Looking for an excuse to take a day off work? Need a reason to skip school? Interested in celebrating holidays that are not printed on any traditional calendars ? Whatever your reason, these holidays are sure to make you laugh, and might just be the holiday you were looking for.
Funny Unofficial Holidays That Actually Exist:
- On February 12th some celebrate “lost penny day”. This day is said to have been created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, to spread the idea that any amount can make a difference. Abraham Lincoln was born on the twelfth of February and happens to be on the penny as well.
- Star Wars Day, sometimes referred to as: “may the fourth be with you”, is celebrated on May 4th. Some believe this originated in a Toronto underground cinema in 2001.
- May 9th, which happens to also be mothers day, is unofficially “lost sock memorial day”. We all have that pile of unmatched socks somewhere. On may ninth we remember those who we have lost.
- On the 18th of June we will celebrate “international sushi day”. This relatively new holiday has spread quickly via social media over the past few years.
- Rumor has it that on July 27th thousands participate in an unofficial holiday called “Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day”. If you’re proud of your houseplants, or are just looking for something to walk with, now you have an excuse to strut around the block with your favorite plant.
- In honor of one of the oldest catalogs from the 1800’s, Montogomery Ward, the 18th of August is the unofficial “mail order catalog day”.
- In September we’re to celebrate “international vulture awareness day”. This holiday is celebrated on the first Saturday of September each year and was created by two programs focusing on birds of prey. Vultures are typically looked at as gross birds but they are a truly unique part of our ecosystems.
- If you’re a coffee drinker make sure you mark down the 1st of October because it’s “National Coffee Day”.
- In the United States the first Saturday after thanksgiving is “Small Business Saturday”. This was initiated to help spread awareness for the importance of small businesses to the economy, and to encourage folks to shop at local stores after the “black friday rush”.
- Founded in 2007 by an online community, “world pretend to be a time traveler day” is celebrated on December 8th each year.