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Bizarre Holidays (US)

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Sadurian Mike
639147.  Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:09 am Reply with quote

"Holidays" is being use in the informal US sense here to mean a special day of some sort without implying any sort of time off work (unfortunately).

The site is fairly vague about the origins of some of these, but others are given proper citation. In the main, however, they are as "authentic" as a Roman coin stamped 10BC, and only meant as fun.

A few randomly chosen gems;

February 4th: Create a Vacuum Day
February 27th: Polar Bear Day
March 16th: Everything You Do is Right Day
April 4th: Hug a Newsman Day
April 8th: Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
June 22nd: National Chocolate Eclair Day
July 10th: Teddy Bear Picnic Day
September 22nd: Elephant Appreciation Day
December 2st: Humbug Day

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/INDEX.HTM

 
bemahan
639165.  Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:13 am Reply with quote

Bemason discovered last week that there is a Mole Day (nothing to do with little furry creatures) and has made a note to celebrate it next year.

 
Efros
639217.  Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:37 am Reply with quote

October 23rd is mole day. US chemistry teachers are obsessed with how difficult a concept the mole is, actually it's not, my kids usually get a grasp on it once we've talked about the baker's dozen.

 
Sadurian Mike
639649.  Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:04 pm Reply with quote

 
Celebaelin
639661.  Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:39 pm Reply with quote

That's all so much gas.

 
Efros
639684.  Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:45 pm Reply with quote

Yeah about 22.4 dm^3.

 

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