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Unusual National Holidays

Updated on December 30, 2010

National Holidays - Strange, Funny, Weird, and Unique Holidays We Celebrate

So you know about Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, and Easter but did you know that there is a National Thank You Day? A National Pickle Week? A Panic Day, Bubble Week, and Flower Day? Check out these strange, funny, weird and unique national holidays that people celebrate.

Which one of the January holidays listed is your favorite?

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Answer Your Cat's Question Day -- if only I could speak cat language.

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Wait. How can Full Moon Day be possible?

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      hexagon 6 years ago

      Bubble bath day :-)

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      The most unique is certainly "Answer Your Cat's Question Day"! I have to know the question first :-)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I must choose Spouse's day, but I believe it should be combined with Bubble Bath day :)

    January Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

    Gifts for School Nurses Day and Hug Day

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    School Nurse Gifts

    Hug Day Gifts

    February Holidays

    February is:

    Black History Month

    Wedding Month.

    More February Holidays:

    Brighid's Day

    Candlemas

    Imbolc

    Sapporo Snow Festival

    School Counselor Week

    Ballet Day

    Greet Your Neighbors Day

    Losar, Tibetan New Year

    Flirting Week

    Freedom to Marry Day

    Pancake Tuesday

    Shrove Tuesday

    Ferris Wheel Day

    Read to Your Kid Day

    Canada Flag Day

    Friendship Week, Int'l.

    Engineer Week

    Hoodie-Hoo Day (Northern)

    Love Your Pet Day

    Girl Scout's Thinking Day

    Eid-Al-Adha

    Tennis Day

    Auguste Renoir

    Lantern Festival

    Which one of the February holidays listed is your favorite?

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        JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

        Love Your Pet Day

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        hexagon 6 years ago

        Read to your kids day :-)

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        Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

        I was a Girl Scout, so I'll say "Girl Scout Thinking Day"

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        Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

        Definitely Love Your Pet day!

      February Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

      Gifts for Ballet Day, Friendship Week, and Tennis Day

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      Ballet Gifts

      Friendship Gifts

      Tennis Gifts

      Which one of the March holidays listed is your favorite?

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          JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

          I'll respond tomorrow (oh, I guess that'd be Procrastination Week).

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          hexagon 6 years ago

          I third what kajohu and sylvestermouse said :-)

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          Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

          I'll second what Sylvestermouse said :)

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

          I believe I will celebrate Procrastination week and think about the others in April :)

        March Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

        Gifts for Procrastination Week and Employee Appreciation

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        Procrastination Gifts

        Employee Appreciation Gifts

        Which one of the April holidays listed is your favorite?

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            JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

            Pet Owner's Day

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            hexagon 6 years ago

            No Housework Day :-)

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            Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

            Kiss Your Mate Day -- my hubby'll like that :-) Or at least I like it!

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            Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

            Got to go with Garden week because that is what I spend most of April doing

          April Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

          Gifts for No Housework Day, Karaoke Week , and Hair Stylist Day

          No Housework Gifts

          Karaoke Gifts

          Hair Stylist Gifts

          Which one of the May holidays listed is your favorite?

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              JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

              Not to out-do Mother's Day, but I have to go with Un-Mother's Day for all those women with no children.

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              hexagon 6 years ago

              Eat what you want day :-)

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              Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

              I love birdwatching so I choose "Migratory Bird Day"

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              Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

              Family Week, but I am celebrating Sibling Appreciation Day too.

            May Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

            Gifts for BBQ Month, No Diet Day, and Pickle Week

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            BBQ Gifts

            No Diet Gifts

            Pickle Gifts

            2010 Calendar

            2010 Calendar
            2010 Calendar

            Which one of the June holidays listed is your favorite?

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                JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, since I love cats.

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                hexagon 6 years ago

                Fishing Week.

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                Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

                Midsummer's Eve -- our wedding anniversary

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                Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, simply because I think it is so important, but I want my roses and candy too, Okay?

              June Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

              Gifts for Stepparents' Week, Fishing Week and Little League Week

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              Stepparents Gifts

              Fishing Gifts

              Baseball Gifts

              July Holidays

              July Holidays:

              International Joke Day

              I Forgot Day

              Cow Appreciation Day

              Respect Canada Day

              Wrong Way Corrigan Day

              Ugly Truck Contest Day

              Ice Cream Cone Day, Nat.

              Aunt and Uncle Day

              Take Plants for a Walk

              Father-In-Law Day

              Which one of the July holidays listed is your favorite?

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                  JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                  I Forgot Day -- for those who daily have to think which day it is.

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                  hexagon 6 years ago

                  Ice Cream Cone Day

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                  Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

                  Ice cream day -- I love ice cream!

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                  Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                  I Forgot Day! I think I already celebrate this one every day :)

                July Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

                Gifts for Cow Appreciation Day, Ice Cream Cone Day, and Aunt and Uncle Day

                Click on any product to purchase from Zazzle.

                Cow Gifts

                Ice Cream Cone Gifts

                Aunt and Uncle Gifts

                Which one of the August holidays listed is your favorite?

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                    JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                    Senior Citizens Day -- because so often they get "forgotten about" [especially those who are without families].

