15 Silly Holidays Everyone Really Should Start Celebrating

15 Silly Holidays Everyone Really Should Start Celebrating

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: Last Monday in January

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Anyone who's ever joyously popped their way through a sheet of bubble wrap can totally endorse having a holiday to appreciate it. In addition to the sheer joy that comes with popping it, bubble wrap also has a delightful origin story. Back in 1957, its inventors were actually trying to create a new "textured" wallpaper. That failed—but the inventors luckily recognized its potential as a packaging material. Whether you pop a smaller sheet by hand or raucously jump around on a giant one (no judgment here), celebrate their discovery on the last Monday in January. Here are some more fascinating accidental inventions that changed the world.

Hoodie-Hoo Day: February 20

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You might think that we already have a holiday celebrating the fact that winter will eventually end, in a painfully long time, and you'd be right—we have Groundhog Day. But winter is really long and really dark, and there is always room for more, don't you think? A kooky couple named Ruth and Thomas Roy, joined by their son, Michael, say they have secured the copyrights to 90 or so unusual holidays, including "Answer Your Cat's Question Day," "No Housework Day," and, of course, Hoodie-Hoo Day. The concept is simple and extraordinarily non-partisan. All you do is go outside at noon, wave your hands at the sky, and shriek "HOODIE-HOO!" to chase away the winter blues. Exactly one month later, if you do it right, it'll be the first day of spring. Well, it'll be the first day of spring either way. But still! Anything for that little ray of cheer, right? And honestly, the very concept of Groundhog Day is strange enough to make this list, too. Here's the story behind Groundhog Day.

Pi Day: March 14

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In case you weren't paying attention in geometry class, Pi is the result of a mathematical equation for calculating the relationship of a circle's diameter to its circumference. This deceptively simple formula is used not just in geometry, but in statistics and physics. It captures a lot of people's imaginations and never seems to run out of uses. Its first three digits are 3.14, which on a calendar equates to: March 14. Plus, it sounds like a delicious dessert, making March 14 a great day to celebrate math and pie. Anyway, the holiday originated at the Exploratorium, a science museum in San Francisco, and has become so popular that, in 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution encouraging the entire country to celebrate the holiday. To get you ready to celebrate, here are some more fun facts about pi.

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