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Updated on May 2, 2020
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Holiday Themed Parties Are Just Weird Enough to Have a Lot of Fun

Few people realize that there are quite a few offbeat, strange and weird holidays that can be used as a great excuse to get together with your friends and throw a party. I have personally used several of the holidays listed below to throw celebrations that everyone enjoyed.

The key to making one of these types shindigs successful is knowing how to celebrate (many times this can be left up to you) and communicating that clearly with those whom you invite. I usually do this with either an invitation card or some kind of post on a media outlet like Facebook along with a contact number for any more questions. As an aside, I've found that this type of get together is best made for smaller, close-knit groups (12-20 people) rather than a large amount.

The fun, albeit unique holidays found below are perfect for these uncommon celebrations, but I'm only going to list the most basic info for each one. More detailed info on them can be found quite easily by either using a search engine or your own imagination. The great thing about a lot of the less commonly celebrated holidays listed below are that the rules for celebration are not as strict. I hope you find at least a few to make your year a little bit more fun than usual. Thank you for taking a look.

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Unusual January Holidays

  • National Spaghetti Day (4th): A great reason for friends to get together and enjoy a good meal. Even better if everyone helps make the meal.
  • Kiss A Ginger Day (12th): Perfect for people who have some red-headed friends. You could also dye your hair a lovely shade of red.
  • Appreciate a Dragon Day (16th): Talk about a fun and crazy holiday! If you're a science fiction or fantasy lover, then you probably already know about this bizarre holiday that is only bizarre to those who aren't fans of the winged beasts.
  • Compliment Day (24th): A great day to showcase your sarcasm or kindness. Why not get together with a bunch of friends and take turns at complimenting each other?
  • Opposite Day (25th): Statements mean the opposite of what they usually mean. I also like to celebrate this day by doing the opposite of what I would normally do - George Costanza style.
  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (last Monday of the month): A lot of fun can be had on this day because of the protective nature of bubble wrap.

Fun February Celebrations

  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (first Saturday of the month): A bunch of people making their own strange flavors and then sharing them with each other is a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
  • National Weatherman's Day (5th): Me and my friends celebrate this day by throwing a costume party where everyone dresses up as their favorite weather person.
  • Umbrella Day (10th): You really don't realize just how many sizes, shapes and colors come in until you have a little get-together showing them off. Nothing like taking a stroll with 15 or 20 people umbrellas open (even if it's not raining).
  • Random Act of Kindness Day (17th): Fun to celebrate on your own, but with friends the acts can be done on a much larger scale. Me and mine like to mow people's yards.
  • National Margarita Day (22nd): Anyone up for a midnight margarita party?
  • IHOP International Pancake Day (25th): Pancake party!

Friday the 13th Holiday Party 2020!

Friday the 13th is one of those special days that constantly changes every year; there is at least one each year and can be up to three. It's a great day to celebrate bad luck, the number itself or the movie franchise of the same name. There are two chances to have fun on this day this year: March 13th and November 13th.

Offbeat March Holidays

  • Old Stuff Day (2nd): When someone asks you what you're up to and you respond, "Not much, same old stuff.", then use this day to break out of this rut. The perfect day for a game of Truth or Dare with some strangers.
  • Be Nasty Day (8th): There are plenty of people out there that like to be on the receiving end of someone being nasty to them. This is the day to pair together with someone who wants to let off a little steam, but it is best done for only a few hours.
  • National Potato Chip Day (14th): Is there anything better that goes along with a good sandwich than chips? Lets give thanks to this crunchy treat.
  • National Goof Off Day (22nd): Pretty self-explanatory.

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Wacky April Holidays

  • National Beer Day (7th): Inspired by the repealed act that prohibited the buying, selling and consumption of beer back in 1933 by President Roosevelt.
  • Walk on Your Wild Side Day (12th): A great day for friends to get together and do things that they normally wouldn't do.
  • National Gardening Day (14th): Never had a gardening party? Come prepared to get a little dirty.
  • Look Alike Day (20th): Perfect day to try and dress up or act like your favorite actor, actress, character or friend. The more detail you go into, the more looks you will get (if you go out into public).
  • National Jelly Bean Day (22nd): Me and my niece always celebrate this day by making artwork from the candy (and eating jellybeans).
  • International Dance Day (29th): I think it's great whenever someone breaks out in dance. It always gives you something to talk about.


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Interesting and Weird May Holidays

  • Free Comic Book Day (2nd / 1st Saturday): (Cancelled in a lot of areas this year... sad.) Support your local comic shop as well as getting some free comics. Not a big collector? Odds are good as you'll still have fun as most shops throw a celebration.
  • Intergalactic Star Wars Day (4th): May the fourth be with you.
  • No Diet Day (6th): A great way for people to realize that their body is totally unique to them, and that while improving your fitness level is great, it is not the same as being skinny.
  • National Scooter Day (19th): If you've ever seen a mob of scooters going down the street, odds are good it was on this day.
  • National Hamburger Day (28th): There are so many ways to make a good hamburger. On this day you can go with the norm or experiment a little.

