As soon as October first rolls around it’s officially Halloween season. Which is great, I love spooky stuff and horror movies, but there’s some holidays we are skipping that could use some love too.
Here’s a list of holidays that stand in Halloweens spooky, spooky shadow.
Oct. 1st: National Homemade Cookies Day
Do you need an excuse to make cookies? Of course not, but let’s give you one so that you can say you’re “festive” and not “eating a whole tray of cookies yourself”.
Oct. 2nd: National Name Your Car Day
My first car was named John’s Ass, my second car was Toto, and my current vehicle is Becky, and oh my god does she have (a hatch)back.
Oct. 4th: National Taco Day
I’m a devote follower of Taco Day Eve, Taco Day, and Post-Taco Day celebrations.
Oct. 6th: Mad Hatter Day
His hat says 10/6, so let’s have a tea party and go legally insane.
Oct. 8th: Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct. 12th: International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Just yell. Find something or someone to yell at and just go at it. If they get offended, tell them they need to get into the holiday spirit. Better yet, yell it at them.
oct. 14th: national lowercase day
grammer nazis beware, this is a day where we attack your beliefs and lifestyle in the most heinous way.
Oct. 15: Global Handwashing Day
Or as I call this, everyday. Please wash your hands, folks.
Oct. 16th: National Dictionary Day
For the grammar nazi’s who survived lowercase day, this is your holiday. Bask in words and phrases and whatever else is inside a dictionary.
Or host gang wars in the streets over which is better, Merriam-Webster or Oxford.
Oct. 18th: National No Beard Day
This is for people like me, who can’t grow a beard even if they tried.
Oct. 19: Evaluate Your life Day
Experience a mid-life crisis, even if it isn’t the middle of your life! It’s all the fun of contemplating your existence and realizing you’re not where you want to be in life, but we all do it together!
Oct. 20: Information Overload Day
Apparently we take in and send out too much information, so the challenge is from this day forth, drop your information production by 10%. Send less emails, write less pages, take less photos. Let the world catch up before we drown in our own data.
Oct. 24th: National Bologna Day
Pictured above is mortadella, the sausage that bologna is derived from. But while mortadella is a classy meat filled with love and sophistication, bologna just sucks. Go make a sandwich that isn’t bologna, and celebrate the fact that you aren’t eating bologna.
(That probably isn’t how you celebrate this day, but just trust me, it’s a better option.)
Oct. 26: Nevada Day
Nevada officially became a state on October 31st, 1864. But apparently this holiday was being overshadowed by some other event, so they moved it to the last Friday of October. Which in 2025 will be the same day as Halloween so then it’s a super holiday.
Oct. 30: Mischief Night
So apparently the night before Halloween, every just acts like a dick and eggs houses and pulls pranks on each other. Which they also do on Halloween, so I guess the difference is whether or not you’re dressed as a Vampire while you’re being a dick.
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