Weird Holidays? Ohhhh yes we have them! Our monthly calendar is packed full of unique, strange, bazaar, wacky and weird holidays that make perfect "Theme Parties" if your looking for something wild to celebrate. (can also be known as Unofficial Holidays)
are taking on a new popularity in today's culture and can be celebrated world wide even though most listed on this page were first made popular in the United States. Most weird holidays honor some kind of wacky invention or a fun and bazaar thing to do. All of these make for some great party laughter.
In fact, this is the main reason why these holidays are becoming so popular. Everybody loves a fun reason to party and these weird, wild & wacky holidays fit the bill! Get your party pants on and join in on the party craze!
The Holiday Party Craze!
You can find just about any type of holiday you can think of and you can also bet that a party is being celebrated somewhere in its honor too. The holiday party craze is going strong in colleges and young communities. The party craze is also going strong with the senior citizens too! Why you ask? Because everybody loves a party and everybody loves a holiday to celebrate. You can bet that if someone can find a fun reason to party- then party time it is!! (How to plan a party)
Any of the holidays listed on this page would make a great weird party if you let your imagination be your guide. You can check out some of the "most publicized" weird holiday parties and get some great ideas! It's true that the ages between 18 and 30 are the biggest followers for over-the-top crazy parties but the next age up, (the adults who were once the partiers), are now the ones planning the children's parties and they can be just as fun & crazy in their own way :)
How are Weird Holidays Set?
Any person can apply to their respective government or to the United Nations in order to have a day formalized as a particular celebration. It can't be racist, sexist or fall in any range of sinister or hateful. Any individual can apply for a reserved holiday but we find that it's mostly groups and fun organizations who go to the trouble to apply.
A truly "National" day is literally an act of Congress and takes a lot of work.
There's really a lot of freedom in the making of Days reserved for Weird Holiday as you will see as you read the list below. This freedom to be able to apply for a holiday has led to some pretty strange ones.
Unofficial Holidays are are not traditionally marked on calendars. These holidays are celebrated by various groups and individuals. Some are designed to promote a cause, others recognize historical events not recognized officially, & others are "funny" holidays, generally intended as humorous distractions & excuses to share laughs among friends.
Our Favorite Weird Holidays & Observances are listed here!
To see the complete list for month-long observances & day events, visit the links above.
World Naked Bike Ride: (dates vary) (WNBR) "is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, and fewer on skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates) to "protest oil dependency and celebrate the power and individuality of our bodies"." "The dress code motto is "Bare As You Dare". Full and partial (especially topfree) nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory, on all rides. Requiring partial cover-up is strictly forbidden and is a distinguishing feature of WNBR versus other cycling events."
First Foot Day - (January 1) - First Foot Day marks the beginning of the New Year and is said to bring luck. Who dares enter your home first on New Year's Day? You have to read about this Holiday. It's traditional for many people. Click Here for more info on First Foot Day.
Thomas Crapper Day! -(January 27) Some information you find calls it "Toilet Day." This holiday is devoted to the man who invented the flush toilet. Parties are hosted on this day and toilet games are played in it's honor!
"April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. date notation) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.: This observance is set to honor "medical marijuana" - "Medical cannabis (commonly referred to as "medical marijuana") refers to the use of the Cannabis plant as a physician-recommended drug or herbal therapy, as well as synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids.
In some locations this celebration coincides with Earth Week. At events in the United States, it is common to hear about Abraham Lincoln, one of many American politicians known for past use of cannabis, who wrote that one of his "favorite things" was "smoking a pipe of sweet hemp".
This holiday is an International Observance celebrated each and every year on April 23; which means that people all over the world can and will be celebrate this unusual holiday! Is this a joke? Nope, it's another one of those Weird, wild & Wacky Holidays that people just love to roll over laughing about-
It is a day where everyone, be they students, respectable businessmen, or cherished community leaders, leave their pants behind, and have a little fun. Usually this means wearing thick, appropriately modest boxer shorts, but bloomers, slips, briefs, and boxer-briefs all work as well.
Bath Tub Party Day: (August 5) where party goers are encouraged to go to the extreme and pile in a large tub (most of the time it's a large water fountain, hot tub or swimming pool) and splash around in bubbles while wearing shower caps with the largest tub toy you can find (most popular is the yellow duck)! These parties are known to go on for hours and many times the theme goes into soap and scrubbing the body with large sponges! It's a really funny party to be sure!
The Mid-Autumn Festival: (September ?) also known as the Moon Festival, Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people and Vietnamese people (even though they celebrate it differently), dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty. Traditionally friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes together. Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as: Putting pomelo rinds on one's head, carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lanterns, burning incense in reverence to deities
Sadie Hawkins Day: It became a day-long event observed in Canada and in the United States on the Saturday that follows November 9th. The practical basis of Sadie Hawkins Day is one of simple gender role-reversal. Women and girls take the bold initiative by inviting the man or boy of their choice out on a date - almost unheard of before 1937 - typically to a dance attended by other bachelors and their assertive dates.
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Bonza Bottler Day - Bonza Bottler Day is a kind of fun holiday, which happens every month when a day and month coincide. Bonza Bottler Day was created by Elaine Fremont in 1985 when she realized there were no special occasions to celebrate one month. Visit the official site.
Gone-ta-pott Day - Each month we usually experience one of those days that we wish we could just snap our fingers and make the day start over. How many times have you come home to your family and said "my day has gone-ta-pott? I think it's high time we look on the bright side of life and see the humor in a day that's gone to pott. Celebrated the 28th of every month!
Great planning is the key to a successful party & a successful party means your guests will have memories to last a lifetime!
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