Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM

  • Shorpy Historical Photo Archives

From beloved bosses to lowercase letters, 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 October that we swear aren't made up:

October 1: National Homemade Cookie Day

It's time to give Pepperidge Farms and Nestle a break from the baking department today! Fall is quickly approaching and what better way to welcome the new season than a batch of homemade gooey goodness?

October 12: International Moment of Frustration Scream Day 

Stop what you're doing and let it go. Now we don't mean going all Frozen karaoke on the world but do scream out loud to vent your frustration. This holiday totally sanctions it. 

October 14: National Lowercase Day 

the only time you will ever see the beginning of sentences and proper nouns like san francisco lowercase in the sf weekly.

October 16: Boss's Day

Even the boss need a little bit of loving, even if it's only temporarily. 

October 18: International Newspaper Carrier Day

Of course we encourage the celebration of this holiday. 

October 19: Evaluate Your Life Day

Better today than New Year's Eve after a few rounds of champagne. 

October 24: United Nations Day

Quick fact: Did you know the United Nations wasn't founded in New York City but in San Francisco? Also, the U.N Charter was drafted by Ralph Bunche, the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

October 27: National Tell a Story Day (Only in the UK)

Although this is a festivity celebrated across the pond, we can appropriate this day into our national calendar. Now we have an excuse to use the classic opening line: "It was a dark and stormy night..."

October 28: Plush Animal Lover's Day

It's time to cuddle with your they-were-never-going-to-be-worth-a-fortune Beanie Babies and Care Bears.

October 31: Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

Halloween can't have all the attention today.

Happy celebrating!
  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

About The Author

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?


Comments are closed.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"