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Make Your Own Holiday

I'm still feeling a bit under the weather so today's entry is also from Checkiday No I don't have Covid-19 just a slight spring cold.

Today's holiday encourages people to make up their own holidays about anything they want! If there isn't a holiday about it already, it's fair game! It can be a funny, bizarre, or very serious holiday. Make Up Your Own Holiday Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays, who are no strangers to making up holidays.
"Holiday" comes from an Old English word that means "Holy Day." There are both official and unofficial holidays. Official holidays are usually sanctioned by the government, and citizens that observe them usually get the day off work. Official holidays may be religious holidays such as Christmas or Yom Kippur, national such as Independence Day, or secular such as New Year's Day and Labor Day. Unofficial holidays aren't sanctioned by the government. Businesses usually stay open and workers usually have to work. Unofficial holidays celebrate pretty much everything. They may raise global awareness about a cause, or celebrate food, drinks, sports, people, and much more!
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Celebrate the day by making up your own holiday! Create a day for people, things, or events that don't yet have a holiday. After you think you have a holiday in mind, look over some tips from Checkiday as to how to get the ball rolling!

Create Your Own Holiday By: Cherylann Marois
Holiday Name: Autumn Child
When is the Holiday? October 7
Reason for Celebration? Its my Birthday you'all
Decorations & Colours? Fall leaves need I say more!
Food & Drink? Pumpkin muffins, apple pie, apple cider
Games & Activities? Gotta have bobbing for apples, ring the cider bottle, put the apple into the pumpkin, write a poem in the sign-in book
Clothing? t-shirts & tights or dresses in autumnal colours

Now it's Your Turn! Invent a Holiday!

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