Fact: arts & entertainment holidays are extremely fun. Another fact: there are over 67 arts & entertainment holidays to choose from, and even more being added and discovered every day. These holidays amuse, inspire, entertain, and educate the masses. From National Science Fiction Day on January 2 to National Emo Day on December 19, we’ve got the holidays to kickstart your year of fun celebrations.
Where did arts & entertainment holidays come from?
Arts & entertainment holidays have a habit of popping up wherever they wish and deciding they're here to stay. Not only is this due to different trends and pop culture movements in America, but also from unique history and traditions that we learn about from all over the world, meaning there's always a reason to celebrate.
International Jazz Day on April 30 was created by UNESCO in 2011 and is led by legendary musician Herbie Hancock to promote jazz and its intercultural influence. If jazz is not your thing, consider the legendary Mean Girls Day on October 3, made official in 2018 by both National Today and Mean Girls on Broadway — no big deal.
So put on your dancing shoes, fire up your imagination, and prepare to binge, we're celebrating everything that brings us joy and happiness.
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