Everyone loves to celebrate, but I think kids enjoy it most of all. I recently discovered this super fun website called Holidays for Everyday. They list something to celebrate - EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE YEAR. Most days have a few things to celebrate. Everything from historical events, to peoples' birthdays, to fun things to enjoy. I LOVE it!!! It can be a way to have fun with your kids - teach them at the same time! Why not learn a little French on the anniversary of the Eiffel Tower's completion (3/31)? Research some family history on Find Your Roots Day (1/23). Listen to some music on Mozart's Birthday (1/27). Learn some history on Jackie Robinson Day (4/11).
Whew knew Static Electricity Day is January 9? Or Barbie's Birthday is celebrated on March 9. A good day to fly a kite is May 3 (National Kite Day). OMG, I can go on and on.
Some of them are absolutely hilarious - Hairstyle Appreciation Day (4/30), Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (1/28), Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day (11/7), Name Your Car Day (10/2), Don't Step on a Bee Day (7/10), Plain Yogurt Day (6/20), Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day (11/15).
I find it funny that there's National Pancake Day (2/12), INTERNATIONAL Pancake Day (2/20), National BLUEBERRY Pancake Day (1/28), as well as Waffle Day (8/13) and Maple Syrup Day (12/17). Oddly, Pie Day is celebrated on January 23...I would've expected such a day to fall on 3/14. Go figure. There's a day dedicated to wearing brown shoes (12/4) - but no other colors. Kinda boring in my opinion - I think National Blue Suede Shoes Day or something like that would be way more fun.
Here's a few of my other faves:
Winnie the Pooh Day (A. A. Milne's Birthday) 1/18
Yodel for Your Neighbors Day 1/30
PB&J Day 4/2
Nurse's Day 5/6 (My husband is a nurse)
Make My Day Day (Clint Eastwood's Birthday)
Maurice Sendak's Birthday (think "Where the Wild Thing's Are) 6/10
Day the Bicycle was Patented 6/26
Spoil Your Dog Day 8/10
Nachos Day 11/6
Teddy Bear Day 11/14
French Toast Day 11/28
Stay Home Because You're Well Day 11/30
Cocoa Day 12/13
Day the First Mini Golf Course Opened 12/14
The website also has lists of all the various weeks/months dedicated to various topics and causes. There's "Tahiti and Her Islands Month" in July, which also happens to be "Eat Dessert First" month. September is "Be Kind to Writers and Editors" month (I wonder if that includes bloggers). October's claim to fame includes "Pizza" month and "Dinosaur" month (sounds very kid-friendly). January hosts the most awareness months - including "Prune Breakfast Month" (ewww). My personal favorite is November - "Family Stories Month".
Go out and start celebrating!!