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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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

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From releasing your inner diva to pondering penguins, there is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day this month; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted eight December 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):

January 8: Wear Argyle Day
Although it may feel that this trend seems to be relegated to the holiday season, in San Francisco we rank as third in the nation for use of argyle, plaid, and flannel.

January 10: Peculiar People Day
Finally, the odd ducks get some attention.

January 11: Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
Just make sure this a really close friend and not someone that will want to cut you later that day.

January 13: International Skeptics Day
Really? We're suspicious of this holiday and pretty much everything else on this list for that matter.

January 16: National Nothing Day
If this is a national holiday, but its anthem is a Whitney Houston hit. 

January 17:  Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
It wasn't meant to last, but at least you made it this far?

January 20: Penguin Awareness Day
Today marks a great day to watch some Happy Feet.

January 27: Punch the Clock Day
Sock it to 'em or simply just go to work. We still don't know why we should dedicate any time to celebrating it. 

Happy New Year everyone and may this 2015 be filled with not only many blessings of good tidings but many more obscure holidays!

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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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