At Party Joys, we firmly believe that you don’t need a specific reason to throw a party – but it never hurts to get a little bit festive. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 12 little-known holidays as the perfect excuse to gather your friends and family and celebrate something that you love.
Take a look at our top picks (curated from Holiday Insights) and prepare to find your new favorite holiday!
January: National Bagel Day (January 15)
Bagels are a beloved breakfast item across America, so why not celebrate with a dozen of these tasty treats? If you work in an office, this is a perfect holiday to spread some cheer among your colleagues.
February: National Drink Wine Day (February 18)
Toast your fellow vino-loving friends on National Drink Wine Day. It’s a festive way to try a new blend you’ve had your eye on, or enjoy a glass of an old favorite.
March: World Poetry Day (March 21)
Whether you’re an aspiring poet or just a fan of the written word, spend some time admiring the beauty of poetry on March 21.
April: National Siblings Day (April 10)
Your siblings might drive you crazy on some days, but take some time out of your day on this holiday to send them a quick note about how much they mean to you.
May: Mint Julep Day (May 30)
It’s no surprise that Mint Julep Day is celebrated in May since the Kentucky Derby takes place earlier in the month. This bourbon-based cocktail is the official drink of The Run for the Roses.
June: International Yoga Day (June 21)
Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that emphasizes wellbeing in the physical, mental, and spiritual senses. Celebrate by dropping into a local yoga class or practicing at home.
July: International Tiger Day (July 29)
Tigers are in the spotlight at the moment, after Netflix’s Tiger King series became a viral sensation earlier this year. Pay homage to this majestic animal on July 29.
August: Left Handers’ Day (August 13)
Left-handers are often overlooked – but not on August 13! If you’re a southpaw, take this day to enjoy the uniqueness that comes with being a lefty.
September: Miniature Golf Day (September 21)
Round up your closest friends for a round of mini-golf at your local course on this holiday. It’s an easy way to get out of the house and show off your skills on the course.
October: National Candy Corn Day (October 30)
Candy corn tends to divide people, but if you’re a fan of this waxy candy, then this is a fantastic excuse to indulge in a few extra pieces on the day before Halloween.
November: National Espresso Day (November 23)
Espresso lovers unite! Treat yourself to an extra shot at your favorite coffee shop on this late-November holiday.
December: Crossword Puzzle Day (December 21)
If you have time off before the Christmas holiday, take a few hours out of your day to tackle the notoriously difficult New York Times crossword on December 21.
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