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Top 5 random holidays in February

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

If you’re someone who views the glass as half full rather than half empty, then this unique holiday is perfect for you. Every February 11, Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is dedicated to the celebration of optimism. How might I celebrate this holiday, you ask? It’s simple. Choose to look on the bright side of a situation, and take comfort in the fact that we all make mistakes every now and then.

Get a Different Name Day

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about time travel so that you can journey back into the past and help your parents select a baby name? Every February 13, on Get a Different Name Day, the naming process is entirely in your hands. This holiday is dedicated to all those who feel as if their name doesn’t fit their personality. Phoebe Buffay chose Princess Consuela Bananahammock. What name will you choose?

Hoodie Hoo Day

This holiday is as strange as it sounds. Believe it or not, every February 20, people simply go outdoors at noon, wave their hands over their head and call out “Hoodie Hoo!” According to an old legend, this holiday is meant to scare away the winter cold and welcome springtime. There’s a chance you might look foolish while participating in this celebration, but if old legend proves true, it will be worth it.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Tell A Fairy Tale Day is a celebration dedicated to storytelling. On February 26, begin your day with “once upon a time” and end it with “and they all lived happily after.” Tell a Fairy Tale Day is the perfect opportunity to read to a group of younger students, volunteer at a library or entertain some friends with one of your favorite fables. Regardless of how you celebrate, feel free to throw on a tiara and really embrace the fairy tale feel.

Public Sleeping Day

Perhaps the most fitting holiday for a college campus, Public Sleeping Day dedicated to falling asleep in public. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Although some of us may already be used to sleeping through class on a daily basis, Public Sleeping Day is celebrated every February 28. So, feel free to get those Zzzs wherever you please, but sleep with caution, as not every one may endorse this holiday.

Photo by Samantha Florey

Photo by Samantha Florey

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