Welcome to Worldwide Weird Holidays, where you’ll find a new reason to celebrate every day of the year.

international beer and pizza day

October 9 is International Beer and Pizza Day

Today is International Beer and Pizza Day, an unofficial holiday founded in 2016 by website designer Nick Saulino to pay tribute to one of the greatest food and drink pairings in human history. Beer is not a recent invention. When people began to cultivate grains about 10,000 years ago, they may have stumbled upon the tasty byproduct […]

National Gibberish Day

September 20 is National Gibberish Day

Today is National Gibberish Day, which celebrates seemingly meaningless speech or writing. Unlike International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), there’s no need to learn any jargon or speak with a funny accent. Although we were unable to identify the source of this unofficial holiday, we feel like Paul Krueger deserves some credit. In the […]

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. On June 6, 1995, John Baur and Mark Summers were playing racquetball when one decided it would be amusing to shout encouragement to the other using pirate slang. Soon the two were trading pirate-speak with every swing. Afterward, they agreed the game had been especially entertaining and that […]

world play-doh day

September 16 is World Play-Doh Day

Today is World Play-Doh Day. On September 16, 2006, Hasbro created National Play-Doh Day to honor its 50th anniversary. In 2015, it kicked the unofficial holiday up a notch by going global. Today we celebrate the 61st anniversary of Play-Doh and the third World Play-Doh Day. Noah McVicker of Cincinnati-based soap manufacturer Kutol Products invented the […]

Google.com Day

September 15 is Google.com Day

Today is Google.com Day. On September 15, 1997, Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the domain. Page and Brin met at Stanford University in 1995. The following year, they collaborated on a search engine they named BackRub because it analyzed websites’ backlinks to determine their relative importance. It ran for a year but eventually took up so […]

national cream-filled donut day

September 14 is National Cream-Filled Donut Day

Today is National Cream-Filled Donut Day. We don’t know who created this holiday and first celebrated it. We aren’t even certain who invented the cream-filled donut, but who cares? Take a look at this: It is an edible work of art meant to delight the senses in its fleeting existence. There are millions like it right […]

Roald Dahl Day

September 13 is Roald Dahl Day

Today is Roald Dahl Day. September 13, 2017, would have been the beloved children’s book author’s 101st birthday. Dahl is best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Matilda and Fantastic Mr. Fox. His dark, twisted sense of humor has endeared him to generations of young readers. ***** A lesser-known […]

national video games day

September 12 is National Video Games Day

Today is National Video Games Day. In 1971, a company named Nutting Associates released Computer Space, the first commercial arcade video game. Although it wasn’t a huge financial success, it began a fruitful partnership between creators Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, who left and opened their own outfit called Atari. They introduced Pong the following year. […]

international creepy boston dynamics robotic horse day

September 10 is International Creepy Boston Dynamics Horse Day

Today is International Creepy Boston Dynamics Horse Day. On September 10, 2012, Boston Dynamics released footage of a rough-terrain robot it developed with funding from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Marine Corps. The robot’s official name is The Legged Squad Support System (LS3). Its sensors allow it to follow a human […]

Tester's Day

September 9 is Tester’s Day

Today is Tester’s Day. This unofficial holiday for technicians everywhere is not without controversy. The Story On September 9, 1945, Grace Hopper, a computer scientist at Harvard University, was running tests on the Mark II Calculator (designed by Howard Aiken) when she found a moth that had landed between two solenoid contacts, shorting out an electromechanical relay. Hopper […]