Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
 present
 

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

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.  I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but, Beware!

Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2016 information.

I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings. 

But, I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll add it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

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.   

Link to my holiday pages.  Or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.

You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc.  Just tell folks where you got them. 

All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.

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.

2017 Holidays & Observances

( aka Awareness Days or Theme Days)

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

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


Click on the month you wish to visit and scroll to find the day you want.

All pages include word links to any special features we did for that month.

2017 has been declared by the United Nations as
The Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

2017 is also the Year of The Rooster  (Chinese Calendar).

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info.
How Holidays Begin & How to Start One

So, what day is it today?
Check out our  daily calendar below.

 



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.
For a difference month, visit that page for its calendar link.
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.

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."

What about the traditional holidays?

 Although we feature the unusual, fun, silly and unknown holidays, we still do the traditional ones as well.
 Just 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.


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

 

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.

 

The Las Vegas Review
The Delusioned All Have Holidays. Who Knew?
by John Przybys

December 31, 2014
New York Times
Need A Reason To Celebrate?
by Conor Dougherty
August 2, 2015
 

 


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