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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Let's celebrate our tattered teddies on National Teddy Bear Day. - IMAGE COURTESY OF MARK NIXON
  • Image Courtesy of Mark Nixon
  • Let's celebrate our tattered teddies on National Teddy Bear Day.

From tattered teddies to perpetual procrastination, there is sincerely a special and obscure holiday to be celebrated everyday in the United States. In honor of these diverse festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted 10 holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature.

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

September 5: National Be Late For Something Day

Although it seems like a great idea at times to be fashionably late, let's not try to make this a daily observance.

September 6th: National Fight Procrastination Day

We'll get around to celebrating this day sometime eventually.

September 9: National Teddy Bear Day

This is not just a day to commemorate the creation of the toy named after President Teddy Roosevelt over 100 years ago. On this day we honor our special friends because they have been with us through it all. They protected us from monsters under the bed and cuddled with us when we were afraid of thunderstorms. They were our best friend and we vowed that nothing would ever separate us. And over the years, our teddy bears dealt with our abuses of love and affection as we navigated the journey of growing up and discovering the world and ourselves. We suggest checking out our exclusive interview with Irish photographer Mark Nixon and his Teddy photo book  Much Loved, where he portrays our stuffed companions who have been loved to bits and pieces.

September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Cue this song and its suggestive lyrics and milkshake innuendos: 

September 13: National Bald is Beautiful Day 

From Pitbull to the Dali Lama, today is a special day to commemorate that sexy man sporting  the sexy cue-ball look. 

September 20: International Eat An Apple Day

An apple a day doesn't keep this holiday away!

September 24: National Punctuation Day

Dress up your sentences with oxford commas and ellipses! Or, take the day to remind yourself what a semicolon actually does.

September 25: National One-Hit Wonder Day

Let's celebrate those classic hits that have now found their place in music history infamy like "Mickey," "Mambo No. 5," "Who Let the Dogs Out," "What is Love," and this little number:

September 27: Hug a Vegetarian Day

Vegetarians need hugs too you know. This is a holiday sponsored by PETA, no joke. 

September 28:  Ask a Stupid Question Day

Really? Why?
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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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