Staying home every day and physically isolating yourself from loved ones can get lonely, and even sad at times. Though the president has recently talked about reopening the country, each state’s governors will ultimately decide when it’s safe for residents to be out and about again.
While we wait for life to return to something resembling normal, we thought we’d help you try to make quarantine life as fun as possible. We scoured online resources and compiled a list of 53 fun, lesser-known holidays that you can celebrate over the next four months.
Some holidays are food and beverage related, others are more heartfelt and reflective, a few celebrate animals, and several will make for perfect for Instagram throwback posts. But each of these holidays, no matter how small or silly, will give you something to look forward to this summer.
From Star Wars Day to National French Fry Day, here are 53 national and international holidays you never knew you needed.
Holidays in May
Some people think of May as the month full of rain, but there are quite a few significant and lesser known holidays worth looking forward to. Cinco de Mayo is coming up on May 5, Mother’s Day is on May 10 this year, and Memorial Day on May 25. For those looking for reasons to celebrate in between, we’ve got you covered.
May 1 – Global Love Day
May 4 – Star Wars Day
May 6 – National Nurses Day
May 7 – World Password Day
May 8 – National Have a Coke Day
May 9 – National Moscato Day
May 10 – National Clean Your Room Day
May 25 – National Wine Day
May 26 – National Paper Airplane Day
Holidays in June
June is a pretty poppin’ month for celebrations, too. It’s Pride Month and Father’s Day falls on June 21 this year. But it’s also the month for giving some extra love to things like cheese, running, and cats.
June 1 – National Olive Day
June 11 – National Corn on the Cob Day
June 14 – World Blood Donor Day
June 30 – and National OOTD Day
Holidays in July
Independence Day of course takes place on July 4 every year, but July is also jam-packed with food-centric holidays and days dedicated to reflecting on simplicity and friendship. Check out some of the month’s most noteworthy causes for celebration.
July 1 – International Joke Day
July 3 – National Eat Your Beans Day
July 10 – National Kitten Day
July 11 – National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
July 12 – National Simplicity Day
July 13 – National French Fry Day
July 19 – National Ice Cream Day
July 24 – National Cousins Day
July 30 – International Day of Friendship
July 31 – Harry Potter’s Birthday
Holidays in August
August is a hot one, literally and in terms of silly holidays. You can spend the month celebrating everything from beer and CBD to books and vinyl records. It’ll to be a blast, trust us.
Aug. 2 – National Coloring Book Day
Aug. 4 – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Aug. 7 – International Beer Day
Aug. 8 – National CBD Day
Aug. 9 – National Book Lovers Day
Aug. 10 – National Lazy Day
Aug. 12 – National Vinyl Record Day
Aug. 13 – International Left Handers Day
Aug. 15 – National Relaxation Day
Aug. 16 – National Tell A Joke Day
Aug. 17 – National Nonprofit Day
Aug. 26 – National Dog Day
Though the timelines for returning to our good old “go outside, have fun, and live your life” days are unclear, this list will hopefully keep you mildly entertained throughout the summer.
If extreme social distancing practices are still taking place in September, we promise to return with another list of fun fall holidays.