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    I Am So Happy I Now Know About These 45 Wild, Confusing, And Hilarious Holidays

    June 14 is National Pop Goes The Weasel Day, so mark your calendars.

    I recently discovered that October 22 is National Nut Day, so, naturally, I wanted to learn of other bonkers American holidays. Here are 45 of my favorite ones – with no context, because I think it's much funnier that way.

    45. January 14: National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

    On Friends, Joey lunges over Ross in a police car, later Ross says, Joey, with no regard for his own safety, throws himself on me, later Joey says, I wasn't trying to save Ross, okay, my sandwich was next to Ross, alright, I was trying to save my sandwich
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    44. January 22: National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day

    43. February 25: National Clam Chowder Day

    42. September 15: Felt Hat Day

    41. March 21: National Crunchy Taco Day

    On The Office, Nellie says, For two tacos, we probably need about, what, $20, or, and Darryl looks at her

    40. January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day

    39. August 8: National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day

    38. March 26: Nike Air Max Day

    37. May 30: National Hole In My Bucket Day

    36. October 29: National Oatmeal Day

    On Brooklyn Nine Nine, Holt says, Love, it sustains you, it's like oatmeal, Terry says, Okay, okay, not bad for winging it, and Holt says, I lied, took me two hours to write that

    35. December 18: Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

    34. July 27: Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day

    33. October 2: National Fried Scallops Day

    32. August 31: Love Litigating Lawyers Day

    31. January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

    On Friends, Ross asks, What is Monica's biggest pet peeve, Joey says, Animals dressed as humans, and Ross says, That's correct
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    30. October 7: National LED Light Day

    29. February 5: National Shower with a Friend Day

    28. October 11: National Sausage Pizza Day

    27. September 16: Stay Away From Seattle Day

    26. July 3: National Eat Beans Day

    On New Girl, Schmidt says, Beans are nothing but soggy nuts
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    25. March 31: National Bunsen Burner Day

    24. May 8: No Socks Day

    23. May 9: Lost Sock Memorial Day

    22. December 14: National Bouillabaisse Day

    21. March 11: National Promposal Day

    While watching a promposal in the movie He's All That, Katya Zamolodchikova says, What the fuck is that sign, Trixie Mattel asks, What is that, a picture of her, Katya says, Yeah, and Trixie screams and says, That is so weird
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    20. November 7: National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

    19. June 14: National Pop Goes The Weasel Day

    18. March 19: National Corn Dog Day

    17. September 8: National Ampersand Day

    16. February 7: National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

    On The Office, Michael says, Time to carbo load and takes a huge bite of his full fettuccine alfredo meal

    15. May 15: National Nylon Stocking Day

    14. November 7: Notary Public Day

    13. March 25: National Lobster Newburg Day

    12. June 30: Blink 182 Day

    11. April 20: National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

    On Gilmore Girls, Rory says, Okay, our house is burning down and you can save the cake or me, What do you choose, and Lorelai says, Well that's not fair, the cake doesn't have legs
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    10. August 7: National Underwear Day

    9. March 21: National Common Courtesy Day

    8. May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day

    7. December 6: Put on Your Own Shoes Day

    6. March 9: National Meatball Day

    On New Girl, Winston says, He said she ugly, Jess says, He said what, and Winston says, He said she looks like a dang 'ol meatball with hair
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    5. September 24: National Ghost Hunting Day

    4. November 1: National Deep Fried Clams Day

    3. March 3: National If Pets Had Thumbs Day

    2. January 4: National Spaghetti Day

    1. And January 16: National Nothing Day

    On Friends, Joey says, Hey Pheebs, you wanna help, and Phoebe says, Oh, I wish I could, but I don't want to
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