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The Most Unique & Weird Holidays Of The Year [2023]

When someone mentions the word holidays, your brain probably immediately thinks of Christmas or Halloween. But there are some super strange, unique, and weird holidays that take place all over the world.

And while this isn’t an absolutely comprehensive list of every offbeat holiday out there, these are the ones we found to be the most strange. And we’re definitely going to be starting some new traditions!

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Strange, Unique, & Weird Holidays Around The World

January

  • 2nd – National Science Fiction Day
  • 3rd – Memento Mori “Remember You Die” Day
  • 9th – No Pants Subway Ride Day
  • 10th – Peculiar People Day
  • 16th – National Appreciate A Dragon Day
  • 19th – Brew A Potion Day
  • 30th – National Bubble Wrap Day
  • 31st – National Gorilla Suit Day
weird holidays
January 16th – National Appreciate A Dragon Day

February

  • 12th – Darwin Day
  • 14th – Extraterrestrial Culture Day
  • 15h – St. Skeletor’s Day
  • 25th – International Sword Swallower’s Day
  • 27th – National Pokemon Day
weird holidays
February 27th – National Pokemon Day

March

  • 5th – National Absinthe Day
  • 7th – Unique Names Day
  • 12th – International Fanny Pack Day; Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • 14th – Moth-er Day
  • 21st – World Puppetry Day
  • 26th – Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • 27th – Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • 29th – International Mermaid Day
March 12th – International Fanny Pack Day

April

  • 1st – International Clown Week
  • 5th – First Contact Day
  • 6th – Plan Your Epitaph Day
  • 9th – National Unicorn Day
  • 15th – National Anime Day
  • 17th – International Bat Appreciation Day
  • 18th – National Velociraptor Awareness Day
  • 24th – Scream Day; Firefly Day
  • 26th – International Chernobyl Remembrance Day; Alien Day
  • 28th – Interstate Mullet Toss
April 24th – Scream Day

May

  • 3rd – National Paranormal Day
  • 4th – Star Wars Day
  • 5th – Revenge of the Fifth; National Space Day
  • 6th – Free Comic Book Day
  • 11th – National Twilight Zone Day
  • 13th – Leprechaun Day
  • 21st – Rapture Party Day; National Talk Like Yoda Day
  • 22nd – World Goth Day
  • 26th – World Dracula Day
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May 26th – World Dracula Day

June

  • 1st – Dinosaur Day
  • 3rd – Love Your Burial Ground Week
  • 10th – International Yarn Bombing Day
  • 12th – Superman Day
  • 24th – International Fairy Day
  • 28th – National Paul Bunyan Day
weird holidays
June 1st – Dinosaur Day

July

  • 2nd – World UFO Day
  • 4th – Alice In Wonderland Day
  • 7th – National Dive Bar Day
  • 8th – National Video Game Day
  • 17th – National Tattoo Day
  • 20th – Space Exploration Day
  • 21st – Invite An Alien To Live With You Day
  • 22nd – National Moth Week
  • 27th – Barbie-in-a-Blender Day
weird holidays
July 2nd – World UFO Day

August

  • 6th – Psychic Day
  • 19th – International Geocaching Day
  • 24th – International Strange Music Day
  • 27th – International Bat Night
  • 30th – Frankenstein Day
August 6th – Psychic Day

September

  • 9th – Wonderful Weirdos Day
  • 12th – National Video Games Day
  • 13th – Supernatural Day
weird holidays
September 12th – National Video Games Day

October

  • 25th – National Chucky The Notorious Killer Doll Day
  • 26th – Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night
  • 30th – Create A Great Funeral Day; Haunted Refrigerator Night
weird holidays
October 25th – National Chucky The Notorious Killer Doll Day

November

  • 2nd – Plan Your Epitaph Day
  • 11th – National Metal Day
  • 20th – National Absurdity Day
weird holidays
November 11th – National Metal Day

December

  • 5th – Krampusnacht
  • 18th – Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day
  • 19th – National Emo Day
  • 23rd – Night of the Radishes
December 19th – National Emo Day

Ashley Hubbard is a writer, photographer, and blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. When she's not searching out the strange and unusual things in life, she's searching out vegan food and is passionate about sustainability, animal rights, and social justice.

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