Days of Celebration

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~ ~ Most Days of Celebration compiled by Elise ~ ~

There are months missing because obviously Elise, like myself, does not attend a year round school.



January 1 
New Year's Day, Betsy Ross's birthday (1752), Paul Revere's birthday(1735)

January 3 
J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday (1892), Festival of Sleep Day

January 4 
Louis Braille's birthday (1809), Jakob Grimm's birthday (1785), Trivia Day

January 5 
National Bird Day

January 6 
Bean Day, Sherlocke Holmes' birthday

January 7 
Moons of Jupiter discovered by Galileo 1610

January 8 
Elvis Presley's birthday (1935)

January 10 
First Meeting of United Nations in London 1946

January 11 
National Thank-You Day, Milk Day (milk delivered in bottles forthe first time in 1878

January 12 
First Xray machine made - 1896

January 13 
Poetry Day, Make Your Dreams Come True Day, Rubber Duckie's birthday

January 14 
National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 15 
Martin Luther King's birthday (1929)

January 17 
Benjamin Franklin's birthday (1706), Shari Lewis' birthday (1934)

January 18 
Winnie the Pooh Day - author A.A. Milne's birthday (1882)

January 19 
Popcorn Day

January 20 
Cheese Day, National Buttercrunch Day

January 21 
National Hugging Day

January 22 
National Popcorn Day, National Blonde Brownie Day

January 23 
National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, Measure Your Feet Day

January 24 
Eskimo Pie Patented by Christian Nelson 1922, Gold discovered in California at Sutter's Mill 1848.

January 25 
Opposite Day

January 26 
Australia Day (the day Sydney Australia was settled in 1778)

January 28 
Ernie's birthday, National Kazoo Day

January 29 
National Puzzle Day, National Cornchip Day

January 30 
Franklin D. Roosevelt's birthday (1882)

January 31 
Backwards Day

Superbowl Sunday

January - National Hobby Month
January - Thank You Month
January - Oatmeal Month
January - National Stsying Health Month
January - National Eye Care Month
January - Hat Day (third Friday in January)
January - Backwards Day (last Friday)
January - February - Chinese New Year



February 2 
Groundhog Day

February 3 
Elmo's birthday


February 4

Rosa Parks' birthday (1913)
Hank Aaron's birthday (1934)

February 5 
Sale of the first Wiffle Ball

February 7 
Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday (1867), Charles Dickens' birthday (1812)

February 8 
Boy Scouts Day (founded 1910), Kite Flying Day

February 9 
Hershey's Chocolate founded 1894, Toothache Day

February 10 
Umbrella Day

February 11 
Thomas Edison's birthday (1847), Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

February 12 
Abraham Lincoln's birthday (1809), First Barbie dolls for sale, National Plum Pudding Day

February 13 
First public school established 1635

February 14 
Valentine's Day, Read To Your Child Day, Ferris Wheel Day

February 15 
National Gum Drop Day

February 18 
Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh 1930

February 19 
International Friendship Day, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood debuted 1968, National Chocolate Mint Day

February 20 
Toothpick patented 1872


February 22 
George Washington's birthday (1732)

Robert Baden Powell's birthday (founder of Scouting for Boys in 1910)

February 23 
First bathtub installed in White House 1851, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 24 
National Tortilla Chip Day

February 26 
Levi Strauss' birthday, National Pistachio Day

February 27 
International Polar Bear Day

February 29 
Leap Day (every four years)

January-February - Chinese New Year
February - American Heart Month
February - National Hero Week (second week)
February - American History Month
February - National Cherry Month
February - Black History Month
February - National Wildlife Week (begins 3rd Sunday)
February - National Dental Health Month
February - last week - International Friendship Week
February - 100th Day (and 101Day Dalmation Celebration)



March 1 
Pig Day, Peanut Butter Lover's Day, Share A Smile Day

March 2 
Dr. Seuss' birthday (1904)

March 3 
National Anthem Day (Star Spangled Banner adopted by Congress as the national anthem in 1931), Peach Blossom Day

March 6 
Oreo Cookies Day (On Sale for the first time in 1912)

March 7 
Telephone Patented (1876)

March 8 
Aunt's Day

March 9 
Barbie's birthday (1959)

March 10 
National Telephone Day

March 11 
Ezra Jack Keats' birthday, Johnny Appleseed Day (anniversary of his death)

