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The Most Bizarre Events to Celebrate in June

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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published June 3rd 2013
Eat chocolate, leave the office early-too many to celebrate
Looking for a reason to celebrate - look no further!

I have compiled a collection of some of the most bizarre and strangest events and special days for you to celebrate along with a few of the regular ones.

Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival in NSW *Image wikimedia commons, Author: Mattinbgn

Many of these are American celebrations (what's up with that, why do they have so many strange events to celebrate?). However, so was Halloween and that has somehow crept into the Australian culture. Perhaps some of these will too.

I have done my best to find something for you to celebrate on almost every day. So, whether you just want to celebrate the National German Chocolate Cake Day to give you a reason to eat more chocolate, or you are seriously wanting to understand other cultures, hopefully this list will assist you to find something on most days.

This calendar of events is valid for 2013, although most events will still be applicable on future years also.

Heimlich Maneuver Day
National Trails Day
Stand for Children Day
Leave the Office Early Day
National Bubba Day
National Cancer Survivors Day
National Rocky Rd Day
(go on be patriotic, eat Chocolate Rocky Road)
Western Australia Day
National Egg Day
First U.S. Spacewalk 1965
Chimborazo Day
Foundation Day - WA
Aesops Birthday (From Aesops Fables) 620 BC
Do-Dah Day
Audacity to Hope Day
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Nat'l Tailors Day
World Environment Day
Richard Scarry 1919
National Running Day
First USA Drive-in Movie Day
National Yo-Yo Day
Daniel Boone Day
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Donut Day
Frank Lloyd Wright 1867
World Oceans Day
Upsy Daisy Day
(a day to remind people to get up gloriously, gratefully, and gleefully each morning)
Belmont Stakes
International Young Eagles Day
Donald Duck 1934
Race Unity Day
Multicultural American Child Day
Snowy Mountains of Music Festival
Ball Point Pen Day
AA Founder's Day
Henry Lawson Grenfell Festival
Milking The Cow Beer Lovers Festival
Queens Birthday
Corn on the Cob Day
Jacques Cousteau 1910
National German Chocolate Cake Day (Got to love this one!)
Loving Day
Anne Frank 1929
Baseball Invented
Crowded Nest Awareness Day
Cairns Winter Solstice Festival
***Uh, oh, Couldn't find one - Any Suggestions?
Flag Day
Army's Birthday
World Blood Donor Day
Native American Citizenship Day
Nature Photography Day
Global Wind Day
World Elder Abuse Day
National Fudge Day (Yummo - remember to look up for some ideas)
Ladie's Day (Baseball)
Ride to Work Day (Motorcycles)
Eat Your Vegetables Day (Hey - here's one for the kids!)
World Day to Combat Desertification
International Sushi Day
Go Fishing Day
World Sickle Cell Day
Garfield the Cat Day
World Sauntering Day (Slow down, you move too fast, you've got to make those mornings last just.....)
Red Aussie Apple Day
World Refugee Day
American Bald Eagle Day
West Virginia 1863 - Recess at Work Day
World Handshake Day
Take Your Dog to Work Day
MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Global Awareness Day
Stupid Guy Thing Day (Always a favourite)
National Chocolate Éclair Day
Baby Boomer's Recognition Day
Let it Go Day
United Nations Public Service Day
24thInternational Fairy Day (The Kids will love to celebrate this one)
Please Take My Children to Work Day
Log Cabin Day
National Columnists Day
Strawberry Parfait Day
National Chocolate Pudding Day
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Decide to be Married Day
Happy Birthday to You Day
National HIV Testing Day
Helen Keller 1880
National Hand Shake Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Red Nose Day
National Camera Day - Tour de France
World Scleroderma Day
(NOW) Nat'l Organization for Women Day
National Meteor Day

Have I missed any days or any special celebratory events?

Help me add to this list for this month by making some notes in the comment section at the top of this article to share some of that events or celebrations that you may know about.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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Why? Now there's a reason to celebrate almost every day.
When: Almost every day
Where: Anywhere
Your Comment
Leave office early day = 2nd June = Sunday...
by micha (score: 1|11) 2709 days ago
I am from America and I have never heard of all these holidays / or days. I don't know where you found your list but it is certainly new to me. Thanks for sharing.
by Bobbie Harlow (score: 1|34) 2707 days ago
Where is the horse and carriage rides at?
by maryh1 (score: 1|10) 2709 days ago
Gak, splutter, splurt......
I missed Heimlich Maneuver Day!!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3638) 2707 days ago
Halloween is not originally an American custom. It originated in Britain - though perhaps seeing American children on tv trick or treat-ing may have influenced Aussie children to embrace it. British kids certainly did when I was a child.
by teres (score: 0|9) 2705 days ago
Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival in NSW
by Lesley Mitchell (score: 3|3513) 2709 days ago
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