We have 365 days in year and each day is special to someone or somewhere. We have days for some the biggest events in the year worldwide Christmas, Thanks Giving, Hanukah, ‘Eid, Ramadan and Halloween just to name a few. Then we have the national holidays all around the world ranging from Independence day, Elections and historical events. Finally, there are some unique, weird or bizarre holidays around the world and especially in the US on the daily basis.
Let’s take a look at the top 7 holidays in January;
1. National Spaghetti Day
Italians and yes, they revolutionized the dish along with a huge variety of shapes and sizes of pasta. These include farfalle, conchiglie, rotini, penne, tortellini, and, of course, spaghetti. Spaghetti is the most common round-rod type of pasta and in Italian, “spaghetti” means “little lines.” Spaghetti is traditionally served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese, but you can also add meat, garlic, oil, and pepper for extra flavor. Sure, you can cook up a bowl of your favorite pasta dish any day of the year but if you can make a day out of anything then you can definitely have a National Spaghetti day.
2. National Bird Day
National Bird Day first came around on January 5th, 2008 and has been an annual awareness day since then. It’s not only their beauty, songs and flight that is appreciated but also their major role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Today, about 12 percent of birds are threatened or endangered species. Many birds are also at risk by human interference. The best ways to reduce the risk of bird collisions involve making the glass less reflective: putting up vinyl decals, covering the window in a bug screen, installing frosted or etched windows, or using sun shades or awnings to reduce glare.
3. Peculiar People Day
Well, this day wasn’t particularly designed to celebrate the book and later movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” but the characters do indicate what peculiar people day is about. Peculiar people day is designed to celebrate and recognize those individuals who do not fit into a sync with everyone else. This could be a unique style of dressing, speaking, living a way of life from different eras. They could be following and practicing a relatively unknown religion, play weird instruments, geek out in nerd fandom and possibly anything not considered normal.
4. Dress Up Your Pet Day
A Halloween for dogs? Well, stranger things have happened. Dress Up Your Pet Day is celebrated on the 14th of January and marks the opportunity to thrill the public, and to unleash the inner diva of their pets.
5. Backward Day
This is actually pretty cool and famous among kids in the US. Backward Day is simply a day to do everything backwards. This can include having dinner for breakfast, wearing your clothes backwards, walking backwards. Some adults even go to sleep in the morning and work at night. College students can make a drinking game out of anything, so you can imagine someone saying goodbye when they see someone instead of hello and everyone has to drink.
6. National Pie Day
Pie is love and we Americans just cannot have enough. In fact, we love it so much we made a day out of it. Pie is one of the national dishes of this nation. You don’t get a day off though.
7. Punch the Clock Day
This holiday celebrates the system of calculating employee work hours through the Punch Clock system and its invention. On this holiday you are encouraged to share a day of celebration at your work place. Management needs to have plenty of coffee, tea and doughnuts in the break room so you and all your work mates can get together on your coffee break and celebrate the punch clock