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What Kind of Day Is It?

December 2, 2011

I write a column for my local community magazine where I highlight cultural holidays that occur each month. While recently doing this research, I realized that there are some fascinating days out there. Let me assure you, there is a day for EVERYTHING!

Lets take December for example. You thought it was the month for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Years Eve. But did you know December is also the month for  National Lemon Cupcake Day on December 15? Personally I’m all over this one. And don’t forget National Flashlight Day on December 20.

Here is a list of just a few of the amazing days that you want to be sure get on your calendar!

January 10 – Houseplant Appreciation Day (No wonder mine always die; I don’t appreciate them!)

February 22 – Walking the Dog Day (Lets just say my dogs are not happy I didn’t have this written down sooner.)

March 7 – National Crown Roast of Pork Day

May 3 – Lumpy Rug Day

July 13 – Barbershop Music Appreciation Day

July 14 – National Nude Day

August 6 – Wiggle Your Toes Day

September 2 – National Beheading Day (I’m planning to stay home from work this day!)

September 20 – National Punch Day (I was all over this one and even started compiling my list of people to punch. Then I realized it was the drinking kind.)

October 6 – Come and Take It Day (Is this before Come and Get It Day?)

So mark your calendars for the year ahead. And as I close this post, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy National Fritter Day. Now go get yourself a fried cake or dough to celebrate!

And you thought April 15 was Tax Day. Think again! It's Rubber Eraser Day!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2011 2:41 am

    And a very happy National Fritter Day to you, too! Highly entertaining post (and p.s. my dog thinks EVERY day is National Dog Walking Day 🙂

  2. December 2, 2011 3:50 am

    This is what I discovered when I did the peanut butter post- gazillion holidays celebrating peanuts and peanut butter.

  3. December 2, 2011 5:28 am

    I’ll have to mark down February 22 for Lola. July 13th sounds like a pretty fun day, too. I love 4-part harmony. But I’m definitely skipping July 14th.

  4. Lena permalink
    December 2, 2011 6:53 am

    Lumpy rug day!! Hilarious! They need a “Mona needs a nap day” I say.

  5. December 2, 2011 6:56 am

    Who gets to choose these days? I want that job!

  6. December 2, 2011 7:26 am

    I’m with you Leah. I’m all over National Lemon Cupcake Day!! Fun post.

  7. December 2, 2011 8:35 am

    National Fritter Day?! It’s also my wedding anniversary, so I can’t wait to tell him. Best Day Ever. Definitely heading to the doughnut shop for dessert. =)

  8. December 2, 2011 8:47 am

    My dog is with your dogs on the Walking the Dog Day…he’d like to see more if that! Where did National Beheading Day come from? (shudders!)

  9. December 2, 2011 9:14 am

    I love everything lemon, so I’m going to be all over National Lemon Cupcake day! Thanks for the heads up! 😉

  10. December 2, 2011 2:50 pm

    OMG. Laughing way too hard at your commentary about National Punch Day. If only…

    I think Hallmark has manufactured most of these days, eh?

  11. December 2, 2011 5:28 pm

    This was so much fun to read. Where did you find all these excellent celebratory days? It was, however, difficult as the days moved on to read thru my hysterical tears! Wonderful post, Leah. Really made my Friday and the weekend :=)

  12. December 3, 2011 2:05 am

    lol Thanks so much for posting this. I love learning the days appointed for some the most curious, fun and downright scary things. It’s amazing. lol 🙂

  13. December 3, 2011 6:04 pm

    My birthday is on National Beheading Day!!! eek!

  14. December 4, 2011 6:45 am

    Haha, seriously entertaining. Who knew? I would like to try celebrating National Lemon Cupcake Day. It sounds tasty!

  15. December 4, 2011 8:12 pm

    Way cool! I love lemon cupcakes! I always miss the good holidays and my calendar has stuff like Tax Day and Day Light Savings Time….*sigh* I guess one of us has to be boring! :o)

  16. December 4, 2011 9:25 pm

    LOL! To add to “National Nude Day,” I’ve also heard of “National Underwear Day.” Got a press release about it when I was working at the paper. Can’t remember which month, but I remember laughing so hard! Great post, Leah. Very clever, and funny!

  17. January 2, 2012 6:39 pm

    Ah, tomorrow, January 3, is National Go Back to Work After a Too Short Vacation day. I am, unfortunately participating. My dogs appreciate the tip about National Walk Your Dog Day and send wet doggy kisses.

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