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!