Last week my husband said, “Happy lost socks day,” to which I replied, “Huh?” He told me he’d heard on the radio that this was lost socks day. At that point, he glanced at the three unmatched socks abandoned on his side of the dresser.
Skeptical about whether such a day truly existed, I looked it up and sure, enough, May 9th is indeed officially known as Lost Sock Memorial Day. I found a website called Holiday Insights which lists a whole array of unique and in some cases bizarre special days.
Many months ago, I read a marketing tip advising authors to find a special day to tie in with their books. Who knew that Valentine’s Hallowe’en, Labor Day, Canada Day, and so forth barely cover the massive number of special days we can celebrate. Here’s a few more festive occasions in May that you might want to acknowledge, or not.
May 15 – National Chocolate Chip Day (that’s today. Eat a cookie.)
May 16 – National Sea Monkey Day (why? I wonder)
May 17 – Pack Rat Day (I know people who celebrate this daily)
May 18 – No Dirty Dishes Day (unless you’re on holiday, is that even possible?)
May 18 – Visit Your Relatives Day (maybe they’ll do the dishes)
May 20 – Be a Millionaire Day (wonder how that one works)
May 23 – Lucky Penny Day (a rare event indeed, here in Canada)
May 24 – Don’t Fry Friday (never do)
May 25 – Tap Dance Day (love it!)
May 28 – National Hamburger Day (aren’t most days?)
Of course, more serious holidays are also listed, but the point is there’s pretty much an occasion for everyone. If you like to make greeting cards, just imagine what you could do. If you’re looking for rather unique approaches to marketing your books, the opportunities are endless, so have at it.