When the weather’s bad and Christmas is still so far away, it can seem like there’s nothing to celebrate.

Then you might stumble across a strange holiday like National Ginger Awareness Day (February 22) or Bathtub Party Day (December 5) and wonder, what other days are you missing out on?

Here are 6 upcoming bizarre holidays…

1. Bad Poetry day

August 18

An official day created by Wellcat.com with the intention that school friends would reunite, write awful poetry and send it to their old teacher. You can almost hear “I’m a poet and I didn’t know it.”

2. Teddy Bear Day

September 9

President Roosevelt refused to shoot a small bear in 1902 when out hunting so, inevitably, the Washington Post picked up on this story and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals “Teddy Bears” and made a day of it. Cute!

teddy bear

3. Play-Doh Day

September 16

Invented in the ’50s, play-doh day is used to celebrate childhood creativity and play.

4. Elephant Appreciation Day

September 22

Created in 1996 to celebrate elephants in a big way. Elephant-lovers are advised to donate to conservation support for elephants.


5. Ask A Stupid Question Day

September 28

In the ’80s teachers were trying to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom which sparked this day. If it falls on a weekend it is instead celebrated on the last day of September so the kids have no escape.

6. Mother-In-Law Day

Fourth Sunday of October

It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as Mother’s Day but I’m pretty sure we can guess who came up with this day.

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