Activity Holidays

Here at National Today, we like our couch—but we love celebrating holidays that let us get active, go on adventures, or even just treat ourselves even more.

10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1... Happy New Year! For many of us waking up on Jan. 1, New Year's Day, it's a time of ...
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Here's a little-known fact: Jan. 4 is National Trivia Day! The trivia craze has been a part of popular culture ...
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Dust off your rubber ducky this winter because it's National Bubble Bath Day on January 8! A lot of us ...
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By mid-January, most of our various holiday decorations and Christmas trees have made their way out of our homes. National ...
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Redheads rule! That’s why January 12 is Kiss A Ginger Day! We have te best ideas, gifts, and more to ...
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Learn all about the history of your favorite bath accessory— national Rubber Ducky Day is January 13! ...
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Sticker fanatic? January 13 is National Sticker Day and we have the ideas, gifts, and more to make sure you ...
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Open up your heart … and your arms, this January 21. It’s National Hugging Day! As you might guess, this ...
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Celebration of Life Day is January 22! Although you should be appreciating your children and grandchildren every day, this holiday ...
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Is it National Opposite Day? Is it not Opposite Day? Or is it not not Opposite Day? Now even I ...
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Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day, the perfect day to do a little brain exercise. Whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, ...
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Are we in for 6 more weeks of winter? Only a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure. Each year ...
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Have you ever gotten excited when you open the mailbox and you find a hand written card or letter? We ...
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On February 8 we celebrate National Boy Scout Day to honor those who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, ...
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If you’re anything like us then you are constantly mumbling things to yourself like, “People these days are just rude ...
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If your only introduction to the game of tug of war was at summer camp or in elementary school, you ...
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March 2 is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity! The day was established by ...
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On March 4, we let our inner nerd out for National Grammar Day! The day was established in 2008 by ...
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National Proofreading Day, celebrated each year on March 8, is a day to promote error-free writing. We all make typos, ...
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Remember the good ol’ days when your mom used to pack you lunch in elementary school? You’d trade kids for ...
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Get out your hot glue gun, because it’s National Promposal Day on March 11! The promposal, the act of asking ...
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Steel your resolve. Dieters, beware! There are Girl Scouts everywhere, and they’re all trying to sell you kryptonite … aka, ...
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We’re yawning as we write this. That’s not a joke; we’re tired. We think a nap would probably help us ...
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3.14159265359.... need we go on? Celebrated on March 14 each (yes, that's 3-14), Pi Day not only commemorates a very ...
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Remember that time you enthusiastically waved at your friend, but soon realized that they were a complete stranger? What about ...
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Rhyming or not, poems can cause you to think, laugh, and even cry. Learn all about them for World Poetry ...
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Bueller … Bueller? What does everyone’s favorite All-American movie hero and your little sister have in common? They both like ...
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Growing tired of winter yet? As much as we all may enjoy a cozy night by the fire, the change ...
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National Humor Month is no laughing matter. Or wait… maybe it is? Either way, it’s definitely worth taking seriously! April’s ...
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When that first day of April rolls around, have you ever found yourself reaching for the sugar for your morning ...
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Is it time for a little refresh on your home’s interior? While fashion comes and goes in twenty-year cycles, the ...
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If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get your party on, we have the perfect day for you! World ...
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If you’ve allowed your fitness resolutions for the New Year to lapse, National Walking Day is the opportunity to rekindle ...
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Between breakfast, widely branded as the day's "most important" meal, and dinner, the meal we spend all day waiting for, ...
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Up high! On April 19, make sure to give a ‘high five’ to everyone you meet, because it’s High Five ...
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Okay, we have a confession—we love picnics. Whether we're going outside with a four-course meal or spreading a blanket on ...
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International Dance Day was created in 1982 by the international dance council to highlight the amazing diversity and talent of ...
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We know the different types of lies. We’ve spared someone’s feelings or fudged the truth just a little or maybe ...
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May Day is universally celebrated, but in different ways for different reasons. With roots going all the way back to ...
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Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you’re a skeptic or psychic, National Paranormal Day might just be the holiday for ...
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World Password Day—which falls on the first Thursday of May—was created to raise awareness about the critical need for good ...
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British consultant Mary Evans Young battled anorexia nervosa, body image issues, and bullying for years. After seeing other women suffer ...
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Tourists get a bad rap, which is a little funny, considering that anyone who's done any traveling is likely guilty ...
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National Tourism Day takes place on May 07, 2017. This day is observed during National Travel and Tourism Week in ...
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National Limerick Day, held every year on May 12, pays homage to the man who made the short poems widespread ...
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Did you know there’s a day made for that inner adventurer in you? Look no more, because National Scavenger Hunt ...
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Let your inner child fly. National Paper Airplane Day is celebrated every year on May 26 to commemorate the aeronautical ...
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It seems like yo-yos have been around forever and that's because they have; we're talking over 2,000 years! Some belive ...
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Do the names Elias Howe or Isaac Singer mean anything to you? If you’ve ever taken a Home Ec course ...
