Make every day a holiday, not just Christmas

Alexia Vickers, Staff Writer

Happy Humiliation Day?

Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter and Memorial Day are major holidays.

They are celebrated every year and all over the country. Halloween even gets rescheduled if weather interferes.

They all have a well-known background and story behind them. But what about the holidays with little to no explanation?

Jan. 3: Humiliation Day

A cynical person might think to assume that the day is devoted to embarrassing people. However, Humiliation Day is, in fact, to recognize that humiliating someone isn’t right.

“I’m not down with people putting each other down. It’s just not cool,” said Halley Jonas ’16.

Jan. 10: Peculiar

Person Day

Jan. 10 is the perfect day to celebrate all who are uniquely different. It’s the day to appreciate the people who stick out like a diamond on a pile of dirt. Making conversation with the kid no one really talks to because he dances down the hallways would be a good way to start. It’s the day show people it is okay to be different.

Jan. 24: Compliment Day

If you are thinking positive and uplifting thoughts about a particular person, this is the day to tell them. Don’t hold back from giving a good compliment.

“I always feel like complimenting strangers, but I never do because I don’t want to come off as weird if they don’t know me,” Lauren Silverstein ’16 said.

This is going to be Silverstein’s day, along with many others who feel the same desire to give someone a compliment that could make their whole day.

This was also one holiday that had just a small amount of background to it. It was created in 1998 by Kathy Chamberlin of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, and Debby Hoffman of Conord, New Hampshire.

Feb. 4: Create a

Vacuum Day

It’s a speculated holiday, meaning no one really knows where it came from or what it’s really for. It’s been rumored there was a scientist who created the holiday to celebrate the creation of the vacuum, but it’s also been interpreted as a day where people try to make vacuous innovations.

Making a vacuum that can move large objects and clean on it’s own could be spectacular contribution to this holiday.

Feb. 13: Get a Different

Name Day

If people like the names given to them by their parents, then this isn’t the day for them. Get a Different Name Day is a time for people to not only change their names for the day but possibly for the rest of their lives. So if you want to change your name to Mango then, hey, let the wind take her away.

“My name’s Emily, and I feel like everyone has the name Emily. If I could change it, I’d make it Kendall,” Emily Duranko ’16 said.

Feb. 13 is the day for those children who disagree with their parents’ decision to give themselves a name that fits.

This small holiday is founded and copyrighted by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays and Herbs.

Feb. 20: Hoodie-Hoo Day

A somewhat odd holiday, Hoodie-Hoo Day is when people go out at noon and throw their hands up to the sky and chant “Hoodie-Hoo.”

It’s the celebration of having longer days of sun after being stuck in the house all winter. This is around the time when the weather starts to warm up and the days become longer. It’s the realization that the temperature is going to rise, giving people the opportunity to go out with friends during the daylight.

These are only a few of the lesser-known holidays, but every day has at least one holiday to celebrate. Every individual can find one that suits them to share with their friends and family.