Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Crazy Celebrations

Each month I am in charge of tips and trivia for a newsletter. These are seasonal and I use a calendar of special days each months. I am always amazed when I look at the calendar. Every day is something from marshmallow day to National Coloring book day. If you celebrated every day listed, you'd be fat and terribly overworked. Here is just part of the list of special days for August:

Girlfriend's Day: 1
Respect For Parents: 1
Rounds Resounding Day: 1
Spider-Man Day: 1
 (See also Oct. 14)
US Air Force Day: 1

World Lung Cancer Day: 1
World Wide Web Day: 1
World Scout Scarf Day: 1
National Coloring Book Day: 2
National Night Out: 2
  (First Tuesday)
Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2

Friendship Day: 3 (Also July 30)
Watermelon Day: 3
Coast Guard Day: 4

National Chocolate Chip Day: 4
Single Working Women's Day: 4
Social Security Day: 4

National Oyster Day: 5
National Underwear Day: 5

Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 5
 (First Friday)
Tomboy Tools Day: 5

Twins Day: 5-7  (First Full Weekend)
Hiroshima Day: 6
National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Jamaican Patty Day: 6 
(First Saturday)

National Mustard Day: 6 
(First Saturday)
National Root Beer Float Day: 6 
(See also August 19.)

Sandcastle Day: 6 
(First Saturday)
Friendship Day: 7
(First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. ) 

Lighthouse Day: 7 

National Doll Day: 7   (First Sunday)
National Kids' Day: 7  (First Sunday)
Sister's Day: 7  (First Sunday)
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
Professional Speakers Day: 7
Purple Heart Day: 7

Assistance Dog Day: 8  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)

International Cat Day: 8 

The Date to Create: 8
Happiness Happens Day: 8
Odie Day: 8 (Garfield's pal)
Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night: 8
Paul Bunyan Day: 10  (Also Feb. 12)
Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10

Smithsonian Day: 10
S'mores Day: 10

Presidential Joke Day: 11
Kool-Aid Day: 12-13  
(Always 2nd weekend)
IBM PC Day: 12
International Youth Day: 12
Milkman Day: 12
(This is for Murray. former mascot for Milkman Day to help bring back his holiday as mentioned in the animation. There is another one also on June 26 with a dairy company as sponsor.)
Sewing Machine Day: 12
Shop Online For Groceries Day: 12 
 (2nd Friday)
Vinyl Record Day: 12
World Elephant Day: 12

Worldwide Art Day: 12  (2nd Friday)
International Lefthander's Day: 13

Middle Child Day: 13  (2nd Saturday)
National Bowling Day: 13 (Second Saturday)
National Garage Sale Day: 13 
(Second Saturday)Chef Appreciation Day: 14  (Sunday of Chef's Appreciation Week)*International Rose' Day: 14
Best Friends Day: 15

Cupcake Day: 15 (Third Monday)

National Relaxation Day: 15
National Rollercoaster Day Day: 16
Wave at Surveilance Day: 16

Black Cat Appreciation Day: 17

I Love My Feet Day: 17
National Thrift Shop Day: 17

Bad Poetry Day: 18

Aviation Day: 19
"Black Cow" Root Beer Float Day: 19
 (8/19/1893 by Frank J. Wisner, Cripple Creek Brewing Co., CO.  No website link anymore. Also Aug. 6 by A&W Root Beer).

International Orangutan Day: 19 
World Humanitarian Day: 19  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
International Geocaching Day: 20 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 20  (3rd Saturday)
International Tongue Twister Day: 20 

National Radio Day: 20 

Sand Castle Day: 20 
World Honey Bee Day: 20 (3rd Saturday)*Brazilian Blow-out Day: 21
Poet's Day: 21
Senior Citizen's Day: 21

Be An Angel Day: 22
National Honey Bee Day: 20  
(Third Saturday)
Take Your Cat To The Vet Day: 22

National Waffle Iron Day: 24

Kiss and Make Up Day: 25
National Park Service Day: 25
National Second-hand Wardrobe Day: 25

National Dog Day: 26

National Toilet Paper Day: 26

Tug-of-War Day: 26 
 (Last Wednesday)
International Bat Night: 27-28 
 (Last Full Weekend)*Just Because Day: 27
Pony Express Day: 28 
(Last Sunday)
Radio Commercials Day: 28
Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28

International Whale Shark Day: 30 

National Grief Awareness Day: 30
National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30

See what I mean? They range from practical to the absurd.

Still, it might be fun to celebrate some of them. I think I'll go for the Rootbeer Float Day on the sixth and s'mores day on the 10th. Or maybe cupcake day on the 15th and toasted marshmallow day on the 30th. Now I have an excuse to get a sugar high!

How about you? What unusual days do you celebrate? Which of the above days would you celebrate?

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