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7 Weird October Holidays You Ought to Celebrate

October 1, 2015

Have a spooktacular time on the ghoulish holiday of…Virus Appreciation Day?

October Holidays

Oct. 2: Name Your Car Day

Cars are very important to us (as they should be—they’re expensive), and some people get so attached they name their car. Usually a woman’s name, for some reason. So, take this day to name your car, if you haven’t done so already.

Oct. 3 Virus Appreciation Day

Maybe “appreciation” isn’t the proper word to reflect on the microscopic things that make us sick, or the human-created technological nightmares that wipe out our computers. Maybe this should be Virus Awareness Day.

Oct. 6 Mad Hatter Day

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter (mad as in crazy, hatter as in he wears a big hat) has a slip of paper sticking out of his hat that reads “10/6.” It’s an order for making the hat, and the number indicates a price of 10 schillings and sixpence. Today is 10/6…so wear a big, silly hat to celebrate.

Oct. 7 Bald and Free Day

Millions of men lose their hair, and almost all of them do something to prevent it from continuing, or to hide it when it does, such as Rogaine or hats, respectively. This holiday urges bald and balding men to end the fight, accept their hair loss, and proudly show off their chrome-domes.

Oct. 12: Moment of Frustration Day

Everybody gets frustrated once in a while. This day allows you to stop keeping all that anger and politeness in and to just take a moment for yourself and let it all out. (But try not to be too loud, and keep it safe.)

Oct. 23 TV Talk Show Host Day

For more than 50 years, they’ve helped us drift to sleep with a few jokes and a softball celebrity interview. This day is in appreciation of hosts like David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Steve Allen, Joan Rivers, and Johnny Carson, who was born on Oct. 23, 1925.

Oct. 24: National Bologna Day

This holiday is, well, it’s a bunch of well, you know.

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