Every day of the year is a special one. Even if you don’t have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate, there’s always a bizarre and often overlooked holiday that’s looking for a little love. Of course, some of them are a little stranger than others. If you’re wondering just how weird it can get, here are a few of the oddest:
On the first Friday in February, you should strip down before you turn on your computer and answer emails. Thankfully, this day is meant to be celebrated while you’re working from home—which means it’s no excuse to show up at the office without your pants on.
If you live in a location that’s overrun with squirrels, you probably don’t pay much attention to them unless they try to steal your sandwich. However, on January 21st, you should appreciate the little creatures, because they’re pretty darn adorable when you get a good look at them. Besides, they never do anything to hurt you, except maybe bury a few nuts beneath your grass. And sometimes they’re forgetful and those nuts grow into trees, so really, you should be thanking them!
Out of all five senses, your sense of smell is probably the one that gets the least amount of attention. That’s probably why April 25th was turned into a day to celebrate the nose. It’s meant to remind us all that our sense of smell plays a big role in our lives, even if we don’t realize it.
Every year, you should put a pillow on top of your fridge on May 29th. Why? Because it’s meant to bring you wealth and good luck. In the olden days, people would put cloth into larders, and since fridges replaced larders, it only makes sense for us to continue placing cloth up there in some form—at least for one day of the year.
September 10th is the day when you’re meant to share your ideas with others, and them with you. It sounds like a silly concept (or an office team-building exercise), but it’s actually encouraging us to be innovative. It’s meant to open your eyes and help you see the world from another person’s point of view.
If you forgot to send someone a belated birthday card, then you can wait until July 2nd to wish them a happy birthday—or anniversary, or any other occasion you might have neglected. After all, that’s the point of this bizarre holiday. It’s the time when you’re supposed to apologize to everyone you’ve forgotten in the past, and even to the people that you think you’re going to neglect in the future. It’s always good to plan ahead.
It makes sense that Tell A Lie Day is on April 4th, which is only a few days after April Fool’s Day. It sounds like a ridiculous holiday, but you might as well embrace your dishonest side one day of the year, since the average person tells multiple lies a day. Of course, if you’re appalled by the idea of a holiday that encourages you to lie, you can protest it by owning up to all of the falsehoods you’ve told in the past and asking your friends to forgive you.
January 7th is the time to collect as many rocks as you can find. Of course, it’s also the day when you should appreciate fossils and even coral. Some people also consider jewelry stones to be old rocks, which means you can technically celebrate this holiday by going out and buying yourself a fancy new necklace…but who needs excuses?
Have you ever celebrated any of these holidays?