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Unusual Holidays


January is National Careers in Cosmetology Month, National Eye Health Care Month, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Prune Breakfast Month

  1. First Foot Day and Z Day (Z Day is a holiday that can be celebrated by letting all those poor unfortunate people with names that start with Z be first in line.)
  2. Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day
  3. Festival of Sleep Day
  4. Trivia Day and Humiliation Day
  5. Bird Day
  6. Bean Day
  7. Old Rock Day
  8. National Joy Germ Day and Man Watcher's Day
  9. Play God Day
  10. Peculiar People Day
  11. National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
  12. Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
  13. Make Your Dream Come True Day and Blame Someone Else Day
  14. National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  15. Hat Day
  16. Hot and Spicy Food International Day and National Nothing Day
  17. Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day
  18. Winnie the Pooh Day
  19. National Popcorn Day
  20. National Butter crunch Day
  21. National Hugging Day
  22. National Answer Your Cat's Question Day and National Blonde Brownie Day
  23. National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, and Measure Your Feet Day
  24. Eskimo Pie Patent Day
  25. Opposite Day
  26. Australia Day
  27. Punch the Clock Day and Thomas Crapper Day (This holiday commemorates Mr. Thomas Crapper, the man who--as the name may suggest--invented the flush toilet.)
  28. National Kazoo Day, Clash Day, Rattle Snake Round-Up Day
  29. National Corn chip Day
  30. Escape Day
  31. National Popcorn Day and Child Labor Day


February is National Blah Buster Month, National Embroidery Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month, National Weddings Month, Responsible Pet Owner Month, Return Carts to the Supermarket Month, Creative Romance Month, International Twit Award Month, Canned Food Month.

  1. Serpent Day
  2. Purification Day 
  3. Cordova Ice Worm Day 
  4. Create A Vacuum Day 
  5. Disaster Day 
  6. Lame Duck Day 
  7. Charles Dickens Day 
  8. Kite Flying Day 
  9. Toothache Day 
  10. Umbrella Day 
  11. White Tee-Shirt Day and Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day 
  12. National Plum Pudding Day 
  13. Get A Different Name Day and Dream Your Sweet Day 
  14. Ferris Wheel Day and National Heart to Heart Day 
  15. National Gum Drop Day 
  16. Do A Grouch A Favor Day 
  17. Champion Crab Races Day 
  18. National Battery Day 
  19. National Chocolate Mint Day 
  20. Hoodie Hoo Day (At high noon everyone yells "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase away winter and make way for spring.) 
  21. Card Reading Day 
  22. Be Humble Day 
  23. International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day 
  24. National Tortilla Chip Day 
  25. Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt) 
  26. National Pistachio Day 
  27. International Polar Bear Day 
  28. Public Sleeping Day 
  29. National Surf and Turf Day 


March is Foot Health Month, Humorists Are Artist Month, National Furniture Refinishing Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Noodle Month, and National Peanut Month

  1. National Pig Day and Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  2. Old Stuff Day
  3. I Want You To Be Happy Day, Peach Blossom Day and National Anthem Day (Today President Hoover signed a bill making the Star Spangled Banner our national anthem. Celebrate by singing as much as you can remember with some friends.)
  4. Holy Experiment Day
  5. Multiple Personalities Day
  6. National Frozen Food Day
  7. National Crown Roast Of Pork Day
  8. Be Nasty Day
  9. Panic Day
  10. Festival Of Life In The Cracks Day
  11. Johnny Appleseed Day and Worship of Tools Day
  12. Alfred Hitchcock Day, Plant a Flower Day
  13. Jewel Day
  14. National Potato Chip Day
  15. Buzzard's Day and Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
  16. Everything You Do Is Right Day
  17. Submarine Day
  18. Supreme Sacrifice Day
  19. Poultry Day
  20. Proposal Day and Festival Of Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
  21. Fragrance Day
  22. National Goof-off Day
  23. National Organize Your Home Office Day and National Chip and Dip Day
  24. National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  25. Pecan Day and Waffle Day
  26. Make Up Your Own Holiday Day and Spinach Festival Day
  27. National "Joe" Day (Do you hate your name? Everyone who hates their name has a right on this day to have everyone they know call them Joe.)
  28. Something On A Stick Day
  29. Festival Of Smoke and Mirrors Day
  30. I Am In Control Day
  31. Bunsen Burner Day and National Clams On The Half Shell Day


April is International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Anxiety Month, National Humor Month, National Welding Month, National Garden Month, and Uh-Huh Month .

