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Fun Random Holidays to Celebrate

Part of being an adventurous mom is finding ways to make the mundane exciting. Holidays are one thing that helps break up the humdrum of day-to-day life. Bring more fun into your life by celebrating these fun random holidays throughout the year.

Part of the fun is anticipating the holidays. Go through this list and pick one or two each month and add it to your calendar so there is always something fun to look forward to.

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National Cuddle Up Day

January 6

January is perfect for cuddling up together with a good book around a cozy fire.

National Bubble Bath Day

January 8

It’s a national holiday so it’s practically mandatory to indulge in a bubble bath on this day.

National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

January 11

Rainy day outside? Bundle up and have fun getting each other wet and muddy by jumping into puddles.

National Rubber Ducky Day

January 13

Surprise your children with some new rubber duckies today. If you already have a bunch, gather them all up and hide them around the house for a rubber ducky hunt.

National Compliment Day

January 24

Pay someone a compliment today.

Opposite Day

January 25

Opposite day is a lot of fun for both kids and adults. Have dessert before dinner, wear your pajamas in the daytime, or do the opposite chores you normally do.

Backward Day

January 31

Wear everything backwards today. Bonus points if you can speak backwards!


National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

February 4

When is the last time you thanked your mail carrier? Share your gratitude with some homemade cookies or a card today.

National Send a Card to a Friend Day

February 7

Snail mail is so much fun to receive especially when it’s a letter from a friend. Brighten a friend’s day by mailing out a card.

National Inventors’ Day

February 11

Celebrate your favorite inventors today. Encourage your family to invent something themselves.

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17

Random acts of kindness make the world a better place. See how many your family can do today.

National Love Your Pet Day

February 20

Today is a day all about loving your pet.

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 26

What’s your favorite fairy tale? Go around the table tonight at dinner and share your favorites.


Dr. Seuss Day

March 2

Green eggs and ham is a staple for breakfast today.

National Cereal Day

March 7

Surprise your family with a box of cereal you do not normally purchase today.

National Plant a Flower Day

March 12

Plant a flower today and watch it bloom!

National Children’s Craft Day

March 14

Do a new craft today or encourage your children to come up with their own ideas.

Children’s Picture Book Day

March 28

Check out your favorite children’s picture books and read through them with your kids today.

National Virtual Vacation Day

March 30

Travel restrictions still in place? Go on a virtual vacation!


National Find a Rainbow Day

April 3

April is full of rain showers. Take a walk today and see if you can spot a rainbow. If it’s a clear day, paint some!

National No Housework Day

April 7

I know every mom and child loves this national holiday. No housework? Sign me up!

Siblings Day

April 10

Celebrate the sibling relationship today by doing something nice for yours. Or, encourage your children to do something nice for each other.

National High Five Day

April 18

Give as many high fives as possible on this holiday!

National Pretzel Day

April 26

Soft pretzels, hard pretzels, hot dog pretzels….how many more pretzels can you come up with?

National Great Poetry Reading Day

April 28

Are you a fan of poetry? Spend time reading a new collection or come up with your own today.


National Lemonade Day

May 1

On the first day of May, celebrate the warm weather with a cold glass of lemonade.

National Babysitter’s Day

May 8

Do you have babysitters for your kids? Make them a card or a gift and celebrate them today.

National Lost Sock Memorial Day

May 9

How many socks have been lost in your laundry pile? Hold a memorial service for them!

National Clean Up Your Room Day

May 10

Kids might not think this is such a fun holiday. But, if everyone works together in each bedroom with music turned up, they might be more excited to celebrate it.

National Dance Like a Chicken Day

May 14

Dance parties are so much fun. Even more so when it is National Dance Like a Chicken Day!

Hamburger Day

Mary 28

For those who love them, hamburgers are certainly something to be celebrated.

National Water a Flower Day

May 30

Celebrate your garden today and water a flower.


National Nail Polish Day

June 1

Get your nails ready for summer on National Nail Polish Day.

National Donut Day

June 4

National Donut Day is a fun excuse to grab a box of donuts and some coffee for a morning treat.

Nature Photography Day

June 15

Spend some time today in nature. Point out what is beautiful that might miss your children’s eye. Encourage them to find beauty on their own.

National Go Fishing Day

June 18

If your children enjoy fishing, you can make it a family event. If not, indulge in a few rounds of “Go-Fish” with your kids.

International Picnic Day

June 18

Pack a picnic and visit a local park.

