12 national days you will be surprised exist

Have you celebrated any of these days? Picture: ARCHANT

Have you celebrated any of these days? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

From National Be Bald and Free day to National Dance like a Chicken Day - which one do you think is the strangest?

National Kiss a Ginger Day. Picture: GETTYIMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

National Kiss a Ginger Day. Picture: GETTYIMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Archant

National Kiss a Ginger Day

January 12

On January 12 everyone is encouraged to find their favourite redhead and give them a kiss.

Kiss a Ginger Day was created to bring kisses to those who may have once been teased for the colour of their hair.

National Shower with a friend day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/FUSE

National Shower with a friend day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/FUSE - Credit: Archant

National Shower with a Friend Day

February 5


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I don’t know about you but I can’t say I fancy taking part in this day.

National Shower Day is celebrated because winter is the coldest and loneliest season of the year.

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The day is suppose to bring humour to the season while educating people on the benefits of showering in fresh filtered water.

National cheese doodle day. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

National cheese doodle day. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

National Cheese Doodle Day

March 5

A day dedicated to cheddar cheese coated puffs - get ready to have orange fingers.

To take part post a picture of yourself enjoying these cheesy treats with #NationalCheeseDoodleDay in the caption.

National Hug a Newsperson Day. Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

National Hug a Newsperson Day. Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS - Credit: Archant

National Hug a Newsperson Day

April 4

This day gives everyone the opportunity to say thank you and hug their local newsperson.

If you aren’t able to hug your newsperson, you can send them a virtual one. Use #HugANewspersonDay to post on social media. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone in this newsroom that a virtual hug would be preferred.

National Chicken Dance Day: Picture: GREGG BROWN

National Chicken Dance Day: Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Archant

National Dance like a Chicken Day

May 14

Are you proud of your chicken dance? Well here is your opportunity to show it off.

Take part in the day by uploading a video of yourself on social media doing a chicken dance with #DanceLikeAChickenDay in the caption.

National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

National Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 22

How much better would work be with your four-legged-friend by your side?

A day dedicated to the companionship between canine and human, it hopes to inspire others to adopt dogs from shelters.

Baked Beans

Baked Beans - Credit: Archant

National Eat Your Beans Day

July 3

National Eat Your Beans Day is a live healthy holiday observed every year on July 3.

Did you know there are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world?

National Underwear day. Picture: PA

National Underwear day. Picture: PA - Credit: Archant

National Underwear Day

August 5

If you have a pair of underwear you want to show off August 5 is the day for you. To take part in this day you are encouraged to embrace your body image on social media and take a picture of you in your favourite undies with #NationalUnderwearDay in the caption.

National Hobbit Day. Picture: JAMES FISHER

National Hobbit Day. Picture: JAMES FISHER - Credit: Archant

National Hobbit Day

September 22

In The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Bilbo and Frodo Baggins share a birthday which is on September 22. This is why National Hobbit Day is celebrated on this day. To take part in the day you can read the books, watch the films or through your own Hobbit Day Party.

National Be Bald and Be Free Day

National Be Bald and Free Day. Picture: JUSTIN DOWNING/ BSKYB

National Be Bald and Free Day. Picture: JUSTIN DOWNING/ BSKYB - Credit: Archant

October 14

Are you bald? Well October 14 is your day to shine. The day is referred to as Bald and Free Day.

It is a celebration of the naked crown, it is there to recognise the beauty of baring the scalp.

National Spicy Guacamole Day

National Spicy Guacamole Day. Picture:OLGAKR/ GETTY IMAGES/ ISTOCKPHOTO

National Spicy Guacamole Day. Picture:OLGAKR/ GETTY IMAGES/ ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Archant

November 14

If you need an excuse to make guacamole November 14 is it.

Call your friends, get the chips ready and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip.

National Answer The Telephone like Buddy The Elf Day

Elf.
Pictured: Will Ferrell (left) as "Buddy" and Ed Asner (right) as "Santa Claus" in New Line Cin

Elf. Pictured: Will Ferrell (left) as "Buddy" and Ed Asner (right) as "Santa Claus" in New Line Cinema's upcoming film Elf. Photo: (2003 Alan Markfield/New Line Productions.

December 18

Buddy the Elf was played by Will Farrell in the 2003 movie Elf. To take part in the day simply answer the phone and say “(Insert your Name) the Elf, What’s your favourite colour.” Like Buddy does in his dads office in the film.

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