Ten unique holidays to celebrate this semester

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It seems that you can’t open Facebook without seeing a post about a "holiday" you didn’t even know existed. According to daysoftheyear.com, there are multiple "holidays" for every day of the year. Here are some you can celebrate this semester.

Thursday, Jan. 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day

Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator, founded this holiday. It’s no secret that Ball State students have a thing for the squirrels on campus, so take this day to appreciate those quirky critters, though you might not catch very many outside in January.

Monday, Jan. 25: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

This holiday actually started not too long ago. Spirit 95 Radio in Bloomington, Ind., started it in 2001. They held events like a Bubble Warp popping relay and fashion design contests, according to the Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day website. So, harness your inner child and get to popping — you know you still love it.

Saturday, Feb. 13: Get a Different Name Day

Ever wanted to try out a different name? Well, this day may be your chance. The holiday is copyrighted by Thomas Ruth Roy from the company Wellcat Herbs. He’s created over 80 holidays, according to Wellcat.com.

Friday, Feb. 26: Tell a Fairy Tale Day

From Hans Christian Andersen to the Grimm brothers, fairy tales have been around for ages. Celebrate this holiday by reading one of your childhood favorites, or by making up your own.

Wednesday, March 2: Dr. Seuss Day

March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so it’s only fitting that it is also Dr. Seuss Day. Celebrate by having some green eggs and ham, reading your favorite Seuss book or by watching one of the film adaptations.

Monday, March 14: Napping Day

National Napping Day was started in 1999, thanks to William Anthony, a professor at Boston University. According to a Boston University press release, Anthony wanted to show the benefits that napping has on one’s health. Napping Day doesn’t always take place on this date, but rather it always falls on the Monday after daylight saving time. Happy napping!

Wednesday, April 6: New Beer’s Eve

This holiday began in 1933 when President Roosevelt once again made beer legal. For those of legal drinking age, celebrate the holiday with your favorite brew.

Friday, April 8: Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

According to the Draw a Bird Day website, the holiday is rooted in 1943, during World War II. A 7-year-old Dorie Cooper asked her wounded uncle to draw her a picture of a bird, as a way to cheer him up. It has grown among soldiers and their families since. You don’t have to be a great artist to partake in this holiday; word is that the original bird drawing wasn’t very good, either.

Tuesday, May 3: Two Different Colored Shoes Day

This holiday was created by Arlene Kaiser to celebrate human diversity, according to National Day Calendar. Kaiser says it proclaims individuality and a willingness to be different. Celebrate by wearing two different shoes or by searching #TwoDifferentColoredShoes on social media.

Sunday, May 29: Put a Pillow on your Fridge Day

This holiday is based on an old tradition, when people would put linens in larders, believing it would bring good luck. Put a Pillow on your Fridge Day is a modern twist on that tradition, in hopes it will bring luck to the household. 


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