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Did you know that May 6 is National "No Homework" Day? Read all about it and nine other strange National Tribute Days.

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Fruitcake Toss10.) National Fruitcake Toss Day- January 3rd
Do you have any unwanted fruitcakes you received as gifts during the holiday season? While some people actually do like fruitcakes and eat them, others save theirs for National Fruitcake Toss Day. Participants compete to see who can throw their fruitcake the farthest. On January 3rd, 1966 the first Great Fruitcake Toss was held in Manitou Springs, Colorodo. Join in on the fun and have a fruit cake toss competition with your friends and family on January 3rd.
9.) National Cheer Up The Lonely Day- July 11th
It’s always important to be a nice person and to do good deeds. National Cheer Up The Lonely Day, celebrated on the 11th of July, gives everyone the chance to make a lonely person’s day a little brighter and happier. Created by Francis Pesek, this national day promotes kindness. Participation for this day can include visiting a nursing home, spending time with someone you know who may be feeling lonely, or simply calling an elderly relative or friend who could use some cheering up. Participation in this national day not only can make a lonely person feel better, but can also make you feel like a better person.
8.) National Chocolate Covered Anything Day- December 16th
It’s a chocolate lover’s dream, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! This national day is the perfect chance to indulge in your favorite chocolate covered treat or have fun coming up with your own chocolate creation by covering anything you want in some chocolate. Many great foods have been made even better by covering them in chocolate, what foods will you make even tastier by covering them in chocolate on December 16th?
7.) National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friend Day- January 11th 
Celebrated on January 11th, National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friend Day is all about puddle jumping! This national day is very kid friendly, but is also a great day for adults who are young at heart. This whacky day provides the perfect excuse to splash a friend with puddle water and have some fun.
pigsin6.) National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day- April 24th
Did you know that in some countries pigs-in-a-blanket aren’t hot dogs wrapped in a croissant or biscuit dough? In the United Kingdom, pigs-in-a-blanket consist of small sausages wrapped in bacon and in Israel they enjoy what are known as “Moses In An Ark” which are hotdogs rolled in a ketchup-covered puff pastry. However you have your pigs-in-a-blanket, National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day is the perfect day to enjoy and celebrate one of the best finger foods created. This National Day is celebrated annually on April 24th.
5.) National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day- August 8th
During the month of August, zucchini is ready for harvest. Zucchini is very abundant when grown in a garden and there is plenty of it to go around. Celebrated on August 8th, National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day offers the perfect opportunity to surprise your neighbors with the healthy treat of zucchini. This National Day was created by Tom Roy and is a great way to encourage sharing with others.
Hellomynameis4.) National Name Yourself Day- April 9th

Often times our parents or family members were the ones to give us our names when we were born. Some people love the name they got, and others, not so much. Celebrated every year on April 9th, National Name Yourself Day allows everyone to give themselves a new name for one day. If you have always wanted to give yourself a new name, then this is the day for you! Be creative and most importantly, have fun with it. Your new name just might stick!
3.) National Dance Like A Chicken Day- May 14th 
Every year, on May 14th, people around the world break out their chicken dance moves in celebration of National Dance Like A Chicken Day. Most people have heard of the popular song “The Chicken Dance”. This goofy song was originally titled “Der Entenanz” (The Duck Dance) and was written by the Swiss accordion player Werner Thomas. The title of the song went through many changes such as being known as “Vogeltanz” (The Bird Dance) and “Vogerltanz” (Little Bird Dance or Birdie Dance). It wasn’t until the 1970s when the song reached America that it got choreographed and was again changed to “The Chicken Dance”. Dancing “The Chicken Dance” or coming up with your own dance is the perfect way to celebrate National Dance Like A Chicken Day! Join others sharing their photos by sharing yours with the hashtag #DanceLikeAChickenDay on your social media May 14th!
NoHomework2.) National No Homework DayMay 6th
Students, do you ever wish you could just relax and not have to worry about having home work? Well, on May 6th you can join hundreds of other students in celebration of National No Homework Day! School work can put a lot of pressure on students and National No Homework day helps to relieve this pressure, even if it’s only for one day! Make sure you remind the teachers in your life of this day so they don’t give out any homework!
1.) National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day- March 26th
Everyone has their own favorite holiday/national day but if you can’t seem to find one to match what you have in mind for your favorite, then make up your own! Coming in at number one our countdown, National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is sure to please everyone. On March 26, create your own holiday, spread the word, and celebrate!
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