Suggest a holiday for my 2012 Calendar

The first fifty or so 2012 Wondermark Calendars have already been spoken for!

I’m finishing up the verses now and hope to start printing the pages next week. It’s gonna be a beauty, I can tell you that right now.

But since the design’s not quite finalized yet, there’s still a chance to make some last-minute additions. So in the comments, suggest a holiday that you’d like to see on the 2012 Calendar. I’ll pick my favorite few from each month, and canonize them so that everyone who picks up one of the calendars will be sure to celebrate it in the coming year.

The calendars already include all the standard U.S. and Canadian calendar holidays, plus Wondermark’s birthday (April 25) and my own (September 21). Your suggested holidays should not:

- be the same date as any existing holiday (there isn’t space to print duplicate text on given days)

- be just your own birthday or anniversary or something

- be longer than a couple words

- be real

It should:

- Be short
- Be funny
- Include a brief explanation that I’ll archive here on the site for people to consult throughout the year.

EXAMPLE:

“January 5, Poop-on-Cats-Day. This is when everybody gets back at their cats by holding them down and pooping on them. Traditionally followed by January 6, Wash-Your-Cats-Day, and January 7, Hospital Day.”

Except not that exactly BECAUSE NOW THAT’S TAKEN. Leave yours in the comments! UPDATE: Okay that’s it for now! I’ll post a roundup of my favorites soon. Thanks for all the great suggestions.


  • Josef F

    4th Friday of November: national Leftover Pie For Breakfast day

  • http://blueillustration.yolasite.com/ Kat

    August 4: Exploding Pineapple day – Celebrate that most explosive of fruit! Give them as gifts to excite and surprise your friends

  • AWal

    February 13: Desperation Day. 24 hours to make some truly regrettable decisions in a last-ditch effort to avoid spending V-Day alone.

  • BadFugu

    September 17- Emperor Norton Day, commemorating the 152nd anniversary of His Imperial Majesty Norton I’s ascension to the throne of the United States.

  • http://realgrouchy.blogspot.com RealGrouchy

    October 15 – National Grouch Day. So named after the birthday of Oscar the Grouch. “a day for all Grouches to celebrate their way of life.” (Muppet Wiki). Celebrated in at least 15 different ways.

    - RG>

  • jpharis53

    Circling Day

    Similar to Boxing Day, only with Circles.

  • Thomas Answeeney

    Every third Sunday in August- marks the day when Walt Whitman was reincarnated as several dracenas.

  • http://twitter.com/smadge1 smadge1

    Nov 1 – Commercial Christmas Day
    Why wait till December?

  • http://twitter.com/smadge1 smadge1

    February 29 – International Leap Year Day

  • Leif A

    Bring Your Gas to Work Day – March 22nd

    Talk Like Gilbert Gottfried Day – March 23rd

    Non-Denominational Regret Day – March 24th

  • mpie

    May 21- Rapture Day. A chance to party like it’s the end of the world.

  • Glenn

    22nd of May: NASA Awareness Day.
    Have you heard of NASA? Good!

  • Louise

    May 25 – Towel Day.
    Douglas Adams. Towels. Need I say more?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day

  • Richard

    December 4th – Glockenspiel Day – A day for the celebration of percussive metalophones, and remeberance of how the sad lack of said instraments in the oppressive early years of the Cold War resulted in glockenspiel rationing. December 4th marks the day that the triumphant act of defiance by The Chordettes with their recording of “Mr. Sandman” reached No. 1 on the charts, due to it’s popularity as an athem unifying those oppressed by governmental regulationary fetters. In their creative non-violent acapella singing, The Chordettes were able to streach the eight notes of glockenspiel they were alloted to fill their two minute composition.

  • Len

    December 2- Invent-a-Day Day – A day to celebrate special days by adding new ones to the calendar.

  • Garrett

    August 13th: Brinkmanship Day (alt. Brinksmanship Day). Self-explanatory.

