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How to Create Holidays and National Days

Creating a special day is fun and even exciting. And, you want to share this new special day with the world.... Cool!

In the past few years, there has been a tremendous proliferation of daily holidays, special, wacky, bizarre and national days. Lately it seems everyone, and especially companies and organizations, want to create their own bizarre, wacky, or special day.

The key to creating a new day is to gain recognition from multiple sources. With the growth of these days, it gets more difficult to get these new days recognized.

How to Create Special Days
Definition of "National" Days


How to Create a Special Day:

Anyone can create a special day. The tough job, is to gain recognition. Here are some tips for getting your special day created and recognized:

  • Create the name for your special day.

  • If you are going to make a "National" day, see National Days Definition below.

  • Define what the day is all about, why it is created, and what people should do to observe the day.

  • Assign a date that it is to be celebrated. It could be a fixed date, or vary. If it varies, make sure it is well defined.

  • Identify the creator(s) and the date it was created. The date created is sometimes different than from the dated celebrated.

  • Using all of the information and definitions from the above steps,  create a website for your special day.

  • The URL should be the title of the day, if possible.

  • Add relevant pictures to the website.

  • Now comes the hard part... getting your new special day and the website recognized.

  • We recommend SEO work.

  • Also, email existing holiday calendar websites, announcing your special day, and provide the link to your website.  


National Days Definition:

Of particular note is the growth of "National Days". The word "National" is being added to an overwhelmingly large number of proposed and recently created days. The word "National" has even been added by some holiday calendar websites for special days that were not created as a "National" day! This causes confusion as to the whether or not, a special days is in actuality a national day. 

To be a true "National" day, one of the following conditions must be met:

  1. A proclamation is issued by the President of the United States.

  2. An Act of Congress. This requires a legislator to propose the day and congress votes approval.

Obviously, it is no small task to create a true National day.

Did You Know? A national day can be declared by the leaders of any country of the world for their country.







Note: If you are using the dates in our site for calendar or other publishing purposes, we recommend you double check with other sources. Each year, we find a number of holidays with conflicting dates.







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