Today’s “wacky holiday” is in honor of the fun children’s song “There’s a Hole in My Bucket”. May 30, of each year, celebrates National Hole in My Bucket Day.
This song has a nice “catchy” tune and is based on a conversation, between Henry and Liza, about a leaky bucket. It describes a deadlock situation as follows:
“Henry has got a leaky bucket, and Liza tells him to repair it. But to fix the leaky bucket, he needs straw. To cut the straw, he needs a knife. To sharpen the knife, he needs to wet the sharpening stone. To wet the stone, he needs water. However, when Henry asks how to get the water, Liza’s answer is “in a bucket”. It is implied that only one bucket is available — the leaky one, which, if it could carry water, would not need repairing in the first place.” (Wikipedia)
The earliest known archetype of this song goes way back to the 1700′s in Germany and since then there have been many varying versions throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, both in Germany and in the United States.
I know that I have sung this tune hundreds of times, over and over… This is a goofy, silly song that kids sing today, and will continue to sing for many years to come!