Special Interest Holidays

With over 140 — yes, you read that right — holidays to celebrate in our Special Interest category, there’s absolutely something for everyone. The name says it all: Special interests allow us to consider things we really enjoy, then use holidays as an excuse to celebrate them. This includes all sorts of hobbies, events, happenings, toys, and trinkets. No matter what you love, there’s bound to be a holiday that champions it. Don’t see one? Create your own! Send it to us, and we may feature it on our page.

DateHolidayCategoryTagsRegion
New Year's Day
National Trivia Day
National Bobblehead Day,
National Bubble Bath Day,
National Houseplant Appreciation Day
Kiss a Ginger Day, ,
National Rubber Ducky Day
National Sticker Day
Michelle Obama’s Birthday,
National Thesaurus Day
Celebration of Life Day
Opposite Day
National Puzzle Day
Groundhog Day,
Super Bowl Sunday
National Signing Day
National Boy Scout Day
National Clean Out Your Computer Day
National Inventors' Day
Safer Internet Day,
World Radio Day
Random Act of Kindness Day,
Tug of War Day
National Grammar Day
National Day of Unplugging
National Oreo Cookie Day
National Be Heard Day,
National Barbie Day
National Napping Day
National Promposal Day
National Girl Scout Day
National Pi Day
Awkward Moments Day,
National Common Courtesy Day
National Goof Off Day
World Meteorological Day
Major League Baseball Opening Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
World Backup Day
April Fools' Day,
National Hug a Newsperson Day,
National Student-Athlete Day, , ,
Day of Silence, ,
National High Five Day
National Look-Alike Day
National Picnic Day, , ,
National Telephone Day
National Paranormal Day, ,
National Teacher Day, ,
National Nurses Day,
National Tourist Appreciation Day, ,
National Tourism Day, ,
World Password Day,
National Have a Coke Day, ,
National Clean Your Room Day, ,
National Limerick Day, ,
Fair Trade Day, , , , , , ,
National Receptionists Day,
National No Dirty Dishes Day, , ,
National Be a Millionaire Day, , ,
National Scavenger Hunt Day,
National Paper Airplane Day, ,
National Yo-Yo Day, , ,
National Sewing Machine Day,
National Go Fishing Day, ,
International Box Day, , ,
International Yoga Day, , , , , , , ,
National Selfie Day, ,
ARRL Field Day, ,
National Sunglasses Day,
Hug Holiday, , , , ,
International Asteroid Day, , ,
Social Media Day, , , , , ,
International Joke Day, , ,
World UFO Day, , , ,
National Video Game Day, ,
National Free Slurpee Day, , ,
National Simplicity Day, ,
Pandemonium Day, , ,
National Give Something Away Day, , ,
World Listening Day, , , ,
National Moon Day, , , , ,
National Hammock Day, ,
National Bowling Day
National Book Lovers Day, ,
Chant at the Moon Day
National Relaxation Day
National Tell A Joke Day
National Radio Day
National Senior Citizens Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Kobe Bryant Day, , , , ,
National Just Because Day
National Beach Day
American Chess Day
National Skyscraper Day
College Colors Day, , ,
Telephone Tuesday
International Sudoku Day
National Make Your Bed Day
National Day of Civic Hacking
National Video Games Day
National Gymnastics Day, ,
Talk Like a Pirate Day
National Hunting and Fishing Day,
World Tourism Day
National Starbucks Day, ,
International Podcast Day
World Smile Day,
National Do Something Nice Day,
Farmers Day,
National Boss's Day
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Mole Day,
National Internet Day
National Checklist Day
National Men Make Dinner Day,
Job Action Day,
American Football Day
Singles Day
National Happy Hour Day
National Entrepreneur's Day,
Future Teachers of America Day
World Television Day
Go For A Ride Day
Black Friday
Small Business Saturday
Cyber Monday
National Computer Security Day, , ,
National Christmas Lights Day,
Candle Day
International Ninja Day,
International Civil Aviation Day
National Letter Writing Day, , ,
National Crossword Puzzle Day
Kwanzaa
National Thank You Note Day
Still Need To Do Day
National Embroidery Month,
National Crafting Month, ,
National Inventors Month,
World Candle Month, ,
National Pescatarian Month, , , , ,

Where did special interest holidays come from?

These celebrations come from all over the world. Simply put, if you like it, we celebrate it! At National Today, we keep track of what people like doing and celebrating. There’s no judgement, no matter how crazy it sounds. 

So what if you like celebrating Awkward Moments Day (March 18) because you enjoy the occasional uncomfortable encounter with a friend or a complete stranger. Maybe you love National Promposals Day (March 11) because you have watched endless flash mobs and other extreme methods of asking someone to prom on YouTube. We think celebrating promposals is sweet and romantic! 

Hey, we’re totally with you if you think your love for doing puzzles is worth an annual celebration. National Puzzles day (January 29) is definitely on our list, as is National Stickers Day (January 13). There are so many cute ones worth collecting and scrapbooking to look back on.

National Bobblehead Day, National Bubble Bath day, National Yo-Yo Day, International Joke Day, World Social Media Day, Still Need to Do Day … the list is crazier than it sounds. And it’s such fun! We urge you to look it up and get hooked. Get a bunch of friends together and start your celebration.

Submit your favorite special interest holiday

We hate leaving out celebrations. So if you don't see a special interest celebration here, please go to our holiday submissions page and tell us about it. We are constantly adding holidays to our website, and we look forward to celebrating the things, products, and events that you hold near and dear.