  1. One Cent Day
  2. National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  3. Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day
  4. Tell-A-Lie Day
  5. Go For Broke Day
  6. Sorry Charlie Day (Sorry Charlie Day honors those who have been rejected and lived through it.)
  7. No Housework Day
  8. All Is Ours Day
  9. Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day
  10. Golfers Day
  11. Eight-Track Tape Day
  12. Look Up At The Sky Day
  13. Blame Somebody Else Day
  14. National Pecan Day
  15. Rubber Eraser Day
  16. National Stress Awareness Day and National Eggs Benedict Day
  17. National Cheeseball Day
  18. International Jugglers Day
  19. Garlic Day
  20. Look Alike Day
  21. Kindergarten Day
  22. National Jelly Bean Day
  23. Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day
  24. National Pigs In A Blanket Day
  25. National Zucchini Bread Day
  26. Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day
  27. Tell A Story Day
  28. Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day
  29. National Shrimp Scampi Day
  30. National Honesty Day


May is Better Sleep Month, National Good Car Care Month, National Photo Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, Revise Your Work Schedule Month, Date Your Mate Month, National Hamburger Month, and Fungal Infection Awareness Month

  1. Mother Goose Day and Save The Rhino Day
  2. Fire Day
  3. Lumpy Rug Day
  4. National Candied Orange Peel Day
  5. National Hoagie Day
  6. National Beverage Day
  7. International Tuba Day, Pate Up Day, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  8. No Socks Day, Have a Coke Day
  9. Lost Sock Memorial Day
  10. Clean Up Your Room Day
  11. Eat what You Want Day, Twilight Zone Day
  12. Limerick Day
  13. Leprechaun Day
  14. National Dance Like a Chicken Day (Do chickens dance??)
  15. National Chocolate Chip Day
  16. Wear Purple for Peace Day
  17. Pack Rat Day
  18. International Museum Day, Visit Your Relatives Day
  19. Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
  20. Eliza Doolittle Day
  21. National Memo Day, National Waitress/Waiters Day
  22. Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day
  23. Penny Day
  24. National Escargot Day
  25. National Tap Dance Day
  26. Grey Day
  27. Body Painting Arts Festival
  28. National Hamburger Day
  29. End of the Middle Ages Day
  30. My Bucket's Got A Hole Day
  31. National Macroon Day


June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, American Rivers Month, Cancer In The Sun Month, Dairy Month, Turkey Lover's Month, National Accordian Awareness Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Ice Tea Month, National Papaya Month, National Pest Control Month, National Rose Month, Fight The Filthy Fly Month, and Zoo and Aquarium Month.

  1. Dare Day
  2. National Rocky Road Day
  3. Repeat Day
  4. Old Maid's Day
  5. Festival Of Popular Delusions Day
  6. Teacher's Day and National Applesauce Cake Day
  7. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  8. Name Your Poison Day
  9. Donald Duck Day
  10. National Yo-Yo Day
  11. National Hug Holiday and King Kamehameha Day
  12. Machine Day
  13. National Juggling Day and Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day
  14. Pop Goes The Weasel Day
  15. Smile Power Day
  16. National Hollerin' Contest Day
  17. Watergate Day and Eat Your Vegetables Day
  18. International Panic Day
  19. World Sauntering Day
  20. Ice Cream Soda Day
  21. Cuckoo Warning Day (BEWARE! It will be a wet summer if the sound of the cuckoo is heard today)
  22. National Chocolate Eclair Day
  23. National Pink Day
  24. Museum Comes To Life Day
  25. Log Cabin Day
  26. National Chocolate Pudding Day
  27. National Columnists Day
  28. Paul Bunyan Day
  29. Camera Day
  30. Meteor Day


July is National Baked Beams Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Tennis Month, Read an Almanac Month, Anti-Boredom Month, and Hitchhiking Month.

