This Week In Ridiculous Holidays: April 22nd – April 28th

Happy Dyngus Day! I just really wanted to say that even though I don’t have a clue in hell what it means. It’s one of the many random holidays we celebrate this week, so let’s get to it.

Monday, April 22nd:

Dyngus Day 

AKA Easter Monday.

Earth Day

Personally, I’m trying to get less plastic bags at stores this year and recycle the ones I do get. Just trying to do my part.

Girl Scout Leader Day

These people volunteer to work with groups of girls. Saints.

National Jelly Bean Day

Pretty cool that this is on a day when jellybeans usually go on sale for 50% off.

Tuesday, April 23rd:

Lover’s Day

I love lots of things. Cheese. Bread. Dogs. Cats.

National Zucchini Bread Day

TBH, I don’t think I’ve ever had zucchini bread. Is it a yay or nay?

World Laboratory Day

Science – something I don’t understand but know is very important.

National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Fun facts: these quotes originated with Shakespeare:

All that glitters isn’t gold

All’s well that ends well

The clothes make the man

Too much of a good thing

So we probably talk like Shakespeare more than we know.

National Picnic Day

It’s still too cold in MA for a picnic

National Take a Chance Day

Maybe I’ll buy a lottery ticket!

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

I prefer strawberry, but I guess I can get on board.

National Lost Dogs Awareness Day

The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. Microchip your dog and learn about the resources in your area before your dog inevitably makes a break for it.

Wednesday, April 24th:

Administrative Professionals Day

The real heroes of any office.

Pig in a Blanket Day

Another thing I don’t think I’ve ever had…

Thursday, April 25th:

World Penguin Day  


National Telephone Day

Let’s be honest, has anyone actually used their phone to make a call any time recently?

National East Meets West Day

Can I celebrate by eating Thai?

National DNA Day

Oh god, does this mean more 23&Me/Ancestry commercials? No. Just no.

National Hug a Plumber Day

It’s a crucial part of home ownership to have a good plumber. If you have to hug ‘em, go for it.

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 

Also known as Jenna colors with kids at work day!

Friday, April 26th:

Hug an Australian Day

Do I get to pick which one? I’m going with Chris Hemsworth.

National Audubon Day

Celebrate by going birding! I’m going to pass, but you all have fun with that.

National Dissertation Day

Ugh, the D-word. I WILL FINISH. I WILL.

National Richter Scale Day

Do they celebrate this in California?

National Kids and Pets Day

I’ll stick with pets, thanks.

National Pretzel Day

I love a nice warm soft pretzel.

National Help a Horse Day

There’s lots of publicity around dog and cat rescue, but what about our equine friends? Make a donation here.

National South Dakota Day

This is a state that’s still not crossed off my list. And it probably won’t be any time soon.

National Arbor Day 

Plant a tree, damn it.

National Hairball Awareness Day 

Oh, the kittens keep me very aware, thanks.

Saturday, April 27th:

National Babe Ruth Day

Fuck this guy and his curse.

National Tell a Story Day

We tell all kinds of stories on The Clock Out!

National Prime Rib Day

Not my favorite, but I get the appeal.

National Devil Dog Day 

OMG, I love devil dogs and I can’t remember the last time I had one. Here’s a good excuse!

National Rebuilding Day 

…of what?

National Sense of Smell Day 

Both a blessing and curse, it is.

National Pool Opening Day 

Clearly, not in New England.

National Kiss of Hope Day 

Every kiss I have is one of hope that I may find a relationship, but yet…no.

Sunday, April 28th:

Great Poetry Reading Day

Hit me in the comments with some of your favorites.

International Astronomy Day

The only science class I took in college? Astronomy.

Kiss Your Mate Day

This is so discriminatory against us singles.

National Superhero Day

I’m not super into superheroes. Am I missing out?

National Blueberry Pie Day

I love a good blueberry pie.

Workers’ Memorial Day

I had to google: “On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs.” Seems like a good thing.

National BraveHearts Day

Also had to google: “National BraveHearts Day, April 28th honors the bravery of families dealing with pediatric cancer, the bravery of children suffering from cancer, and all the people who care so deeply about the lives of these precious kids.” Also a good thing.

National Pet Parents Day

Finally, the recognition I deserve for scooping litter and filling their food bowl. I wonder what the kittens will get me to celebrate…

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