Obscure “National” Holidays


Courtney Weston , Copy Editor

We all know that there are a lot of weird “holidays” out there. Some are normal, like National Best Friends Day, National Cat Day, etc. But some are just crazy. So follow along as I dive into the top five weirdest “national” holidays. 

Coming in at #5 … 


July 27 – Take Your Pants on a Walk Day 

While the name might sound funny, the meaning behind the day is amazing. The point of this day is to get people to go out and enjoy the outside. 

In 4th Place… 


January 22 –  National Answer your Cat’s Questions Day: 

National Answer your Cats questions day is a day for you to answer any questions your cat might have. For many people, it’s a day where you can get to know and bond more with your cat. When this day began is unknown, but the meaning behind the day is powerful. So next January 22, don’t forget to mark your calendar and use the hashtag #AnswerYourCatsQuestionsDay. 


In 3rd Place…

December 25 – A’phabet Day or No “L” Day


Learning about this day was interesting because there isn’t much to it. It’s simply a pun. The day’s founder is unknown, but many people think it could be French because the French commonly use Noel instead of Christmas. With the day being a pun, many people don’t use it (Unless you’re an English geek). The day is meant to allow people to crack a nerdy joke. 


Coming in hot for 2nd Place is… 

October 26 – Howl at the Moon Day and Night 

This “holiday” was founded in 2009 by Johnny DePalma. Initially, the day began as a way to howl at the moon as a wolf would. Over time, the day has been used to help raise money for the Wolf Welfare organization. The organization focuses on educating the public on how the gray wolf population helps and benefits our community. Even though the meaning behind the day is thoughtful, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. So don’t forget to mark your calendars so you can live your “Twilight” dreams. 


Finally, the weirdest “National” Holiday is… 

September 2 – Bison-Ten Yell Day

Bison-Ten Yell Day was by far the most interesting when learning about it. It has nothing to do with a bison. Instead, the day is used to celebrate the 200th birthday of someone. Many people believe it’s to celebrate your imaginary friends giving them the sort of a Peter Pan effect, but they stay the same age every year. Many people celebrate this day by having a birthday party or hanging out with friends.