10 Holidays You Didn’t Know Existed



There’s not only an app for the most bizarre things, but there’s likely also books and entire holidays surrounded around them too. With that said, we’ve prepared a list of local and international holidays that are celebrated, most of which you likely have never heard of. Ranging from Bonza Bottler Day and Buy Nothing Day to One Cent Day and Elephant Appreciation Day, this list includes a perfect balance of weirdness and unique days that you can participate in.

Bonza Bottler Day

Bonza Bottler is celebrated every month on the day in the month that coincides with the number of the month (January 1st, February 2nd, March 3rd, etc.). Started by Elaine Fremont in 1985, Fremont was said to have created it after realizing there were no special occasions to celebrate every month.

International Nose Picking Day

International Nose Picking Day is celebrated annually on April 23rd under an International Observance. Although the day isn’t linked to a creator, it’s still a day celebrated worldwide.

Clean Off Your Desk Day

Celebrated on the 2nd Monday in January annually, National Clean Off Your Desk Day encourages workers to start the new year off right with an organized work area.

Fight Procrastination Day

On the 6th of September each year, Fight Procrastination Day is celebrated. You can celebrate the holiday by going through your to-do list and crossing out the things that you would have gotten to tomorrow.

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrated in North America on November 28th and internationally on November 29th, Buy Nothing Day is described as an international day of protest protecting consumers. Celebrated after Thanksgiving, supporters simply say that they’re against consumerism.

One Cent Day

Celebrated on April 1st annually, National One Cent Day is dedicated to educating United States citizens about the one cent coin (or penny).

Have A Bad Day Day

Have a Bad Day Day is celebrated on November 19th each year. The holiday was reportedly created for people who work directly with customers and therefore have to say “Have a nice day.” And don’t worry, the holiday is also for those who get tired of hearing it.

Square Dance Day

“Dosey Do!” Celebrated on November 29th in the U.S., National Square Dance Day celebrates a form of folk dancing — square dancing. And yes, just so you know, square dancing can be fun and actually be great exercise for those of all ages.

Elephant Appreciation Day

Originated in 1996, Elephant Appreciation Day is celebrated yearly on September 22nd. You can show your appreciation for the herbivorous animals by visiting your local zoo or click around online.

Bad Poetry Day

Dedicated to create bad poetry verses, every year on August 18th Bad Poetry Day is celebrated. The creators of this day were reportedly high school friends who got together and simply wrote some really bad poetry. Yes, making a day is that easy.