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Fun Holidays to Put On Your Calendar This Year

Jan 22, 2021 ByMarc Gordon

Are you looking to make this year a memorable one? If yes, then might we suggest you spice up you calendar with these cool, fun holidays from all around the world that will bright you joy and delight all year long!

SINGLES’ DAY

We all know Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We all also know that Valentine’s Day is most certainly not everyone’s favorite holiday. That is why we’d like to introduce you to Singles’ Day! This holiday is celebrated in China on November 11, and it’s a big day for online sales—bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. So get yourself that face mask and sweater you’ve seen and never gotten. It’s self-love day, baby. The story goes that the holiday originally started at Nanjing University in China as a way for students to celebrate being single; 11/11 represents four individuals. It became a cultural phenomenon, and retailers couldn’t resist getting a piece of the pie, encouraging people to treat themselves to celebrate singledom.

NATIONAL CATFISH DAY

It might sound like one of those random holidays, but National Catfish Day is a real national observance in the U.S., as declared by President Ronald Reagan on June 25, 1987. But it’s not to celebrate just any catfish. In his proclamation, Reagan said, “Farm-raised catfish have come a long way from their bottom-feeding ancestors.”

NATIONAL SLEEPYHEAD DAY

This Finnish holiday is more fun for some than others. As tradition goes, on July 27, the last person in the house still sleeping gets woken up with a bucket of water to the face. The city of Naantali goes even further, recruiting a “celebrity Sleepyhead” to throw into the sea.