Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: If there are days to commemorate friendship and love, why must the mundane and absurd be left behind? April 10 happens to be International Safety Pin Day as its American inventor Walter Hunt patented it on this day in 1849. If you think naming a day after the ubiquitous household object is taking things too far, what would you make of Slap Day (February 15) or Blah, Blah, Blah Day (April 17)? Here’s a round-up of some super weird days and how to celebrate them:
Blame Someone Else Day (April 13):‘It’s all your fault’: Feel free to say this to everyone around you on this day.
No Pants Day (May 4):The name makes it pretty clear. You spend the day sans trousers or jeans (skirts, frocks, sarongs should be acceptable for women; and shorts and lungis for men).
Lost Sock Memorial Day (May 9):This is the day to mourn the sock you had to throw away because its partner could not be found. Where did it go anyway? You can observe the day by recycling your sock (pair two lost socks and mix-and-match!) or by making sock puppets. The smarter thing would be to learn to knot your socks together when putting away clean laundry so that they don’t get lost in the first place.
Hug Your Cat Day (June 4):Have you been too busy with work and life to hang out with your beloved pet? Hug Your Cat Day is the day to make up for lost time. If you don’t have a cat to stroke and cuddle, you can always go hug someone else’s cat. Or feed the strays. Whichever seems possible.