Sick of celebrating those traditional holidays – Christmas, Easter, Eid, Hannuka? I feel you. Well, how would you feel if I told you there were billions and billions (okay, maybe hundreds) of secret, niche holidays that you’ve been missing out on?! Check out a few of my favourites that I’ve picked out for you below, and never miss another opportunity to celebrate.
January 14th – Dress up your pet day
As opposed to the naked animals that walk around every day, January 14th is the one day of the year that it’s appropriate for your dog to wear a weird little tuxedo.
January 3rd – Festival of sleep day
A holiday that some (me) wish occurred every day of the year. Today you can sleep all day, wherever you want (preferably not behind the wheel or whilst operating machinery) and say goodbye to the bags under your eyes as you can spend January 3rd in dreamland. Although, I wouldn’t count on using this holiday as a legitimate reason to miss university classes. For some reason I feel like the academic consideration crew may knock this one back.
April 23rd – Talk like Shakespeare day
Because “Out of my sight, thou dost infect mine eyes” (Richard III) and “You speak an infinite deal of nothing” (The Merchant of Venice) sounds a whole lot nicer than “You’re ugly, and a shit talker.”
OH NO THOU DIDNST?! YES THOU DIDST!
July 3rd – Compliment your mirror day
I love this sneaky day – by complimenting your mirror you’re sending major love your way, without looking conceited. On July 3rd feel free to yell “You’re the illest bitch” or “Work that ponytail, girlfriend” in every bathroom, car door or bedroom mirror you come across. If people look at you weird or scoff (which you probably should be prepared for) slap this article in front of them – it’s compliment your mirror day! Duh.
December 8th – Pretend to be a time traveller day
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day was created in 2007 by the Koala Wallop online community. According to daysoftheyear.com, the basic premise of the day is to pretend to be a time traveler, either from the past or from the future, who has somehow ended up in the present day. Come back as Jesus, Elvis, or Hitler (maybe scrap that last one) and convince gullible people that you’ve somehow manipulated space and time, to travel with ease through the years. Wear some funky reflective clothes and tell a blonde girl she’s your great, great, great grandmother.