Weird Holidays

Darby Bowen, Staff Writer

January 1 Celebrate those whose last names begin with Z

January 2 National Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

January 3 Festival of Sleep Day

January 4 Trivia Day

January 5 Bird Day

January 6 Bean Day

January 7 Old Rock Day

January 8 Bubble Bath Day

January 10 Peculiar People Day

January 13 National Rubber Duckie Day

January 14 National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 16 National Nothing Day

January 17 National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

January 18 Winnie the Pooh Day

January 19 National Popcorn Day

January 24 Beer Can Appreciation Day

January 25 National Opposite Day

January 28 Fun at Work Day

January 31 Inspire your Heart with Art Day

February 1 Hula in the Coola Day

February 3 The Day the Music Died Day

February 4 Create a Vacuum Day

February 5 National Weatherman’s Day

February 6 Lame Duck Day

February 7 Send a Card to a Friend Day

February 8 Kite Flying Day

February 9 Toothache Day

February 10 Umbrella Day

February 11 Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

February 12 National Plum Pudding Day

February 13 Get a Different Name Day

February 14 Ferris Wheel Day

February 15 National Gumdrop Day

February 18 National Battery Day

February 20 Hoodie Day

February 22 Be Humble Day

February 26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 28 National Tooth Fairy Day

March 1 National Pig Day

March 2 Old Stuff Day

March 3 I Want You to be Happy Day

March 4 Holy Experiment Day

March 6 National Frozen Foods Day

March 9 Panic Day

March 11 Johnny Appleseed Day

March 13 Earmuffs Day

March 14 National Potato Chip Day

March 15 Buzzards’ Day

March 16 Everything you do is Right Day

March 17 Submarine Day

March 19 Corn Dog Day

March 20 National Alien Abductions Day

March 22 International Goof Off Day

March 23 National Chip and Dip Day

March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

March 25 Pecan Day

March 26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

April 1 National Fun Day/ Fun at Work Day

April 2 International Children’s Book Day

April 2 Tweed Day

April 6 Sorry Charlie Day

April 7 No Housework Day

April 10 National Siblings Day

April 11 Barbershop Quartet Day

April 14 International Moment of Laughter Day

April 15 National That Sucks Day

April 17 Blah Blah Blah Day

April 22 National Jelly Bean Day

April 23 Talk Like Shakespeare Day

April 26 Hug an Australian Day

April 27 Babe Ruth Day

April 30 National Honesty Day

May 1 Mother Goose Day

May 3 Lumpy Rug Day

May 4 Star Wars Day

May 6 No Diet Day

May 8 No Socks Day

May 11 Eat What You Want Day

May 12 Limerick Day

May 13 Frog Jumping Day

May 14 National Chicken Dance Day

May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day

May 16 National Sea Monkey Day

May 17 Pack Rat Day

May 18 Visit Your Relatives Day

May 21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day

May 25 National Tap Dance Day

May 31 World Tobacco Day

June 2 National Go Barefoot Day

June 5 World Environment Day

June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 9 Donald Duck Day

June 10 Iced Tea Day

June 18 National Splurge Day

June 19 World Sauntering Day

June 21 Go Skating / Skateboarding Day

July 2 I Forgot Day

July 3 Compliment Your Mirror Day

July 7 Chocolate Day

July 10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day

July 11 World Population Day

July 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day

July 14 International Nude Day

July 17 National Ice Cream Day

July 22 Rat-Catcher’s Day

July 24 Cousins’ Day

July 25 Thread the Needle Day

July 27 Take Your Plants for a Walk Day

July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day

July 29 National Lasagna Day

July 30 National Cheesecake Day

August 3 National Watermelon Day

August 7 National Lighthouse Day

August 10 National S’mores Day

August 11 President’s Joke Day

August 13 International Left Handers Day

August 15 National Relaxation Day

August 16 Joke Day

August 17 National Thrift Shop Day

August 18 Bad Poetry Day

August 22 Be An Angel Day

August 24 Vesuvius Day

August 25 Kiss and Make Up Day

August 26 National Dog Day

August 27 Race Your Computer Mouse / Mice Day

August 29 More Herbs Less Salt Day

August 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day

September 1 Emma M. Nutt Day

September 4 Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5 Be Late for Something Day

September 7 Neither Rain Nor Snow Day

September 10 Swap Ideas Day

September 15 Felt Hat Day

September 16 Mayflower Day

September 17 National Eat an Apple / Apple Dumpling Day

September 22 Elephant Appreciation Day

September 26 Johnny Appleseed Day

September 28 National Good Neighbor Day

October 1 World Vegetarian Day

October 6 Mad Hatter Day

October 7 World Smile Day

October 12 International Moment of Frustration Day

October 14 Be Bald and Be Free Day

October 15 White Cane Safety Day

October 16 Dictionary Day

October 22 Make a Difference Day

October 23 National Mole Day

October 30 National Candy Corn Day

November 3 Sandwich Day

November 6 Saxophone Day

November 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

November 8 Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

November 13 World Kindness Day

November 17 Homemade Bread Day

November 19 Have a Bad Day Day

November 21 World Hello Day

November 23 National Cashew Day

November 25 National Parfait Day

November 29 E-Greetings Day

November 29 Square Dance Day

November 29 National Day of Listening

November 30 Stay at Home Because You are Well Day

December 1 Eat a Red Apple Day

December 2 National Fritters Day

December 4 National Cookie Day

December 5 Day of the Ninja

December 5 Bathtub Day

December 6 National Gazpacho Day

December 7 National Cotton Candy Day

December 12 Poinsettia Day

December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17 National Maple Syrup Day

December 23 Festivus

December 31 Make Up Your Mind Day