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It's Time To P-A-R-T-Y with Weird Holidays! In the United States, August is National Back to School month. Some US School districts and systems return to school and because of that, August has always been the month to get in a party before going "back-to-school." Once school starts, the parties are on hold until everyone settle into their new school schedules. Once classes start chugging along so does the weird holidays and everyones back into the holiday party mood again!
It's Hug Month! That means hug parties will be taking place indoors and outdoors. While your doing all that hugging you better get your smile on because August is also Smile Month. These are not so weird but...
Is it weird to eat dessert first?
In Western culture dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food. But during the month of August dessert lovers everywhere are given the go ahead to eat our desserts first and not feel bad about doing it. That's right August celebrates your sweet tooth on Eat Dessert First Month..
In this list your going to find some down right odd holidays that make your wonder. Even though we might not know the origin of some of these wacky holidays, we love them just the same. There's just something about a weird holiday that can be celebrated with a weird holiday party too.
• August 5 - On this day beer parties are hosted and drinking games are played in celebration of beer. Believe it or not, beer parties are traditional on this day worldwide. If loud parties are to much for you then do what others do. Celebrate with class by hosting a beer tasting party. Serve a dozen different beers and have your guests taste and tally the flavors.
This day is celebrated by wearing your favorite undies to underwear parties. Most of these parties are themed to either fancy dress or wacky wears. Examples: black & white undies with a tie, or tie-dyed undies with funny saying.
This one is not so weird and belongs with Unofficial holidays but we thought we would list it as a friendship reminder. It's a day known for women to get together over coffee. " An invitation for coffee is synonymous with an offer of friendship."
The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935(no references). Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries. On this day people spend time with their friends and express love for them. Exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.
Our readers tells us we should add Sandwich Month to our weird, wild & wacky holidays. Well we didn't think sandwich month was so weird until it was explained; "it's not sandwiches that's weird, it's weird sandwiches that are." Ohhhhh Wow!
Well most of the time it is and that means midnight moon parties! Yep it's a fun thing to do and easy to plan for too. The party takes place outside under the light of the moon. A few candles is all you need to see the table of food and drinks and the entertainment itself is watching the skies.
• The first week of August is "Indian Week" for the Penobscot Tribe in Old Town, Maine. In this week, members of the Penobscot Tribe from all over Maine venture to the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation in Old Town and take part in games, Native American arts and crafts, pow-wows, cook-outs, etc.
• Bon festival – (Obon Festival) is a Japanese traditional buddhist custom, evolved into a family reunion holiday. Many Japanese manufacturers and firms give their employees three to five days off around August 15.
"The Europeans brought many of their influences to Argentina and one of their great contributions was the gnocchi. Apparently Argentineans were pretty impressed with this food because it not only received its own day of the year, it received its own 12 days of the year. The 29th of every month is Gnocchi Day, (or as the Argentineans call it “ñoquis del 29″)"
Banana pudding is a dessert common in the Southern United States, generally consisting of repeated layers of sweet custard, cookies (usually Vanilla Wafers) and sliced bananas placed in a dish, baked and served, sometimes with whipped cream or meringue on top.