Every day is a holiday at National Today

Now that January is here and the holidays are truly over, I can't help but feel a bit flat. It's always hard to return to life as usual when there's nothing to celebrate. OR IS THERE? When you stop to think about it, you really shouldn't need much of an excuse to get together with family and friends to celebrate LIFE and LOVE. And if you need an excuse, I've got that too! There are tons of obscure holidays that you probably don't even know about. I've partnered with holiday website National Today to bring you the ultimate 2018 holiday celebration calendar. They've compiled a list of 698 holidays (and counting!), so whether you love whales or watermelons, there's a holiday you'll bond with. What's more, each holiday listing comes with fun facts, and in some cases, great deals on products to help you celebrate.

Below are three of my favorite lesser-known holidays for each month of the year. Don't forget to check out National Today for even more holidays (they've got 698!). Here's to celebrating the big and the small in 2018!


National Popcorn Day (Jan. 19)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-popcorn-day/
Raise your hand if you’ve eaten an entire bag of popcorn in one sitting (we have).

National Pie Day (Jan. 23)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-pie-day/
Did you know pecan is America’s favorite flavor of pie?

National Chocolate Cake Day (Jan. 27)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-chocolate-cake-day/
Devil’s (food) advocates of the world, rejoice!


Wear Red Day (Feb. 3)
Wear red to bring awareness of women's heart health

National Pizza Day (Feb. 9)
Pineapples on pizza? At our home, it's a resounding YES.

International Polar Bear Day (Feb. 27)
Jammy's favorite animal is the polar bear, so how could I not love these beautiful creatures?


National Pancake Day (Mar. 7)
We always watch out for deals on all-you-can-eat pancakes on this day!

National Puppy Day (Mar. 23)
Once all my babies are in college, I'm definitely adopting a fur baby.

Red Nose Day (Mar. 24)
This holiday is huge in the U.K. — it’s comedy relief for charity!


National Burrito Day (Apr. 5)
Why would you build a wall when the best burritos are on the other side?

National Sibling Day (Apr. 10)
Love or hate them, you’re stuck with them.

International Dance Day (Apr. 29)
Put on your dancing shoes and partay!


Star Wars Day (May 4)
May the 4th be with you.

National Teacher's Day (May 8)
I am thankful every day for the wonderful teachers I've had in my life and in my kids' lives.

National Taffy Day (May 22)
National Today has FOUR holidays on my birthday! How sweet is that?


National Donut Day (Jun. 2)
It's free donut time.....

Summer Solstice (Jun. 20 and 21)
Longest day of the year... we're hoping to be traveling around Sweden at that point in time, so our day will be extra long!

National Kissing Day (Jun. 24)
Who will you be kissing today?


National Ice Cream Day (Jul. 16)
We all scream for ice cream!

National Cousin’s Day (Jul. 24)
I have 24 first cousins on my mom's side and 3 first cousins on my dad's side, so I have a LOT to celebrate.

National Cheesecake Day (Jul. 30)
3Po's favorite dessert!


National Sisters Day (Aug. 6)
My sisters are my best friends and I'm so lucky to have them in my life.

National Lemonade Day (Aug. 20)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-lemonade-day/
Not just a classic Beyonce album.

National Dog Day (Aug. 26)
Link holiday name to: https://nationaltoday.com/national-dog-day/
You officially have permission to show your friends 25 dog pics in a row.


Labor Day (Sept. 4)
First holiday of the schoolyear, it really helps me ease into the school schedule :)

National Pancake Day (Sept. 26)
Do you like your pancakes with butter or syrup best?

National Coffee Day (Sept. 29)
Ah, the nectar of life — the wonderful liquid that keeps America sane.


National Homemade Cookie Day (Oct 1)
Why bother with storebought when homemade is so much better?

National Do Something Nice Day (Oct 5)
Just because...

Halloween (Oct. 31)
I know, Halloween is hardly an obscure holiday, but it's my favorite so I had to include it.


Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11)
On Veteran’s Day, we commemorate those brave soldiers who fought for our freedom.

Cyber Monday (Nov. 27)
Soo much better than braving the crowds at the mall.

Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28)
After all weekend shopping frenzy, it's nice to think of others.


National Ice Cream Day (Dec. 13)
As if you needed a reason to celebrate America’s favorite food!

Winter Solstice (Dec. 21)
The nice thing about this day is that you know the days are going to start growing longer once again.

Festivus (Dec. 23)
It all started with a Seinfeld quote — “A Festivus for the rest of us!”

Disclosure: I will be receiving a party pack courtesy of National Today. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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