Anyone can make up their own weird or random holiday There are all kind of random and bizarre holiday, for example, Frog Jumping Day. (Matthias Ritzmann/Corbis/Holly Butler/Flickr)
Anyone can make up their own weird or random holiday
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You might be surprised, but every day of the year pays homage to at least one bizarre or obscure holiday. There are some days that have a handful of these peculiar holidays. Some of these holidays are consumer-oriented. International Coffee Day, held on September 29 is one example. Another is World Pizza Day which is held on February 9. 

Other holidays are meant to spread awareness about a certain issue. World Elephant Day, held on August 12 is an example. World Cancer Day is another example. It is held on February 4. 

Then, there are the holidays that were seemingly invented just for a laugh. These include Frog Jumping Day and I Forgot Day. Frog Jumping Day is held on May 13, while I Forgot Day is on July 2.

So where did all of these random days come from? Creating a federally recognized holiday, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving takes some doing. So do state and city holidays, such as Mardi Gras and Alaska Day. But anyone can invent a random holiday and enter it for submission in Chase's Calendar of Events. It is perhaps the most extensive index for random holidays and events around the world. 

Tom Roy is a radio host from Pennsylvania. He has created around 80 holidays. These holidays include Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day and Blah Blah Blah Day.

There doesn't have to be a point to creating holidays, Roy explains. He talked to Holidash. He said it's all just for fun. 

"It doesn't cost anything to celebrate them, that's the cool thing. You don't even need anyone's blessing. I just say Chase's because they publish them. But you don't need Congress' stamp of approval, you don't need your town government. You don't need anyone else's permission." 

What holiday would you submit to Chase's Calendar of Events?

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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
What's the strangest holiday you've heard of? Why do you think it's strange?
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COMMENTS (28)
  • kinniel-orv
    3/22/2019 - 02:07 p.m.

    If I had to make a holiday, it would be called Kinnie day. Kinnie day is my birthday basically but instead of my birthday being known around my city, my birthday will be celebrated throughout the world. Everybody will celebrate my birthday as if it were theirs.

  • ShannonH-kru1
    3/25/2019 - 10:14 a.m.

    According to the text they state a holiday called International Coffee day. I think it's strange and an unneeded holiday because you can drink coffee every day.

    • AddisonM-kru1
      3/25/2019 - 10:27 a.m.

      Shannon I aggrey.

    • KylieA-kru1
      3/25/2019 - 10:32 a.m.

      The D in International Coffee Day is supposed to be capitalized.

      • ShannonH-kru1
        3/25/2019 - 10:35 a.m.

        Ok thanks for letting me know

  • AddisonM-kru1
    3/25/2019 - 10:15 a.m.

    The strangest holiday I have head of is on that article said International Coffee Day.

    • ShannonH-kru1
      3/25/2019 - 10:32 a.m.

      I aggrey with you

  • SamD-kru1
    3/25/2019 - 10:16 a.m.

    Mardi Gras people hide a little baby inside of a king cake and who finds the baby wins.

    • ShannonH-kru1
      3/25/2019 - 10:31 a.m.

      One question was that needed?

      • AddisonM-kru1
        3/25/2019 - 10:34 a.m.

        Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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