Upcoming Action Observances

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 Sleepy Head Day

National Sleepy Head Day

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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 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 Wiggle Your Toes Day

National Wiggle Your Toes Day

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National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

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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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National Garage Sale Day

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

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National Kiss and Make Up Day

National Kiss and Make Up Day

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National Make Your Bed Day

National Make Your Bed Day

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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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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 Crush a Can Day

National Crush a Can Day

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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 Name Your Car Day

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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National Do Something Nice Day

National Do Something Nice Day

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National Cake Decorating Day

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 Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day

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 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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National Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed! :)

National Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed! :)

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

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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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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

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

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National Take A Hike Day

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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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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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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Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day

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National Day of Listening

National Day of Listening

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You’re Welcomegiving Day

You’re Welcomegiving Day

On the day after Thanksgiving, make time to let those who gave thanks know that they were appreciated.

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Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

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National Eat a Red Apple Day

National Eat a Red Apple Day

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Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

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Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

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National Ding-a-Ling Day

National Ding-a-Ling Day

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