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 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?

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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
What's the strangest holiday you've heard of? Why do you think it's strange?
Write your answers in the comments section below


COMMENTS (45)
  • la'damionh-orv
    3/22/2019 - 02:21 p.m.

    i say st. pa-tricks day because u never see the end of the rainbow

  • AmeliaH-kru1
    3/25/2019 - 10:00 a.m.

    I would make every tuesday taco salid tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DianezaG-kru1
      3/25/2019 - 10:28 a.m.

      Tuesday needs to be capitalized

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

        I know.

  • AmeliaH-kru1
    3/25/2019 - 10:11 a.m.

    The strangest holiday ive heard of from the text is Frog jumping day its also falls on the day after my birthday may 13.

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

      May needs to be capitalized.

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

        I know:(

    • DianezaG-kru1
      3/25/2019 - 10:36 a.m.

      Why is it the strangest holiday?

  • RoseC-kru1
    3/25/2019 - 10:11 a.m.

    The weirdest holiday I have heard of is Hump Day. I believe its strange because it makes no sense, is it about a camel?

  • TravisR-kru1
    3/25/2019 - 10:11 a.m.

    I think it is BLAH-BLAH-BLAH day and all you do is say blah blah blah all day and you say it in diffrent tones so people know what you were saying

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