We are a busy family. We both have full time jobs. Our son has an after school job. We own a home. We have 3 dogs and a cat. As much as we’d love to travel full time, it’s not in the cards for us right now. So, to pass the time between our bigger adventures, we like to come up with little adventures that we can have without ever leaving home.

Ever been on your way to work and heard the radio DJ talking about how today is French Fry Day? What? Seriously? There’s a day for that? Yes there is. In fact, there’s a day for just about everything. If you Google ‘silly holidays’, you can find websites that have calendars dedicated to all the silly, weird holidays for the year.

About 5 years ago, my son and I decided to look through those calendars and pick one day to celebrate each month. Now, my son loves to eat, so the majority of  holidays that were picked by him revolved around food!

Here is the list of silly holidays we celebrated that year:

January 19th: National Popcorn Day

February 20th: National Cherry Pie Day

March 14th: National Pi Day (get it? 3.14…….Nerd Alert!)

April 26th: National Pretzel Day

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We made homemade soft pretzels for pretzel day.

 

May 4th: Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with You!…..Double nerd alert!)

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May the Fourth be with You!

 

June 29th: Pinhole Camera Day (Our only non-food day!)

July 21st: National Ice Cream Day

August 10th: National S’mores Day

September 18th: National Cheeseburger Day

October 14th: National Dessert Day

November 3rd: Sandwich Day

December 18th: Bake Cookies Day

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It’s hard to tell, but we do have flour on our noses for Bake Cookies Day.

Each month, we’d plan what we were going to do for our chosen silly holiday and then celebrate it! We always took a picture to commemorate our day and shared it on Instagram. This year my son asked if we could do the silly holidays again and I of course said yes! Follow us on Instagram to see what holidays we chose and how we celebrate them each month!

We’d also love to see your silly holiday celebrations. Post your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #sillyholidays.

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