Winter Fun in the Summer Sun

Perhaps “Christmas in July” is one of the most well-known odd traditions out there. However, there are quite a few like that. Also, they bear some similarities. One thing many odd holiday traditions tend to have in common, whether they’re unusual or normalized, is floral décor. Flowers have an archetypically beautiful quality which tends to really spice up an event.

At the end of the day, it’s all about festivity and ease of mind; you’re looking to create an environment where you can comfortably spend time with those you love. Holiday celebrations give people an excuse to unwind, and forget the normal cares of life for a while.

With that in mind, following we’ll explore a few more holiday traditions that are unique, unusual, or generally unknown. If you’re looking for an excuse to throw a party, maybe one of these holidays is worth exploring.

  1. Pi Day: March 14th
    The term “Pi” is used to describe a quantity that is nigh-infinite, and describes curvature. Since the number is 3.14 with a bunch of other numbers behind it that only a mathematician is likely to get excited about, March 14th has been reserved as national “Pi” day. Here’s what makes this holiday worthwhile: pies. Just use whip-cream to draw “3.14” on them, and voila.

Pie is good. Pie is always good. An excuse to celebrate a holiday around pie and “pi” appreciation is a match made in heaven. Here’s some more info on Pi Day if you’re interested in some tasty pastries limned in mathematical elegance.

  1. August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
    Ice cream sandwiches do deserve their own holiday, don’t they? Get a massive box of them and throw a party; it’s the perfect thing during the height of the heat of summer.

    3. February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day
    Is there a reason all three of these holiday traditions feature food? Maybe; don’t read too much into it. Here’s the point: for February, tortilla chip day is perfect, because it’s generally quite chilly at this time of the year, and tortilla chips are symbiotic to delicious salsa. What a great excuse to get all your friends together and try different salsas.

Broadening Your Holiday Horizons
Check out this list of odd holidays you may not have realized come and go every year. When you get right down to it, mankind has been around long enough that every single day of the year is commemorated as a holiday somewhere, by some group of people. There are always new holidays to explore, and excuses to have a celebration.

All these holidays have things in common, but one in particular: they’re an excuse to get with friends or family and spend quality time together. You can make up your own holiday if you want, and it will likely go over as well.

So explore a little. Maybe have a Christmas in July celebration, or celebrate tortilla chips in February. August is a fine time for ice cream sandwiches, and March 14th is perfect for pie.

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