Saturday, January 4, 2014
Weird And Bizarre January Holidays
Every month has its share of weird, bizarre and unusual holidays and January is no exception. Those are the only ones I'll be sharing with you. After all, we all know the legal holidays…they're the ones with no mail delivery and the banks are closed. :)
January has its month long celebrations, some serious and others more toward the frivolous: National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, National Oatmeal Month, National Soup Month, and Hot Tea Month. And in addition to the month long celebrations, the second week of January is designated as Letter Writing Week.
Jan. 2: Run Up The Flagpole And See If Anyone Salutes Day
Jan. 3: Festival Of Sleep Day
Jan. 3: Fruitcake Toss Day
This the day you can finally get rid of all that old fruitcake leftover from the holidays. Rather than simply tossing them in the trash, invite some friends over and go out to an empty lot to make a game of it. Who can toss it the farthest? Or for a less strenuous method, re-gift it next year.
Jan. 3: Humiliation Day
Jan. 4: Trivia Day
This is a fun day, a chance for us to share those little nuggets of knowledge with our friends and family.
Jan. 5: National Bird Day
Jan. 6: Bean Day
Jan. 6: Cuddle Up Day
This day provides the opportunity to snuggle up to someone on a cold winter's day…or night. This holiday is enjoyed by both young and old.
Jan. 7: Old Rock Day
Jan. 8: Bubble Bath Day
Jan. 8: Male Watcher's Day
Here's a day for the ladies, we can officially, openly, and blatantly watch the guys. The guys are always watching us, so now it's our turn to hoot and holler.
Jan. 10: Houseplant Appreciation Day
Jan. 10: Peculiar People Day
This day honors uniquely different people—un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, and quirky. Today is the day to look for the good in your peculiar acquaintances.
Jan. 11: Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends' Day
Jan. 12: Feast Of Fabulous Wild Men Day
Apparently this day suggests you feast your eyes on some fabulous wild men. Perhaps check out the top 10 sexiest men? A list should be readily available on the internet.
Jan. 12: National Pharmacist Day
Jan. 13: International Skeptics Day
Jan. 13: Make Your Dream Come True Day
Jan. 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day
Jan. 15: National Hat Day
Jan. 16: National Nothing Day
This is a day for…well…a day for nothing! It's an un-event.
Jan. 17: Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day
Since there's a day to celebrate the New Year and make resolutions for the upcoming year, then there should be a day to discard those resolutions. If you haven't already broken those resolutions, then you're doing better than most of us.
Jan. 18: Thesaurus Day
Jan. 19: National Popcorn Day
Jan. 20: National Buttercrunch Day
Jan. 20: Penguin Awareness Day
Although this is celebrated on January 20, World Penguin Day is always on April 25th. This is a great opportunity to learn about and appreciate one of the few natives of Antarctica. It's also a day to wear black and white…penguin colors.
Jan. 21: National Hugging Day
Jan. 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
Jan. 22: National Blonde Brownie Day
Jan. 23: National Pie Day
Jan. 23: National Handwriting Day
Jan. 23: Measure Your Feet Day
Jan. 24: Beer Can Appreciation Day
Perhaps it's what's inside the beer can that is being appreciated? This day actually celebrates the day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans. There's a collector's market for old beer cans. Check out collector's catalogues and eBay before throwing away an unusual or old beer can.
Jan. 24: Compliment Day
Jan. 25: Opposite Day
Jan. 26: Spouse's Day
Jan. 27: Chocolate Cake Day
Jan. 27: Punch The Clock Day
Jan. 28: Fun At Work Day
Jan. 28: National Kazoo Day
The first kazoo was made in the 1840 in Macon, Georgia, but commercial production not happening until 1912. The kazoo is easy to play. All you do is hum a tune into the kazoo.
Jan. 29: National Puzzle Day
Jan. 29: National Cornchip Day
Jan. 30: National Inane Answering Message Day
Jan. 31: Backward Day
This is a day to do everything backwards. It's especially popular with school aged kids.
Wishing you a terrific 2014