Action Observances

There is a Day for That! provides you with a list of observances and national days related to Action.

While some holidays are a good excuse to kick back and do nothing with your day off, on these days it's the opposite - a chance to do something interesting or different.

National Selfie Day

National Selfie Day

We probably don't need a day to encourage people to take pictures of themselves, but there is no denying the cultural impact of selfies.

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National Handshake Day

National Handshake Day 🤝

Celebrate National Handshake Day and master the art of the perfect handshake to leave a positive, lasting impression with every greeting.

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National Cheer Up The Lonely Day

National Cheer Up The Lonely Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Cheer Up The Lonely Day

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National Get Out of the Dog House Day

National Get Out of the Dog House Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Get Out of the Dog House Day

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Toss Away the Could Haves and Should Haves Day

Toss Away the Could Haves and Should Haves Day

This is a day to embrace your inner Édith Piaf - and regret nothing!

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National Talk in an Elevator Day

National Talk in an Elevator Day

This holiday is going up in the world. And down again.

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National Sleepy Head Day

National Sleepy Head Day 😴

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sleepy Head Day

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Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day 🚴

Encouraging workers all around the country to get on their bikes and get into work the best way possible – on two wheels!

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National Wiggle Your Toes Day

National Wiggle Your Toes Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Wiggle Your Toes Day

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National Night Out Day

National Night Out Day

An annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie

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National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

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National Garage Sale Day

National Garage Sale Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Garage Sale Day

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National Tell a Joke Day

National Tell a Joke Day

Telling a joke today is a serious matter.

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Never Give Up Day

Never Give Up Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Never Give Up Day.

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National Knife Day

National Knife Day 🔪

That's not a Knife day - this is a Knife day!

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National Kiss and Make Up Day

National Kiss and Make Up Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Kiss and Make Up Day

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National Make Your Bed Day

National Make Your Bed Day

When you are upset - just imagine a T-Rex trying to make a bed.

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National Day of Encouragement

National Day of Encouragement

Come on - you can do this - you can celebrate the National Day of Encouragement!

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National Blame Someone Else Day

National Blame Someone Else Day

National Blame Someone Else Day is observed on the first Friday The 13th of The Year.

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Talk Like A Pirate Day

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Why are pirates called pirates? Because they arrrrr!

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Innergize Day

Innergize Day

As summer has officially ended, this is a day intended to be spent in relaxation.

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National Tune-Up Day

National Tune-Up Day

Before the cold weather really kicks in, this day is a reminder to sort out your central heating.

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National Name Your Car Day

National Name Your Car Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Name Your Car Day

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National Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day

Join kids and families around the globe to walk and bicycle to school on the first Wednesday in October to promote physical activity

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World Smile Day

World Smile Day ☺️

The creator of the smiley face started this holiday to devote one day a year to smiles and kind acts.

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National Body Language Day

National Body Language Day

You don't have to say a word. I can tell by your body that you want to know more about this day.

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National Do Something Nice Day

National Do Something Nice Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Do Something Nice Day

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National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day

National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day

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International Top Spinning Day

International Top Spinning Day

Originated by the Spinning Top and Yo-Yo Museum, this is an annual celebration of this timeless child's toy and scientific device!

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National Cake Decorating Day

National Cake Decorating Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Cake Decorating Day

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National Kick Butt Day

National Kick Butt Day

Hey, it's the second Monday in October - don't you something you need to do, instead of sitting around reading?

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National No Beard Day

National No Beard Day

This is the one day in the year when you should try to have a close shave.

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National Knock-Knock Jokes Day

National Knock-Knock Jokes Day

As if there isn't enough Knock-Knock going on at Halloween already, it's also the day to whip out a good Knock-Knock joke.

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Hug a Bear Day

Hug a Bear Day

We don't want to tell you how to live your life, but we would advise against any hugging of real bears.

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National Men Make Dinner Day

National Men Make Dinner Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed! :)

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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

A day to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.

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National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

The origins of this holiday are to prepare for all the food on Thanksgiving Day and the leftovers that always remain.

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National Take A Hike Day

National Take A Hike Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Take A Hike Day

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National Unfriend Day

National Unfriend Day

There's a lot "not to like" about this national day.

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Go For a Ride Day

Go For a Ride Day

Feed your wanderlust and get up, get out, and go for a ride on any mode of transport you want.

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Unique Talent Day

Unique Talent Day

We all have at least one extraordinary ability. What's yours? This is the day to get out there and indulge yours.

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Stir-up Sunday

Stir-up Sunday

A traditional date to make the Christmas Pudding on the Sunday before the start of Advent.

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