There seems to be a holiday for just about everything. But, are all of them worthy of your brand’s Instagram feed? You be the judge.
Social media holidays can be fun (National Donut Day, anyone?). But some of them are a little, well, bizarre. Take a look at some of the weirdest faux holidays of the year—and, by all means, use our images to celebrate them. Because every day is “You Do You Day” at Shutterstock.
1. January 25: Opposite Day
Remember when you were a kid and you sarcastically expressed your distaste for something by saying that you liked it . . . “ON OPPOSITE DAY”? Well, it turns out Opposite Day is real. So is Santa Claus (on opposite day).
2. February 18: National Battery Day
Batteries are important. They power smoke detectors, cars, and the phone you’ll use to tweet about . . . batteries.
3. March 4: National Grammar Day
Me: Who is Grammar Day really for?
My 8th grade English Teacher: Whom.
4. March 4: National Day of Unplugging (First Friday of March)
Unplug—but don’t forget to Tweet about it first using the hashtag #NationalDayOfUnplugging.
5. March 15: National Napping Day
Also known as “Sunday.”
6. March 18: Awkward Moments Day
Why relive your most awkward moments before bed when you can relive them all day long?
7. April 16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
Next you’re going to tell me I can write this list from the comfort of my own bed. Oh, wait . . .
8. April 17: Haiku Poetry Day
please do not make me
read terrible poetry
for an entire day
9. April 20: National Look-Alike Day
Ah, yes, a chance to convince yourself you look like _____ [insert name of gorgeous celebrity you only slightly resemble].
10. May 21: National Memo Day
Note (memo?) to self: If you see someone celebrating this day, resist the urge to comment: “I didn’t get the memo.” It’s not National Dad Joke Day.
11. May 29: Paperclip Day
Those things you can never find when you need them? Let’s celebrate the fact that they’re in a drawer somewhere.
12. June 21: National Selfie Day
At last, the elusive selfie makes an appearance on social media.
13. June 24: National Handshake Day
Extinct since 2020.
14. July 30: Talk in an Elevator Day
Oh, hell no, Bob.
15. September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day
Does this holiday just entail saying “ahoy, matey” all day, or?
16. October 30: National Publicist Day
“You have a 10 a.m. with The New York Times and a 2 p.m. with Buzzfeed, and here’s the copy for your National Publicist Day post. Don’t forget to tag me.”
17. December 8: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
Hmm . . . why would anyone want to time travel now??? Let me think, let me think.
18. December 27: No Interruptions Day
Perfect timing for when you have your in-laws over for the holidays.
Cover image via Stokkete.