Plan Your Epitaph Day
No Joke! It's every November 2
"Dedicated to the proposition that a forgettable gravestone is a fate worse than death, & that everyone can be in the same league with William Shakespeare and W.C. Fields." Annually, coincides with the Day of the Dead.
Definition of An Epitaph
— literally: "on the gravestone") is a short text honoring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but also used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by those responsible for the burial.
How is this holiday celebrated?
By having a Epitaph Party! Yep it's weird and unusual alright but what a hoot of a party to have. An epitaph can be a verse or a poem so what a great time to drag out those wacky favorites that you've read on tombstone and read them aloud. Now if you dare...... Epitaph Parties are known to go visit old graveyards and vote on their favorite tombstone.
Let's Plan A Party
It's Time To P-A-R-T-Y with Weird Holidays!
November has always been a festive time for parties because it's right in the middle of the
"Holiday Season." Yes in deed we always have a spooktactular time in October with Halloween - so now it's time to look at November and see what it has to offer. Hummm... it looks like November has some really weird holidays that's perfect for celebrating too. Yep, there's a lot of odd stuff going on in November so get your going britches on, drag up those gords and let's get to celebrating!
Events in November
In the pagan wheel of the year (see witches holidays), November begins at or near Samhain in the northern hemisphere and Beltaine in the southern hemisphere. In the Roman Catholic calendar, November 2 is All Souls Day. It is known in Mexico as el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and the whole month of November is especially dedicated to praying for the dead. All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day), a Christian holy day, is celebrated on November 1. The day before, Halloween, is therefore "All Hallows Eve". In Sweden the All Saints' official holiday takes place on the first Saturday of November. The United States and Puerto Rico observe Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November. Now Thanksgiving is not a weird holiday at all but we like to list it because it's one of the biggest feast days known to man.
Month-Long November Observances
- Movember: It is quite common for some males in Australia (especially in the city of Melbourne), and New Zealand to sport a moustache during the month of November. The custom being known as Movember (Movember is a portmanteau of the words 'Moustache' and 'November'.), and being a fundraising event for men's health issues. One's fashionable appearance often comes second to the calling of Movember. A similar observance in the United States, called No Shave November, involves a full beard as opposed to a mustache.
• Plan Your Epitaph Day -November 2
• Cookie Monster Day (birthday) -November 2
• Cliche' Day (Annually, November 3): "Use cliches as
much as possible today. Give it a shot! Win some,
lose some. You'll never know 'til you try it.
• Waiting For the Barbarians Day: November 4
• Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day: November 8
• Chaos Never Dies Day: November 9
• Forget-Me-Not Day: November 10
• Air Day: November 11
• Loosen up, Listen up day: November 14
• Married to a Scorpio Support Day: November 18
• World Toilet Day: November 19
• Absurdity Day: November 20
• False Confessions Day: November 21
• Start Your Own Country Day: November 22
Thanksgiving Day in the USA
• Stay Home Because Your Well Day: November 30
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Just So You Know.....
We wanted to make sure you understood the list of weird wild and wacky holidays listed above are not the only observances in the month of November. Not by a long shot! You see there's still a long list of odd holidays that did'nt make our weird wild & wacky list. Holidays like ... use your common sense day, men make dinner day, pumpkin chunkin days, saxaphone day, zero tasting day, area code day, origimi day, domino day, National American teddy bear day, national bunt pan day, Mickey Mouse Day, push button phone day, name your PC day, have a bad day day, flossing day, buy nothing day, and the list goes on and on...............................
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