Crazy, Unknown, Bizarre, Goofy, Silly, Odd, Wacky, Wild and Respected and Traditional, Holidays and Observances Listing
Rather than put this on every monthly page, I made a link to this page to save clutter.
All listings on our site are validated either via a printed source or an official website for that observance. I do not validate any of my data from other holiday sites.
I will not list an observance I can't prove is real and that it's not made up and just been passed around from website to website, blog to blog, etc.
I validate by knowing its source or sponsor most of the time.
I will not fill in a blank day with a cute, funny and fake holiday like some sites.
don't have observations for every single day of the year! Some years we do
because of observance rules and they fall on different days every year (thus
filling in a blank one.)
If you find a site that has observances for every single day, well...
I'd be suspicious of them making stuff up to fill in the blanks.
They also take a lot of their information from me!
I also do not list "on this day 100 yrs. ago" items.
But, if you want to know this? Check out these sites:
If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source for what was the Song Hit of the Day is Bob Dearborn Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.
Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going
to list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
But, here's a link to all the Indian PowWows for the entire year!
So what is an official validated holiday other than a legally declared one by the government?
An observance MUST have a validated origin source and/or an official sponsor (meaning someone who actually takes responsibility for following through on observing this on a national or state level, and not just the "creator" of the idea of it) and have it registered in Chase's Calendar of Events, or run a website dedicated to the observance (not a blog!). Otherwise, it's just a funny, goofy holiday created by someone for attention or whatever reason.. I find sites claiming to validate their sources and yet do not list them so people can check their references. Hmmm? My sources are listed below and at the bottom of every monthly page. Or, they are validated via website links if not in Chase's Calendar of Events.
Remember, the internet is a field for fraud! Just because a site may sound official, doesn't mean it is. Just because it's website design is technically sophisticated, doesn't mean the information on it is valid, accurate or up-to-date either. I've spotted websites with out-dated holiday information even though their web design might be more snazzy than mine is.
Some holidays listed as "Monthly Observances" start in one month and go into another to cover their 30 days. For example: An observance begins on May 15 and goes to June 15. I listed this for May, the starting month. I do not list for both months.
By request, I've now included some of the traditional observances that you see on your average calendar, along with the lesser known ones under the Days area.
Here are word links back to each of our 2023 Current Monthly Listings.
Since we are not sure which month you came from to view this.