by Amy Tjaden News Editor


Did you know June 26 was National Chocolate Pudding Day?


A homeschooling mom on one of the message boards I read is always posting about these off the wall holidays. She announces the holiday and then lists the fun things she has planned to do with her kids in relation to that holiday.


I was inspired. It is summer so it is a great time to have fun with these crazy holidays. But we’re homeschoolers; that means we have time to implement these holidays all year round if we wish.


I went on a search around the internet to see if I could find a listing of these holidays. Here is what I discovered for July.  July is Anti-boredom month, baked bean month, blueberry month, hot dog month and ice cream month.


Here is just a sampling of the special days that fall on this month:


July 1st: National Postal Worker Day


July 4th: National Country Music Day


July 6th: National Fried Chicken Day


July 13th: National French Fries Day


July 30th: National Cheesecake Day


We sure seem to have a lot of days to celebrate food! Think of the fun and educational things you could come up with to celebrate those days with your kids. There are many other observances, including ones that don’t involve food. Some simply mark a day in history. For example, July 8 marks the day the Liberty Bell was cracked. July 28th marks the day the first finger print was taken.


This site offers a calendar of events for July. You can click on each day or there is an option to have the holidays listed. Or you can check out Holiday Insights . A quick Google search using the words “bizarre” or “unusual” in relation to “holiday” should get you where you need to go.


If you do come up with some unique ways to honor these holidays, I’d love to hear about them.


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