How to Create Your Own Holiday


How hard is it to create your own holiday?

If you want to be all official about it, you can register your holiday with Chase’s Calendar of Events. But even that’s not a requirement.

A lady I met at a speaking engagement in Orlando told me about her son who lives in San Francisco. In honor of his birthday, he started putting homemade signs up everywhere that said, “June 1st is Pirate’s Day.” That’s it. He put them on trains, telephone poles, and other public hot spots. And sure enough, June 1st came around and people could be spotted wearing eyepatches and various pirate gear.

Granted, San Francisco is known for being a little eccentric. But I’m willing to bet you could have similar results if you tried this in your workplace, your neighborhood, or even your own home.

Turns out all you really need to start your own holiday is a little imagination, a few signs, and some courage.

What do you think would be a great new holiday?

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  1. Dana Ashby says:

    For many years, my family celebrated “Chrisgiving” on the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving. This was a time for extended family to gather, give gifts to the great nieces/ grandchildren and celebrate family. Obviously, it was a combination of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  2. Donna says:

    My birthday is July 24 the and the year I turned 50, I decided I would celebrate the entire year on the 24th of each month. I called it “Donna Day”. I had everyone at work referring to the 24th as Donna Day. I would do something special like go for a massage, spend time with my most favorite people, have 2 desserts, etc. I think I’ll bring it back the year I turn 55 which is next year! Woo hoo!

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