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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oddball Holidays 2012

In case you've ever wondered when Umbrella Day is, or need an idea to keep your kids busy, here's a list of the regular and the oddball holidays in the US for 2012:

January 1 New Year's Day
January 14 National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 15 Hat Day
January 16 Martin Luther King Day
January 18 Winnie the Pooh Day
January 19 National Popcorn Day
January 21 National Hugging Day
January 24 Belly Laugh Day
January 24 Compliment Day
January 25 Opposite Day
January 27 Chocolate Cake Day
January 31 Backwards Day
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 4 Thank a Mailman Day
February 8 Boy Scout Day
February 8 Kite Flying Day
February 10 Umbrella Day
February 11 Make a Friend Day
February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
February 14 Valentine's Day
February 15 National Gumdrop Day
February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 19 National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20 Presidents Day, Washington's Birthday
February 20 Cherry Pie Day
February 20 Love Your Pet Day
February 21 Mardi Gras
February 22 Walking The Dog Day
February 26 Carnival Day
February 26 National Pistachio Day
February 26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
February 27 Polar Bear Day
March 1 National Pig Day
March 1 Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
March 3 National Anthem Day
March 4 Pound Cake Day
March 6 Dentist's Day
March 6 National Frozen Food Day
March 7 National Cereal Day
March 11 Daylight Savings
March 11 Johnny Appleseed Day (also on 9/26)
March 12 Girl Scout Day
March 12 Plant A Flower Day
March 14 Learn About Butterflies Day
March 14 National Pi Day (3.14=Pi)
March 15 Ides of March
March 15 Incredible Kids Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 19 Poultry Day
March 19 National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 22 National Goof Off Day
March 23 National Chip & Dip Day
March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
March 25 International Waffle Day. National Waffle Day is 8/24.
March 25 Pecan Day
March 28 Something On A Stick Day
March 30 Take A Walk In The Park Day
March 30 National Doctor's Day
March 31 Bunsen Burner Day
April 1 April Fool's Day
April 1 International Fun At Work Day
April 2 Children's Book Day
April 2 National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
April 3 Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day
April 4 School Librarian Day
April 6 Walk Around Things Day
April 7 No Housework Day
April 7 Caramel Popcorn Day
April 8 Easter
April 9 Winston Churchill Day
April 10 National Siblings Day
April 11 National Submarine Day
April 13 Scrabble Day
April 14 Look Up at the Sky Day
April 14 National Pecan Day
April 14 Reach as High as You Can Day
April 15 Taxes Due
April 15 Rubber Eraser Day
April 16 National Librarian Day
April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17 National Cheeseball Day
April 18 International Juggler's Day. World Juggler's Day is the Saturday closest to 6/17.
April 19 National Garlic Day
April 19 National High Five Day
April 22 Earth Day
April 22 National Jelly Bean Day
April 23 National Zucchini Bread Day
April 24 Pig In A Blanket Day
April 26 National Pretzel Day
April 26 Richter Scale Day
April 27 Tell a Story Day
April 30 National Honesty Day
May 1 Mother Goose Day
May 2 Bother and Sisters Day
May 4 Bird Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 5 National Hoagie Day
May 6 Beverage Day
May 6 National Nurses Day
May 8 No Socks Day
May 9 Lost Sock Memorial Day
May 10 Clean Up Your Room Day
May 11 Eat What You Want Day
May 13 Mother's Day
May 12 Limerick Day
May 13 Leprechaun Day
May 13 Frog Jumping Day
May 14 Dance Like A Chicken Day
May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16 Love A Tree Day
May 18 Visit Your Relatives Day
May 18 No Dirty Dishes Day
May 20 Pick Strawberries Day
May 23 Lucky Penny Day
May 28 Memorial Day
May 30 Water A Flower Day
June 1 Flip A Coin Day
June 1 National Doughnut Day
June 3 Repeat Day
June 4 Applesauce Cake Day
June 6 National Yo-Yo Day
June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8 Best Friends Day
June 9 Donald Duck Day
June 10 Iced Tea Day
June 14 Flag Day
June 16 Fresh Veggies Day
June 16 Word Juggler's Day
June 17 Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 17 Father's Day
June 18 Go Fishing Day
June 20 Ice Cream Soda Day
June 22 National Chocolate Eclair Day
June 24 Swim A Lap Day
June 27 Sunglasses Day
June 28 Paul Bunyan Day
June 29 Camera Day
June 29 Waffle Iron Day
June 30 Meteor Day
July 1 Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
July 2 I Forgot Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 4 Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 Chocolate Day
July 7 National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8 Video Games Day
July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 11 Cheer Up The Lonely Day
July 12 Different Colored Eyes Day
July 12 Pecan Pie
