How humble are you on Be Humble Day? Is Walking the Dog Day a special day for your furry friend? What do you think about on International World Thinking Day? Learn about these unusual holidays and many more in this article. Maybe one of the following unusual holidays will be the inspiration for your next story.
Be Humble Day - Are you humble or do you tend to brag about everything you do? When a person is humble, he is not proud or boastful. Instead, he is modest. Even if he has accomplished great things, he does not brag endlessly about them. Even when not celebrating this holiday, it is a good idea not to always be boastful. People simply get tired of listening to it.
What if you had a character that didn't understand how to be humble? What if he had the meaning of humble confused with the meaning of another word? What is that word he had it confused with was proud?
Walking the Dog Day - You should walk or run your dog every day, but if you have neglected to do this before, this would be a great day to start. The exercise will do you some good, too. I run the same route every single day with my dog, so if there was something out of the ordinary along the way, it would stand out to me. Even though I might not realize it at the moment I saw it, I would realize at some time later that something was wrong. You could create a character who noticed something out of place on the route she ran with her dog. By the time she realized what she had seen, something bad had happened. And she knows something that someone doesn't want her to know. What happens?
International World Thinking Day - I really hope that you think each and every day. Today is especially set aside for the Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, and other girl groups to think and learn about health issues that affect females of any age. This day was created in 1926 at a Girl Scout/Girl Guides conference. It is celebrated on February 22 of each year. February 22 is the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, and it is also the birthday of his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, founder of the Girl Guides.
You could do some additional research and write an historical fiction story about the creation of this day and why it was made for the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.
National Margarita Day - Do you love margaritas? This is the day set aside to celebrate the creation of this marvelous drink. Before this date, you may want to come up with your favorite margarita recipe and enter it in the contest. The winner will be rewarded abundantly!
You could create a character that wins the margarita recipe contest, but your character doesn't even like this drink. So how did he manage to come up with a winning recipe? It would be even better if you won the contest yourself so you could write your story from experience.
Inconvenience Yourself Day - It is just not human nature to inconvenience oneself. A lot of times, without even thinking about it, we want to do what is convenient and doesn't cause any problems for us. We aren't always mindful of others and their needs. On this day, make a pledge to yourself to keep your eyes open to everyone around you and see if there is some way you can make someone else's day better, even if it is an inconvenience to yourself to do so.
I can see a story about a group of young people who pledge to inconvenience themselves each and every day to help others out. And I can see their actions being looked up on as suspicious. I leave it up to you whether or not they are up to something devious or if they are just being good kids. Have fun with it!