March 12 
First library opened, Girl Scout Day (founded in 1912), Alfred Hitchcock Day

March 13 
Uranus discovered (1781), Jewel Day

March 14 
Albert Einstein's birthday (1879), National Potato Chip Day

March 15 
Ides of March

March 16 
Vitamin C discovered 1932

March 17 
St. Patrick's Day, Rubber Band Invented (1845)

March 18 
First walk in space (1965), Sparky the Fire Dog's birthday

March 19 
Poultry Day

March 20 
Bill Martin Jr.'s birthday, Big Bird's birthday

March 21 
1st day of Spring, Children's Poetry Day

March 22 
National Goof-Off Day

March 23 
National Chip and Dip Day

March 24 
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

March 25 
Pancakes first made in NYC in 1882, Pecan Day, Waffle Day

March 26 
Spinach Festival Day

March 28 
Washing machine invented 1797

March 29 
Coca Cola invented (1886)

March 30 
Pencil with eraser patented (1858)

March - Bubble Gum Week (2nd week)
March - Purim
March - National Peanut Month
March - American Red Cross Month
March - Music In Our Schools Month
March - National Noodle Month
March-April - Passover, Easter



April 1 
April Fool's Day, One Cent Day

April 2 
Hans Christian Anderson's birthday, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 2 
International Children's Book Day

April 5 
Dandelion Day, National Read-A-Road-Map Month

April 6 
North Pole discovered (1898)

April 7 
No Housework Day, World Health Day

April 9 
Winston Churchill Day

April 10 
the 100th day of the year (unless leap year!), Golfer's Day

April 11 
Eight-Track Tape Day

April 13 
Thomas Jefferson's birthday (1743)

April 14 
Titanic struck iceberg (1912?), National Pecan day

April 15 
First McDonald's opened in Illinois by Ray Kroc (1955), Leonardo DaVinci's birthday (1452), Rubber Eraser Day

April 18 
First laundromat opens in Ft. Worth, Texas (1934), International Jugglers Day

April 19 
National Garlic Day

April 20 
Make-A-Quilt Day

April 21 - Kindergarten Day (The first kindergarten was founded by Friedrich Froebel in Germany in 1837)

April 22 
Jelly Bean Day

April 23 
Earth Day, Home Run Day (Hank Aaron hits his first home run in 1954), William Shakespeare's birthday (1564)

April 24 
Arbor Day, Ocean Day, Pigs In A Blanket Day

April 25 
National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 
Hug A Friend Day, National Pretzel Day

April 27 
Apple Blossom Festival, Tell A Story Day

April 29 
Zipper Day (patented by Gideon Sindback in 1913), National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30 - Kite Fest, National Honesty Day (George Washington inaugurated as first US president in 1789)

March-April - Passover, Easter
April - National Humor Month
April - Take Your Daughter To Work Day
April - Keep America Beautiful Month
April - National Frog Month
April - National Garden Month
April - National Humor Month
April - National Poetry Month



May 1 
Mother Goose Day, Save the Rhinoceros Day, Hawaii Lei Day

May 2 
Backwards Day


May 3

May Day


May 5 
National Hoagie Day

Cinco de Mayo


May 6

National Teachers Day

May 8 
No Socks Day, Have A Coke Day

May 9 
Cartoon Day, 1st newspaper cartoon (1754), National Teacher's Day, Lost Sock Memorial Day

May 10 
Clean Up Your Room Day, Peace Day

May 12 
Kite Day, Limerick Day

May 13 
Astronomy Day, Tulip Day, Leprechaun Day

May 14    
Marshmallow Fluff Birthday, National Dance-Like-A-Chicken Day


May 15 
National Chocolate Chip Day, L.F. Baum's (Wizard of Oz) birthday (1856), International Day of Families, Freedom From Self Awareness

May 18 
Mount Saint Helen's erupted (1980)

May 19 
Circus Day (Ringling Brothers opened 1884), Frog Jumping Jubilee Day

May 20 
Blue Jeans Birthday, Good Neighbor Day

May 24 
Mary Had A Little Lamb Birthday

May 25 
Pickle Day, National Tap Dance Day, Africa Day

May 27 
Three Little Pigs Birthday

May 28 
National Hamburger Day, Amnesty International Day

May 31 
First bicycle race 1868, World No-Tobacco Day

May - National Music Week (starts first Sunday)
May - Postcard Week (first full week in May)
May - Memorial Day
May - Mother's Day
May - National Strawberry Month
May - National Family Month
May - Flower Month
May - National Hamburger Month



