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This is a list of unofficial observances or holidays attached to specific dates (fixed or movable), organized by date for easy reference.

Date Holiday
Monday before Shrove Tuesday Nickanan Night, Collop Monday. Hall' Monday[1]
26th of each month Furo no hi (day of bathing: Japan)[2]
Christmas in August
Christmas in July
January 7 Distaff Day
January 11 Milk Day
January 11 World Laughter Day
January (First Monday after 12th) Handsel Monday[3]
January 15 Wikipedia Day[4]
January 16 National Religious Freedom Day
January 21 National Hug Day
January 24-1 National Peanut Butter Day
January 24-3 National Puzzle Day
January 25 Opposite Day
January 28 Data Privacy Day
January 30 (or closest school day) School Day of Non-violence and Peace
January 31 Street Children's Day
February (first Friday) National Wear Red Day
February (first Saturday) Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
February 12 Darwin Day
February 13, 14 or 15 Singles Awareness Day
February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day (USA)
March (first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship) National Corndog Day (USA)
March 10 or Friday of first full week Middle Name Pride Day[5]
March 14 Pi Day
March 19 Client's Day
March 25 Tolkien Reading Day
April 1 April Fools' Day; Edible Book Festival
April (Week of new moon) National Dark-Sky Week (USA)
April 14 Black Day
April 16 Foursquare Day
April (19th, 18th and 17th have been used) Record Store Day
April 20 420 (cannabis culture)
April 25 DNA day
April 26 Hug A Friend Day[6]
April 30 Honesty Day
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 25 Geek Pride Day; Towel Day, Star Wars Day
May 26 National Paper Airplane Day
June 16 Bloomsday
June 18 Autistic Pride Day
June 20–21 (Solstice) International Surfing Day
June 21 Go Skateboarding Day
June 28 (Also October 22) CAPS LOCK DAY
July (First Saturday) International Free Hugs Day
July (Last Friday in July) System Administrator Appreciation Day
July 5 X-Day (Church of the SubGenius)
August (first Sunday) International Friendship Day
August 5 International Beer Day
September (Third Saturday) Software Freedom Day
September 1 Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand)
September 5 International Bacon Day
September 19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 28 Ask a Stupid Question Day
September 30 Blasphemy Day
October 22 (also June 28) CAPS LOCK DAY
October 23 Mole Day
October 30 Mischief Night
November - December (Second Friday after Thanksgiving) International Sweater Vestival
November (First Sunday in November) New York City Marathon Day (New York, NY)
November (Day after Thanksgiving) National Day of Listening (USA)
November 17 International Students' Day
November 25–26 Buy Nothing Day
December (Thursday before Christmas) National Regifting Day (USA)
December 14 Monkey Day
December 23 Festivus


  1. ^ Notes & Queries Vol 12, July - December 1855, G. Bell, entry for Oct. 20, 1855
  2. ^ 風呂の日(furo no hi): Day of Bath
  3. ^ The Book of Days, edited by Robert Chambers, page 52, Lippencott, Philadelphia, 1863
  4. ^ "Today's Top 10: Observances for January". Delco Times. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Perez, Sandra (March 10, 2011). "Happy Middle Name Pride Day". The Examiner. 
  6. ^ ABC4 News - Hug a Friend Day - And the health benefits of hugging

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