Anyone can make up their own weird or random holiday
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You might be surprised to learn that every single day of the year pays homage to at least one—if not a handful—of bizarre, obscure holidays. Some of these holidays are consumer-oriented. International Coffee Day or World Pizza Day are just two examples. International Coffee Day falls on September 29, while people celebrate pizza on February 9.
Other holidays, such as World Elephant Day and World Cancer Day are meant to spread awareness about a certain issue. Elephants have their day on August 12, meanwhile World Cancer Day spreads awareness on February 4.
Then there are the extremely silly holidays that were seemingly invented just for a laugh, such as 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, or state and city holiday, such as Mardi Gras and Alaska Day takes some doing. But anyone can invent a random holiday and enter it for submission in Chase's Calendar of Events—perhaps the most extensive index for random holidays and events around the world.
Tom Roy is a radio host from Pennsylvania who has created around 80 holidays. His creations 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. As he told Holidash, 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."
Keeping that advice from Roy in mind, what holiday would you submit to Chase's Calendar of Events?