Wednesday, January 17, 2018

National Today - Celebrate Everyday!

It’s finally 2018, and I’ve resolved to have more little moments of celebration in the New Year. We all look forward to the big celebrations, like Christmas, New Year’s and July 4th. But did you know there are so many other quirky holidays on the calendar just begging to be commemorated? What about a slice of garlic bread for National Garlic Day? Some pet cuddles for National Cat Day? I’m excited to share that I’ve partnered with viral holiday website National Today to share the ultimate 2018 holiday celebration calendar. Below, you’ll find the most exciting holidays in each month throughout the year - so you can party all year round with me! I love celebrating at National Today because, not only do they clue me into each month’s holiday - they also give some fun holiday history, facts that will blow my mind, and helpful deals that help me celebrate in style. Remember to mark these holidays on your calendar, and cheers to a 2018 full of celebration!

Here are my favorite January holidays. The careful observer might notice they’re all about food!
National Popcorn Day (Jan. 19) Raise your hand if you’ve eaten an entire bag of popcorn in one sitting (we have).
National Pie Day (Jan. 23) Did you know pecan is America’s favorite flavor of pie?
National Chocolate Cake Day (Jan. 27) Devil’s (food) advocates of the world, rejoice!
Chinese New Year (Jan. 28) Enjoy double the New Year’s celebrations.

Here are a couple classic February holidays. Galentine’s Day, anyone?
National Pizza Day (Feb. 9) Pineapples on pizza, yes or no? The debate rages on.
Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13) This classic holiday was made famous by Parks and Recreation. National Margarita Day (Feb. 22) More like marga-need-a.

Get ready to celebrate these holidays...but remember to beware the Ides of March!
International Women’s Day (Mar. 8) In my book, every day should be Women’s Day.
Ides of March (Mar. 15) Did you know “ides” actually means “15”?
Red Nose Day (Mar. 24) This holiday is huge in the U.K. - it’s comedy relief for charity!

These are the worst days in April (April Fool’s, they’re the best).
National Beer Day (Apr. 7) I’m so hoppy we get to celebrate this day.
National Sibling Day (Apr. 10) Love or hate them, you’re stuck with them!
Arbor Day (Apr. 28) If you missed Earth Day, here’s another opportunity to connect with Mother Nature!

This month is all about the classic occasions, with the exception of Star Wars Day (but who could leave that one out?!)
Star Wars Day (May 4) May the 4th be with you.
Cinco de Mayo (May 5) Celebrate, but don’t appropriate.
Mother’s Day (May 14) Consider this your official reminder to call your mother.

This month, we celebrate some of the most important relationships in our lives - fathers, best friends, and donuts. 
National Donut Day (Jun. 2) Do-nut mess with me before I get my donuts today.
National Best Friends Day (Jun. 8) Now that “bestie-moons” are a thing, I know exactly what I’m doing to celebrate.
Father’s Day (Jun. 18) I’m looking forward to all the dad jokes today.
National Kissing Day (Jun. 24) Who will you be kissing today?

Two of my favorite foods are celebrated in this month - ice cream and cheesecake.
National Ice Cream Day (Jul. 16) We all scream for ice cream!
National Cousin’s Day (Jul. 24) They’re just like siblings....except we love them more (shh).
National Cheesecake Day (Jul. 30) Do it for the grahm. 

This month is the season of celebrating summer drinks - have a beer or lemonade on me!
International Beer Day (Aug. 4) Do you like dark or light beers?
National Lemonade Day (Aug. 20) Not just a classic Beyonce album. 

This month truly contains the most important day of the year: National Coffee Day. Bless the three cups a day that keep me running!
Constitution Day (Sept. 17) This document truly defines America - we think that deserves a celebration.
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.

Trick or treat! These are some of my favorite holidays in the lead-up to Halloween.
My Birthday (Oct. 1) Ok, I had to sneak that one in there! Hee hee.
Boss’s Day (Oct. 16) We spend every day with them, but have you stopped to think about what makes them so special?
Sweetest Day (Oct. 21) Learn about this little known candy holiday, and spread the celebration beyond the Midwest.

I enjoy all the shopping holidays November I included all of them below!
Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) On Veteran’s Day, we commemorate those brave soldiers who fought for our freedom.
Black Friday (Nov. 24) Everyone knows about it, but do you know the best deals? National Today does.
Cyber Monday (Nov. 27) If shopping in stores stresses you out, shop without pants on with some of National Today’s featured promotions.
Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28) This little known holiday encourages people to give to their favorite charities.

It might be the end of the year, but you can still fit in lots more holiday celebration before the New Year!
Festivus (Dec. 23) It all started with a Seinfeld quote “A Festivus for the rest of us!”
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) Which sparkly outfit will you wear to celebrate?

What are some of your favorite holidays?

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