Weird National Holidays

America is a bit of an odd nation, so it’s no wonder it has so many weird national holidays. Enjoy our collection of the most weird, bizarre, and random American celebrations out there — like National Cat Herder Day (Dec 15), National Cook For Your Pets Day (Nov 1), and—our favorite—National Feral Cat Day (Oct 16).

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Jan. 14

National Clean Your Desk DayCareerU.S.

Jan. 28

National Bubble Wrap Appreciation DayFunU.S.

Sep. 22

National Hobbit Day Sci-FiU.S., World

Oct. 2

National Name Your Car DayFunU.S.

Oct. 17

National Edge DayCulturalU.S.

Oct. 23

National Croc DayFashionU.S.

Dec. 12

​National Ding-A-Ling DayFunU.S.

Dec. 15

National Cat Herders DayFunU.S.

Dec. 19

National Emo DayArts & EntertainmentU.S.

Where do weird national holidays come from?

In a word—all over the place. These random national holidays mostly come from bizarre, but dedicated, advocacy groups and brands looking to get a product out.

How to submit a weird national holiday?

Got something even weirder than what we put up? Please shoot us a message on our Submit page, and let us know just how wacky your day is. Thank you for helping us make National Today as comprehensive as possible!

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