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.
That doesn’t mean that every holiday that’s observed during this month has to be super serious. There are some holidays that are unique, different, and even weird.
We believe that weird holidays can help break up the monotony of daily life and allow us all to introduce a little bit of fun into our day-to-day routines. Observing one of these unusual holidays can be a great way to take our minds off of our daily grind and have a little bit of fun. 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)
National Go Barefoot Day is a day that encourages people to go about their day with their shoes off. It’s time to let your toes breathe and enjoy the fresh air. It’s a perfect excuse to get that pedicure or paint your toenails. Skip about in your backyard, bury your feet in the sand at the beach, or dip your toes into a nice cool pool.
National Old Maids Day (June 4th)
The term “old maid” has long been a dreaded and highly-avoided title. In today’s progressive society, many people decide that the dating game just isn’t for them. To those of us that have chosen the single life, National Old Maids Day is the day to raise a glass and celebrate our independence.
National VCR Day (June 7th)
National VCR Day is dedicated to the predecessor of the DVD player, the VCR. It’s a great day to reminisce about those Blockbuster trips to pick out the latest movie, the sheer joy that we felt when our teacher rolled in the TV cart for a movie day, and recording our favorite shows onto a tape to watch over and over again. Pop some popcorn and plop down for a throwback flick, even if you have to stream it nowadays. Don’t forget to rewind!
National Upsy Daisy Day (June 8th)
The phrase “Upsy-Daisy” is used when someone is picked up or a child is tossed into the air. Those of us with young children of our own can carefully celebrate by playing the game, or we can share a laugh with loved ones who we either used to toss in the air or used to toss us. Either way, it’s the perfect excuse to look back and enjoy the memories we’ve shared.
National Ballpoint Pen Day (June 10th)
The ballpoint pen is a fantastic invention that revolutionized the writing industry. More and more people are using their phones and computers to write correspondence, keep notes, and keep inventory. Today is the perfect day to practice your handwriting skills. Grab your favorite pen and start writing!
National Jerky Day (June 12th)
This is a 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. There are tons of options to choose from: beef jerky, deer jerky, turkey jerky, and even mushroom jerky! There are traditional salty and savory flavors, teriyaki and barbecue flavors, and a variety of spicy options for the more daring palates.
International Axe Throwing Day (June 13th)
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. It’s a ton of fun, and there’s no denying that it looks badass.
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. This day is the perfect day to improve your cooking skills! Just be careful, and make sure you know where your first aid kit is.
National Pop Goes The Weasel Day (June 14th)
National Pop Goes the Weasel Day is a holiday dedicated to an 18th-century nursery rhyme. There are several interpretations of what the lyrics might mean, from tailor’s tools to spinning wheels. It’s a common melody for jack-in-the-boxes and ice cream trucks, and the tune shows up in plenty of old cartoons. There were even choreographed dances enjoyed at balls and hoe-downs alike.
Typewriter Day (June 23rd)
Once upon a time, typewriters were an important technology. Long before the backspaces and delete keys of word processors, we had our trusty typewriters to tap out memos, letters, and even the great American novel. Typewriters forever changed the writing industry and paved the way for modern-day laptops. There are even typewriter-based keyboards for iPads and tablets! So dust off that old typewriter in the attic and tap out a little note or a short story on Typewriter Day.
That’s all for us today, folks! We hope that one of these weird holidays caught your attention and inspired you to shake up your routine a little this month.