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We were the FIRST on the net to provide this extensive validated listing
We also try to be as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

All our holidays are validated with sponsors or organizations; or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

We do not have holidays for every single day of the year. Sites that do, IMHO are making some of their days up.  Beware!
Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2014 information.

Visiting us is free! Our Holiday information is free.   We have always paid all costs and remained ad free as well.

All of my  holiday  and observances lists as a whole group are not "fair use" information.  (Individual holidays are owned by their sponsors.)
 They  are copyrighted via this domain and are not to be taken and put on another website, blog,  or made into a downloadable application, etc..
  Doing so is a violation of the DMCA.    You're invited to LINK to any holiday page(s) you'd like. 

How Holidays Begin & How to Start One

 

 

2015 Holidays are Here!

There are 2014 and 2015 pages for November and December. 
To avoid confusion, the 2014 pages are solid colors!
When the month ends, I'll delete the 2014 page.
All 2014 information still  remains on-line for all months via the printable calendars.
The watercolor backgrounds remain on all the 2015 pages.

I did my best to be as accurate as possible.
 If you do find an error, please let me know.


 Some dates are not up on the sponsor's websites yet, (esp. those that have just happen or not yet occured ) so I used this year's forumla for 2015 until they post something different.

My information was 2 weeks late.  Thanks so much for your patience and your loyalty.
aka "Brownielocks"

NOTE:  The crazy fonts have been fixed.  I had to retype every page. Uffdah!

 

 

Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
present 

2015  Holidays & Observances
( aka Awareness Days or Theme Days)

Each Month We  Feature
(with graphic fun + informative style)
A Few of The Unknown, Unobserved, Untraditional,
Silly, Strange, Crazy, Odd, sometimes Bizarre, Goofy, Crazy, Dumb, Wacky, Weird,
Wild, Respected and Traditional Holidays or Observances mostly only in the United States. 

These are primarily U.S. and Worldwide Observances. 
But we share our fun with everyone!

Click on the month you wish to visit. 
All pages include word links to any special features we did for that month.

  We did New Years in our Christmas Special of 1999.
January

Check out our Valentine's Day Special
February


March


April

There's more to May than Memorial Day!
May

June is bursting out all over.  Find out why!
June


July


August


September


October


November


December 2014
December 2015

2015 has been declared by the United Nations as:

Year of Light and Lightbased Technologies
Year of Soils

2015 is also the Year of the Sheep  (Chinese Calendar).

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info.

 



Calendar based upon Javascript by Kevin Ilsen. Enhancements provided by Rick Pike.
This graphic  link goes to the current month!

<--Our calendar link goes to the
 current month and year. So, 2014 shows currently.
The 2015 calendars are available on each month's page.

All the DAILY observances are listed!
This means some days will have larger blocks than others. 
This means that each month prints on 2 pages, not one.

We now offer a FREE printable Brownielocks' calendar with her Daily Observances for each month. Note: If someone tells me of a new observance, the html pages will be updated BEFORE the calendar!  But, both are always subject to change as new information is always being provided to me.

Native American Pow Wow Dates

About Bonza Bottler's Days
This confused some people because there was one every month.
It's also confusing because the title doesn't define the observance IMHO.
So I did not list them monthly this year. Instead I want to explain what they are.  
The Bonza Bottler's Day celebrations means:
The day is the same as the month it is in!

There  are 12 of them as follows:

1-1 (January 1)
2-2 (February 2)
3-3 (March 3)
4-4 (April 4 )
5-5 (May 5)
6-6 (June 6)

7-7 (July 7)
8-8 (August 8)
9-9 (September 9)
10-10 (October 10)
11-11 (November 11)
12-12 (December 12)

The sponsor describes it like this: "To celebrate when the number of the day is the same as the number of the month. It's an excuse to have a party at least once a month!" 
 Now that you know...
Party On!
Official Sponsor Site


NAME DAY

 Since this is personal to each one of us, I'm putting the link to the information here.
In many countries, besides your birthday, you also have a "Name Day."  This is the special day of the year that has been designated for your name.  Different countries have different calendars.  Click the link on the left to find out your special "Name Day."

 

 


Enjoy our Holidays? We now have a T-Shirt.
Customize it with all your favorite observances  if you wish!

 

 


Florida Today
 Article

I was interviewed in June by Eleska Aubespin for the "Florida Today" newspaper  regarding all of these crazy, silly, wacky,  and serious holidays.   Note: The article printed our domain name  wrong! :(

 

Columbia University
Article on
Bizarre Holidays
I was interviewed on April 19, 2002 by a journalism student as part of her story on silly US holidays. Her article was posted  on the college website  in July.

 


From Good Housekeeping
For November 22, 2005

 

Gainesville Sun
Article

I was interviewed by Jessica Gavilan on 1/19/06 for the Gainesville Sun newspaper about our holidays.
Article appeared 2/7/06

 

Site of the Day 
from 104.1 WHTT Buffalo, NY
January 2, 2006
Hear Jim Jacka live on radio  talk about Brownielocks.com!  
 
Audio Link

 

Worldstart.com
Recommends Us in  2006!

Tip # 2825

 

The Press Enterprise
I was interviewed by Rocky Salmon in September 2006.

 

Oregon's 1190 KEX 
Mark and Dave choose us for 
Work Waster Site of the Day 
May 24, 2007
This is a compliment. It means 
you prefer to be at Brownielocks than doing your work. 

 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
"The Sentinel"
Article about our holidays
by Amanda Junk
June 9, 2008

 

Morris Daily Herald
Article by Heidi Litchfield
about "Odd August Holidays."
August 6, 2008

 

The Standard Journal (Milton, PA)
Article by Coni Marie Sheridan
about "Have the Holiday Blues? - Wacky Observances To Keep You Going Throughout The Year"

January 2, 2009

 

The Sioux City Journal
Article by Jesse Claeys
"Forget to send a card?
There's tomorrow's holiday!"

February 6, 2009

The Dixie Sun
"Random Holidays"
By Shannon Johnson

September 21, 2009

National Public Radio
National Theme Day Appreciation Days
 By Linton Weeks

June 17, 2011


Martin Hurley Interview
at great-printable-calendars.com
January 8, 2012

The Examiner
Home School Study Ideas
 by Holly Craw

April 21, 2012

The Journal Star
Holidays
By Erin Andersen
January 16, 2013

Columbia News Service
"May 8 is No Socks Day. Please Dress Accordingly"
 by Liam La Guerre
April 27, 2013.

 

 

What about the traditional holidays?

Visit our Cartoon Cave for all of the Traditional Holiday specials we've done  such as ChristmasNew Years, ValentinesSt. Patrick's Day and St. Urho's Day, Easter, Halloween, 4th of July (and other patriotic holidays) Thanksgiving Ramadan, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa  + Graduation Day  (some consider a holiday) and Labor Day.

What about stuff like historical events, famous people's birthdays, deaths, etc. ?
The best source for what occurred on any given day, other than our daily bizarre, silly, holidays and observances,  is Wikipedia. Just do a search for any day and they list day of the year it is and then on one page all the historical events, births, deaths, etc. for that day.

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