June 1 
Donut Day, Oscar the Grouch's birthday

June 2 
National Rocky Road Day

June 3 
Repeat Day

June 4 
Old Maid's Day, Aesop's birthday, Cheese Day, 1st Ford made


June 5 
1st hot air balloon flight (1783)

National Family Day

World Environment Day

June 6 
Teacher's Day, National Applesauce Cake Day

June 7 
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 9 
Donald Duck's Birthday (1934)

June 10 
National Yo-yo Day

June 11 
National Hug Holiday


June 12 
Baseball invented (1839)

World Against Child Labor Day

June 13 
National Juggling Day, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's birthday


June 14 
Pop Goes The Weasel Day

Flag Day

June 15 
Smile Power Day, Fly A Kite Day, Family History Day

June 17 
Eat Your Vegetables Day, Disneyland opened (1955)

June 18 
International Picnic Day

June 19 
Tasmanian Devil's birthday (1954)


June 20 
Ice Cream Soda Day

Refugee Day

June 22 
National Chocolate Eclair Day

June 23 
National Pink Day

June 25 
Eric Carle's birthday, Log Cabin Day

June 26 
National Chocolate Pudding Day, Toothbrush invented (1948)

June 27 
Captain Kangaroo's birthday, Helen Keller's birthday (1880), Melody for "Happy Birthday" song written (1859)

June 28 
Paul Bunyan Day

June 29 
Camera Day

June 30 
Superman's birthday, Meteor Day


June - Carnival and Circus Month
June - National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
June - National Dairy Month
June - Father's Day
June  - National Iced Tea Month

June - National Hugs Week

June - First Day of Summer

June - Student Safety Month





August 3

National Watermelon Day


August 7

Friendship Day


August 16

Roller Coaster Day


August 19

National Aviation Day


August 26

National Dog Day


August 31

National Trail Mix Day





September 1

Labor Day
Mary Had A Little Lamb published (1830)

September 2 
National Blueberry Popsicle Day

September 3 
Newspaper Carrier Day (First newsboy hired in US - 1883), Skyscraper Day

September 4 
Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5 
Jesse James born 1847, National Cheese Pizza Day


September 7

Grandparent's Day
First Automobile Race in US in 1896

September 8  
International Literacy Day

September 9 
Teddy Bear Day, California became 31st state 1850

September 10 
Elias Howe patented 1st sewing machine 1846, Hot Dog Day


September 11

Patriot's Day 
Make Your Bed Day

September 12 
Russians launched 1st rocket to moon 1959, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Grandparents' Day

September 14 
National Anthem Day (Francis Scott Key wrote Star Spangled Banner in 1814), National Cream-filled Donut Day

September 15
Author Tomie dePaola's birthday, Felt Hat Day

September 16 
Collect Rocks Day, Mayflower Day

September 17
Citizenship Day - US Constitution signed 1787, National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18 
National Play-Doh Day

September 19 
Walt Disney produced 1st "talking cartoon" Steamboat Willie 1928, World Peace Day, National Butterscotch Pudding Day, International Talk Like a Pirate DAy

September 20 
National Punch Day


September 22

First day of Autumn
Elephant Appreciation Day, Band-Aid invented in 1921, Anniversary of the Ice Cream cone (1903), U.S. Post Office opened in 1789, Abe Lincoln issued Emancipation Proclamation 1862

September 23
First Day of Autumn ? , Planet Neptune discovered 1846

September 24 
First toy store opened

September 25 
National Comic Book Day

September 26 
Johnny Appleseed's birthday (John Chapman born in 1774)

September 27 
Native American Day

September 28 
First Airport Opened

September 30 
Ask A Stupid Question Day, Safety Pin Invented

Rosh Hashonah (Jewish New Year)
Sukkot (Jewish Thanksgiving)
September - American Heritage Month
September -  Baby Safety Month
September - Better Breakfast Month
September - Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
September - Classical Music Month
September - Library Card Sign-Up Month
September - National Chicken Month
September - National Courtesy Month
September - Children's Good Manners Month
September - National Honey Month
September - National Piano Month
September - National Rice Month
September - Pickle Day (any of the last 10 days of September)


