8 Bizarre, Yet Totally Real Holidays

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8 Bizarre, Yet Totally Real Holidays

8 Bizarre, Yet Totally Real Holidays

There are so many well known holidays out there like Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukah, Halloween and Valentines Day.  Whether due to history, personal accomplishment or corporations looking to make more money, it seems there are are so many holidays, and so many new ones.  Let’s take a look at some of the more unknown, bizarre holidays.

1) Appreciate a Dragon Day: This day was created by a retired school teacher in 2004 in an attempt to promote her book, Dragon Spell.  This holiday is annually on January 16th.

2) National Inane Answering Message Day: This is a copyrighted holiday created in 1986.  However, this isn’t a truly national day, as congress hasn’t declared it one.  This may be a little outdated, as fewer and fewer people are owning/using answering machines.

3) Blame Someone Else Day: While the origin of this holiday is unknown, it is held on the first Friday the 13th of every year.

4) Steak and Blowjob Day: Believe it or not, this is a real holiday celebrated in Denmark.  Men felt annoyed that there were so many expectations on them for Valentine’s Day, that on March 14, they decided to have a day for them, where women cook them steak and give them blowjobs.

5) Dyngus Day: This is a Polish holiday believed to have started in 966 AD.  The point of this day is basically a giant water fight.  Men get to chase women and drench them in water.  Women get to retaliate the day after by tossing dishes at the boys.  However, many women choose the fun route and partake in the water fight. This holiday is always the Monday after Easter.

6) Star Wars Day: This day was accidentally started because “May the force be with you” translates in German to “We are with you on May 4th.”  The joke now is that the two sound similar – “May the fourth be with you.”

7) National Catfish Day: This one is actually a national holiday!  In 1987, Ronald Reagen believed that more and more Americans were enjoying eating catfish.  This holiday is annually on June 25th.

8) Presidential Joke Day: On August 11, 1984 while doing a voice test for a radio address, President Ronald Reagan said, “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I have just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.  The bombing begins in five minutes.”  To his surprise, he was on air and he announced that to the entire nation.  Ever since, August 11th is Presidential Joke Day.

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