Friday, 8 May 2015

A Quirk Of My Own

I adore holidays.

You're probably thinking right now: "No duh, of course she likes holidays! Everybody likes 'em. Does she think I'm a fool?"

Well, sure, I love Christmas. Halloween is super fun. Thanksgiving is delicious. Easter is bright and colourful. Valentine's Day is a perfect occasion to express your feelings for someone you care about. But I'm not talking about THOSE holidays. I'm talking about the under appreciated holidays. The ones that are official, but no one knows about them because either they aren't a religious celebration of some sort, and it is not a government holiday. 

These holidays get pushed to the side and ignored. They're left out. No one celebrates them. No one cares. But these holidays are actually really fun, unique, and special. 

My quirk: I celebrate all of them.

Okay, so I don't take them as seriously as Christmas. But still, I try to honor each and every one of these holidays, simply by tossing out a few "Happy...." to passersby on the streets.

Every day, I inform my friends of these holidays so they can celebrate them with me. 

These holidays are super fun to celebrate. For instance, did you know that today is Giving Sharks a Voice Day? More people a year are killed by vending machines than they are by sharks. Sharks, even while being carnivores, are more peaceful than humans. Yet why are we  so scared of them? Because of their Jaws? Because of Jaws the movie? Think again before you say that you hate sharks.

See what I just did there? I did my part in celebrating that holiday! Happy Give Sharks a Voice Day! Every holiday deserves respect. 

Did you know that May 11th is Eat What You Want Day? And that on the same day is Root Canal Appreciation Day? You see what I mean, how fun these holidays can be!!!

And they're not fake. They're all official holidays, yet no one celebrates them. Some may be more obscure than others, but they are all authentic.

Limerick Day is on the twelfth, and on the fourth, it was International Respect for Chickens Day.On the fifteenth it will be Straw Hat Day. There's always more than one every single day, why not pick a few and celebrate them?

I suppose this is pretty quirky and odd of me. But I believe that all holidays deserve respect, and that's why I try to take the time to remember them.

If there's a holiday every single day, that means that there is a reason to be happy.So if you're ever feeling down, why not look up the day's holidays so you can see there's a reason to celebrate? Treat every day like Christmas, and keep the cheer going all year.

Keep celebrating!!

-Oakstar

8 comments:

  1. Ha ha, these are awesome! :) I don't know a lot about the more obscure holidays, but I think our family celebrated National Doughnut Day, because, well, any excuse to eat doughnuts.

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    1. Thanks! Oh my goodness, what a great holiday!

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  2. I didn't know that there were so many holidays! I'll have to look them up!

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    1. There are, and they're really fun!

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  3. National doughnut day, like Kate said, is one of the smaller ones I know, along with International Happiness Day and National Proposal Day! My friend's don't believe that there are so many holidays too, but I'm like, "You should be happy because every day is a holiday! All you seem to care about are the ones we have to get away from school, like Christmas."

    xoxo Morning

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    1. There are so many great holidays! Luckily, my friends celebrate them with me, but it sucks that your friends don't care about most of them!

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