Grade 2-6 students from Evans elementary perform a flash mob to Ariana Grande’s song ‘Put Your Hearts up’ at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack on Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. This year’s Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Grade 2-6 students from Evans elementary perform a flash mob to Ariana Grande’s song ‘Put Your Hearts up’ at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack on Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. This year’s Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 20 to 26

Pink Shirt Day, Inconvenience Yourself Day, Handcuff Day all coming up this week

Every day of the year there are unofficial (and often weird and entertaining) holidays celebrated by groups and individuals around the world.

And it’s not just one unique thing to celebrate each day. On any given day of the year, there are several to choose from.

There are also weekly and monthly celebrations. In February, for example, folks all over the globe are recognizing International Flirting Week and Library Lovers’ Month.

Here are some of the unofficial holidays for the coming week:

Sunday, Feb. 20: World Whale Day, Handcuff Day, Love Your Pet Day.

Monday, Feb. 21: Sticky Bun Day, International Mother Language Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 22: World Thinking Day, Margarita Day, Walking the Dog Day.

Wednesday, Feb. 23: Pink Shirt Day, Curling is Cool Day, Inconvenience Yourself Day.

Thursday, Feb. 24: International I Hate Coriander (Cilantro) Day, Chili Day, World Bartender Day.

Friday, Feb. 25: Clam Chowder Day, Chocolate-Covered Nut Day, Skip the Straw Day.

Saturday, Feb. 26: Letter to an Elder Day, Open That Bottle Night Day, Sword Swallowers’ Day.

Check back regularly for upcoming lists of international unofficial holidays.

READ MORE: Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world


 

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