Monday, June 14, 2010

Create Your Own Holiday

I know August seems so far away but it will be here before you know it! Did you know that there are no holidays in August? One of the items on our bucket list is to create our own holiday.

There are some crazy things people celebrate throughout the year. Did you know that today is not only Flag Day but also Malawai: Freedom Day and Family History Day? Here are some other crazy holidays...

  • National Nothing Day (January 16), created by a journalist to give people one day when they can just sit, "without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything."

  • National Kazoo Day (January 28), a day to appreciate that handy musical instrument.

  • Get a Different Name Day (February 13), for those with boring names.

  • National Honesty Day (April 30), when "Honest Abe" Awards (named for President Abraham Lincoln) are presented to honest people and honest companies.

  • Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day (June 2), because -- according to the holiday's sponsors -- the word fudge makes cobra snakes gag and slither away.

  • Hug Holiday (June 15 to 22), to show appreciation of others in any way you can, but especially with a simple hug.

  • Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day (July 27), because your houseplants will become healthier from knowing their environment.

  • National Mustard Day (August 5), a day when mustard lovers can slather their favorite spread on everything, pretzels and ice cream included.

  • Middle Children's Day (August 13), to salute kids born between brothers and sisters.

  • World Hello Day (November 21), a day set aside to advance peace by saying hello to at least ten people you meet that day.

  • Underdog Day (December 16), honors all the underdogs and unsung heroes who give so much to people.

  • National Whiner's Day (December 26), dedicated to those who complain endlessly as they return holiday gifts in crowded stores.

  • Noon Year's Eve (December 31), celebrated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for early risers who have difficulty staying awake until midnight on New Year's Eve.
Here are some great ideas to use to create your OWN holiday!! So get out there and celebrate!!

Goof-Off Day
, "so kids can have some fun in their life because our parents make us do all the chores" and because "we might just have too much stress, and we might have to get it out."
Best Friends Day
, a day when friends would do projects together.
Repeat Day
, a day "to increase our vocabulary ... by having everybody learn a new word and try to say it [in sentences] as many times as they can."
Treat People Nice Day
, when "we would clean the mess the cat makes and wash the windows, vacuum and do the dishes. Then we would go to bed early and go to church and not fuss."

What are you ideas?


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Ooh, I like Treat People Nice Day!!!

Sam said...

I can't remember when it is, but there is a procrastinator's day, typically celebrated the day after. :)

Lesia said...

Tami~I had to laugh at your last one "Treat people nice day." Seems like it hit a sore spot at your house...LOL I love mustard on pretzels but ICE CREAM...YUK! And thanks for the heads up on the Hug day, it's right around the corner. Can't wait to do a lot of hugging! My holiday would be.."National Pajama Day" A day that you don't have to get ready for. Thanks for all the

Gunter of the Hill People said...

Ummm...HELLO! August 16 = your husband's birthday! It should be a National holiday, but until it is you should definitely celebrate the heck out it! Everyone should! ;-)

I love you!

Gunter of the Hill People said...

A couple more to celebrate today (June 15)
"Recess at Work Day" - I totally failed to celebrate this one. Not a single game of hopscotch or 4-square today!

"Smile Power Day" - Dang happy people. Keep your giddiness to yourselves!

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