Who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate? Luckily, life is full of festive opportunities. Birthdays, anniversaries, and major holidays are all great, but have you thought about celebrating minor holidays? If you load your calendar with some of the best minor holidays, you’ll get to experience the joy of celebrating each month. In fact, one study found that people feel happier than usual during holidays (source). So start filling your life with more reasons to celebrate – starting now!
The Best Minor Holidays
Mark your calendar with these dates and start drafting plans for the best way to celebrate. These ideas are just a starting point – we encourage you to make your own list of the best minor holidays, reflecting your own preferences and hobbies.
Fall’s Best Minor Holidays
Sept. 21, Miniature Golf Day: Round up your friends because its time to go putt-putting! Even serious golfers can enjoy a round of mini-golf.
Oct. 1, International Coffee Day: Although you might enjoy coffee every day, change up the way you drink it today. Invite your friends to your favorite coffee shop for a cup, and make sure to cheers. If you prefer tea, be sure to celebrate Tea Day on December 15.
Nov. 10, Vanilla Cupcake Day: This one is pretty self-explanatory. Make your favorite vanilla cupcakes, and surprise your friends with some sweet treats! Don’t forget to indulge in a few yourself.
Winter’s Best Minor Holidays
Dec. 8, Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day: While the origins of this holiday are unknown, we do know that it makes for a fun themed party. Invite your friends to dress up like they are from either the future or their favorite era, and watch your favorite time-traveling movies together. For example, you might enjoy Back to the Future, Somewhere in Time, The Time Machine, or About Time.
Jan. 5, Bird Day: If you’ve always wanted to pick up the hobby of birdwatching, Bird Day is the perfect day to start. Check with your local Audubon Society to see if they are hosting any fun birding trips to celebrate. Or, grab a book about birds from your local library, take a walk around your neighborhood, and scope out birds in your own backyard.
Feb. 4, Thank Your Mailman Day: Rain or shine, United States Postal Service workers are hard at work making sure you receive important documents, cards, announcements, and letters from friends and family. So take a moment to thank your mailman or mailwoman on this holiday. You could simply say thank you, write them a thank you letter, or leave them a small gift. With a little effort, you could brighten their day!
Spring’s Best Minor Holidays
March 14, Pi Day: March 14 is deemed Pi Day thanks to its numerical date (3/14) coinciding with the numerical value for the symbol Pi (approximately 3.14). Instead of focusing on the math, however, you can celebrate this day by making (or simply eating) your favorite pie! For dinner, you can also treat yourself to pizza pie.
April 10, Sibling’s Day: We’ve all heard of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Grandparent’s Day, but Sibling’s Day is still a little underrated. Take time to call your siblings on this day, and thank them for always being there for you. Or, if you live close, treat your siblings to lunch.
May 5, Herb Day: This holiday is a fun little reminder to get your herb garden started for the year. When all of your summer recipes call for basil, you’ll be thanking yourself for the hard work you completed on herb day!
Summer’s Best Minor Holidays
June 6, Drive-In Movie Day: Relive your teenage years by celebrating Drive-In Movie Day. If you don’t have a drive-in movie theater nearby, you can still celebrate by watching a movie outside on a projector and eating your favorite movie snacks.
July 12, Simplicity Day: This holiday honors Henry David Thoreau, a philosopher and writer who valued the simple things in life, like nature and solitude. Spend some time outside today, relish the quietness of nature, and brainstorm ways you can simplify your life.
Aug. 15, Relaxation Day: Treat yourself to a spa day, settle in with a good book, or watch a marathon of your favorite TV show. It’s Relaxation Day, after all!
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