July 14 Bastille Day
July 15 National Ice Cream Day
July 15 Tapioca Pudding Day
July 15 Cow Appreciation Day
July 17 Peach Ice Cream Day
July 17 Yellow Pig Day
July 19 National Raspberry Cake Day
July 21 National Junk Food Day
July 22 Parent's Day
July 22 Hammock Day
July 23 National Hot Dog Day
July 23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 27 Take Your Pants For A Walk Day
July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29 National Lasagna Day
July 30 National Cheesecake Day
August 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 1 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3 National Watermelon Day
August 5 Friendship Day
August 5 Sisters Day
August 6 Wiggle Your Toes Day
August 9 Book Lover's Day
August 10 Lazy Day
August 10 National S'mores Day
August 11 Son and Daughter Day
August 12 Middle Child's Day
August 13 Left Hander's Day
August 14 National Creamsicle Day
August 15 Relaxation Day
August 16 Tell a Joke Day
August 17 National Thriftshop Day
August 20 National Radio Day
August 22 National Tooth Fairy Day (also 2/28)
August 26 National Dog Day
August 27 Just Because Day
August 30 Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 National Trail Mix Day
September 3 Labor Day
September 5 Cheese Pizza Day
September 6 Read A Book Day
September 8 National Date Nut Bread Day
September 9 Grandparent's Day
September 9 Teddy Bear Day
September 11 Make Your Bed Day
September 11 Patriot Day
September 12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day
September 13 Fortune Cookie Day
September 13 National Peanut Day
September 14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day
September 15 Make A Hat Day
September 16 Collect Rocks Day
September 16 National Play Doh Day
September 16 Stepfamily Day
September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day
September 17 Citizenship Day
September 18 National Cheeseburger Day
September 19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day
September 19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 21 Miniature Golf Day
September 23 Checkers day
September 24 National Cheeries Jubilee Day
September 25 National Comic Book Day
September 26 Johnny Appleseed Day
September 27 Crush A Can Day
September 28 Native American Day
September 29 Confucius Day
October 2 Name Your Car Day
October 4 National Frappe Day
October 5 Do Something Nice Day
October 8 Columbus Day
October 9 Curious Events Day
October 9 Leif Erikson Day
October 9 Moldy Cheese Day
October 10 National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
October 12 World Egg Day
October 14 National Dessert Day
October 16 Boss' Day
October 17 Wear Something Gaudy Day
October 20 Sweetest Day
October 21 Count Your Buttons Day
October 21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22 National Nut Day
October 24 National Bologna Day
October 25 World Pasta Day
October 25 Octopus Day
October 26 Frankenstein Friday
October 27 National Tell A Story Day in the UK
October 27 Make A Difference Day
October 29 National Frankenstein Day
October 30 National Candy Corn Day
October 31 Carve a Pumpkin Day
October 31 Halloween
November 1 All Saint's Day, All Souls Day
November 2 Deviled Egg Day
November 3 Sandwich Day
November 4 Daylight Savings
November 5 Gunpowder Day
November 6 Marooned Without A Compass Day
November 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8 Cook Something Bold Day
November 10 Forget-Me_Not Day
November 11 Veterans' Day
November 15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day
November 16 Button Day
November 16 Have A Party With Your Bear Day
November 17 Homemade Bread Day
November 17 Take A Hike Day
November 22 Go For A Ride Day
November 22 Thanksgiving
November 25 National Parfait Day
November 28 Red Planet Day
November 30 Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day
December 1 Eat A Red Apple Day
December 2 National Fritters Day
December 4 Wear Brown Shoes Day
December 5 Bathtub Party Day
December 5 Repeal Day
December 6 St. Nicholas Day
December 6 Put On Your Own Shoes Day
December 7 National Cotton Candy Day
December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 9 National Pastry Day
December 12 Poinsettia Day
December 13 Ice Cream Day. National Ice Cream Day is the 3rd Sunday in July.
December 15 National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
December 17 National Maple Syrup Day
December 18 Bake Cookies Day
December 19 Look For An Evergreen Day
December 19 Oatmeal Muffin Day
December 20 Go Caroling Day
December 21 National Flashlight Day
December 21 Look On The Bright Side Day
December 22 Date Nut Bread Day (also 9/8)
December 24 National Chocolate Day
December 24 National Egg Nog Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 27 Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
December 27 National Fruitcake Day
December 28 Card Playing Day
December 30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
December 31 New Year's Eve
I found these days on various websites, but most were listed on www.holidayinsights.com

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