There’s a Holiday for That :: Silly Holidays to Celebrate in 2020

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My oldest son’s birthday is February 1. With much excitement, he informed me that National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day fell on his birthday this year, and we simply must celebrate.

After dutifully obliging to this request, I began to wonder what other fantastic holidays I may be missing out on due to not knowing that such days even exist. I am sad to say I missed out on January 3’s crazy holiday offerings, though I am marking my 2021 calendar now so I won’t forget to take part in 2021’s Fruitcake Toss Day and the Festival of Sleep. I will also be sure to celebrate Penguin Awareness Day on January 20, and Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21. 

I promise not to celebrate Work Naked Day on February 7. (You’re welcome.)

The rest of 2020 will be a celebration of goofy holidays

February 16 :: Do a Grouch a Favor Day.

(If I do you a favor on this day, well… sorry.)

February 17 :: Random Act of Kindness Day
February 23 :: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day 

(I will not be personally celebrating, but my pooch has been looking forward to this holiday her entire life.)

February 28 :: Public Sleeping Day
March 5 :: Learn What Your Name Means Day
March 15 :: Everything You Think Is Wrong Day

(My teenager celebrates this holiday every day. His celebrations include copious amounts of eye rolling.)

March 16 :: Everything You Do Is Right Day

(Take that, teenage kid.)

March 26 :: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
April 12 :: Grilled Cheese Day
April 16 :: Wear Pajamas to Work Day
April 22 :: Jelly Bean Day
May 1 :: Batman Day

(Also May 1 :: No Pants Day. Not celebrating. You’re welcome. Again.)

May 4 :: Star Wars Day
May 6 :: National School Nurse Day 

(We should celebrate school nurses all year round. I hear hand sanitizer is a good gift.)

May 9 :: Lost Sock Memorial Day

A somber holiday in which we crowd around the dryer and wonder where those missing in action have gone.

May 14 :: Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 20 :: Be a Millionaire Day 

(Anyone want to help me celebrate this one? Bueller?)

June 19 :: Sauntering Day
July 2 :: I Forgot Day
July 4 :: Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
July 31 :: Uncommon Musical Instrument Day
August 24 :: Pluto Demoted Day

Poor Pluto.

September 4 :: Eat an Extra Dessert Day
September 16 :: Collect Rocks Day
September 24 :: Punctuation Day (!!!!)
October 1 :: International Coffee Day 

I celebrate this one year round.

October 4 :: Taco Day
October 17 :: Wear Something Gaudy Day
October 21 :: Count Your Buttons Day
November 15 :: Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day 

I don’t want to celebrate this one. 

December 4 :: Wear Brown Shoes Day
December 8 :: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
December 27 :: No Interruptions Day

Can someone please tell my kids about this one? Preferably to be celebrated while I am in the shower or working from home?

There are no less than 400 fantastic “holidays” occurring this year. Happy celebrating!


Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at