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Weird And Wacky June Holidays

Updated on May 6, 2014

Weird Holidays Are Great Excuses To Throw A Party - Let's Look At A Few That Take Place In June

Weird holidays, wacky observances and bizarre celebrations is what you're going to find in this lens and it's all going to be focused on one month in particular - June.

You'll definitely find a few of more well-known holidays here, but most of the lens will be dedicated to letting you know just how many odd, strange and eccentric holidays there really are in any given month.

It should also be noted that this won't be a comprehensive holiday list. I've included holidays that I think I would enjoy celebrating, whether they be weird, U.S. based or celebrated internationally. If you like celebrating offbeat holidays, then I think you'll enjoy this lens. Thanks for stopping by.

Photo courtesy of la fattina / flickr.

National Candy Month

There is no better way to celebrate this unusual observance than to go back in time and eat the candies you ate as a child. If you really want to experiment try getting older candies made before you were born. These also make wonderful gifts if you know someone that likes candy.

African-American Music Appreciateion Month - Also known as Black Music Month.

This monthly observance was created back on June 7, 1979 and put into law by Jimmy Carter.

I must say that I was a teenager before I began to discover the wonderful music produced by such singers as James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and others, but once I heard them, they became a staple in my song collection. Ever since that time, I have been listening to and collecting all kinds of music from many different types of people. To the right are just a few of my favorite African-American vocalists.

National Doughnut Day - First Friday in June.

A good way to celebrate this bizarre holiday is by eating as many strange doughnuts as you possibly can. I'm game for that. Anyone else?

Father's Day - Every third Sunday in June.

Every dad wants the same thing on this day, I think, and that is to spend quality time with his family. I know that this day is associated with gifts, but giving him a gift without spending time with him will not get you on his good side.

I never bought anything expensive. There are a lot of good Father's Day gifts out there that don't cost too much, so finding one that he will appreciate shouldn't be too hard. If you can't afford a gift, then try going fishing or having a BBQ. The important things with dads is to bond. Be thankful you have a dad.

Donald Duck Day

June 9th

Donald Duck first made his cartoon debut way back on June 9, 1934 appearing in "The Wise Hen." You can celebrate one of Disney's most lovable characters by talking like him, watching some of his cartoons, wearing clothing in his honor or collecting a piece of artwork.

Chief Donald Duck 13 x 16 in. Giclee Print

Buy for $29.99

Early To Bed, 1941

14 x 11 in. Art Print

Buy for $7.99

Mickey, Donald and Goofy: Friends Forever

12 x 16 in. Art Print

Buy for $14.99

International Sushi Day - June 18th

Did you know that the word sushi literally means "sour-tasting"?

A Few Facts About Bald Eagles

The average lifespan of eagles in the wild is 20-30 years.

They mate for life.

Can reach diving speeds of up to 75-100 mph.

It takes several years before the young get the white feathers on the head.

Go Skateboarding Day - June 21st

This special holiday was founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) as a day for skateboarders all over the world to show their support for the widely popular activity. If you are a newbie, feel free to visit the numerous exhibitions, contests, fundraisers and even protests that will likely be going on all over the world. And if you're already into the ever-growing sport then you already know what to do. HAVE FUN, GO SKATEBOARDING!

National Catfish Day - June 25th

Although you can celebrate this weird holiday in other ways, I like to celebrate it by eating catfish.

More Bizarre and Weird June Holidays

That I haven't had a chance to look into yet.

1-Flip A Coin Day

2-National Bubba Day

3-Repeat Day

4-Hug Your Cat Day, Do-Dah Day

5-World Environment Day

6-Drive-In Movie Day

7-National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

8-Name Your Poison Day

9-No Holidays Of Note

10-Ball Point Pen Day, Iced Tea Day

11-Corn On The Cob Day

12-National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

13-National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

14-World Blood Donor Day

15-Nature Photography Day

16-Fudge Day

17-Eat Your Vegetables Day

18-Go Fishing Day

19-Garfield The Cat Day

20-Ice Cream Soda Day

21-Athiests Solidarity Day, World Handshake Day

22-Ugliest Dog Day

23-National Pink Day, Pink Flamingo Day

24-International Fairy Day, Celebration of the Senses

25-Log Cabin Day

26-International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

27-Industrial Workers of The World Day

28-Paul Bunyan Day

29-Hug Holiday

30-Meteor Day

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking - June 26th

Instituted by the United Nations back in 1988 to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in China. This would be a good day to talk to your children about drug safety and awareness.

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition)
Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition)

A balanced book that doesn't take a side on whether drugs are good or bad for you. All it does is give you the facts about how each one affects your body and emotional well-being. Very interesting reading.

 

Do you have a weird June holiday that you would like to recommend? - Or maybe thoughts about some of the bizarre holidays already listed?

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    • Erin Mellor profile image

      Erin Mellor 

      5 years ago from Europe

      Oh man! I missed donut day and only found the list on "Eat your vegetables day". I must be the unluckiest person alive!

    • Steph Tietjen profile image

      Stephanie Tietjen 

      6 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Some good ones here. I am hungry for Int'l Sushi day and Catfish Day.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      My son's birthday, its always been like a national holiday to us. :)

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Weird and wacky! Never heard of them before, but I am going to come out with one of the listed.

    • casquid profile image

      casquid 

      6 years ago

      Very Unique! I enjoyed the videos, as well. Thanks.

    • surfer1969 lm profile image

      surfer1969 lm 

      6 years ago

      I love doughnuts.A very neat lens.

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