Arts & Entertainment Holidays

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.

DateHolidayCategoryTagsRegion
National Science Fiction Day, , ,
JRR Tolkien Day,
Elvis Presley’s Birthday,
National Hat Day
National Winnie the Pooh Day, ,
Museum Selfie Day,
National Ukulele Day,
Bob Marley's Birthday,
National Umbrella Day
National Guitar Day
Rihanna’s Birthday, ,
National Pokemon Day,
Justin Bieber's Birthday, ,
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, ,
National Dress Day
Mario Day, ,
National Fragrance Day
World Poetry Day,
Quentin Tarantino's Birthday, ,
Lady Gaga's Birthday,
Selena Day, , ,
World Book Day, ,
National Superhero Day
International Dance Day,
International Jazz Day, ,
Free Comic Book Day, ,
Star Wars Day,
Towel Day,
Prince’s Birthday, , ,
National Donald Duck Day,
Tupac's Birthday, , ,
Bourdain Day, , , ,
Global Beatles Day, , ,
National Bikini Day, ,
Bastille Day, , ,
World Emoji Day,
Selena Gomez's Birthday, , ,
Harry Potter's Birthday, ,
Spider-Man Day
National Coloring Book Day,
Tom Brady's Birthday, ,
Barack Obama’s Birthday, ,
National Underwear Day
National Lighthouse Day,
Beyoncé’s Birthday,
National Read a Book Day, ,
National Coloring Day,
National Dance Day,
Batman Day,
Hobbit Day , ,
National Comic Book Day, ,
Mean Girls Day
National Poetry Day,
Cardi B's Birthday,
Eminem's Birthday, ,
​Back to the Future Day ,
Drake's Birthday, ,
Katy Perry's Birthday,
National Art Day
Go to an Art Museum Day, ,
Sesame Street Day
National Metal Day, ,
Mickey Mouse Day
Mickey Mouse’s Birthday, , , ,
Minnie Mouse's Birthday,
Jay-Z’s Birthday, ,
National Violin Day,
Taylor Swift’s Birthday,
Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day
National Emo Day, , , ,
National Library Week,

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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We know, we know. There are many more arts & entertainment holidays out there than just the ones on our list. Tell us what we've missed and we'll right all of our wrongs. All you have to do is click the button below, educate us on the significance of this holiday, and we'll do the rest. It's a collaborative effort. Go team!