Unique Holidays You Should Add to Your Calendar

Unique Holidays You Should Add to Your Calendar


Did you know yesterday was National Ice Cream Day? I had no idea this deliciously sweet day existed. According to Wikipedia, back in 1984 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. He also established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday of the month.  

Yesterday, while eating my yummy mint chocolate chip cone, I decided to find other obscure and delicious holidays to add to my calendar. I found these interesting days via www.holidayinsights.com:

  • National Lollipop Day, July 20 - Celebrate by eating or sharing your favorite lollipop! My favorite is the Tootsie Pop. What's yours?
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Day, July 23 - If you missed National Ice Cream Day, here's another chance for you to indulge your sweet tooth with this creamy dessert. Celebrate Vanilla Ice Cream Day by enjoying the always versatile vanilla ice cream on a cone, with a slice of pie or add it to your favorite brand of root beer and create a delicious ice cream float.


  • National Parents Day, July 26 - In 1994, President Bill Clinton proclaimed the fourth Sunday of July as National Parents Day. This day was created as a way to honor the family unit and family values.  It is not intended to promote the kind of gift-giving usually associated with Mothers or Fathers Day. You can celebrate National Parents Day by spending the day with your parents or if they are far way (like mine...they're in New York)  give them a call or Face-time them.


  • International Friendship Day, July 30 - Sponsored by the United Nations; the intent of this day is to promote friendships among different people, cultures and countries. To celebrate this day, the United Nations encourages people, groups and governments to hold events that foster understanding and respect for diversity.
  • Other notable days in July, especially good for foodies, include: National Hot Dog Day - July 23rd; you might also enjoy celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day, National Lasagna Day and National Cheesecake Day; which occur on July 28, 29 and 30 respectively.

Find more unique and bizarre holidays at holidayinsights.com. Which of these holidays will you celebrate? 


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