The idea for this post comes from a recent blog post from Seth Godin:
It doesn’t have to last all day–it could be for an hour or even a month.
How would you celebrate it? Who else needs to be part of it?
It’s a symbol, a marker, a chance for conversation. It can amplify culture, give you a chance to have a conversation and allow you and the people around you to focus on something for a short while.
And it might catch on. This is the way just about every widespread holiday came to be.
So I tried to come up with some possibilities:
- International Blogger Day – people around the world would be encouraged to read, like, comment, and follow a blog. The suggested starting point would be jborden.com
- World Juggling Day -oops, too late, it already exists
- Guinness Happy Hour – everyone in the world, at 5:00 pm Dublin, Ireland time on March 17, would drink a pint of Guinness. For thinking of such a day, Guinness would offer me a free, lifetime supply of Guinness.
- International Preschool Teacher Day – all preschools around the world would be closed and the teachers would be given the day off. Sales of wine would also increase dramatically among parents of preschoolers on such a day.
- WordPress Stat Day – every WordPress blogger would share an interesting stat from their blog.
- Thank an Accounting Teacher Day – anyone who has ever taken an accounting course would take a moment to thank, in cash, an accounting teacher. For those interested, I will share my Venmo account info.
- Borden Day – any person with the last name of Borden would be given free meals and entertainment throughout the day, up to a limit of $10,000 for the day.
- Trinity Day – a day to celebrate those individuals who blog, juggle, and teach accounting
- Swap Your Home Day – people living in beachfront homes must trade their house for a day with whoever asks first
Of course, the possibilities for a new holiday are limitless.
But before everyone gets carried away, let’s just start with the few listed above and see how it goes…
*image from Bustle.