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National Days You Might Not Know Exist

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.
This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Vic chapter.

You might have heard of National Boyfriend Day (October 3)  or National Girlfriend Day (August 1). You might even have heard of National Pi Day (March 14). But have you heard of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (March 1)?  This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to various national days that you can celebrate, either with yourself or with friends! Maybe you’ll even try to use them to get out of doing homework or going to class (though I can’t promise you’ll be successful)!

January 11 is National Step in the  Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. What better way to get away with splashing a friend than saying it’s a national holiday? Especially for those who live in cities where it rains more than it snows (cough cough, Victoria), it’s a great way to boost your spirits during the rainy season and have fun while jumping around in puddles — what a great excuse to act like a kid again!

March 18 is the perfect day for those who relieve their most awkward moments over and over again in their mind. It’s National Awkward Moments Day! I don’t know about you guys but I have a lot of awkward moments every day that I replay constantly. March 18 is the day for you to be able to laugh it off and have a reason to reflect on those moments.

For those brave souls, April 16 is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. If you don’t have work that day (or you have a chill boss), wear your favourite pajamas out of the house! It’s a great reason to stay in your favorite pair of pj pants or even push it a step further and wear a fluffy bathrobe!

October 13 is National M&M Day! Buy a pack of M&M and share with friends (unless you’re like me and don’t like to share your sweets). Try the milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter filled ones, caramel, and more! You never need an excuse to indulge your sweet tooth, but it sure doesn’t hurt.

There’s countless more national days that you can celebrate! Enjoy National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day (it’s not what you think!) or a comfort meal with National Mac and Cheese Day! For all the coffee lovers, theres also National Coffee Day on September 29. There’s endless opportunities to have a reason to celebrate thanks to all of these national days! So grab some friends, make a list of your favs, and celebrate them in your own ways.

As a former Campus Correspondents at the Her Campus at UVic chapter, Paige published content, managed the executive team, oversaw retention and recruitment, and hosted meetings, now she is back to simply writing and editing, what she truly enjoys. She has been with Her Campus since September of 2022 as both a writer and editor before deciding to take on a larger role as Chapter Leader. She has published a piece with the campus newspaper before deciding that she preferred to edit and publish articles instead. She has done media for a non-profit as well as collabing with local newspapers to promote the festival that the non-profit ran. As a fourth-year writing major at UVic, Paige is minoring in journalism with a focus in creative nonfiction. She received a scholarship for a short story she wrote in 2020. She has also received various academic scholarships for her grades. She hopes to go into either publishing/editing or working for a newspaper/magazine somewhere in Europe one day, ideally in the world of Formula One. In her free time, Paige watches and keeps up with the Formula One world. She also enjoys reading a good book, bingeing one of her favourite TV shows such as Criminal Minds, and visiting bookstores.