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Offbeat June Holidays – Time To Celebrate!

Seems like everything and everyone has their own holiday at some point in the year. Outside of the major ones (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, etc), it’s tough to keep track – especially in June.

Here’s what you could be celebrating this month, if you remember.


Flickr: Cyndy Sims Parr
Flickr: Cyndy Sims Parr

June 3rd - National Repeat Day

 
 

National Repeat Day. National Repeat Day. National Repeat Day. National Repeat Day. National Repeat Day. National Repeat Day. National Repeat Day. National Repeat Day.

Yep, repeat anything and everything all day long (even if it annoys everybody else)

 
Flickr: Katie Harris
Flickr: Katie Harris

June 5th - National Running Day

 
 

Those passionate about running take to the streets to show off their love of running. Personally, I only run when necessary - like running from Zombies. But yeah - Running has a holiday.

 

 
Flickr: Mike Tigas
Flickr: Mike Tigas

June 6th - National Yo-Yo Day

 
 

In the late 1920's, Pedro Flores invented the childhood favorite and June 6th is a day to celebrate the toy that you probably smacked yourself in the face with several times growing up while trying to learn a trick or two.

 
Flickr: Phil King
Flickr: Phil King

June 7th - National Donut Day

 
 

Believe or not, the Salvation Army started the holiday back in 1938 to help raise funds during the Great Depression. Today, it's just an excuse to eat an extra or two of the confectionery treat.

 
Flickr: Murray Williams
Flickr: Murray Williams

June 8th - Pick Your Poison Day

 
 

Pick your poison or "vice" this day and celebrate it, even excessivley. This could be playing video games, devouring a bag of chocalate chip cookies, etc. Unless of course it's some form of illegal drugs, then no - don't do that.

 
Flickr: Evan Long
Flickr: Evan Long

June 15th - National Hollering Contest Day

 
 

What started out in North Carolina in 1969 has become a national holiday of sorts. The holiday takes place on the third Sunday of June each year and test who had the loudest and heaviest holler.

To celebrate - let a good one out, just make sure to pre-warn people near like golfers do with "Fore".

 
Flickr: Martin Cathrae
Flickr: Martin Cathrae

June 17th - National Eat Your Vegetables Day

 
 

Yep - a day dedicated to what you hated doing as a child.

Take an extra helping of Green Beans and soak up those extra vitamins - Remember, vegetables are good for you!

 
Flickr: Paul
Flickr: Paul

June 18th - National Picnic Day

 
 

Sure, it's a Tuesday this year but pack a picnic basket that Yogi Bear would enjoy and head out to the park or the closet thing to a park near you.

There is surely nothing better than soaking up the sun while munching down on a sandwich and chips during a beautiful summer day.

 
Flickr: SalFalko
Flickr: SalFalko

June 21st - National Handshake Day

 
 

Make sure it's a firm shake and say "hello" to everyone you know on the 21st. Just remember for all you germ-a-phobes out there, keep Purell handy.

 
Flickr: Aine
Flickr: Aine

June 22nd - National Onion Ring Day

 
 

A deep-fried lovers paradise of a holiday. Order the extra large portion and munch down to celebrate.

 
Flickr: cupprof
Flickr: cupprof

June 22nd - National Color TV Day

 
 

Though "boob tube" TVs are becoming a thing of the past with Flat Screen, etc - take a second on the 22nd to bask in the glory that is Color TV.

Before the first full Color TV show was air in 1951 by CBS, everything was in Black & White. Can you imagine watching B&W HD now? Yikes.

 

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