Bizarre holidays dot the calendar in September. This back-to-school month offers the public a frivolous assortment of events meant to either motivate them to overcome a fear or give them an out for a weakness or two.
Be Late for Something Day, Sept. 5
Are you always late? Take advantage of this holiday. On ‘Be Late for Something Day’, you don’t have to make up another excuse as to why you couldn’t get to work on time. Just explain you’re commemorating a special event that requires that you attend everything at least 15-minutes late.
Make Your Bed Day, Sept. 11
Making one’s bed is a chore. For this reason, a lot of adults don’t do it. Be an example for your kids and honor this event. You’ll get a bit more respect the next time you tell them to clean up their room.
Defy Superstition Day, Sept. 13
What do you believe brings bad luck? On this day, face your fear. Walk under a ladder. Pet a black cat. Defy your superstitions and prove that they aren’t real.
Blame Someone Else Day, Sept 13
“It’s not my fault. It’s not my fault. It’s not my fault.” Chant this mantra throughout this 24-hour period. Give yourself a break because you may not be responsible for all the ills in your life – just a few.
Make a Hat Day, Sept. 15
Calling all craftsmen! Put your skills to the test by making a hat in honor of this holiday. Any material will suffice. For school children – go with paper. ‘Make a Hat Day’ is purely about the art of creating a fun clothing accessory.
Crush a Can Day, Sept. 27
Nope. ‘Crush a Can Day’ is not about recycling. As a matter of fact, its origins are unknown. This holiday is only about squishing tin cans by any means possible. For those of you with anger management issues, this activity is a great way to release stress.
Ask a Stupid Question Day, Sept. 28
No question is really dumb? Well – the answer depends on who you ask. ‘Ask a Stupid Question Day’ was created to reduce the level of anxiety people experience when making inquiries to others that sound ridiculous. This holiday is a great tool for workers to use who really haven’t figured out the ins-and-outs of a job.
Ready to celebrate? Pick one of these seven bizarre holidays in September to honor. It’ll be a fun way to start the day.