Holiday enthusiasts spend half the year nostalgically looking back on the holiday season and the other half looking forward to it, but not us -- in 2010, January hosts holidays big and small. Here at Holidash, we're big advocates of minor holidays ... you know, the weird, the quirky, and the curious little footnotes on the calendar.
Rather than counting the hours until Thanksgiving, we'll shine the spotlight on the small-time, offbeat, and under-celebrated holidays that we could be using as an excuse to remain in a state of constant partying. Check out some of January's best offbeat holidays:
- Ditch Your Resolutions Day - If your New Year's resolutions just aren't quite working out for you, January 17th is the day to kick 'em to the curb. Hey, you gave it 17 days and that's commendable, but now you want you old life back.
- National Popcorn Day - Oddly enough, National Popcorn Day does not fall within National Popcorn Month (October). January 19th is, however, the official day to heat teeth cracking corn kernels until they explode into fluffy awesomeness.
- National Hugging Day™ - This offbeat holiday is both self-explanatory and copyrighted. National Hugging Day was founded by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in 1986. Look for the "Free Hugs" signs on January 21st.
- Spouses Day - With Valentine's Day only weeks away, January 26th is your chance to get that truly uninspired gift out of the way with zero penalty and start thinking about your real Valentine's Day gift.
- Mozart's Birthday - You listened to him in the womb and his music made you smarter, better-looking, and helped you maintain a proper birth-weight. How about giving the original rock star a little love on January 27th.