Football.  The Big Super Bowl game will be the #1 watched program for the day.  Thousands of people will be at the game and millions of people will watch the game on TV. Even those people who don't like football at all will watch the Super Bowl Game just to be able to see the great TV commercial that you can only see one time a year and only during the super bowl game.  Who will be the best football team in the world? We can't hardly wait to find out.
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The championship game of the NFL
In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game and its ancillary festivities constitute Super Bowl Sunday. Over the years it has become the most-watched U.S. television broadcast of the year. In addition, many popular singers and musicians have performed during the Super Bowl's pre-game and halftime ceremonies. Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest U.S. food consumption day, following Thanksgiving.
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The Super Bowl was first played on: 
January 15, 1967 as part of an agreement between the NFL and its younger rival, the American Football League (AFL) in which each league's championship team would play each other in an "AFL-NFL World Championship Game". After the leagues merged in 1970, the Super Bowl became the NFL's championship game, played between the champions of the league's two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC).  see Super Bowl History for more information.
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Roman numerals to identify each game
Since the NFL season extends into the New Year, the Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year it was held. For example, Super Bowl XLII, played in February 2008, was actually part of the 2007 season.
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The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls
defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders. The Packers were led by quarterback Bart Starr, who was named MVP for both games. These two championships, along with the Packers' NFL championships in 1961, 1962, and 1965 have led many people to consider the Packers to be the "Team of the 1960s." Green Bay, Wisconsin is often referred to as "Title Town" by its own residents due to the five championships the Packers won in the 1960s and its twelve championships since the team began playing in 1919.  see complete list of all Super Bowl Winners.
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Festivities

As the most watched annual television program in the United States, a significant portion of the country follows the same routine on Super Bowl Sunday. Although it has never been made an official holiday, several commentators refer to it as a holiday due to the way it causes families and friends to gather and celebrate together. Many Americans who are not typically football fans will still gather and watch the game. There are several references and resources available to those who host Super Bowl parties.

Stores are often empty during the game, particularly in the regions represented by the two teams playing in the Super Bowl. Water usage drops, with significant rises in use during halftime and after the game as fans go to the bathroom. Although sports bars have been busy on Super Bowl Sunday in the past, it is becoming more common for people to view the game from home. This is due in part to the increasing size of home televisions in the United States as well as the attempts of budget conscious consumers to save money. Expatriate Americans often hold gatherings abroad, although due to the time difference the events occur overnight in some areas.

Some commentators have applauded the idea of making Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday, citing its ability to unite Americans of different races, religions, and economic classes. It has even been characterized as a "holy day" for secular Americans. In recent years, NFL executives have called for a three-day weekend in order to allow fans to celebrate the event. Some NFL fans find Super Bowl Sunday depressing, however, if their favorite team was eliminated from the NFL Playoffs.

Churches sometimes cancel their afternoon or evening services for Super Bowl Sunday. Others hold football-themed charity drives or deliver sermons designed to appeal to male members of the congregation. Some churches host Super Bowl viewing parties, and evangelize during halftime.

The television network carrying the game (either CBS, Fox, or NBC) will usually devote the entire day's programming schedule to the game, with extended pregame shows, NFL Films retrospectives of the previous season, and special versions of the Sunday morning talk shows in the morning and afternoon hours leading into the game. Competing networks, due to the severe loss of viewers to the Super Bowl festivities, generally resort to low-cost counterprogramming measures such as marathons, reruns, infomercials, and novelty shows like the Puppy Bowl.
Food

Large amounts of food are typically consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving. Large amounts of alcohol are consumed during the Super Bowl as well, and some police departments have noticed a dramatic increase in drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday.

Rather than a sit-down dinner, on Super Bowl Sunday food is usually served buffet style. Foods that are traditionally eaten on Super Bowl Sunday include buffalo wings, pizza, chili, potato chips, and dipping sauces. Many pizza delivery businesses see their amount of orders double because pizza comprises roughly sixty percent of the take out ordered on Super Bowl Sunday. Roughly 28,000,000 pounds (13,000,000 kg) of chips which if laid end to end would stretch for 293,000 miles (472,000 km) 90 million chicken wings, and 8,000,000 pounds (3,600,000 kg) of guacamole are consumed during the Super Bowl, if all the guacamole consumed was to be spread over a football field the spread would be 11.8 feet deep.[

Is National Popcorn Day Super Bowl Sunday?
This Holiday is a matter of debate. Some resources say that National Popcorn day is celebrated at the end of January. Other sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes place on whatever day the Super Bowl falls on because popcorn is the number 1 snack food for the game and more popcorn is eaten during this day than any other time of the year. Popcorn sales sky rocket, starting the week before game time.

"The connection to the Super Bowl seems natural enough. It’s a highly regarded annual sporting competition pitting the top two national football teams against each other. Millions of viewers from around the globe hunker down with bowls of their favorite snack—popcorn—in heated anticipation of who will win the battle." says popcorn.org  (National Popcorn Month is in October - Caramel Popcorn Day" is April 7th.)
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History & Traditions
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Traditional Holiday FoodFoods in the shape of footballs
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Drinks:
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Party Planning: Yes, Parties are hosted on this holiday.
  • Super Bowl Party Ideas  • Tailgating for party ideas and recipes.
  • Party Planning
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 Traditional Dress_
  • Team Football Jerseys are worn all day long.    
  • Team colors are worn all day long.
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Tips & Ideas:
  • For a successful Super Bowl party, always plan ahead.
  • Clean the front of your TV for better viewing.
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How-To Articles:
  • Needed: How to make a football cake
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Games:
  • Group Games such as a game of football played in some form.
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Activities:
  • Group Cheers at parties  • Reading Sports News • Picture taking & sharing on facebook
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Decorating: Yes, homes & work places are decorated in team colors and logos.
  • streamers, balloons, banners, signs, tablecloths, napkins, mini footballs,
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Who celebrates this holiday?
  • Everyone who follows football.
  • Americans
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Gift Giving:
  • Guest gives a gift to party host... or they bring food or drinks.
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Shop this holiday!
  • Everyone who follows football.
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Tailgating
• It's the second-largest day of food consumption after Thanksgiving so don't hold back on the food.

• Everyone expects to pig out so don't be surprised if guests lick the platters clean.

• Everyone drinks on this holiday so if your hosting a nonalcoholic party you need to take the time to pass on the information.

• If your hosting a game party remember rival arguments may occur. Assign a referee just in case.
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