When we think “holidays,” we tend to think of the well-known ones, like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, or even Labor Day. Turns out, the holiday season encompasses a lot more holidays than we thought. There is a holiday for nearly every day of the year—some serious and stolid, and some…much less so. Therefore, starting this month, here are five obscure holidays you’ve probably never heard of and some ways to give them the honor they justly deserve.
August 8th: Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
Origins: Unknown. Probably from some home gardener desperate for justification to unload the fruits of his greatly prolific zucchini plant onto someone else. But really, can you blame him? If you’ve ever grown zucchini of your own, you’ll understand.
Celebration Suggestions: Gather zucchini. Under cover of night, carrying your overabundance of summer squash, sneak carefully onto your neighbor’s porch (“neighbor” being broadly defined as anyone whose porch has room to put zucchini), dump your haul, and RUN. Run as fast as you can, make it home safely, breathe a sigh of relief, and try not to think about what you’re going to do with next week’s bumper crop (zucchini casserole again??).