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 Tell a Joke Day

National Tell a Joke Day

Telling a joke today is a serious matter.

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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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National Crush a Can Day

National Crush a Can Day

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National Name Your Car Day

National Name Your Car Day

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National Do Something Nice Day

National Do Something Nice Day

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National Walk to School Day

National Walk to School 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

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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! :)

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National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

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National Take A Hike Day

National Take A Hike Day

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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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Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

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National Thank-you Note Day

National Thank-you Note Day

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National Card Playing Day

National Card Playing Day

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No Interruptions Day

No Interruptions Day

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Make Up Your Mind Day

Make Up Your Mind Day

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National Fruitcake Toss Day

National Fruitcake Toss Day

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National JoyGerm Day

National JoyGerm Day

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Quitters Day

Quitters Day

It's still January, so don't give up on those New Year Resolutions just yet!

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National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

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National Clean Off Your Desk Day

National Clean Off Your Desk Day

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National Nothing Day

National Nothing Day

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National Hugging Day

National Hugging Day

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National Compliment Day

National Compliment Day

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National Opposite Day

National Opposite Day

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National Puzzle Day

National Puzzle Day

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National Backward Day

National Backward Day

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National Create a Vacuum day

National Create a Vacuum day

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National Shower with  a Friend Day

National Shower with  a Friend Day

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