Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Five: Happy National Hug A Blogger Day (and other made up holidays)

Did you know there were a lot of holidays this week?! For my Friday Five this month, I am sharing the five weirdest holidays of the week. These are those bizarre holidays you would never have known existed if they weren't spreading like wildfire on social media...and I am pretty sure they are totally made up. But that won't stop me from petitioning for days off from work to celebrate.

Friday Five: 5 Weird Holidays This Week


April 6th - New Beer's Eve

This was flying around Facebook on Sunday. New Beer's Eve is an unofficial holiday to celebrate the end of Prohibition in the US on April 6th 1933. This is immediately followed by National Beer Day on April 7th, because we all need a special holiday to celebrate beer. Isn't that what St. Patrick's Day is for?

New Beer's Eve


April 7th - National No Housework Day

I learned on Pinterest that April 7th is National No Housework day (which is a good thing because you might not be in the mood for housework after celebrating New Beer's Eve the night before). I don't know that I need a special day to not do housework. But hey, any excuse, right? I did some light research (aka Google search) and couldn't find out why this day exists, which supports my theory that it is a totally made up day by people who don't want to do housework. Where do I sign up?

National No Housework Day


April 10th - National Siblings Day

Another holiday I learned about this week from all the pictures on Facebook. Happy National Siblings Day! I shared a picture of my brother and sister to celebrate this event, however, I am still waiting for my siblings day gifts to arrive in the mail. How rude of them to forget such an important holiday!

My sister and brother.



April 11th - National Pet Day

This is a holiday made popular on Instagram. I can get behind this one! Any excuse to share the love of my precious Ollie.

National Pet Day Spokesdog, Ollie


April 12th - National Hug a Blogger Day

OK, I will admit, I totally made this one up. But if other people can make up holidays, why can't I? I really think this one will catch on. Although I'm not sure I am ready to accept random hugs from strangers on the street. Virtual Hugs, anyone?

Happy National Hug a Blogger Day!


That's my Friday Five, but please remember tomorrow is National Grilled Cheese day. That's one holiday you wouldn't want to pass uncelebrated.

Anyone heard of these so-called holidays? Are you on board for National Hug a Blogger Day?

Mar on the Run, You Signed up for What!? and Eat Pray Run DC host a Friday Five link up every week. Check them out to read other Friday Fives or to link up your own post! Happy Friday, friends!


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15 comments :

  1. I'll have to hug you when I see you :)

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    1. and I'll hug you back. which reminds me, when will we see your next post?

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  2. LOL, I LOVE this!! I'm totally on board for National Hug a blogger day. Totally.

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    1. Oh, good 'cause I need all the support I can get. lol

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  3. That is too funny that you posted this, I was also thinking that this week was full of weird (aka made-up) holidays. Everyday is national pet day at our house, so I too was all on board for that!

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    1. You;re right that everyday is national pet day. I wish I would have thought to say that first. :)

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  4. Virtual hug from me! :)
    I was all over Beer Day and every day is no housework day for me :P

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    1. How about Do Whatever I want day? then that covers everything: beer, no housework, etc.

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  5. I can totally agree, there's a new "holiday" every time I log on the internet jeez!! Hug a Blogger Day is by far the best one I've heard of though (and it's not just cause I'm a blogger who loves hugs lol) Whoo!

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    1. woohoo! Another supporter for my cause! virtual hugs all around!

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  6. Just learned about the sibling one yesterday because of Instagram;) My favorite though, is the no housework day! Can't that be everyday?

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  7. Big hugs to you and Ollie! :)

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  8. Hug a Blogger Day - I'm in for that!!! And wait, if I had actually read this ON FRIDAY (but I was traveling), I would have known about the pet day and shared a Daisy pic. Darn!

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    1. that's OK. Like our friend Jayne says above in the comments.... everyday is national pet day! :)

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