National Selfie Day

June 21

Too often, moms are the ones behind the camera. Put yourself in front of the camera today for multiple selfies. Take some silly ones with your children and by yourself. You probably need a new Facebook profile picture; use today as an excuse to capture a fun one.

National Handshake Day

June 24

Do you remember spending countless hours on the playground coming up with elaborate, secret handshakes? Teach a new one to your children or come up with your own.


National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

July 7

National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day is a great way for dads and daughters to spend some quality time together.

Video Games Day

July 8

Video games can get a bad rap, but they can be loads of fun. Spend some time playing your children’s favorite video games on this day.

National Cheer Up the Lonely Day

July 11

The last year has certainly amplified how lonely people can be. Encourage your children (and self) to look for ways to cheer up the lonely.

National Tattoo Day

July 17

Celebrate your tattoos on National Tattoo Day! Let your children play with cool temporary tattoos if they are interested. They can even design their own with tattoo markers.

National Ice Cream Day

July 18

Does anyone need an excuse to indulge in some yummy ice cream? Probably not but it’s sure fun when there is an excuse to do so.

National Cousins Day

July 24

On National Cousins Day, invite your cousins over for a visit and a board game. Kids and adults both can enjoy this Disney card game.

National Lipstick Day

July 29

Pull out that bold lipstick in your make-up drawer and put it on for National Lipstick Day! If you don’t normally wear it, treat yourself to a new one.


National Coloring Book Day

August 2

Pick up a few new coloring books for this holiday.

National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

August 8

Garden overflowing with zucchini? Play reverse robbery and sneak some onto your neighbor’s porch.

National Book Lovers Day

August 9

Bring home a new pile of books from the library for National Book Lovers Day.

National Tell a Joke Day

August 16

Take this day and share your funniest (or corniest) jokes with your family.

National Waffle Day

August 24

You do not have to make homemade waffles for National Waffle Day. Jazz up frozen ones with special toppings like fruits and whipped cream.


National Read A Book Day

September 6

Celebrate National Read A Book Day by re-reading your old favorites or by buying a new book from your wish list.

Positive Thinking Day

September 13

Positive thinking is proven to have health benefits. Spend some time today focusing on reframing negative experiences in a positive light.

National Play Doh Day

September 16

Challenge your children to build something out of Play Doh for National Play Doh Day.

World Gratitude Day

September 21

Do you have a gratitude journal? It is the perfect day to start one!

National Good Neighbor Day

September 28

On this day, look for ways you can be a blessing to your neighbors.


National Homemade Cookies Day

October 1

Start off fall with delicious, homemade cookies. New, personalized aprons make baking cookies together something to be treasured year after year.

National Dessert Day

October 14

Who does not love dessert? Celebrate National Dessert Day with your family’s favorite.

Make a Difference Day

October 23

What can you do to make a difference? Include your children in this and teach them how to be good citizens.

World Pasta Day

October 25

Meal planning is easy if you celebrate World Pasta Day. Put spaghetti, pasta salad, or whatever pasta you enjoy on your menu. Or make your own!


Sandwich Day

November 3

Celebrate your favorite sandwiches today. Encourage your children to come up with new versions of their favorites and name them something silly.

Young Readers Day

November 9

Today is all about young readers. Visit your library and check out some new age-appropriate books for your young reader.

Have a Party With Your Bear Day

November 16

Most of us are going to have to make do with having a party with a stuffed bear. But, if any of my readers have a pet bear, I want pictures!

Take a Hike Day

November 17

Take adventures of the crisp fall air and take a hike.

French Toast Day

November 28

By now, you are probably sick of leftover Thanksgiving food. Whip up some French toast for an easy and filling breakfast celebration.

Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day

November 30

Everyone takes sick days but what about staying home because you are well? Take today and play hooky from work and school.


Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day

December 18

Start out the holiday season by answering your telephone like Buddy the Elf today.

National Crossword Puzzle Day

December 21

Crossword puzzles are available for all ranges. Print some and enjoy spending a few hours solving them today.

National Chocolate Candy Day

December 28

Just in time for after Christmas clearance is National Chocolate Candy Day.

National Bacon Day

December 30

Do you love bacon? Make sure to add it to your menu today.

With these suggestions, you'll be able to plan loads of fun during quarantine and social distancing. If you're not traveling for spring break, consider celebrating some of these fun holidays a little early.

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For more on adventures with your kids, check out these other posts from A Wild Lass:

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*Disclaimer: Some of the links you see may be affiliate links. All that means is if you click through and end up making a purchase, I’ll earn a commission.

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