Halpy Holidays

I’m sure you all have friends that have posted pictures on their social media accounts for “National Sibling Day” or “National Best Friend Day”. This made me start to think, who exactly decides what each day will be on a national level? So of course I did my extensive research….and started an intense Google search, where I discovered multiple websites dedicated to informing the public about what each day of the year celebrates. To my surprise, there can be anywhere from 1 to 5 national celebrations on one day alone and today there happen to be 3- National Best Friends Day, National Name Your Poison Day and National Upsy Daisy Day.

National Day Calendar also shows you exactly how you can register your own idea for a national day. And don’t worry for all you people out there who immediately thought of registering for something extremely inappropriate, all submissions are confidential and are reviewed for authenticity. So go right ahead and try getting “National Wedgie Picking Day” approved, it would be more than interesting to see if you make the cut.

Ice Cream
If only this was a photo of me holding a chocolate ice cream cone…
I was pretty bummed after learning that yesterday was “National Chocolate Ice Cream Day” because I didn’t participate in any of the celebrations. But not only was the day celebrating all the greatness of chocolate ice cream, it also celebrated VCRs. Too bad I replaced all of my VCRs with DVD players, not sure where I could find one to celebrate accordingly. On a more important note, yesterday was also “National Cancer Survivor’s Day” so here’s a shout out to all those truly incredible and inspiring people! One the three holidays that fall on June 7th is definitely weighed a little more seriously than the others, but the day honors all three equally, allowing people to choose what daily celebration has meaning in their own lives.

There is truly a thing to celebrate for everyone according to this list and new holidays are being added all the time. Here you can find a list of all of the new days to celebrate, so you’re never out of the loop and can plan your calendar accordingly. For all you eager party animals, ready for any excuse to celebrate, tomorrow is “Donald Duck Day”… not really sure how you would celebrate such a momentous day of the year…

Some of the days I’m certainly looking forward to, are listed below:

June 11th, National Making Life Beautiful Day: a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating men and women who are making life beautiful. Whether you’re creating beauty through building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, one small action can lead to a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too. It’s also “National Corn on the Cob Day” so if you can feel beautiful while eating a piece, I think you’d be the winner.

  • How they recommend you celebrate: help someone you know achieve a personal goal, donate time to a worthy cause, help someone less fortunate or just do something nice for someone.

June 13th, National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day: on this day we celebrate those who mix up the tablespoon for the teaspoon or the olive oil for the vegetable oil. (Yes, this really happened to me when I baked my first batch of brownies). And those who may have the intentions of Paula Dean, Julia Child, Rachael Ray, Wolfgang Puck, and/or Bobby Flay but create more messes and mishaps in the kitchen then mouth approving delight. But don’t sweat your clumsy kitchen ways! Because it’s a day about uniting and crying together over the spilled milk and broken glasses in kitchens across the nation.

  • How I recommend you celebrate: order in and pull it off as a home cooked meal.

These days are pretty specific so be careful not to mess them up by celebrating incorrectly! Since June 20th is “National Ice Cream SODA Day”, I wonder if your allowed to have chocolate ice cream in your soda.. or if that’s only allowed on June 7th, “National Chocolate Ice Cream Day”. Hmm..

juneIf you want to look at the holidays on a less microscopic level, you can celebrate by observing the monthly celebrations. But be prepared that a lot of them cancel each other out, for example June observes both “National Candy Month” and “National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month”.

If you don’t want to miss out on your chance to celebrate the National Holidays this month, click here for a list of them all.

And remember, no matter what the day celebrates, it should always be a halpyday.