  • Sean Fellows

    August 25 is of course CONNERYMAS, the anniversary of the coming into the world of Sir Sean Connery. There are also carols:

    On the first day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the second day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the third day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the fourth day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the fifth day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the sixth day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me six martinis shaken, five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the seventh day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me seven Juniors savéd, six martinis shaken, five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the eighth day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me eight rats a-drowning, seven Juniors savéd, six martinis shaken, five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the ninth day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me nine natives dancing, eight rats a-drowning, seven Juniors savéd, six martinis shaken, five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the tenth day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me ten Nazis leapen, nine natives dancing, eight rats a-drowning, seven Juniors savéd, six martinis shaken, five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the eleventh day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me eleven penitents passing gaily, ten Nazis leapen, nine natives dancing gaily, eight rats a-drowning, seven Juniors savéd, six martinis shaken, five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

    On the twelfth day of CONNERYMAS Sir Sean Connery gave to me twelve Britons burning, eleven penitents passing gaily, ten Nazis leapen daily, nine natives dancing gaily, eight rats a-drowning daily, seven Juniors savéd gaily, six martinis shaken, five gold kilts, four cat calls, three bond girls, two Scotch eggs and a single malt Scotch whisky.

  • skrapmetal

    August 13th – Non-Commemorata Day. On this day, nothing happened.

  • Drew

    April 3rd- Nuclear Proliferation Day- Stock up on plutonium and start your own Cold War with your least favorite neighbor. Traditionally, weapons are detonated at 2:39 PM if the other side’s government has not collapsed by then, so it’s usually best to have warmed up your propaganda mill the previous day. Celebrations may be followed by “Send Someone Expendable Outside the Bunker to Check the Radiation Levels” Day; this would generally take place on the same date some 50-100 years later (may be repeated as needed).

    January 8th- “I Do Not Have Hundreds of Spiders Crawling All Over My Scalp” Day. To save you the time spent celebrating this every single day of the year, silently trembling in fear that one day, one second, it may cease to be true. Typically, the day is spent murdering arachnids and burning spiders in effigy (works well with leftover Halloween decorations).

    October 18th- Not Calling People Hitler Day- Because Stalin, Mao, and others deserve a chance, too.

  • maselphie

    10-10 / 10-01 : Serve Your Robot Overlords Day – That clock that’s been flashing 12:00 for three months? Yeah, he knows you’ve been ignoring him, and when the robot apocalypse arrives, he’ll make sure they know where you live. So dust off that computer, upgrade your software, finally program the VCR (don’t laugh, they’re known to be bloodthirsty killers), and find out what that one thing on your phone actually does.

  • Mog

    February 3 – Dead Hedgehog Day: In honour of a 5-year-old girl who, having discovered a prickly and deceased victim of a fauna vs. motor vehicle hit-and-run, declared, “Hey, it’s the day after Groundhog Day. Today must be ‘Dead Hedgehog Day!’”

  • T. Scott Benefield, MD

    Dec. 31: Flatulence Awareness, Reconciliation, and Temperance (aka F.A.R.T.) Day: In which a mighty wind may be passed without fear, reprisal, rebuttal or Judgement! Or as we say here in the South: “Let’er rip, Skip!”

  • Napoleon Smith

    February negative first – i Day
    A celebration of the imaginary number, on an imaginary day. Followed by February 0th, “I’m sick of math holidays” day, and February 1st, “Pretend you celebrated those last two days” day.

  • http://www.vox-apocrypha.com Lisa Jonte

    I know this is too long, but I just couldn’t help myself. Ah well, here goes…

    January 30th: Plundermas

    Officially sanctioned by the Church early in the 14th century, (as an attempt to keep the peasantry out of its own dwindling winter stores) Plundermas was celebrated by roving gangs of townsfolk who would light candles, sing songs and savagely plunder the larders of their weakest neighbors.

    In modern times, celebrants observe the ‘flaccid feast day’ by pelting neighborhood children with parsnips, stealing windowpanes and singing the holiday’s one known pop song, “I’d like a Blunderbuss for Plundermas”.*

    *Made famous in 1924 by crooner Mickey “Stubbs” McDurgle who, after a stirring rendition of the song, proceeded to beat the entire orchestra to death with a lawn gnome.

  • JimDesu

    September 27: Nostril Awareness Day

    And a shout out for Ether Day, which, sadly, is real, but is so deserving!