June Celebration Party Ideas

  • Dare Day (1st): A perfect way to spend the day with your friend to challenge them (or yourself) to try things you'd never thought you'd try. Whatever you do, be careful about playing the "I double-dog dare you." card, as we all know, few people can resist it.
  • National Moonshine Day (5th): We all know how to celebrate this day, just celebrate it responsibly.
  • National Jerky Day (12th): If you've only tried beef jerky, you don't know what your missing. Use this day to try different kinds and flavors of jerky; you won't be sorry.
  • Worldwide Day of Giving (15th): Giving can be a lot of fun, especially when done in a group. Do try to give away something that people actually appreciate, though.
  • National Meteor Watch Day (30th): A great excuse to lay under the night sky with a blanket and some friends.

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July Holidays That Are Odd, Strange and Fun

  • World UFO Day (2nd): Don't be a party pooper and share your that terrifying UFO experience you had back in the 1970's.
  • National Bikini Day (5th): Who wants to have a pool party?
  • National No Bra Day (9th): Yay for boobies! Celebrate responsibly.
  • Friday the 13th (13th): I've celebrated this day several times. One year, we had a costume party with only one rule - you must dress up as a victim; no Jason's allowed.
  • National Day of the Cowboy (28th / fourth Saturday): Celebrate the cowboy culture with pride and have a great excuse to do so.
  • National Dance Day (28th / last Saturday): Don't be afraid to bust out a move in public. If someone says something, tell them what day it is and maybe they'll join you.

August (Weird Holidays Deserve Fun Parties)

  • National Girlfriend Day (1st): Never a better time to call in sick and take your significant other on an impromptu day of fun.
  • National Coloring Book Day (2nd): It's a lot more fun than you might think getting together with a bunch of friend to color... especially if alcohol is involved.
  • International Beer Day (3rd): If you really need an excuse to go out drinking with friends, using this day can turn the most ardent spoiled sport into a drinker.
  • National Garage Sale Day (11th / second Saturday): Spending a whole day is a great way to relax and get some good deals.
  • Tug-of-War Day (29th / last Wednesday): A get-together finished off by some friendly competition is always a lot of fun. Add some mud for the losers to fall into for extra motivation.


Quirky September Holidays That You Can Celebrate

  • National Tailgating Day (1st / first Saturday): This one is for football fans.
  • Read a Book Day (6th): Getting together with a bunch of friends to read (out loud) short stories is a lot of fun and very relaxing.
  • Scooby-Doo Day (13th): Have fund dressing up as your favorite character or villain from the classic TV cartoon show... then party all night long.
  • National Cheeseburger Day (18th): Cook off!
  • National Ghost Hunting Day (29th / last Saturday): Start off the new Halloween season by getting yourself into some scary situations with the spiritual realm.

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Wonderful October Party Ideas

  • National Golf Day (4th): A good day to bug out of work early or not make an appearance at all.
  • World Octopus Day (8th): Weird.
  • International Beer and Pizza Day (9th): I don't know about you, but I celebrate this day several times throughout the year.
  • National Cake Decorating Day (15th): You really find out that some of your friends are a lot more creative than others when you honor this holiday.
  • Frankenstein Friday (last Friday in October): The celebration of everything Frankenstein!
  • National Candy Corn Day (30th): Don't just eat these delicious treats, make art out of them.

Wild November Holidays

  • Sadie Hawkins Day (2nd / First Saturday): Alright ladies, why not take a little pressure off the guys and ask one of us out on a date to celebrate this holiday.
  • Sandwich Day (3rd): Throw a party with the main contest is seeing who can make the weirdest sandwich. Some will taste pretty good.
  • National Pickle Day (14th): Celebrate the importance of this tried and true side item that goes with almost any kind food you can eat with your hands.
  • French Toast Day (28th): If you've never had a french toast breakfast party with a bunch of friends, you aren't living.

Turkey Day Can Be So Much Fun

December Celebration Ideas

  • National Cookie Day (4th): Who can go through life without eating this wonderful snack?
  • Annual Day of the Ninja (5th): You can have a lot of fun on this day if you do a little research, just try to not put anyone's eye out.
  • Christmas Card Day (9th): I have a few friends that get together on this day and hand-make custom cards to people. Very relaxing, actually.
  • Bake Cookies Day (18th): There's nothing like the smell of cookies baking in an oven on the cold days of December.
  • National Candy Cane Day (26th): Is that a candy cane in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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