36 Little Known Holidays to Celebrate with a Unique Event

Want to throw a unique event? Just pick a holiday! These days, there are more holidays than you can even imagine—practically, one for every day of the year (sometimes more than one per day!). Ranging from the really weird, like Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day, to the entertaining, like National Margarita Day, these holidays can be the perfect excuse to throw a fun and unique event.

little known holidays

Take a look at the list below for some of our favorite bizarre and little known holidays that happen throughout the year—and who knows? Maybe one of these holidays could be the inspiration for an exciting new event.

January

  • Trivia Day – January 4
  • National Compliment Day – January 24
  • Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – January 31

February

  • World Nutella Day – February 5
  • Make A Friend’s Day – February 11
  • International Pancake Day – February 17

March

  • International Day of Awesomeness – March 10
  • International Day of Happiness – March 20
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day – March 26

April

  • National Fun Day – April 1
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day – April 16
  • National Dance Day – April 25

May

  • World Laughter Day – May 3
  • Eat What You Want Day – May 11
  • National Pizza Party Day – May 15

June

  • Say Something Nice Day – June 1
  • World Productivity Day – June 20
  • Great American Backyard Campout – June 27

July

  • Chocolate Day – July 7
  • National Ice Cream Day – July 19
  • National Dance Day – July 25

August

  • Friendship Day – August 2
  • National Relaxation Day – August 15
  • Serendipity Day – August 18

September

  • Bacon Day – September 5
  • Wonderful Weirdoes Day – September 9
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19

October

  • Improve Your Office Day – October 4
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day – October 17
  • Make A Difference Day – October 24

November

  • Cliché Day – November 3
  • World Kindness Day – November 13
  • Square Dancing Day – November 29

December

  • National Cookie Day – December 4
  • National Haiku Poetry Day – December 22
  • No Interruptions Day – December 31

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