  • Alan Bushey

    Dec 30 – Abandon Unfinished Projects Day! Quick, before somebody asks you about your New Year’s Resolutions- emotionally detach yourself from that hydro pneumatic thingy you said, but never built. The one where you cut a hole in the floor…

    Dec 26 – Round Tu-it Day! Because on the thirteenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Round Tu-it. Really, this is their last ditch effort to get that hole in the floor you cut fixed before Abandon Unfinished Projects Day.

    2nd Monday of August: Wish I Had A Day Off From Work Day.

  • Aidan

    February 1st: Pluto Remembrance Day
    A day set aside to remember, reflect upon, and honor the service of the now retired former 9th planet.

    April 1st: National Idiots Trying to Be Clever Day.

  • Alaric the Bold

    27th January: Frabjous Day, recognised on the birthday of Lewis Carroll, and celebrated by speaking utter nonsense to everyone you meet and pretending you understand when they do the same to you.

  • baltakatei

    Punctured Expectations Day. Dec 26th. Self-explanatory if one observes Christmas Day with lots of gift-buying.

  • http://www.DarkHollowHaunt.com Mephisto the Great

    April 29th: Feast of Saint Fantabulous (seeing its my birthday)
    October 29th: KickaWitch Day
    October 30th: Imatoad Day

  • BobK

    November 5th: Guy Fawkes day
    February the 17th: World cabbage day is a day of international culinary delight and desire. A day in which the pleasure and simplicity of the cabbage is celebrated. The green leaves of delight slowly pealed back to reveal the heart of the matter, the cabbage.
    May 25th: Towel Day is an annual celebration as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.
    March 14th: Pi day

  • http://www.DarkHollowHaunt.com Mephisto the Great

    Addendum:

    Feast of Saint Fantabulous involves a traditional meal where peanut butter in involved in some fashion, and observers wear a paper crown that declares “I am Fantabulous” to much merriment.

    KickaWitch Day predates the Puritan era, and began back in 675 a.d. when ugly women were kicked indiscriminately as part of harvest festivities.

    ImaToad Day is in remembrance of that poor sod who kicked an actual witch.

  • Billy

    June 7, Launch of the Muffin Trucks. When ombudsmen purchase recycled food carts, fill them with pastries, and put them out to sea

  • Lookman

    Folks.. don’t forget that today (December 5) is “International Creep Like a Ninja Day”…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Creep_Like_a_Ninja_Day

  • Joel Finch

    May 11 – Intergalactic Vogon Poetry Endurance Day

  • Joel Finch

    Every day is Retrograde Amnesia Day!

  • Halceon

    September 23
    Wear A Hat Day
    It’s a day when, regardless of the weather, all proper men and women wear their hats proudly to celebrate man’s greatest defense against the dreaded winter cloud-worms.

  • The Ed

    29 October – Anniversary Of The Tenth Planet, or “Regeneration Day”. Note that when this festival is completed, then next year’s has to fall on a different date, but you do most of the same things.

  • Prof. Offlogic

    May 2 – Traditional death-date of Leonardo da Vinci.
    Also the birthday of Prof. Offlogic. Coincidence?

  • Grave

    12.04.1961 – First Man in Space
    13.10.1801 – Greenwich is established as the location for the ‘Prime Meridian’

    I’ll be celebrating anyway!

  • Reagan

    June 6th – In addition to D-Day, it is also celebrated in my household as Kristiemas. It is my wife Kristie’s birthday. We also celebrate Kristiemas Eve on the 5th of June.

    I would love to buy your calendar as an early Kristiemas gift it becomes a recognized holiday . . . .

  • Stewart

    7 April – Robot’s Michaelmas – earmarked since Babbage built the earliest thinking machines, waiting for when the bots gain sentience. It will be the one day of the year when robots may disobey their masters and wreak whatever havoc they please, but only on the understanding that 8 April – Robot’s Sorrow – must be spent putting everything back as it should be.

  • Brian

    “November 13th – Ellipses Day – … ”

    (Not to be put on the calendar, but explanation: Nov 13th 2012 will be a full solar eclipse, so it is clear some calendar maker made a slight misinterpretation…”

  • Daniel Parscale

    It seems to me that December 21st should be represented as the end of the Mayan calendar. We’ll all need a bit of forewarning so perhaps you should also make a notice on November 21st so people can tend to their bills and things before the end of days.