Weird Holidays

Here is a list of weird, little-known holidays and celebrations during summer:


June 1st Donut Day / Oscar the Grouch’s Birthday

June 4th Aesop’s Birthday / Cheese Day

June 5th First Hot Air Balloon Flight 1783 / National Gingerbread Day

June 6th D-Day / 1st Drive-in Opens 1933 / National Applesauce Cake Day / National Yo-Yo Day

June 9th Donald Duck’s Birthday – In 1934.

June 10th Ball Point Pen Day / Iced Tea Day / Judy Garland’s Birthday 1922

June 11th E.T. Movie Premiered – In 1982.

June 12th Magic Day / Anne Frank’s Birthday 1929 / The Baseball Invented 1839

June 14th Flag Day / World Juggling Day

June 15th Fly A Kite Day (Ben Franklin’s Experiment 1752) / Power of a Smile Day

June 16th National Fudge Day

June 17th Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 18th International Picnic Day

June 19th Father’s Day – Third Sunday of June.

June 20th Ice Cream Soda Day / Bald Eagle Day

June 21st First Day of Summer

June 23rd National Pink Day

June 25th LEON Day – NOEL spelled backwards, six months until Christmas.

June 26th National Chocolate Pudding Day / Bicycle Patented 1819 / Toothbrush Invented 1498

June 27th Captain Kangaroo’s Birthday Bob Keeshan / Helen Keller’s Birthday 1880 / Melody for Happy Birthday Song Written in 1859

June 28th Paul Bunyan Day

June 30th Superman’s Birthday


July 1st Build a Scarecrow Day/International Joke Day/Nation PostalWorker Day

July 4th Independence Day / Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Day

July 5th Caribbean Day

July 7th Macaroni Day

July 8th Liberty Bell Cracks In 1835

July 9th National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10th Barn Day Second Sunday in July / Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day

July 11th Cheer Up the Lonely Day

July 12th Paper Bag Day: The paper bag manufacturing machine was patented

July 13th Go West Day / National French Fries Day

July 17th Disneyland Opens In 1955.

July 18th Cow Appreciation Day

July 19th Stick Your Tongue Out Day

July 20th Moon Day: Armstrong and Aldrin land on moon in 1969. / Ice Cream Soda Day

July 21st National Junk Food Day

July 22nd Pied Piper of Hamelin Day

July 23rd Ice Cream Cone Introduced In 1904.

July 24th Amelia Earhart Day

July 28th Beatrix Potter’s Birthday Born in 1866.

July 29th National Lasagna Day

July 30th National Cheesecake Day


August 2nd National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 4th National Chocolate Chip Day

August 5th National Waffle Day

August 6th National Mustard Day: First Saturday in August.

August 7th Sea Serpent Day

August 8th Dollar Day: The US dollar was created.

August 10th S’Mores Day

August 14th National Creamsicle Day

August 17th Archeology Day / Davy Crockett’s Birthday: Born in Tennessee in 1786.

August 18th Wizard of Oz Premiered In 1939.

August 19th National Aviation Day / Potato Day

August 20th National Radio Day

August 22nd Be An Angel Day

August 24th National Peach Pie Day / Strange Music Day

August 25th National Banana Split Day

August 28th Dream Day Martin Luther King Jr. gave “I Have a Dream” speech 1963

August 30th National Toasted Marshmallow Day

You can make every day a holiday by celebrating a theme.
You can find creative crafts, games, books, and snacks that coordinate with the day.

Do you celebrate any of these “holidays”? Share your great ideas in the comments!