List of unofficial observances by date

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This is a list of unofficial observances or holidays attached to specific dates (fixed or movable), organized by date for easy reference.

Date Holiday
Monday before Shrove Tuesday Nickanan Night, Collop Monday. Hall' Monday[1]
26th of each month Furo no hi (day of bathing: Japan)[2]
Christmas in August
Christmas in July
January 7 Distaff Day
January 11 Milk Day
January 11 World Laughter Day
January (First Monday after 12th) Handsel Monday[3]
January 15 Wikipedia Day[4]
January 16 National Religious Freedom Day (USA)
January 21 National Hug Day (USA)
January 28 Data Privacy Day
January 30 (or closest school day) School Day of Non-violence and Peace
January 31 Street Children's Day
February (first Saturday) Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
February 12 Darwin Day
February 13, 14 or 15 Singles Awareness Day
February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day (USA)
February 26 (celebrated on 26th in UK, on first Friday in February in USA) National Wear Red Day
March (first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship) National Corndog Day (USA)
March 10 or Friday of first full week Middle Name Pride Day[5]
March 14 Pi Day
March 19 Client's Day
March 25 Tolkien Reading Day
April 1 April Fools' Day; Edible Book Festival
April (Week of new moon) National Dark-Sky Week (USA)
April 14 Black Day (South Korea)
April 16 Foursquare Day
April (19th, 18th and 17th have been used) Record Store Day
April 20 420 (cannabis culture)
April 25 DNA day
April 26 Hug A Friend Day[6]
April 30 Honesty Day (USA)
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 6 International No Diet Day
May 25 Geek Pride Day; Towel Day
May 26 National Paper Airplane Day (USA)
June 16 Bloomsday
June 18 Autistic Pride Day
June 20–21 (Solstice) International Surfing Day
June 21 Go Skateboarding Day
June 28 (Also October 22) CAPS LOCK DAY
July (First Saturday) International Free Hugs Day
July 5 X-Day (Church of the SubGenius)
July 22 Pi Approximation Day
July (Last Friday) System Administrator Appreciation Day
August (First Sunday) International Friendship Day
August (First Friday) International Beer Day
September (Third Saturday) Software Freedom Day
September 1 Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand)
September 5 International Bacon Day
September 13 International Chocolate Day, on the birthday of Milton S. Hershey.[7][8][9]
September 19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 28 Ask a Stupid Question Day
October 3 Mean Girls Appreciation Day
October 15 National Grouch Day[10]
October 22 (also June 28) CAPS LOCK DAY
October 23 Mole Day
October 30 Mischief Night
November - December (Second Friday after Thanksgiving) International Sweater Vestival
November (Day after Thanksgiving) National Day of Listening (USA)
November 17 International Students' Day
November 25–26 Buy Nothing Day
December (Thursday before Christmas) National Regifting Day (USA)
December 14 Monkey Day
December 23 Festivus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Notes & Queries Vol 12, July - December 1855, G. Bell, entry for Oct. 20, 1855
  2. ^ 風呂の日(furo no hi): Day of Bath
  3. ^ The Book of Days, edited by Robert Chambers, page 52, Lippencott, Philadelphia, 1863
  4. ^ "Today's Top 10: Observances for January". Delco Times. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Perez, Sandra (March 10, 2011). "Happy Middle Name Pride Day". The Examiner. 
  6. ^ ABC4 News - Hug a Friend Day - And the health benefits of hugging
  7. ^ ""September 2008 dates to celebrate"". Creative Forecasting 20 (7-12): 6. Retrieved 7 July 2014. "International Chocolate Day - This day celebrates the birth anniversary of Milton Hershey (1857 - 1945)" 
  8. ^ Marks, Ginger (2010). Weird and Wacky Holiday Marketing Guide. p. 58. ISBN 9780982600573. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Pandey, Anita (2012). Language building blocks : essential linguistics for early childhood educators. New York: Teachers College Press. p. 88. ISBN 9780807753552. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Today's National Grouch Day

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