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I Need a Patch For That Day – May 21, 2023

I Need a Patch for That Day is observed every year on May 21. The holiday was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs. It’s a day of imagination and creativity, a day to think up all the fun ways in which patches can be used in our everyday lives. Though it’s pretty cut and dried what patches are often used for, this holiday encourages us to think outside the box and chart new paths of creativity!

History of I Need a Patch For That Day

I Need a Patch for That Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs, a trademark under which 80 copyrighted holidays have been registered by the couple. The Wellcat site has been awarded “Strange Site of the Day” by Yahoo! Internet Life. This is mainly due to the fact that all 80 holidays are based on strange, quirky topics meant to give “more than 80 reasons to celebrate life & its many quirky moments” and also to “bring a few chuckles & a bit of mirth to your workplace or your next gathering of friends.” I Need a Patch for That Day is a classic example of Wellcat’s holidays. On the Wellcat website, the holiday is accompanied by this statement: “They have patches for nicotine and they have patches for heart patients. How about a patch for runny noses or bad hair?”

The word ‘patch’ connotes different things, depending on the context in which it is used. It can be used as a verb or a noun. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a patch means “a small area that is different in some way from the area that surrounds it; a local area within which someone works; a small piece of material sewn or stuck over something to cover it; a small piece of cloth with words or a picture on it”; etc. As a verb, ‘patch’ could refer to the act of connecting two elements together or the act of placing a patch on something.

Nevertheless, the idea behind I Need a Patch for That Day is to creatively imagine how patches can be used, other than the regular way that people think of them. So get creative!

I Need a Patch For That Day timeline

900 A.D.
Patching Therapy is Introduced

Patching therapy is introduced to cure weak eyes.

1485 — 1603
The Word 'Patch' Is Used Differently

In the Tudor period, the word 'patch' is used as a synonym for a domestic fool.

1881 — 1882
The Book About Pirates With Eye Patches

Depicting pirates with eye patches and hidden treasures, the iconic "Treasure Island" is written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

1960s
Patchwork Becomes Popular

Patchwork clothes become fashionable among ‘hippies’ and ‘punks.’

I Need a Patch For That Day FAQs

What is a nicotine patch?

A nicotine patch is a transdermal patch that transmits nicotine into the body. It does this in order to help smoking addicts quit smoking.

Are nicotine patches illegal?

No, nicotine patches are even approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Who is Thomas Roy?

Thomas Roy is an American film, television, and voice actor who runs Wellcat Holidays alongside his wife, Ruth.

I Need a Patch For That Day Activities

  1. Let your imagination soar!

    The whole idea of this holiday is to let your imagination run wild. Dream up all the fun things patches can be used for. You never know: You might make the next important invention!

  2. Use a patch

    You can also celebrate by buying a patch or making use of one. Buy an eye patch and pretend to be a fearsome pirate or patch up a hole in your cloth.

  3. Use the hashtag

    Make use of the hashtag #ineedapatchforthatday. Post something about this holiday on social media and let others know.

5 Quirky Wellcat Holidays

  1. No Homework Day

    According to the Wellcat website, “Millions of kids, all of them overloaded with homework, get a much-needed night off tonight.”

  2. No Socks Day

    “If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment.”

  3. Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day

    “Send an electronic greeting card today.”

  4. The Slugs Return from Capistrano Day

    “It’s a little-known secret that slimy slugs spend their winters in lovely Capistrano, and return to our patios and gardens on this date.”

  5. Eat What You Want Day

    “Here’s one day you may actually enjoy yourself.”

Why We Love I Need a Patch For That Day

  1. It’s a fun celebration of life

    No one put it better than Wellcat Holidays. Their quirky holidays help people to celebrate life and all its quirky moments.

  2. It promotes creativity

    This holiday also encourages us to channel our minds towards some creative thinking. Having a big imagination isn’t only for little stuff. We all must learn to think outside the box.

  3. It’s a unique holiday

    There’s no doubt about the fact that I Need a Patch for That Day stands out from other holidays. It’s so unique that it’s refreshing and interesting.

I Need a Patch For That Day dates

YearDateDay
2023May 21Sunday
2024May 21Tuesday
2025May 21Wednesday
2026May 21Thursday
2027May 21Friday

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