“National Nude Day” and other Strange Holidays in July

“National Nude Day” and other Strange Holidays in July

There are some sta-RANGE holidays this month…”Sidewalk Egg Frying Day”…”Different Colored Eyes Day” just to name a couple. Honor the ones you like, or make up some of your own, but don’t let July 14th slip by you without some type of celebration!

Bizarre July Holidays {Organized CHAOS Online}

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Monthly Celebrations:

  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • Unlucky Month for weddings
  • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Week 2 Nude Recreation Week

 

Daily Holidays and Bizarre Days:

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Weird holidays courtesy of Holiday Insights

Oyster Day? 74 Other Bizarre Holidays Celebrated in May

Oyster Day? 74 Other Bizarre Holidays Celebrated in May

Oyster Day? 74 Other Bizarre Holidays Celebrated in May | organizedCHAOSonline

Today, May 1st, is May Day. The day is celebrated in different ways and has different meanings to many people, but the common denominator seems to be that most May Day celebrations involve flowers. Growing up in a Catholic school, I arrived on May Day with a limp, water soaked paper towel holding a bunch of purple lilacs, (that I was deathly allergic to). Sister Victor Mary let us place them at the feet of the Virgin Mary statue in our classroom. This was a big deal in grade school, and the 1st of May always takes me back there.

Everybody loves a holiday and most holidays we celebrate with pride or conviction, i.e. Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Fourth of July.  But some National Holidays had apparently slipped by us unnoticed. In all my years, I have never, not ONCE, on May 4th celebrated National Candied Orange Peel Day. Have you?

Read other weird holidays in May you may not have been aware of, and hey…Celebrate them! (Resource: Holiday Insights)

Month Celebrations

  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Re-commitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Nurse’s Week – first week of month
  • Wildflower Week – week two
  • National Bike Week – third week
  • National Police Week – third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week – fourth week of month

May 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

May 1st

May 2nd

May 3rd

May 4th

Oyster Day? 74 Other Bizarre Holidays Celebrated in May | organizedCHAOSonline

May 5th

May 6th

May 7th

May 8th

May 9th

May 10th

Oyster Day? 74 Other Bizarre Holidays Celebrated in May | organizedCHAOSonline

May 11th

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May 13th

May 14th

May 15th

May 16th

May 17th

May 18th

May 19th

Oyster Day? 74 Other Bizarre Holidays Celebrated in May | organizedCHAOSonline

May 20th

May 21st

May 22nd

May 23rd

May 24th

May 25th

May 26th

Oyster Day? 74 Other Bizarre Holidays Celebrated in May | organizedCHAOSonline

May 27th

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May 29th

May 30th

May 31st

Watch for our blog about next month’s weird holidays. Until then, enjoy your celebrations!

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Do You Hate Your Name?

Do You Hate Your Name?

We’ve all known someone with that  name everybody makes fun of. “Sunshine Ray”, “Jack Hoff”, etc. etc.

  • Did you end up with some cheesy name that your love-struck parents pinned on you when they gazed into your eyes for the first time?
  • Were you the recipient of  the name of a parent’s favorite great uncle?
  • Have you always gone by a nickname or your middle name, and feel stupid when someone discovers your real first name?

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Would you love to change your name? Well…today is YOUR lucky day!

According to Holiday Insights, April 9th is “Name Yourself Day“.  Today is your chance to give yourself whatever name you’d like; either just for the day, or changed permanently and legally.

Legal Zoom cited the ten top reasons people are changing their names, and look at what’s sitting right there in the #1 spot.

  1. Dislike Current Name A name change request can come about simply because a person doesn’t like his or her name as given at birth; perhaps they’d prefer something more unique than Britney or Ashley or something less unique than a homespun name that combined parents’ names. In this same vein, people with names that could be embarrassing, especially if mispronounced or misspelled, may also seek name changes.
  2. Changing Name Following Divorce If a woman has taken her husband’s name upon marriage, she may decide to reclaim her maiden name upon separation or divorce.
  3. Husband Taking Wife’s Name upon Marriage It’s becoming increasingly popular for a husband to take his wife’s surname.
  4. Changing Child’s Surname to Mother’s or Father’s In the case of an absent father, a mother may wish to have a child’s surname changed to hers.
  5. Couples Combining or Hyphenating Surnames to Form a New One Another popular trend with married or cohabitating couples is the creation of a new surname using parts of each partner’s name or simply hyphenating the two last names for a brand new joint surname.
  6. Desire for a Less or More “Ethnic” Name People with names that are identifiably “ethnic” sometimes request name changes for various reasons, including ease of pronunciation and spelling.
  7. Transgender Name Changes Transgender people often request name changes to reflect gend
  8. Religious Reasons Whether it’s because of a recent religious conversion or simply to honor a person’s religious deity, name changes for religious reasons are quite common.
  9. Same-Sex Partners Sharing Surname Although same-sex partners may not be allowed to legally marry in all states, they can choose to share a surname.
  10. Political Statement

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If you really wanted to rename yourself, would you? Can you – legally? Yup, sure can, and from what I learned from Wikipedia, it’s not that hard to do.

Usually a person can adopt any name desired for any reason. As of 2009, 46 states allow a person legally to change names by usage alone, with no paperwork, but a court order may be required for many institutions (such as banks or government institutions) to officially accept the change. there are differences in acceptable requirements; usually a court order is the most efficient way to change names (which would be applied for in a state court), except at marriage, which has become a universally accepted reason for a name change. It is necessary to plead that the name change is not for a fraudulent or other illegal purpose, such as evading a lien or debt or for defaming someone else.

The applicant may be required to give a reasonable explanation for wanting to change their name. A fee is generally payable, and the applicant may be required to post legal notices in newspapers to announce the name change. To maintain a person’s identity, it is desirable to obtain a formal order so there is continuity of personal records.

So…If you could choose a completely different first, last and middle name, who would you be? Try it on by typing your new name in a comment below. If there’s a story behind your choice, please share!

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