Lions, tigers and squirrels – oh my! If you aren’t all “holidayed” out, you’re in luck. We still feel like celebrating, and January is loaded with some unusual holidays. Here are five holidays we bet you’ve never heard of!
1. National Hangover Day – January 1st
Many of us love ringing in the new year with a champagne toast…or two, or three! Inspired by the painful aftermath caused by a night of heavy drinking, the morning after has fittingly been dubbed National Hangover Day. Not such a fun holiday to celebrate in our opinion! Looking for ways to avoid a hangover? Find out the worst headache-inducing culprits here.
2. National Humiliation Day – January 3rd
This holiday at least sounds weird at first. If you’re thinking this day gives your free reign to embarrass someone, think again! This holiday is intended to raise awareness against humiliating your fellow mankind. We love any holiday that promotes positivity! Maybe save the whoopee cushions for April Fool’s Day.
3. National Cuddle Up Day – January 6th
Did you know that cuddling in shown to lower blood pressure and reduce stress? That’s something worth celebrating! If you’re looking for ways to commemorate this holiday, try curling up to your cat or spooning a loved one. Or if you’re in dire need of an intensive snuggling session, considering booking a professional cuddler. That’s right, you can actually hire an expert cuddler to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Where do we sign up for this?
4. National Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day – January 17th
We bet most of us celebrate this holiday even if we’ve never heard of it. Adopting a healthier diet or hitting the gym more often are among the toughest resolutions to keep. But don’t worry – there are tricks to keeping your wellness goals on track! “The biggest reason people fail at their fitness resolutions is that they go in alone,” Madison Murray, a trainer at Bodi Gym, shares with The List. “You have to have someone on your team, whether it’s a friend, co-worker, or hiring professional help.” Maybe the cuddler could double as a workout buddy!
5. National Squirrel Appreciation Day – January 21st
Anything cute and cuddly deserves a national holiday if you ask us! This January 21st, take time to hug a squirrel in need, if you can catch one! Or better yet, leave your neighborhood squirrel some fruits or nuts to gnosh on, as food can run scarce for these furry friends come winter. Gifting food instead of hugs will also spare you a tetanus shot!
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