  1. Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day, Build a Scarecrow Day
  2. Visitation of the Virgin Mary Day
  3. Stay out of the Sun Day, Compliment your Mirror Day
  4. National Country Music Day, Tom Sawyer Fence-Painting Day
  5. Workaholics Day
  6. National Fried Chicken Day
  7. National Strawberry Sunday Day
  8. Video Games Day
  9. National Sugar Cookie Day
  10. Clerihew Day
  11. National Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  12. National Pecan Pie Day
  13. Fool's Paradise Day
  14. National Nude Day
  15. National Tapioca Pudding Day, Respect Canada Day
  16. International Juggling Day
  17. National Peach Ice Cream Day
  18. National Ice Cream Day, National Caviar Day
  19. Flitch Day (An old custom from yesteryear developed into the holiday of Flitch Day. Bacon was given to any married couple who could prove they had lived in harmony and fidelity for one year. Very few "took home the bacon.")
  20. Ugly Truck Contest Day
  21. National Tug-of-War Tournament Day
  22. Rat catcher's Day
  23. National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
  24. Amelia Earhart Day
  25. Threading the Needle Day
  26. All or Nothing Day
  27. Take your Pants for a Walk Day
  28. National Milk Chocolate Day
  29. Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
  30. National Cheesecake Day
  31. Parent's Day


August is National Catfish Month, National Golf Month, National Eye Exam Month, National Water Quality Month, Romance Awareness Month, Peach Month, and Foot Health Month.

  1. Friendship Day, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  2. National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  3. National Watermelon Day
  4. Twins Day Festival
  5. National Mustard Day
  6. Wiggle Your Toes Day
  7. Sea Serpent Day
  8. Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night
  9. National Polka Festival
  10. Lazy Day
  11. Presidential Joke Day
  12. Middle Child's Day
  13. Blame Someone Else Day
  14. National Creamsicle Day
  15. National Relaxation Day, National Failures Day
  16. Bratwurst Festival
  17. National Thriftshop Day
  18. Bad Poetry Day
  19. Potato Day
  20. National Radio Day
  21. National Spumoni Day
  22. Be An Angel Day
  23. National Spongecake Day
  24. Knife Day
  25. Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
  26. National Cherry Popsicle Day
  27. Petroleum Day
  28. World Sauntering Day
  29. More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  30. National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  31. National Trail Mix Day


September is Self-Improvement Month, Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month, International Square Dance Month, Cable TV Month, National Bed Check Month, National Chicken Month, National Courtesy Month, National Honey Month, National Mind Mapping Month, National Piano Month, National Rice Month, National Papaya Month, and Classical Music Month? Whew! If that isn't enough here are some other things you can celebrate in September if your family is looking for something to do when they're bored (I didn't make these up!):

  1. Emma M. Nuitt Day
  2. National Beheading Day
  3. Skyscraper Day
  4. Newspaper Carrier Day
  5. Be Late for Something Day
  6. Fight Procrastination Day
  7. Neither Rain nor Snow Day
  8. National Date Nut Bread Day, National Pardon Day
  9. Teddy Bear Day
  10. Swap Ideas Day
  11. No News is Good News Day
  12. National Pet Memorial Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  13. Defy Superstition Day
  14. National Cream-filled Doughnut Day
  15. Felt Hat Day
  16. Stay away from Seattle Day, Collect Rocks Day
  17. National Apple Dumpling Day
  18. National Play-doh Day
  19. National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  20. National Punch Day
  21. World Gratitude Day
  22. Hobbit Day, Dear Diary Day
  23. Checkers Day, Dogs in Politics Day
  24. National Comic Book Day
  25. National Good Neighbor Day, National Pancake Day
  26. Crush a Can Day
  27. Ask a Stupid Question Day
  28. Poisoned Blackberries Day
  29. National Mud Pack Day


October is Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, National Apple Jack Month, National Car Care Month, National Clock Month, National Cosmetology Month, National Dessert Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Pretzel Month, National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month.

