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We all know about Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Colombus Day or Martin Luther King Jr. Day. These are days that are widely celebrated across the country, and sometimes maybe you’ll even get a day off from school/work for a few of them.

But did you know that there’s some sort of “National Day” for basically every day of the year? Sometimes, there’s even more than one National Day on the same day. Like February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day. It’s also National Ferris Wheel Day. Duh.

If you ask me, this whole random National Day thing has gotten out of hand. Sure, I’ll gladly celebrate “National Guacamole Day”, but I also celebrate guacamole pretty much every day of the year. Maybe I am just jealous that I haven’t created some sort of “National Day”…yet. It seems like literally anyone could dedicate a particular day out of the calendar year to literally absolutely ANYTHING…if it hasn’t already been thought of yet.

All cynicism aside, we should be happy for more excuses to celebrate. We’re college students, after all. Here’s a list of obscure National Days from each month that every college student should celebrate. So grab some beers and a few friends; it’s Bat Appreciation Month!!


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January – National Bath Safety Month

January 3 – National Drinking Straw Day

January 4 – National Spaghetti Day AND National Trivia Day

January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day

January 24 – National Beer Can Appreciation Day

January 27 – National Chocolate Cake Day

February – Creative Romance Month

February 4 – National Thank a Mailman Day (do it!)

February 5 – National Shower With a Friend Day

February 9 – National Bagel and Lox Day AND National Clean Out Your Computer Day

February 15 – National Singles Awareness Day

February 20 – National Love Your Pet Day (and everyday)

February 22 – National Margarita Day

March – National Frozen Food Month

March 1 – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 4 – National Pancake Day – IHOP

March 5 – National Absinthe Day

March 10 – National Napping Day

March 18 – National Awkward Moments Day

March 23 – National Puppy Day

April – Stress Awareness Month

April 2 – National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 5 – National Deep Dish Pizza Day

April 7 – National Beer Day

April 10- National Siblings Day

April 12 – National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 23 – National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

May – National Hamburger Month

May 2 – National Homebrew Day

May 3 – National Paranormal Day

May 4 – National Star Wars Day

May 5 – Totally Chipotle Day

May 16 – National Sea Monkey Day

May 18 – National No Dirty Dishes Day

June – National Adopt a Cat Month

June 1 – National Say Something Nice Day

June 4 – National Cheese Day

June 6 – National Doughnut Day

June 8 – National Best Friends Day

June 15 – National Lobster Day

June 19 – National Martini Day

July – National Hot Dog Month

July 6 – National Fried Chicken Day

July 10 – National Pina Colada Day

July 11 – National Mojito Day

July 14 – National Nude Day

July 16 – National Rum Day

July 24 – National Tequila Day

August – National Catfish Month

August 2 – National Ice Cream Sandiwch Day

August 3 – National Grab Some Nuts Day

August 10 – National Lazy Day

August 12 – National Vinyl Day

August 17 – National Thrift Shop Day

August 29 – National College Colors Day

September – Self Improvement Month

September 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day

September 7 – National Salami Day

September 12 – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 19 – National Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 26- National Shamu the Whale Day

September 29 – National Coffee Day

October – National Sarcastic Awareness Month

October 4 – National Vodka Day

October 5 – Do Something Nice Day

October 8 – National Pierogy Day

October 9 – National Pro-life Cupcake Day

October 14 – National Dessert Day

October 27 – National American Beer Day

November – Movember

November 5 – National Doughnut Day (again)

November 6 – National Nachos Day

November 14 – National Pickle Day AND Spicy Guacamole Day

November 16 – National Fast Food Day

November 20 – National Absurdity Day

November 28 – Buy Nothing Day

December – Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month

December 1 – National Pie Day

December 4 – National Cookie Day

December 8 – Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day

December 17 – National Maple Syrup Day

December 18 – Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day

December 31 – National Champagne Day


What are you going to celebrate?


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