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31 Bizarre Holidays You Should Celebrate In July

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Yes, Independence Day is arguably the most important holiday in July. And sure, the fireworks, BBQs, and red/white/blue everything make it hard to beat. But there are plenty more celebrations to keep you feeling patriotic until August.

Just in case Ben & Jerry's missed all the creative name combinations, today is your day to come up with your own blend. Shall we suggest Cashew Butter Cucumber Crunch?

Not only does this special day officially recognize the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), but it also marks the anniversary of the ever odd Rosewell Incident. Google it.

A whole dedicated to legumes! Celebrate beans of all sizes, shapes, and colors. I think this means that a trip to Chipotle is in order...

On a day traditionally dedicated to celebrating all things BBQ or fried, leave room for a little green on your plate. Or don't because mac n' cheese is WAY better.

It seems that this should be celebrated in the autumn. However, the original purpose of scarecrows was to stand out in the garden to scare crows and other birds away. Crops usually grow during summer months, hence, the reason for the early July celebration. the more you know...

As if you need another finger-lickin' reason to celebrate the heavenly magic that is fried chicken. Grab a bucket and dive in.

Some of us do this every day but for all the liars out there - tell the truth for one day of your life.

And if you don't like video games, you can still observe by staying inside, eating junk food, and watching Netflix all day.

Yes, it's time to honor the not-yet graduates that are making your job harder than it needs to be.

We're already a week and a half into July and we haven't celebrated alcohol yet! Until today. Celebrate with this tropical treat. Attach a pineapple slice and a pink umbrella and it totally counts toward your daily fruit serving.

Also known as Free Slurpee Day. A classic and relatively self-explanatory holiday.

That's two reasons to celebrate!

Potato + fried = deliciousness. Fact: Americans eat about 29 pounds of fries annually. Patriotism at its finest.

Clothing optional (obviously).

Just an American reminder to be nice to our upstairs neighbors.

I guess it's better to celebrate fresh spinach than rotten spinach. But let's get back to celebrating fried stuff, yeah?

Is there such a thing?!? This holiday is arguably the most bizarre on the list. Celebrated mostly by mathematicians, the origins of this holiday lie with two Princeton students that were tasked with analyzing the property of number 17. In the process, they went insane and came up with mythical Yellow Pig which has 17 teeth, 17 toes, 17 eye lashes and so on (seriously). To properly honor the day, one should sing yellow pig carols and eat yellow pig cakes.

Pinky up for the fanciest celebration of the whole month. So what is caviar? Salted fish eggs. We will say that again. SALTED FISH EGGS. It's definitely an acquired taste so if you don't want to celebrate by actually eating it, maybe shove someone else's face in it?

It should come as no surprise that Lake Superior is the one of the five Great Lakes to have its own day. Elitist bastard.

Let's be honest -- the moon is pretty f*cking impressive. And this year will mark the 46th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon. Epic. Celebrate with your own moonwalk here on Earth.

This might be more of a daily occurrence for you but today you can really let loose with no shame or guilt. Grab all the candy, cookies, and chips you can find. Treat yo self.

HOW PEACEFUL DOES THAT LOOK?!?!?! Hammocks are great because they force you to relax -- they trap you in this netted cocoon that is so difficult to get out of, that it's better to just lie there and accept your fate.

Hot dogs are a quintessential American food -- made of mysterious meat and oh so delicious. Embrace it. Celebrate it.

One tequlia, two tequila, three tequila... floor. Celebrate responsibly. Or don't. But don't say we didn't warn you.

Appropriate that this follows National Tequila Day because when that clock strikes midnight and you've got half a bottle of tequila in you, you're going to want to get your groove on. Dance on, partner, dance on.

This day is all about extremes. It's the chance to live like it's your last. Do something you've never done before. Or maybe it's about choosing whether to eat all the chips in the bag or none of them. Spoiler alert: All of them.

In reality, whisky tastes like burnt ass, but fancy gentlemen and gentleladies (like Don Draper in Mad Men) drink it while it's still light outside. Plus, its appearance is Anchorman is worthy enough of a celebration.

Now, don't get it twisted -- this is all about celebrating milk chocolate, not chocolate milk (which has its own special celebration on September 27). So grab as much chocolate as you can and celebrate this day right.

Americans spend a lot of days celebrating food and these last few days in July are no different. Only good things happen when you combine cheese and pasta so honor this day right but shoving some ricotta in your face.

In the final days of the month, take some time to honor how wonderful and compassionate (by which we mean intimidating and grumpy) your spouse's father-in-law truly is. Don't have one of those? THANK GOD. Celebrate instead the existence of alcohol or food or Netflix or literally anything else.

Why don't we do this more often? We do anything and everything to avoid making eye contact with our fellow riders. Not today. Celebrate awkward small talk with strangers and strike up a conversation.

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