Super Bowl Sunday is not an American holiday. Well, not an official one, anyway. But if it was, it'd be the best one, by far.

Even if you don’t like sports, the Super Bowl is something you know about and make plans for in advance. It’s a great day for humanity.

This year, we’ll be treated to Super Bowl 47. In honor of this most American of festivities, we give you 47 reasons why this most American of events is so darned amazing: