Tuesday, May 31, 2016

30 Days of Idea Starters for Writers - Calendar Days - June's Crazy Holidays & Special Occasions

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

It’s time again for Calendar Days. These are just fun to read. They’re also a great way to jumpstart our creativity when looking for ideas for articles and blog posts. They’re also a fun writing prompt idea. 

In addition, calendar days are great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, especially when two contrasting holidays fall on the same date. Here are some that tickled my funny bone this month:

June 1 is National Running Day and National Barefoot Day. June 8 is National Best Friends Day and National Pick Your Poison Day. June 16 is National Fudge Day and Eat Your Veggies Day - maybe we should have chocolate declared a vegetable. Finally June 20 is World Productivity Day and Finally Summer Day 

June Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days
June is:
Country Cooking Month
Fight the Filthy Fly Month
Rose Month
Turkey Lovers Month
Aquarium Month
National Accordion Awareness Month
Soul Food Month
Dairy Month
National Adopt a Cat Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetalbes Month
Candy Month
Iced Tea Month
Great Outdoors Month
Camping Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
Fishing Week

Week 2:
National Right of Way Professionals
Email Week

Week 3:
Week 4:

Daily Celebrations
June 1
National Running Day
National Heimlich Maneuver Day
National Pen Pal Day
National Go Barefoot Day
National Olive Day
Dare Day
Flip a Coin Day
National Say Something Nice Day

June 2
Leave the Office Earlier Day
National Rotisserie Chicken Day
National Bubba Day
National Rocky Road Day

June 3
Fish and Chip day
National Chocolate Macaroon Day
Chimborazo Day
National Donut Day
National Repeat Day

June 4
National Trails Day
National Cheese Day
National Prairie Day
National Safe Day
Applesauce Cake Day
Hug Your Cat Day
National Old Maid’s Day

June 5
National Gingerbread Day
National Cancer Survivors Day
World Environment Day
Hot Air Balloon Day

June 6
Thank God It’s Monday
National Applesauce Cake Day
National Eyewear Day
National Higher Education Day
National Drive-In Movie Day
National Gardening Exercise Day
National Yo-Yo Day
Russian Language Day

June 7
National VCR Day
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 8
National Best Friends Day
National Name Your Poison Day
Word Oceans Day
National Upsy Daisy Day

June 9
National Earl Day
National Donald Duck Day
National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10
National Black Cow Day
National Herbs and Spices Day
National Ball Point Day
National Iced Tea Day

June 11
National Making Life Beautiful Day
National German Chocolate Cake Day
National Career Nurse Assistants Day
National Corn on the Cob Day
World Doll Day

June 12
National Loving Day
National Red Rose Day
National Jerky Day
Superman Day
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 13
National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
National Weed Your Garden Day
National Sewing Machine Day

June 14
National Pop Goes the Weasel Day
National Flag Day
National Strawberry Shortcake Day
Monkey Around Day
World Blood Donor Day

June 15
Nature Photography Day
National Smile Power Day
Magna Carta Day

June 16
National Fudge Day
Fresh Veggies Day
National Dump the Pump day

June 17
National Eat Your Vegetables Day
National Flip-Flop Day
National Apple Strudel Day

June 18
International Picnic Day
National Hollerin’ Contest Day
International Sushi Day
National Go Fishing Day
World Juggling Day
International Panic Day
National Splurge Day

June 19
Father’s Day
World Sauntering Day
National Kissing Day
National Turkey Lovers Day
Garfield the Cat Day
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

June 20
Finally Summer Day
American Eagle Day
World Productivity Day
National Vanilla Milkshake Day
National Ice  Cream Soda Day

June 21
Make Music Day
National Daylight Appreciation Day
International Yoga Day
Go Skateboarding Day

June 22
National Onion Rings Day
National Chocolate Éclair Day

June 23
National Pink Day
National Pecan Sandies Day
National Columnists Day
Public Service Day
Let it go Day

June 24
Take Your Dog to Work Day
National Pralines Day
Swim a Lap Day
Fairy Day

June 25
National Strawberry Parfait Day
National Catfish Day
National Leon Day
Log Cabin Day
Global Beatles Day
Color TV Day

June 26
Canoe Day
Forgiveness Day
National Chocolate Pudding Day
National Beautician’s Day

June 27
Industrial Workers of the World Day
National Sunglasses Day
National Orange Blossom Day
Please Take My Children to Work Day

June 28
Tapioca Day
National Paul Bunyan Day
National Insurance Awareness Day
International Body Piercing Day

June 29
National Waffle Iron Day
International Mud Day
Hug Holiday
National Almond Buttercrunch Day
National Camera Day

June 30
National Meteor Watch Day
National Handshake Day
Social Media Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for June. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?


Don't get caught without an idea,use the calendar to #write #blog posts & articles - @EdieMelson(Click to Tweet)


  1. June 1 is national running day and national barefoot day. I don't think I'd want to combine those two.

  2. I love this list. What wonderful topics. I'm particularly fond of it being National Adopt a Cat Month.