8 Awesome Unofficial Holidays We Can Totally Get Into

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Most of us who visit social media on the reg know that May 4th is National Star Wars Day and are totally on board with greeting people with a nod and a “May the Fourth be with you.”

But did you know that October 13 is National No Bra Day (freedom!) and December 5 is the Day of the Ninja?

Both unofficial holidays I think most of us can get into.

The following list of unique and somewhat wacky holidays may not be on the official calendar, but they are legit unofficial and celebrated every year on the same day.

October 13 — National No Bra Day

Almost everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we wear our pink loud and proud.

But did you know that October 13 is National No Bra Day? Well, ladies, you’re welcome.

Let the girls free for a day to promote the cause of breast cancer awareness and to remind women to get screened regularly.

If you’d like to know more about breast cancer awareness or donate for the cure, visit Susan G Komen for the Cure or the American Cancer Society.

October 20 — International Sloth Day

If there is a day dedicated to kittens and puppies then why not give one to this uber-cute tree animal?

This holiday is meant to help raise awareness about the life and habitat of the sloth.

Nov. 13 — World Kindness Day

Good vibes coming your way on Nov. 13. Not only an unofficial day in the U.S., but World Kindness Day is celebrated in Japan, Australia, Canada, Italy, India, and more, and has been since 1998.

If you’re not able to get to one of the many charitable events thrown around the world, just be kind to a stranger to show support of this international holiday that isn’t so bizarre.

November 14 — Pickle Day

No matter if you’re a kosher dill, bread & butter, or hot pickle lover, November 14th is the day to crunch away.

On November 14, get your pickle on, and eat one (or four) of the 20 billion pickles Americans eat per year.

December 4 — Wear Brown Shoes Day

I mean, OK. No problem. I will wear brown shoes and we can all toast to being on the same brown shoe page.

Dec. 5 — Day of the Ninja

The International Ninja Day is no joke. It’s the one day in the entire year that you can actually plague your co-workers with your ninja skills that include sabotage, espionage, disappearing and reappearing, and more.

Have fun, but also remember this day is about honoring Japanese and Chinese ancient warriors.

Dec. 20 — Sangria Day

A day dedicated to drinking wine with friends is a good day. No, it’s a great day.

Mark Dec. 20 on your calendar, and hit a Spanish restaurant or stir up some fruit-centric sangria yourself to spread some holiday cheer.

Here is a mouthwatering Christmas sangria recipe.

January 12 — Kiss a Ginger Day

Less than 2% of the world’s population is redheaded — natural redheads, that is (you know who you are).

This day was created to fight the bullying and prejudice that sometimes goes with having red hair.

SO, brighten up a ginger’s day and give him or her a big smooch — if that’s inappropriate, a hug or high five will do the trick.

For more fun unofficial holidays, check out Holiday Insights or Holidays Calendar.

Which of these unofficial holidays can you get into? 

Anne-Marie Pritchett is a freelance writer for The Local Lifestyle who enjoys exploring the outdoors, visiting different cultures, digging into new music, and cuddling her new baby. When she gets some free time, she likes to check out local gastropubs and attempt to speak in her British accent.

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