Upcoming quirky holidays that you may want to participate in!
We’ve probably all heard of the traditional holidays, both religious and secular, as well as the specially designated months such as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Black History Month. But what about those odd, quirky designated days? Some of these are marketing ploys meant to sell products or promote a particular company. Others have actual meaning that can help make the world a better place.
This day was created before the big social media revolution in 1998. Kathy Chamberlin and Debby Hoffman started it in New Hampshire as a means of spreading cordiality and encouragement.
The idea behind the day is that people will try to give sincere compliments to other people as a means of boosting that person’s morale. Simply put, you should give a compliment to the people you meet during the course of the day on January 24th.
The compliment should be sincere—people don’t want to have someone lie to them even if it is to make them feel better. Now, you can also post your compliments online using the social media designation #NationalComplimentDay. In this day of cyberbullying and Internet flame wars, why not try to spread some kindness this year?
A greeting card company probably started this one, but it still stands as a great idea for how to make someone’s day a little brighter. February 7th is unofficially designated as “National Send a Card to a Friend Day.”
The idea here is that everyone loves to get a note or letter that someone is thinking of them. So on this day, you should send a card to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. You can send an e-Card, but actual physical cards are preferred since it shows you took the time to find something for your friend. You can spread the word of this holiday with #SendACardToAFriendDay.
No one has any idea who started this particular holiday, but we do know it is celebrated annually on March 22nd. This day is all about relaxing and doing nothing productive.
For those who are burnt out from work, it provides a good excuse to leave those emails and reports until the 23rd. National Goof Off Day encourages you to do whatever you want to relax. Read a book. Play a video game. Do an all-day Friends marathon on Netflix. Sleep in! Just be sure to spread the word with #NationalGoofOffDay on social media.