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It's not too late to celebrate some of these awesomely bizarre holidays. Get to it!


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Unfortunately, the holiday season is over, but with all of those leftovers and your piercing hangover still lingering, you just might be able to drag it out a little while longer. After that, you're gonna have to wait a long time for guilt-free food comas and presents for no reason. Luckily, we've got you covered with 5 awesomely bizarre holidays that'll get you through the month of January, and give you something to look forward to before next Christmas. Party on!

1. Bathtub Party Day: December 5th
Everyone loves a nice steamy bath at the end of a hard day, and it turns out there's an official holiday devoted to celebrating the luxury. Established by the bizarre people behind wellcat.com (a cringe-worthy website reminiscent of a Lifetime movie about cats), Bathtub Party Day is celebrated every December 5th, and encourages you to soak up (and drink up) with some friends. This sounds like the best creation ever (especially if your friends happen to look like Kate Upton and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley). 

2. Global Orgasm Day: December 21st/22nd (depending on the winter solstice)
Since its inception in 2006, this awesomely self-explanatory holiday has encouraged participants to think about peace during orgasm in order to emit positive energy into the atmosphere. It may sound a little weird, but hey, we won't complain about observing any holiday that includes a sex mandate.

3. National Maple Syrup Day: December 17th
Who doesn't love the taste of sticky, sugary maple syrup? Exactly, everyone does. So go out there and load up on the syrup of your choosing, and pour that goodness all over everything you can get your grubby paws on. But make sure to have 911 on speed dial, because celebrating this holiday certainly will NOT give you a heart attack.

4. Nothing Day: January 16th
Now here's one we can really get behind: An entire day dedicated to doing absolutely nothing. Brilliant! So call in sick and tell your boss you're not doing fuck-all today, and revel in the fact that you can really drag this one out, seeing as you'll be unemployed as of January 17.

5. Beer Can Appreciation Day: January 24th
If you like a good brewski, this holiday is for you. January 24th commemorates the day that Krueger's Finest Beer began to distribute its delectable beverages in cans, making them easier to sneak into a public venue and/or hide from authorities. Now there's a reason to be thankful. 

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