No one else can lay claim to it because it’s all yours. The name alone tells you everything you need to know. It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, so seize the day. On March 26, just throw back your shoulders, lift up your chin, and declare today a celebration of your own making.
It doesn’t matter that countless others are doing the same thing. That just adds to the fun. We’re like excited children on Christmas morning getting together and comparing our newest, shiniest holidays. Our strength in numbers can turn our self-proclaimed observances into anything we want.
Do you live near a small green space that deserves better care? Designate a date as Love Our Little Park Day. Are you on a quest for the next best veggie recipe? Rally culinary support for Vegetarians Rock The Kitchen Day. From a love for antique dolls to a fascination with daddy long-leg spiders, your passion deserves a place on the calendar.
The beauty of Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is that it can easily become a nationally observed date but it starts in the eye of the beholder. Thanksgiving is just a little over 150 years old, and Mother’s Day only became official in 1914. Given time, your special holiday might join the illustrious lineup of our nationally recognized celebrations.
Until then, spread your good word. Create a blog. Hammer out a hashtag. Let the world or at least your neighbors know about a new reason to celebrate, honor and enjoy something unique. This date is reserved just for you, but we know you can make your Make Up Your Own Holiday Day worth sharing with all of us.