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 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.


The contents of my website are copyrighted!
Therefore, my holidays/observances as a composite are not to be copied and put on any other holiday website, blog, Facebook page, etc.
If you Tweet them out per day, please give me a credit.



Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
 Present The

2021 Daily, Weekly and Monthly
Holidays & Observances

( aka Awareness Days or Theme Days)

Each Month We Feature Lots of validated (not made up)
  Fun, Unknown, Unobserved, Untraditional, Unusual, Silly, Strange, Crazy, Odd, Sometimes Bizarre, Goofy, Dumb, Wacky, Weird, Wild, Respected and Traditional Holidays or Observances.

These are primarily U.S. and some Worldwide.
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.

  We did New Years in our Christmas Special of 1999.

Check out our Valentine's Day Special



There's more to May than Memorial Day!

June is bursting out all over.  Find out why!







2021 has been declared by the United Nations as:

International Year of Peace and Trust

 International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development

Internationational Year of Fruits and Vegetables

 International Year for the Elimination  of Child Labour

2021 is also the Year of The Ox.
 (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



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  traditional holidays?

 Although we feature mostly the unusual, fun, silly and unknown observances, etc. we still do the traditional holidays too.

 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

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

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!  
  Audio Link
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
January 8, 2012

The Examiner
Home School Study Ideas
 by Holly Craw

April 21, 2012

The Journal Star
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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