October 1 
Homemade Cookies Day, World Vegetarian Day

October 2 
Charlie Brown/Snoopy birthday (Peanuts comic strip first published (1950)

October 4 
National Golf Day

October 5 
Pablo Picasso's birthday (1881), Ray Kroc's (founder of McDonalds) birthday (1902)

October 9 
Alphabet Day, First two-way telephone conversation (1876), Moldy Cheese Day, The Count's birthday

October 10 
National Angel Food Cake Day

October 12 
Farmer's Day, National Children's Day

October 13 
National Peanut Festival

October 14 
Grover's Birthday

October 15 
Poetry Day

October 16 
Dictionary Day, World Food Day

October 22 
Rainmaking Day, National Nut Day

October 24 
United Nation's Day, National Bologna Day, International Forgiveness Day

October 25 
National Denim Day

October 26 
First motion picture with sound shown 1927

October 27 
Teddy Bear Day (Teddy Roosevelt's birthday)

October 28 
Pie Day, Plush Animal Lover's Day, Statue of Liberty's birthday, National Chocolate Day

October 30 
National Candy Corn Day

October 31 
Halloween, National Magic Day, Juliette Gordon Low's birthday (born in 1860, she was the woman who the started Girl Scouting in the US 1912)

Rosh Hashonah (Jewish New Year)
Sukkot (Jewish Thanksgiving)
Child Health Day - First Monday in October
Columbus Day - Second Monday in October
October - National Apple Month
October -  National Clock Month
October -  National Pizza Month (celebrate a Pizza Day)
October -  National Popcorn Popping Month (celebrate a Popcorn Week)
October -  National Roller Skating Month
October - National Stamp Collecting Month
October - National Dessert Month
October - Fire Prevention Week (week of the 8th)


November 1 
National Author's Day

November 2 
Cookie Monster's birthday, Daniel Boone's birthday (1734)

November 3 
Sandwich Day (1762) (Birthday of John Montague, the creator of the sandwich)

November 4 
King Tut's tomb discovered 1922

November 6 
Basketball Day

November 7 
Hug-a-Bear Day

November 8 
X-Ray Day (the day the X-ray was discovered)

November 11 
Veteran's Day

November 14 
Favorite Author's Day

November 15 
National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

November 16 
Button Day

November 17 
Homemade Bread Day

November 18 
Mickey Mouse's Birthday (1928)

November 23 
National Cashew Day

November 25 
Author Marc Brown's birthday, National Parfait Day

November 26 
Charles Schulz's birthday (1922)

November 29 
King Tut's Tomb opened  (1922)

November 30 
Mark Twain born 1835 (his real name is Samuel Clemmens)

Election Day
November - National Children's Book Week (3rd week)
November - Peanut Butter Lover's Month
November-December - Hanukkah
November - Cat Week
November - National Game and Puzzle Week (last week)


December 1 
Eat A Red Apple Day, National Pie Day

December 2 
National Fritters Day

December 4 
National Cookie Day, Wear Brown Shoes Day

December 5 
Walter Elia (Walt) Disney's birthday, born in Chicago in 1901

December 7 
National Cotton Candy Day, Pearl Harbor Day

December 9 
National Pastry Day

December 11 
UNICEF created 1946

December 12
Poinsettia Day, National Ding-A-Ling Day

December 14 
South Pole discovered 1911, First Miniature Golf Course opened 1929

December 15 
Phonograph patented by Thomas Edison in 1877, National Lemon Cupcake Day

December 16 
Boston Tea Party Anniversary, Ludwig Von Beethoven's birthday  (1770), National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17 
National Maple Syrup Day, Wright Brother's Day (first flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903)

December 18
National Roast Suckling Pig Day

December 19 
Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20 
Games Day

December 21
First Day of Winter, National Flashlight Day, National French Fried Shrimp Day, Hamburger Day

December 22
Thermometer Was Invented, National Date-Nut Bread Day

December 25 
Christmas, National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26
Kwanzaa begins, National Whiners Day

December 27
National Fruitcake Day

December 28 
Chewing Gum invented in 1869, National Chocolate Day, Card Playing Day

December 31 
New Year's Eve, Make Up Your Mind Day

November-December - Hanukkah
December - Hi Neighbor Month
December - Kwaanza 


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