10 Hilarious National Holidays You Won’t BelieveLists, Other, Shocking, Social, Weird
There are a lot of people who raise an eyebrow and cannot believe it when they hear that pancakes have an entire national holiday dedicated to their existence and consumption. There are truly a lot of different national holidays these days, with many people calling out of work and spending time with their family in an effort to become closer in the name of the holiday. Some people celebrate simply for the hilarity of it all, while others really enjoy whatever is being put up on a pedestal for that specific day. Here are ten hilarious national holidays you simply won’t believe.
Tinku “Punch Your Neighbor” Festival
There truly is a Bolivian national holiday that involves people knocking on the door of their neighbor’s home and then wailing on them with their fists. This holiday is celebrated in the first few weeks of May.
Obama Day, on November 6th, is a celebration of the soon-to-be-former President of the United States. Kenyans celebrate the man, considering him the most powerful man in the entire world.
Hadaka Matsuri is a Japanese festival that roughly translates to “naked man festival.” Participants must strip down to nothing but a loincloth and perform in various activities. This day is celebrated on February 20th, 2016.
Create a Vacuum Day
February the 4th is actually Create a Vacuum Day, where people celebrate how boring household chores really are by vacuuming and designing a new vacuum.
Bermuda Day is not actually a celebration of the country, but the clothing. May 24th of every single year, citizens strut around with Bermuda shorts on instead of real pants.
National Weatherperson’s Day
National Weatherperson’s Day is an odd way to celebrate your local weatherman for their great service to the community, however if you want to celebrate this day, do it on February 5th!
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day, 7th Feb 2016, sounds ridiculous, and that is because it really is. You basically just wiggle your fingers at your neighbor, but without punching them in the face.
National Punctuation Day
National Punctuation Day is celebrating on September 24th of every year, and people are encouraged to develop their punctuation further by reading newspapers and circling any errors they find within.
National Hairball Awareness Day
National Hairball Awareness Day is a celebration of our feline companions who tend to hack up a hairball on occasion. Truly a serious condition, and is celebrated on the last Friday in April!
Talk Like Shakespeare Day
Talk Like Shakespeare Day is celebrated on June 23rd, which is the same day the famous writer was born. The national holiday urges people to substitute some of their words for those found in Shakespeare’s plays.