  1. World Vegetarian Day, Magic Circles Day
  2. Name Your Car Day
  3. Virus Appreciation Day
  4. National Golf Day
  5. National Storytelling Festival
  6. German-American Day, Come Take It Day
  7. National Frappe Day
  8. American Tag Day
  9. Moldy Cheese Day
  10. National Angel Food Cake Day
  11. It's My Party Day
  12. International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
  13. National Peanut Butter Festival
  14. Be Bald and Free Day, National Dessert Day
  15. White Cane Safety Day
  16. Dictionary Day
  17. Gaudy Day
  18. No Beard Day
  19. Evaluate Your Life Day
  20. National Brandied Fruit Day
  21. Babbling Day
  22. National Nut Day
  23. National Mole Day
  24. National Bologna Day
  25. Punk for a Day Day
  26. Mule Day
  27. Sylvia Plath Day
  28. Plush Animal Lover's Day, National Chocolate Day
  29. Hermit Day
  30. National Candy Corn Day
  31. National Magic Day, Increase Your Psychic Powers Day


November is International Drum Month, Peanut Butter Lover's Month, and Slaughter Month.

  1. Plan Your Epitaph Day
  2. National Deviled Egg Day
  3. Sandwich Day and Housewife's Day
  4. Waiting For The Barbarians Day
  5. Gunpowder Day
  6. Saxophone Day and Marooned Without A Compass Day
  7. National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
  8. Dunce Day
  9. Chaos Never Dies Day
  10. Forget-Me-Not Day
  11. Air Day
  12. National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day
  13. National Indian Pudding Day
  14. Operation Room Nurse Day
  15. National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  16. Button Day
  17. Take A Hike Day
  18. Occult Day
  19. Have A Bad Day Day
  20. Absurdity Day
  21. World Hello Day and False Confessions Day
  22. Start Your Own Country Day
  23. National Cashew Day
  24. Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day
  25. National Parfait Day
  26. Shopping Reminder Day
  27. Pins And Needles Day
  28. Make Your Own Head Day
  29. Square Dance Day
  30. Stay At Home Because You're Well Day


December is Hi Neighbor Month, National Stress Free Family Holiday Month, Bingo's Birthday Month, and Read A New Book Month.

  1. National Pie Day and Eat A Red Apple Day
  2. National Fritters Day
  3. National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day
  4. Wear Brown Shoes Day
  5. National Sacher Torte Day
  6. National Gazpacho Day and Mitten Tree Day
  7. National Cotton Candy Day
  8. Take It In The Ear Day
  9. National Pastry Day
  10. Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales
  11. National Noodle Ring Day
  12. National Ding-A-Ling Day
  13. Ice Cream and Violins Day
  14. National Bouillabaisse Day
  15. National Lemon Cupcake Day
  16. National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  17. Underdog Day and National Maple Syrup Day
  18. National Roast Suckling Pig Day
  19. Oatmeal Muffin Day
  20. Games Day
  21. Look At The Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day, National French Fried Shrimp Day, and Hamburger Day
  22. National Date-Nut Bread Day
  23. Roots Day
  24. National Egg Nog Day
  25. National Pumpkin Pie Day
  26. National Whiners Day
  27. National Fruitcake Day
  28. Card Playing Day and National Chocolate Day
  29. Pepper Pot Day
  30. Festival Of Enormous Changes At The Last Minute and National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day
  31. Unlucky Day