What It Is: A holiday that’s as old as the Roman Empire. Originally created by Emperor Augustus Caesar, it was a day off to celebrate the harvest. It later evolved into a cultural occasion for taking a weekend trip.
How You Fake It: As one Italian puts it, “You make bonfires. Some music. Have sex on the beach and pretty much everywhere else”. So not even Italians know why they have this day off, but it’s awesome. Arrive to work in board shorts with your weekend bag packed. Don’t say anything, just show up again Tuesday with an amazing tan, great stories, and everything will be bene.*
*Except for definitely getting fired, which, frankly, will probably happen if you try any of these. Good luck!