The nation has held its first Horse Meat Lasagne Remembrance Day to commemorate a year since the end of the British horse meat scandal.
It was a period in which the whole nation pulled together, exchanging jokes and routines. Even those with no prior comedic experience 'pitched in'.
Jokes included those about Morrissey releasing a new album called "Meat is Red Rum", and Waitrose products including only traces of free range unicorn.
Across the country, many dressed in authentic 2013 styles and held street parties in which children enjoyed low quality lasagne while the adults exchanged memories of the period. In rural areas, people dressed up as horses and danced around special poles.
Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the nation, saying "It was a period remembered by many as our finest hour, as we showed to the world our stiff upper lip, flair for wordplay and happy disregard for culinary standards. Never since the Thames whale died from effluence has the nation felt so patriotic."
However, there was a more sombre side to the event, as wreaths were placed at the monument to the unknown horse, just one of many who gave their lives in order to amuse the nation for a few short weeks.
After the horse meat joke armistice was signed, many were unable to return to everyday life, often drawing out the satire beyond it's period of topicality, or experiencing joke flashbacks and uncomfortable involuntary chuckles.
The government has assembled a committee focused on the possibility of contaminating meat on a yearly basis to cheer everyone up through the dim winter months.
We're very much behind the idea of making this an annual event", said an advocate of the new festival. "We could vary the animal contaminant each year, much like the Chinese do with their New Year".
"Cynics have said that putting horses in lasagne was a bad thing, yet all I see is joy and laughter."