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June 21 is National Selfie Day, a day to celebrate your selfie and yourself! Whether you take selfies for your ...
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Humans love kissing. Whether it’s watching the two love interests in a movie finally share a kiss as the credits ...
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Get ready to set sail, because June 25 is the Day of the Seafarer. This is day for seafarers of ...
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Hugging is a simple way to express many different types of affection, from friendly, to intimate, to familial. It's an ...
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I tell ya, muggers are jerks, but you still gotta hand it to them. (Laugh track!) And thus begins another ...
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"I want to believe." These are the words of notorious X-Files hero Fox Mulder, who convinced an entire generation that ...
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We're all familiar with the famous phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But did you know those words ...
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Grab your sunscreen—it’s National Bikini Day this July 5, and it’s the perfect opportunity to head to the beach. National ...
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We all remember our first kiss—it was completely exhilarating, probably awkward, and may have involved braces. But kissing is an ...
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It’s time to get back to basics and celebrate National Simplicity Day! The holiday falls every year on July 12 ...
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Ready to dive into all things unpredictable on Pandemonium Day this July 14? The word “pandemonium” first appeared in the ...
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Imagine a day when you could clean house and get rid of clutter, show someone that you care, gift small ...
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Shhh… do you hear that? It’s the sound of World Listening Day approaching on July 18. World Listening Day is ...
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Why is the moon important? Could it be the tides? Could it be that it lights up our skies at ...
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Rest easy because National Hammock Day is on July 22. We have the best restorative gifts, celebration ideas, and more ...
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Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is now a nation-wide, ...
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Coloring is no longer just for kids these days. In fact, adult coloring books seem to be the latest wellness ...
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From clay tablets in the third millennium B.C. to e-books in the second millennium A.D., books have played a crucial ...
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While you won't make it far in life without putting your best foot forward, it's hard to avoid burnout without ...
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In our opinion, this day should be celebrated all year long. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good laugh? Granted, ...
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Who doesn’t remember the excitement of losing a tooth and waking up in the morning to a little something from ...
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Everyone loves a good day at the beach, right? Celebrate your affinity for the coast on August 30 on National ...
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GO BLACK AND GOLD! GO GREEN! GO CARDINAL! Across the United States today students, parents, family, faculty, fans, and alumni ...
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A game of strategy and skill, chess is played the world over by young and old alike. Fans in the ...
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National Read a Book Day - September 6Break out your reading glasses and favorite mug of hot coffee, because it's ...
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Attention all puzzle fanatics and math lovers! September 9 is International Sudoku Day! The World Puzzle Federation established this day ...
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It might not feel like it when the alarm goes off at 6 o’clock every morning, but we spend a ...
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Bust out those crayons, because it's time for National Coloring Day! As a follow-up to the National Coloring Book Day ...
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International Dot Day started with a little girl named Vashti. She's the focal point of Peter H. Reynolds' The Dot, ...
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Break out your best flask and cutlass and join us for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19 ...
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It can be easy to get in a rut of constantly ordering takeout, heating-up frozen meals, or settling for a ...
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Get your bulky cameras ready, unfold all the maps you’ve got, and make sure your fanny pack still fits snug, ...
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Make your friends and family smile this October 5 on National Do Something Nice Day. This holiday encourages us to ...
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Let's see those pearly whites—it's World Smile Day! World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday of October every ...
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Celebrated on the third Saturday in October, Sweetest Day is on October 21 in 2017. And you know what’s sweetest ...
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The more complex our lives get, the easier it is to make mistakes. Even the simple things can be forgotten ...
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Ask any group of people which holiday is their favorite, and you're bound to find a handful that scream "Halloween!" ...
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Remember how excited you were to go on a field trip to the museum as a kid? The first thing ...
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Every country has a special day commemorating those who fought and died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day in ...
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Excuse the pun, but the timing has never been riper to celebrate National Clean Out Your Fridge Day on November ...
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Do you ever feel like you're tied to your computer or television? We've become a pretty sedentary bunch—a far cry ...
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Time to deck the halls, folks, because December 1 is National Christmas Lights Day! Before the invention of electric lights, ...
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Dear reader, it’s been so long since we wrote, but fortunately today we have no excuse because it’s National Letter ...
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Ah, gingerbread. Can you think of a scent so warm, comforting, and synonymous with “the holidays are approaching”? Gingerbread was ...
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Did you know that the first crossword puzzle was created by Arthur Wynne and published on December 21, 1913 in ...
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You’ll no doubt have plenty of gift giving opportunities and parties this holiday season. But on December 22, National Cookie ...
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Festivus: it might have been made "for the rest of us," but this pop-culture holiday has become such a mainstay ...
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Think thank you notes don't exist these days? Think again... December 26 is National Thank You Note Day. Put your ...
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The Christmas rush is over, and you should be feeling calm. So what’s that subtle itch deep inside you? That ...
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Did you know that the first places in the world to ring in the New Year are Samoa, Tonga, and ...
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