Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Off-beat Holidays - June


June's List of Off-Beat Holidays
1: Dare Day - Dare Day is a day to challenge someone, and to do a dare yourself. Go on, I double dog dare ya
1: National Go Barefoot Day - Summertime is here - let those tootsies hang out
2: National Bubba Day - Celebrating everything Bubba. Be the Bubba in your family tree!
2: Leave the Office Early Day - This must be a day to mark Steve Carell’s leaving the TV show "The Office" early. ...
3: National Doughnut Day - Always the first Friday in June National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI. Maybe my local Dunkin’ will hook me up
3: Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day") - Rather than sound like, I said rather than sound like Foghorn Leghorn, I think I’ll just have another doughnut
4: Applesauce Cake Day- The first of many food centered days this month
4: Do-Dah Day - Camptown ladies sing this song, do-dah do-dah, Camptown race tack five miles long…just milking the Foghorn Leghorn bit a little longer
4: Hug Your Cat Day – good luck with that one!
5: World Environment Day - World Environment Day focuses attention on important environmental issues. The theme for 2011 is Forests-Nature At Your Service
6: D-Day  - commemorates June 6, 1944, when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy during World War II
6: National Gardening Exercise Day - Get out and exercise with your plants.
6: National Yo-Yo Day - Get out your Yo-Yo and impress your friends, family, and co-workers with your Yo-Yo skills.
7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day  - `nuff said!
8: Best Friends Day - Remember, George Carlin said it best, “you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose; but you can’t pick your friends nose!
8: World Ocean Day
9: Donald Duck Day – More here than I ever wanted to know about the original, “The Donald”
10: Nursing Assistants Day - First day of National Nursing Assistants Week
10: Ball Point Pen Day – grab your Bic and make a note of it
11: Hug Holiday - This special day was created by the "Hugs for Health Foundation". So go on, grab someone… NO! Not that way!!!
11: Corn on the Cob Day – Do you eat your corn on the cob across… or around? Awww shucks, just grab yourself an ear…
11: The Belmont Stakes – The third and final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. There won’t be a Triple Crown winner this year either. Affirmed (February 21, 1975 – January 12, 2001) was the eleventh and most recent Triple Crown winner in 1978
12: Red Rose Day - Buy some roses for someone special. Or, plant some in your yard.
12: Crowed Nest Awareness Day - As more adult children return to live at home, yeah, stop right there. I can and will change the locks! Better yet, I’ll get me one of them new fangled electronic locks and that’ll stop ya!
13: Sewing Machine Day - Okay, whatever
14: Flag Day - Did you Know? If you like to study flags, then you are a Vexillologist!14:
World Blood Donor Day – Rather than drinking a pint, I’m going to give a pint that day. Just think about it, okay?
14: Nature Photography Day - Promotes nature photography as a unique art form that also contributes to the preservation of the environment. `Cuz people are so great about packing out their trash??
15: Smile Power Day - ehhhhhhh… bite me.
16: Fresh Veggies Day  - Well, given a choice I’d opt for Fudge Day. Ironic they fall on the same day!
17: National Flip Flop Day – started five years ago by a smoothie joint, encouraging people to kick off summer, and their shoes, by wearing a pair of flip flops
18: Go Fishing Day – You don’t have to tell me twice
18: International Panic Day - Wait, whoa!! How come no one told me about this… WTF??? I gotta get ready… I’ll never be ready
18: National Hollerin’ Contest Day –Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina hosts National Hollerin' Contest Day the third Saturday in June. It is estimated 5,000-10,000 people will show up to enjoy the annual National Hollerin’ Contest. Ain’t that something to shout about
18: National Splurge Day - Oh yeah!! I’m gonna go get me something!
18: World Jugglers Day - Saturday closest to June 17th. So grab a chainsaw, a flaming baton and a bowling ball and have some fun
19: Father's DayAND
*Garfield the Cat Day
*Juneteenth
*World Sickle Cell Day
*World Sauntering Day - saunter on over and get daddy a beer, huh?
*Husband Caregiver Day
*Family Awareness Day
Couldn’t just let us dads have this one day, huh?
20: Ice Cream Soda Day - June sounds like a yummy month!
21: Finally Summer Day- Summer Solstice
21: Go Skate Day – “I got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key
21: World Handshake Day Link 
22: National Chocolate Eclair Day - and the yumminess continues. Chocolate ice cream, ├ęclairs, applesauce cake, ice cream sodas… I’m getting fat just thinking about it.
22: Stupid Guy Thing Day I think this one was totally made up. Sounds like a stupid thing a guy woul… err, never mind
23: National Columnists Day – Bloggers are like columnists, aren’t they?
Greatest Hits... So Far!!!23: Let It Go Day – just let it go man.
23: Public Service Day – and go out and do something good for someone else. Just because.
23: National Pink Day  - I’m confused here. Is it pink as in pinking shears or the color pink? Or, is it the singer P!nk?
24: Swim a Lap Day - `cuz you’re gonna need some way to work off the ice cream. And ├ęclairs. And sodas. And fudge.
24: International Fairy Day - Celebrated around the world by those who love all things fairy. Mark your calendars & join in the magic! Fairy Day falls on June 24th each year Link
24: Take Your Dog To Work Day – Well, you take your kids (originally it was your daughter) to work. And, for some folks anyway, their dogs are like their kids. Unless you dog is more suited to… another celebration on the 24th - Ugliest Dog Day
25: Great American Backyard Campout 
25: National Catfish Day - Sorry, that is just one ugly damned fish.
26: Beautician's Day
26: Log Cabin Day – In case you wanted to camp in.
26: Forgiveness Day - is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. Okay, so there was this guy, and he did this really stupid thing. Well, okay, that guy was me…
27: Sun Glasses Day – It is summer time after all!
27: Please Take My Children To Work Day - this tongue-in-cheek holiday is for Stay-at-Home-Moms who deserve a well-earned break.
28: Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do you think invented that!?!
28: Paul Bunyan Day
29: Camera Day  - Cameras are every where now; In your phone or your tablet. Lost cost point and shoots to high end digital SLRs. So go on, take a picture!
29: Waffle Iron Day – Leggo that Eggo and enjoy a waffle made the good ald fashioned way
30: Meteor Day - Imagine a baseball speeding along at 30,000 miles per hour with thousands of particles trailing along behind it...and it's traveling right towards you!
30: National Bomb Pop Day – Yet another tasty treat to close out the month of June. The Bomb Pop, invented in 1955 on Independence Avenue in Kansas City, MO, has roots in true Americana. This six-finned summertime treat is used to celebrate patriotism in conjunction with Fourth of July celebrations. As the anniversary of our country’s independence draws near, celebrate with America’s favorite red, white and blue novelty. Annually, the last Thursday of June
30: National Hand Shake Day - Link (Different sponsor than World Handshake Day)

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