Wonderful Weirdos Day

Observed annually on September 9th, Wonderful Weirdos Day is a holiday that celebrates the people whom society has deemed strange, unusual, or eccentric. These are the people who march to their own beat and don’t really care much about what the rest of us think about them.

Who can be considered a weirdo? Well, it really depends on a person’s point of view as to what constitutes weirdness. Some people think wearing funny hats is weird, or dancing through the frozen food aisle of the local grocery store is weird.

It all depends on a person’s perspective. All that we can say is that most people recognize weird when they see it. This is the holiday for people to bring out their inner weirdo and have some fun.

The History Of Wonderful Weirdos Day

Although we’re completely unsure of when this holiday was invented, we think it was created sometime around the beginning of the 21st century. We don’t know who invented it or why they did so, but we do know that it was created around this time. We’ll try to find some additional information about this holiday, and if we find those facts, we’ll update this section with that information.

Some Weird Facts About Weirdos

Okay, the following list of facts isn’t exactly weird, but they are about weirdos, so we thought they’d be appropriate for this holiday. So, before we take the time to observe Weirdos Day, let’s grab a hot cup of tea and check out the following fun weirdo bullet points.

  • Although weirdos are often associated with introverts, there are actually many weirdos who are outgoing.
  • The word “weird” originally means “having the power to control destiny” in Old English. It would be some time before the word was associated with the strange or bizarre.
  • Most artists, writers, musicians, and inventors have been considered weird at some point.
  • Many different social subgroups celebrate weirdness. This includes punks, furries, and goths.
  • Not every culture on the planet looks down on weirdos. Many cultures celebrate weirdness in some way.

Observing Wonderful Weirdos Day

Everybody has an inner weirdo, even if they hide that part of themselves during their day-to-day life, and it’s on this day that people are encouraged to go ahead and bring out their inner weirdo for a little bit of fun. This can be done by dressing in a funny way or by doing something that most people don’t do. People can also spread the news about this holiday online by using the hashtag #WonderfulWeirdosDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 9 Monday
Next year (2025)
September 9 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
September 9 Saturday
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