If you’re on social media much, then you’ve likely seen posts listing wacky, made-up holidays. You know, like Today is National Popcorn Day (Jan. 19). These holidays are fun to think about and provide easy content on days when you’re stumped about what to post on Facebook (or your blog).
Some of the made-up holidays provide suggestions that are just generally a good idea. Compliment Your Mirror Day (July 13) and Send a Card to a Friend Day (Feb. 7).
Some less well-known holidays are a really, really good idea, like National Buy a Book Day (Sept. 7). Of course the Chicks would love it if you buy our books. But there are lots of good books to choose from out there. And hopefully, you plan to buy more than one this year. (But, if you happen to be shopping for a new book on Sept. 7, may I recommend Ellen’s Fatal Cajun Festival which releases Sept. 10. *Pre-orders*)
Some made-up holidays also suggest things that are maybe not such a good idea —like Work Naked Day (Feb. 1). It’s not out of the realm of possibility for me, since as a writer I work at home. But, best not to mention it to that weird guy at the office.
Some are just fun, like Batman Day (May 1). Go ahead. Put on that Caped Crusader T-shirt and run through the house DaDa DaDa DaDa DaDa-ing the Batman TV theme song.
Some are cool, just not applicable to me, like Play Your Ukulele Day (Feb. 2). Take note of this one, Marla Cooper. Hmm, I wonder if the ukulele music has any effect on whether the groundhog stays in or comes out of his burrow. It may depend on the quality of the ukulele playing.
Some wacky holidays are curious, like Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day (May 29).
In case you were wondering, today (Aug. 12) is National Middle Child Day. But please don’t tell my sister. My brother, the youngest child, and I hear the middle child’s litany of grievances more than annually without any prompting. (Need to make a note to send her a card on Siblings Day on April 10, just in case she reads the blog today.)
I propose adding a Make Up My Own Holiday to the calendar, where I finally do all some one of the things I’ve been putting off until tomorrow, like starting a diet or cleaning out the closet or hitting my actual word count instead of saying “close enough.”
Wait, this just in. There’s already a “Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. March 26.
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Several years ago author Vickie Fee moved from Memphis on the banks of the muddy Mississippi River to Marquette on the shores of chilly Lake Superior, taking her accent, her sense of humor, and her recipe for Jack Daniels whiskey balls with her. She pens fun cozy mysteries with sassy Southern heroines. My Fair Latté, the first book in her new Café Cinema series comes out in March 2020. When she’s not dawdling on social media and swilling coffee, you can find Vickie at www.vickiefee.com and in the coop at Chicks on the Case.
What’s the wackiest “holiday” you celebrate, or what “holiday” would you like to add to the calendar?