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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Daily Holidays: August's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Hooray! Hooray! Everyday is a holiday. No, we haven't gone insane, we're simply celebrating bad poetry day (August 18). But outside of the corny, poetic verse, there is sincerely a special and obscure holiday to to be celebrated everyday in the United States.  In honor of these diverse festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted a top 10 sampling of holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. 

Here are our picks for August that we swear aren't made up:

August 5: National Underwear Day

Has anyone ever noticed that our undies don't get the fair amount of attention they deserve because they're covered up? Flaunt your laundry. Don't let anything get in between you and your Calvins and it's okay if you reveal your (Victoria's) secrets.

August 6: Wiggle Your Toes Day

Even toes can can get carpal tunnel. Make sure your piggies get a little action on this day.

August 12: Middle Child's Day

For all you Jans in the bunch! A day to acknowledge those who felt like they were severely ignored growing up and always got the hand-me downs. 

August 13: Left Hander's Day

This day makes up for all the times that left hander's kept getting the right-handed scissors in eelementary school and all their other real life struggles.

August 17: National Thrift Shop Day

What a bargain of a day! 

August: 18: Bad Poetry Day

Roses are red. Violet are blue. Sorry this crap won't do. 

August 22: Be an Angel Day

Cue this Shaggy song: 
August 24: National Hug Your Boss Day

Why not? It might just get you on their good side and help in getting that promotion. What goes around comes around, right?

August 27: Just Because Day

Just do it.

August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day

A good day to shake things up in the kitchen; yet, shouldn't this happen more often?
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Juan De Anda

Juan De Anda

Juan De Anda is a cultural correspondent with a concentration in tourism, literature, and lifestyle and has been writing for SF Weekly since 2013. As an avid traveler, he enjoys discovering destinations abroad as well as the never-ending hidden gems of San Francisco. #DondeAndaJuanDeAnda?


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