Happy New Year! Are you ready to delve into your new calendar, datebook or planner? Here are some fun dates to look forward to while we remain safer at home, for the present. There are always days to celebrate, even if you are at home alone. Check in tomorrow for a list of the year’s self-care days! And the day after that for foodie days!
Jan. 2 National Introverts Day (hello!)
Jan 2 – 3 Quadranids Meteor Shower is tonight!
Jan. 4 Trivia Day. Here is a trivia question: what is the January birthstone?
Jan. 6 Epiphany. Eat a King Cake!
Jan. 23 Poirier and McGregor face off in a UFC match. I hope McGregor loses, that son of a bitch. Oh, sorry. Quarter in the cuss jar.
Jan 28 Lego Day! I have never played with legos so I don’t have anything funny to say about it. But I have stepped on them. Soooo painful.
Jan 31 Grammy Awards. Trevor Noah is hosting, how cool is that?
Feb. 2 Groundhog Day. You’re going to watch the movie, aren’t you? Again!
Feb. 7 Superbowl 50! The Weekend is performing for the half-time show!
Feb. 12 Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Ox. A good year to be strong!
Feb. 13 Celebrate pre-Valentine’s Day with your girlfriends on Galentine’s Day!
Feb. 15 It’s New York Fashion week. What wild ensembles will we see?
Feb. 16 Mardi Gras! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Feb 25 Pokemon Day and the 25th Anniversary!
Feb 28 Golden Globes are on tonight. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting.
There’s going to be a Friends reunion! Could I BE any more excited about it?
Mar. 6 National Day of Unplugging! Can you go a WHOLE day without electronics? I’m not sure I can but I’m going to try.
Mar. 12 The 1 year anniversary of the Covid-19 Pandemic (as declared by WHO). The good news: if you are reading this, you are alive and not on a ventilator. Count those blessings and stay safe!
Mar. 14 Pi Day! What does it mean? I don’t know, I’m a blogger, not a mathematician.
Mar. 16 Yay, it’s my birthday! Happy Birthday to meeeeeeee! Last year, we went on lockdown so the bar is pretty low, I mean, almost anything this year will top last year’s birthday.
Mar 20 The Cherry Blossom Festival begins. I hope we can go see the cherry blossoms this year.
Mar 22. World Figure Skating Championships start!
Apr. 1 Major League Baseball opening day! No fooling! Go Nats!
Apr. 9 Unicorn Day! Are unicorns still in?
Apr 18. Country Music Awards are today!
Apr. 21 Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th Birthday! And look for the Lyrids Meteor Showers!
Apr. 23 The Apple Blossom Festival kicks off in Winchester, God willing.
Apr. 25 The Academy Awards are on! Why not have an Oscars party at home? Taye Diggs is hosting.
May 1 Today is the Kentucky Derby! Wear a big hat and drink a julep. Oh and horses run really fast.
May 2 It’s International Harry Potter Day, wizards, muggles and witches!
May 4 It’s Stars Wars Day so may the Fourth be with you! And uh oh, more meteor showers tonight!
May 5 Aye, caramba, it’s Cinco de Mayo!
May 7 Marvel’s Black Widow premieres!
May 8 Yay, it’s National Train Day! Also Miniature Golf Day!
Mid May I’m sorry to tell you this but we are going to be invaded by swarms of cicadas (Brood X) so bad, you’ll think it’s 2020 or something.
May 15 It’s the Preakness! Bet on your favorite horse!
May 16 Today is National Classic Movie Day! Have you seen Bringing Up Baby? (hint: there is no baby in the movie)
May 21 Talk Like Yoda Day it is.
May 25 Today is Geek Pride Day! Let your Geek Flag fly!
May 26 Ooh there is a lunar eclipse today and it’s a full moon, a super moon and a blood moon. Dang. Hang up some garlic.
May 29 Oh, joy, it’s a Mercury Retrograde!
June 1 Atlantic Hurricane season begins. Is it me, or are these hurricanes coming earlier and earlier?
June 3 Happy Birthday, First Lady Jill Biden!
June 30 Today is National Beach Day! Hopefully, there will not be a hurricane!
July 2 Today is World UFO Day! Maybe the aliens will save us.
July 3 Today is Drop a (painted) Rock Day. Maybe paint an alien on it!
July 10 Today is Teddy Bear Picnic Day. No matter how old you are, pack up and head out.
July 17 Today is World Emoji Day. What did we do before emojis? Oh, I remember. We drew little smiley faces.
July 23 The Summer Olympics start in Tokyo today!
July 28 Even more meteor showers! Delta Aquarids
Aug. 5 Oooh it is Blogger Day! That means you are supposed to send me flowers and gifts 🙂
Aug 8 Even better, today is National Tiki Day! Let’s have a luau!
Aug. 11 Well, yes, even more meteor showers! Thse are the Perseids and if you lie on your back late at night, you will see them. Ants will also crawl in your shirt and bite you, but you can’t have everything.
Aug. 14 It is National Bowling Day! I am astoundingly good at bowling which is weird, considering how much I bump into walls and doors.
Aug. 16 It is National Roller Coaster Day. You can cut in front of me. ALL of you can cut in front of me.
Aug. 21 It is Hawaiian Shirt Day! Aloha!
Sept. 8 It is Star Trek Day. Live well and prosper.
Sept. 9 It is National Teddy Bear Day. That means you take your teddy bear to work and on the Metro and everything.
Sept. 19 Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrr!
Sept. 20 The lovely Harvest Moon shines tonight.
Oct. 1 Guess what? Walt Disney World is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary today!
Oct. 2 Today is Name Your Car Day. My car is almost 15 years old. Her name is “Atta, Girl.” Every time she starts up, I pat her on the dashboard and murmur, “Atta, Girl” affectionately.
Oct. 4 Today is the Day the Church Blesses the Animals.
Oct. 20 Happy Birthday, VP Kamala Harris! Oh, it also International Sloth Day.
Oct. 30 Tonight is Her-o-ween, a holiday I made up. It’s like Galentine’s Day, only for Halloween.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions are this month! I think it’s going to the B52s!
Nov. 5 Marvel’s “The Eternals” premieres. Are they like the Avengers? I don’t know.
Nov. 10 Today is Sesame Street Day! I grew up on Sesame Street which explains so many things.
Nov. 20 Happy Birthday, President Biden!
Dec. 4 There is a total solar eclipse today!
Dec. 18 Today is Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day! What’s your favorite color?
Dec. 23 Today is Festivus, a time for feats of strength and airing of grievances.
Dec. 24 Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci, and God bless you
And it’s almost 2022!