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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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

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From mortality to sexy saxophones, there is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted 10 November holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. Here are our picks (we swear these aren't made up):

November 2: National Plan Your Epitaph Day 

It's never to late to start planning what how legacy will look... in stone. We don't know what ours will say, but all we know is that our tombs should have free WiFi so people come visit and check in more often. 

November 5: Guy Fawkes Day

Although primarily celebrated in the United Kingdom, the eponymous man behind the infamous “Gunpowder Plot," Fawkes had planned to blow up Britain’s Parliament back in 1605, but he was caught and everyone celebrated with bonfires. That's right, bonfires. Parliament later declared November 5 as a day of celebration to commemorate their foiling of Fawkes' ploy, so go ahead and find a legal spot to ignite a bonfire.

November 6: Saxophone Day

Can anyone else hear the saxophone in George Michael's "Careless Whisper"? 


November 8: Cook Something Bold Day


Yes! Go try that great recipe you found on Pintrest because this holiday begs for you to try something new and exciting in the kitchen.

November 13: World Kindness Day

Karma can be a nasty b*tch and what goes around comes around. 

November 15: Clean Your Refrigerator Day

This should really be done once every month, but do it today with the intention of opening up space for Thanksgiving and all its glorious leftovers.

November 19: Have a Bad Day Day

We all have them and today it's okay to have another bad day. Just cue the Daniel Powter song "Bad Day," curl up under your covers and you're all ready set to celebrate. 


November 23: Eat a Cranberry Day


It's like mother always says: "A cranberry a day keeps the smelly pee away." 

November 28: Buy Nothing Day

A counter celebration going against the vapid commercial consumerism after Thanksgiving — but does anyone even observe this festivity? 

November 30: Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

Or as we like to call it — Thanksgiving part deux.

Happy Celebrating!
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Juan De Anda

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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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