The Top 10 Weirdest June Holidays To Inject A Little Fun Into Our Lives
June is the halfway mark of the year, and as such, it’s a month that offers us up a thousand different holidays to celebrate. There’s Father’s Day, and the Summer Solstice and there are holidays that raise our awareness about the environment or the diseases that threaten many of us.
But that doesn’t mean that every holiday that’s observed during this mid-point between Spring and Summer is of the highest importance. There are some holidays that are just plain weird. Although some people might dismiss weird or odd holidays as something that is nonsensical or frivolous, we have a different view on the subject.
We believe that weird holidays can help to break up the monotony of daily life and allow us all to introduce a little bit of fun into our day-to-day routines. After all, our daily lives can be a real grind as we worry about work, raising our kids, and doing the plethora of chores that we always seem to have piled up.
Observing one of these unusual holidays can be a great way to take our minds away from our daily monotony and have a little bit of fun. With that purpose clearly stated, allow us to introduce to all of you the Top 10 Weirdest June Holidays To Inject A Little Fun into Our Lives.
National Go Barefoot Day (June 1st)
Although this holiday might not seem too weird to a lot of people, to us it seemed kind of weird. This is a day that encourages people to go about their day with their shoes off. Now, if a person is just doing this around the house, then sure, we agree that it’s not strange. If they’re walking around the city or their local grocery store barefoot, then yes, it’s odd. Especially since most stores have a no shoes, no shirt, no service policy.
National Old Maids Day (June 4th)
Some people might be wondering why National Old Maid’s Day is on this list. Some people would posit that it’s a lifestyle holiday and not a weird holiday. While that may technically be true, the term “old maid” is a derogatory word to describe a woman that never married. Sure, this holiday is trying to take back the term and make it a more positive one, but we think that it would probably be better to let the term “old maid” fade out of the English lexicon. It’s outdated and yes, it’s weird.
National VCR Day (June 7th)
This holiday has made it on our list of weird June holidays because it’s a very archaic piece of technology. Yes, we know that some people still buy and use VCRs for some odd reason and that on eBay VHS tapes can be very popular, but let’s face facts. If you are using a VCR, then you’re probably pretty weird. It’s not like you’re going to run down to the local Block Buster and rent a VHS movie.
National Upsy Daisy Day (June 8th)
What makes this holiday weird? It’s the fact that it really doesn’t have a clear definition that makes it weird. The phrase “Upsy-Daisy” is used when someone is picked up or a child is tossed into the air. So what are we supposed to do on this day? Throw random people up in the air? Well, we wouldn’t advise doing that, and we can’t think of any other way to observe this very odd holiday.
National Ballpoint Pen Day (June 10th)
The ballpoint pen isn’t a holiday that’s necessarily weird, but having an entire holiday dedicated to it is. The ballpoint pen is a fantastic invention, but it’s also an invention that’s becoming less relevant with every passing year. More and more people are using their phones and computers to write correspondence, keep notes, and keep inventory. It just seems like this holiday is celebrating a technology that’s on its way to becoming obsolete.
National Jerky Day (June 12th)
Although Jerky Day technically belongs in a blog about June Food Holidays, we simply couldn’t put it there. While jerky is a food, it’s sort of a weird one. Are we just going to spend the whole day eating jerky while we celebrate this holiday? Or are we going to make jerky to eat on another day? It’s just kind of a weird holiday that was launched as a marketing campaign by Jack Link’s Beef Jerky in 2012 and has sort of taken on a life of its own.
International Axe Throwing Day (June 13th)
Yes, we know axe throwing is an activity that’s done by a lot of people. It’s not only an official sport, but it’s also an activity enjoyed at restaurants and bars across North America. So, we’re not saying that axe throwing is a weird activity. No, we’re saying dedicating a whole holiday to it is weird.
National Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day (June 13th)
It’s a fact that a lot of us are klutzes in the kitchen. Some of us have trouble finding our way around a kitchen, and just end up making a muck out of some very easy dishes. We even know people who have trouble doing even the most basic act of cooking such as boiling an egg. That’s why we’re dumbfounded that a holiday that celebrates kitchen klutzes has been created. It’s weird that we’re encouraging these people to go into the kitchen, isn’t it? We mean, what could possibly go wrong?
National Pop Goes The Weasel Day (June 14th)
Okay, we don’t think that we need to explain why National Pop Goes the Weasel Day is weird. After all, it’s a holiday dedicated to an 18th-century nursery rhyme. What are we supposed to do with that? Sure, we know that we can use the day to teach children the nursery rhyme, but what if we don’t have children? Or what if we do have children but they already know it? This is just a weird holiday, at least in our opinion. Even so, it still might be fun to sing a few choruses of this nursery rhyme.
Typewriter Day (June 23rd)
We’re going to be honest here. We own typewriters, so we don’t think that this technology is odd or strange. We do think that celebrating it is kind of strange because we can’t tell you the last time we used our electric typewriters. Once upon a time, they were an important technology, so much so that people often took typing classes in high school during the 80s. But let’s face it, they’re obsolete. Still, those typing lessons I took in school did pay off because I use that skill on my computer keyboard every single day of the year, all while my typewriter sits in the closet.