Periodically, I will write a piece of flash fiction inspired by a little know holiday. Here is another list of more odd holidays that could be writing influential:
January 10: Peculiar People Day, in honor of uniquely different people.
February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is a day for the dogs, because there is no one else who can really appreciate the true value of a dog biscuit.
March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day salutes America’s favorite sandwich spread.
April 6: Sorry Charlie Day; for all of us who have been spurned, and yet somehow survived it.
May 8: No Socks Day; a day to give your feet a breath of fresh air. Of course washing your feet is a holiday eve requirement.
June 9: Donald Duck Day, in honor of the Walt Disney Donald Duck’s cartoon debut in “The Wise Hen” on June 9, 1934.
July 14: National Nude Day; a good day to cool off from the hot July sun.
August 14: National Creamsicle Day; be cool, flavor not important.
September 28: Ask a Stupid Question Day. (OK, ask why we need to celebrate this holiday.)
October 16: Dictionary Day. This one is easy to define, as it’s in honor of Noah Webster, considered the Father of the American Dictionary, who was born on October 16, 1758.
November 20: Absurdity Day; don’t be absurd and celebrate a truly illogical and senseless holiday.
December 2: Crossword Puzzle Day. This holiday is really not very puzzling; crossword puzzles were created and published on this day in 1913 in the New York World newspaper (1860-1931). Arthur Wynne is credited with creating the modern crossword puzzle.
Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.