A holiday is a day designated as having a special significance for an individual, a government, or religious group. It maybe an official or unofficial observance of religious, national or cultural significance and is often accompanied by celebrations or festivals. An unofficial holiday is usually setup to promote a cause, market a product or just give you a laugh, like Monkey Day on Dec 14. or Lumpy Rug Day May 3, Ugly Truck Day July 20, and Festival of Extra-terrestrial Abductions Mar 21, to name just a few. There is actually a holiday to celebrate almost every single day of the year. Some are very bizarre. Here are a few of the things you might want to celebrate between Labor Day and Halloween.
And to think you thought it was just the end of summer.
I did the research THESE ARE REAL HOLIDAYS:
Sept 5 Be Late for Something Day (It’s too late for that now!)
Sept 5 Cheese Pizza Day
Sept 11 Remember 9/11
Sept 11 Pet Memorial Day (2nd Sun of Sept)
Sept 11 Grandparents Day (1st Sun after Labor Day)
Sept 11 No News Is Good News Day
Sept 12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day
Sept 13 Fortune Cookie Celebration Day
Sept 13 Uncle Sam’s Day became official in 1989.
Sept 16 Collect Rocks Day
Sept 16 Mayflower Day celebrates the day the Mayflower sailed from England to the Americas Sept 16, 1620
Sept 16 Mexican Independence Day, also known as Grito de Dolores (Cry of Independence) an utterance from the small town of Delores Sept 16, 1810, the event that began the Mexican War of Independence against Spanish Colonial government. It is celebrated with parades and festivals, drums, bugles and marching bands.
Sept 17 National Apple Dumpling Day
Sept 17 OKTOBERFEST can begin in U.S. (date varies) in the European areas of Munich, Bavaria and Germany it begins Oct 16, lasting for 18 days. Large amounts of beer were brewed inside city limits of Munich and great music and feasting have been the pattern established here. A quiet Oktoberfest was introduced in 2005 to make it more family friendly.
Sept 19 National Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sept 19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
Sept 20 National Punch Day celebrates the three: Punch in bowl, punch of fist, punch the tool.
Sept 21 International Peace Day also called World Peace Day. It is dedicated to the end of war. It is often celebrated with pinwheels of peace or the wearing of a white peace dove badge.
Sept 22 Elephant Appreciation Day
Sept 23 Checkers Day (Do you still remember how to play?)
Sept 23 Native American Day (4th Fri of Sept) some celebrate this day on Oct 10. Try some Indian fry bread or a Navajo Taco.
Sept 26 Johnny Appleseed Day Some folks celebrate his death in March, but most prefer his birth date Sept 26, 1774. He was the man who started planting apple seeds to become trees and became a legend.
Sept 29 Confucius Day celebrates one of the earliest philosophers. He gave the world 499 sayings.
Sept 30 National Mudpack Day
Oct 2 Name your car Day
Oct 4 National Golf Day
Oct 5 Story telling Festival
Oct 7 Yom Kipper means “Day of Atonement” and is the most holy day of the Jewish calendar. It is the Jewish custom of observance to refrain from work, fast and attend synagogue. It is a day set aside to “afflict the soul” and atone for the sins of past year, also called the “Days of Awe”.
Oct 9 Lief Erickson Day honors the Norse man who brought first Europeans to America. It is also Moldy Cheese Day, celebrates the tales of the Stinky cheese man, which I’m sure why you find Sponge Bob in a Lief Erickson costume when you look this day up on the internet.
Oct 11 It’s my Party Day
Oct 12 DIWALI or Deepavali is a Hindu celebration of freedom. It is a remembrance which celebrates the release of Hindu kings held captive by a Mughal Emperor in 1619. It is celebrated in India, Nepal, Trinidad, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and some other of the nearby countries. The word means row of lights, it is also called the Festival of the Lights. The day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness for five continuous days, the third day being the main celebration. Many different forms of light are used including fireworks Houses are often lit up, usually with lights or candles. All is done to seek blessings from the Goddess of Wealth, and most important of all is the gift giving. Gifts are exchanged and given to anyone near to you.
Oct 19 Evaluate your life Day
Oct 22 National Nut Day
Oct 24 National Bologna Day
Oct. 26 SUKKOT The Hebrew feast of the booths, also called the feast of the tabernacles. It was an ancient biblical holiday celebrated about the 15th of Sept. Jews and believers make pilgrimages to worship and make fellowships in the temple at Jerusalem. A “sukkah” is built outside the home to represent the fragile dwellings of ancient Israelites while wandering in the desert. During the seven days of celebration, all meals are eaten outside in the sukkah. Many even sleep there as well if the weather permits. Each day members of the household recite blessings. In ancient times it was called “The Feast of Ingathering”. It was meant to be a feast of Thanksgiving for the bounty of nature, to be gathered from the labors in the field. The 7th day is called Hoshana Rabbah (Great Hoshana, great supplication). Traditionally it is celebrated in the synagogue for a special religious ceremony.
Oct 28 International Bandana Day is a wear a bandana to show support for those fighting cancer.
Oct 28 National Chocolate Day
Oct 29 National Forgiveness Day
Oct 30 Haunted Refrigerator Night. No one knows what evil lurks there.
Oct 31 Halloween, is also known as Beggar’s Night in parts of Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and western New York.
Oct 31 National Magic Day and Increase your psychic power Day.
I don’t make this stuff up! I just report it!