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5 Weird Days to Celebrate in May

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by Laura (subscribe)
I am a writer doing my best to look at Sydney every day with tourist eyes.
Published May 13th 2012
Chicken Dance Day - May 14

chicken dance
Source: Joe Mabel, Wikimedia Commons

There is no animal more fun to emulate on the dance floor than the chicken. Don't let the fact that you are at work and not a wedding reception stop you from taking part in this one. Bust out your chicken moves whenever you can with your work colleagues, or shake your tail when you answer the phone if you are worried about being seen. Anyone not willing to flap their wings on this day is a chicken (get it?).

Biographers Day - May 16


Pay tribute to the biographers of the world by talking about yourself in third person all day, recounting childhood memories in just a little too much detail and finishing on a positive note on what the future may bring.

Visit Your Relatives Day - May 18

Source: Petteri Sulonen

This is more of a challenging task for some than others. If your relatives live too far away, then Skype is probably your best option here.

If avoiding certain relatives has become a professional sport for you, then the best way to look at this day is like it's a trip to the dentist - good to get it over with. To make it through those painful hours, my suggestions are to learn the art of smiling, nodding and thinking pleasant thoughts, or taking bets with siblings/parents on what criticisms or bad jokes you think your annoying relative(s) is likely to dish out.

National Tap Dance Day - May 25

Source: Oxborrow, Wikimedia Commons

Pull off your chicken outfit and put on your tap shoes, it is time to dance by hitting the floor with your feet loudly. Tap dancing allows you to keep your hands free so you can keep tapping all day long to work, to the bathroom, anywhere you fancy, just maybe not to more solemn occasions like a funeral.

Cellophone Tape Day - May 27

Source: Metoc, Wikimedia Commons

This may sound like a rather insignificant thing to celebrate, but think about it, have you ever tried wrapping presents with string? Me neither, but I imagine it's not easy.

Cellophone tape was invented in 1930 by Richard Drew, an inventor from the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. This was very good timing indeed and used by many to help piece together their broken lives and possessions in the wake of the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash.
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When: May
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There is also Roller-coaster day! which i think is in a few days! its a day where you take a day off work and go ride a roller-coaster!
by piotr (score: 0|7) 3326 days ago
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