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                    hexagon 6 years ago

                    Friendship Week

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                    Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

                    Have to laugh at Sneek Zucchini Day! How to use up one more zucchini when we're sick of them by then!

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                    Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                    Son's & Daughter's Day, but honestly I celebrate the lives of my son and daughter every day!

                  August Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

                  Gifts for Sisters' Day, Lefts Handers' Day, and Tooth Fairy Day

                  Click on any product to purchase from Zazzle.

                  Sister Gifts

                  Left Hander Gifts

                  Tooth Fairy Gifts

                  September Holidays

                  September is:

                  Kids Good Manners Month

                  Piano Month

                  More September Holidays:

                  Be Late for Something Day

                  Grandparents Day

                  Brainstorming Week

                  Five-a-Day Week

                  Substitute Teacher's Week

                  Video Game Day

                  Blame Someone Else Day

                  Triumph of the Holy Cross

                  Hispanic Heritage Mo. Begins

                  Our Lady of Sorrows

                  POW / MIA Recognition Day

                  Quarterly Tax Day

                  Women's Friendship Day

                  Single's Week

                  Stay Away from Seattle Day

                  Citizenship Day

                  Day of Peace

                  Thank You Day

                  Biosphere Day

                  Full Moon Day

                  Business Women's Day

                  Elephant Appreciation Day

                  Angel Week

                  Autumnal Equinox

                  Good Neighbor Day

                  Dog Week

                  One Hit Wonder Day

                  Family Fitness Weekend

                  Rabbit Day

                  Which one of the September holidays listed is your favorite?

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                      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                      Be Late for Something Day -- gotta have one day where I have an excuse.

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                      hexagon 6 years ago

                      Dog Week

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                      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

                      Autumnal Equinox. I like the turning of the seasons, and it's also my daughter-in-law's birthday.

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                      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                      Rabbit Day ~ Hey, a rabbit is in the Rodent family too!

                    September Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

                    Gifts for Grandparents Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, and Dog Week

                    Click on any product to purchase from Zazzle.

                    Grandparents Day Gifts

                    Elephant Gifts

                    Dog Gifts

                    Which one of the October holidays listed is your favorite?

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                        JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                        Techies' Day -- gotta recognize the techie "geeks" we depend on when things go wrong.

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                        Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

                        I read somewhere else that October 11th is Coming Out Of The Closet Day. Well it's my birthday, but don't expect any revelations like that :)

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                        hexagon 6 years ago

                        National Pizza Month

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                        Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

                        World vegetarian day. I'm not a vegetarian, but am slowly moving that direction.

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                        Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                        This is a hard choice because I consider Aids Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness to be equally important. There are a lot of other great ones here too, like Wildlife Week, Wolf Awareness Week & Halloween! Nope, can't choose just one! October is Awesome!

                      October Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

                      Gifts for Oktoberfest, Boss Day, and Halloween.

                      Click on any product to purchase from Zazzle.

                      Oktoberfest Gifts

                      Boss Gifts

                      Halloween Gifts

                      Which one of the November holidays listed is your favorite?

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                          JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                          Sandwich Day -- gotta recognize at least one day of having yet another sandwich for lunch.

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                          hexagon 6 years ago

                          Sandwitch Day

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                          Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

                          America Recycles Day. We need more recycling.

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                          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                          Call in Well Day ~ I like this just because it is funny and I think people should get days off to just enjoy life!

                        November Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

                        Gifts for Saxophone Day and Game and Puzzle Week

                        Click on any product to purchase from Zazzle.

                        Saxophone Gifts

                        Game and Puzzle Gifts

                        Which one of the December holidays listed is your favorite?

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                            anonymous 4 years ago

                            @JoyfulReviewer: Take a bath with all the little boys on your street. JKJKJK

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                            JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                            Can't decide between "Make Up Your Mind Day" and "Bathtub Party Day" [wonder how that's celebrated?].

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                            hexagon 6 years ago

                            Santa's List Day

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                            Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

                            Oh, I can't make up my mind (eh, Make Up Your Mind Day), but also I'm with Sylvestermouse on Christmas!

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                            Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                            Christmas, baby! It is like celebrating everything all at once and all on one special day!

                          December Holiday Gifts From Zazzle

                          World Aids Day, Texas Day and Christmas Gifts

                          Click on any product to purchase from Zazzle.

                          Aids Gifts

                          Texas Gifts

                          Christmas Gifts

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                              anonymous 4 years ago

                              Wow so many special days

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                              JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                              Thanks for putting together such a big list ... there sure are some really wacky things we celebrate!

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                              Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

                              Great lens, I really like this idea to showcase each month with Zazzle items.

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                              Cute to Boot 6 years ago

                              Thanks for adding my cow tote bag!! This is a fun lens, thumbs up :)

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                              emmaklarkins 6 years ago

                              Great lens! Super thorough!

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                              Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

                              That was fun! I had no idea some of those holidays existed.

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                              aishu19 6 years ago

                              there is a day for everything isn't there? Nice list :)

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                              Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

                              Ooh, aar, this be a great lens, but ye' be missin' International Talk Like a Pirate day, which be today ;)

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                              Sami4u LM 6 years ago

                              Hi,Flirting Week LOL must be going along with St. Valentine's Day in Feb. A ton of fun holidays that I did not know existed. Nice lens work here.