Who doesn’t love a good holiday? It’s fun to look forward to special days and to plan special celebrations. But don’t limit yourself to the BIG holidays; pick some unusual, lesser-known holidays and observances and incorporate them into your 2023 plans.

HolidaysandObservances.com offers hundreds of suggestions, but we’ve listed a few of our favorites for the first quarter of the year below.


JANUARY – Brain Teaser Month

January 2 – National Science Fiction Day. Read your favorite sci-fi adventure.

January 4 – National Spaghetti Day! Enjoy some pasta.

January 9 – National Clean Off Your Desk Day. A good idea at the start of the new year.

January 18 – Thesaurus Day. Learn a new word and use it three times today.

January 29 – National Puzzle Day. What a great day to start a new giant jigsaw puzzle with your family


FEBRUARY –  Library Lovers Month

February 3 – Bubble Gum Day! The first Friday in February is the time to see how big a bubble you can blow.

February 9 – National Pizza Day! What a great excuse to order a pie for dinner.

February 18 – Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. What a great way to start a Saturday.

February 20 – Clean Out Your Bookcase Day. Donate your gently loved books to local charities.

February 26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Break out the classics and read a fairy tale before bed.


MARCH –  Youth Art Month

March 1 – Share a Smile Day. How many people can you smile at today?

March 2 – Dr. Seuess Day. Celebrate Theodor Suess Geisel’s birthday by reading Green Eggs and Ham

March 14 – Learn about Butterflies Day. Did you know that butterflies use their feet to taste? What else can you learn about butterflies today?

March 22 – National Goof Off Day. This is your excuse to make a funny face, skip all the way to school, or be generally goofy.

March 30 – International Pencil Day. Celebrate the day the pencil was patented by drawing and erasing to your heart’s content.


Enjoy choosing your own crazy holidays to celebrate. John, Crosley, and the entire Night Buddies Gang wish you a wild, wacky new year!