The Super Bowl is the most watched event of every year. Tens of millions of Americans stay up late to watch the game. That makes Monday morning painful for a lot of us.
Condiment company Heinz is actually giving their employees the day off after the Super Bowl and wants to see the practice to spread nationwide. In fact, the ketchup and mustard maker has just started a Change.org petition (which you can read here) to get the day after the Super Bowl declared a national holiday and they plan to send it to Congress if they get over 100,000 signatures.
“We are trying to rally people around the idea that the day after the big game should really be a day to celebrate,” Nicole Kulwicki, head of Heinz brands, tells “USA Today.” “And in fact it should be a national holiday, which we have lovingly named ‘Smunday.’ ”
Reading the petition you may think it's a joke, with lines like, “sign it. For your sanity. For your family. For your country,” but the company swears their effort is serious, especially since about 16 million people skip work that Monday because of the game.