How amazing would it be to have an entire day dedicated to celebrating the less official parts of life that are way too underrated? Apart from the usual holidays that are marked in our calendar, whether it’s a digital one or an actual calendar where you can write things in, there are hundreds of days, 365 to be exact, that you semi-official to be considered a holiday. Some are more fun than others, some are dedicated for important causes and others are simply hilarious.
We all go through our days, weeks and months and just living life as it is, grabbing what it has to offer and rarely do we ever pause and think about how we can change certain patterns or behaviors, until something big happens that makes us want to change something in our life. Maybe it has to do with the routine of things, or maybe it has to do with lack of time, but maybe, just maybe, if we dedicated a part of the day, even a small part to something that is way out of our way, maybe then we could find some peace. Now, these national or international holidays are not meant to be a heavy issue, they are just there, in our opinion, to mark something out of the ordinary, to pause and act out of the daily box, to celebrate life as it should be, really.
We have selected 7 days that we believe are worth celebrating, for all kinds of reasons, and so when you look back at the end of the year and reflect on the things you should have or shouldn’t have done, you won’t say ‘darn, I wish I would have dedicated an hour of my day to celebrate the existence of Lasagna in my life’.
January 17th – Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
We all know that New Year’s resolutions are prone to not being realized at the end of the year, or at that time that you set them for. It’s more about making yourself feel better at a point in your life that you might be more emotional, motivated and very hopeful for the new things coming your way. If you accomplish even 20% of what you expected of yourself, then you should be very proud. Therefore, we think that having one day to throwing away your New Year’s resolutions and giving yourself a break, might be exactly what you need.
February 9th – Pizza Day
Do we really need to go into details as to why this is probably the most awesome day of the year for all you pizza lovers out there. Imagine there was actually a day that was dedicated to that cheesy slice?! Well, there is and it can’t be any more perfect. It’s time for you to get really creative with your choice of toppings, and whether you like to be in the kitchen and show off your master chef skills, or whether you like your pizza delivered straight to your door step, either way, it’s your day to let all those midnight pizza craves rest.
April 27th – Tell a Story Day
We’re busy all the time with telling stories, mostly with our phones. It can be an Instagram story, a message or a Facebook post, but how often do we really sit down with our friends, family or colleagues and tell them face-to-face stories. This day is usually celebrated in Scotland, the U.K and the U.S, and its purpose it to celebrate the idea of oral storytelling. It can be in the form of book reading, tale telling, ghost story telling or any sort of story you feel like sharing with your community.
May 27th – Cellophane Tape Day
You may not realize it, but cellophane tape has changed life as we know it. How would we wrap a gift or our children’s school books if it wasn’t for cellophane tape? this tiny and sticky treasure really seals the deal and it has been helpful in so many ways that it has to have its own day. By the way, for all you DIY people who love to unleash their inner Martha Stewart from time to time, there is a trendier take on the traditional scotch tape and it’s called washi tape.
June 18th – International Picnic Day
Life’s no picnic, but you can certainly dedicate one day for having a picnic outside. It will give you a chance to do something else in the outdoors and feel the air, especially when you are used to sitting inside a cold office all day long. It’s also a good time to be creative with your culinary choices and. A picnic is usually associated with something fun and some sort of a celebration, so why not celebrate it at least once a year.
July 16th – Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
These fuzzy little creatures are way underrated. Guinea pigs have actually been domesticated thousand of years ago in South America and they serve as a small but a very meaningful companion to many children and their households. Just look at these soft bodies, adorable ears and kind eyes, who wouldn’t want to cuddle with that? It’s time to spread the love and show these little animals just how much they mean to us.
August 10th – S’mores Day
Do we need to say s’more? is there any better trio combo in the world than graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate? we didn’t think so. This amazing dessert can be both be made at home and outside when camping. It’s the perfect treat to bring people closer together. Did you know that the first recipe for S’more can be found inside the recipe book that was published by in the 20’s by the Campfire Marshmallows company?
October 2nd – Name Your Car Day
If you haven’t done it already, then October 2nd is the day for you to do so. If people name their boats or their private planes, why can’t others name their vehicles? Think about it, if you own a car and you use it on a daily basis, it’s pretty much the space where you could potentially spend a lot of time in, especially in traffic. This machine has been so good to you in so many ways, it literally changed your life and helped you lead a better one, so if you don’t already have a good name, you have a few months to choose a proper one.