NEW YORK (Circa)- Lately, it has started to feel like there's a national day for everything. If we're not celebrating National Pizza Day or National Unicorn Day, it's some other abstract thing that sounds all too good (or ridiculous) to be true.
Well, it turns out there's a simple way to get a day named after literally anything and it's a lot easier than you might think.
Every year, 30 new days get added to the calendar, according to NationalDayCalendar.com. The website says that having a day is great for building awareness and can generate an increase in product sales.
Like most official holidays, these unofficial days are meant to celebrate and recognize a person, place or thing.
But where do these days come from and how are they made?
The National Day Calendar website is dedicated to registering special days for individuals, groups and companies. More than 18,000 applications are submitted each year.
As a result of the high request volume, they're only accepting submissions from companies and organizations.
Those interested in applying will need to submit basic information about themselves, the name of their proposed day, the date, week or month for the day and the backstory on why the idea deserves its own day.
Check out 10 unique unofficial national days below:
- National Walk Around Things Day (April 4)
- National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day (January 11)
- National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day (March 13)
- National Unicorn Day (April 7)
- National Lumpy Rug Day (May 3)
- National Do A Grouch A Favor Day (February 16)
- National Ampersand Day (Sept. 8)
- National Paper Bag Day (July 12)
- National Toothache Day (Feb. 9)
- National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day (Nov. 12)