Holidays, national days, and days of observance are cause for celebration…and for marketers to reach targeted audiences.
We put together a calendar of over 2,300 holidays covering a broad spectrum of industries and subjects, practically guaranteeing marketers can find a day for their brand to help celebrate.
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But out of this huge list, we also found a number of just plain weird holidays that, yes, actually exist! And we couldn’t resist sharing the top 31 of them with you.
31 Weird Holidays
January 11 — Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
January 13 — Blame Someone Else Day (First Friday the 13th of the year)
February 28 — Public Sleeping Day
March 1 — Dadgum That’s Good Day
March 15 — Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
March 16 — Everything You Do Is Right Day
March 28 — Something on a Stick Day
April 4 — Walk Around Things Day
April 5 — Go For Broke Day
April 6 — Sorry Charlie Day
April 16 — Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
May 3 — Two Different Colored Shoes Day
May 3 — Lumpy Rug Day
May 14 — Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 30 — Hole In My Bucket Day
June 8 — Name Your Poison Day
June 8 — Upsy Daisy Day
June 13 — Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
July 25 — Threading the Needle Day
July — Talk in an Elevator Day (Last Friday in July)
August 6 — Wiggle Your Toes Day
August 8 — Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
August 23 — Ride With the Wind Day
September 1 — No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
September 7 — Neither Snow Nor Rain Day
September 19 — Talk Like a Pirate Day
November — Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed!) (First Thursday in November)
November 12 — Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
November 20 — Absurdity Day
December 8 — Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
December 18 — Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day
Besides these individually ridiculous and weird holidays, you also have the fact that there are a mind-boggling number of national days about food. It’s not just the number of food holidays that rates a mention in this post on weird holidays, but just how oddly specific some of those foods are.
Here are some of the best examples from our list of foods that have their own holidays:
- Coconut torte
- Oatmeal nut waffles
- Lemon chiffon cake
- Turkey neck soup (extra weird points for this one because it’s not even around Thanksgiving — it’s in March!)
- Raisin and spice bar
- Chinese almond cookie
- Cinnamon crescent
- Candied orange peel
- Coq au vin
- Iced tea
Not only are there a weird number of food holidays, but the majority of them center around junk food or dessert. In what seems to be an effort to balance these treat-laden celebrations, there is, of course, a token Eat Your Vegetables Day. I guess they tried?
Despite how weird many of these holidays are, they are all in good fun. So let’s also not forget to celebrate the weird — perhaps on Absurdity Day!
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