At Days Of The Year, we believe that every day should be celebrated and that today is the day! Our aim is to bring all of the world’s weird, funny, wonderful, unknown and bizarre holidays under one roof, and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day.

Giving you every excuse to get out there and celebrate everything from Waffle Iron Day to Haiku Poetry Day. With over 2,000 reasons to get out there and try something new, what are you waiting for?

Our Mission

We aim to gather all the special holidays, moments and occasions from around the world that bring people together, and help everyone celebrate them with special events, helpful tips and heaps of fun.

What kind of days do we commemorate? All of them! But what about Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas!? Well, you know about those days innately! But did you know that March 14th is International Ask a Question Day or that August 16th is Tell A Joke Day. We love to celebrate those can’t-be-missed quirky occasions.

And do you know the best part? We’re always adding more and more to the calendar!

For each day, we curate content with extensive and exciting holiday history, facts that will blow your mind, and amazing ways to truly celebrate the day to its fullest.

We strive to keep you up-to-date and brighten your day with fun posts on Twitter and Facebook. Celebrating with you, our community of celebrators from around the world that message, email and tweet us every day with how they’re embracing the day.

At Days Of The Year, we believe every day is special. Or delicious. Or fluffy. Or meaningful. Or hilarious (did we mention Tell A Joke Day?)

Our Story

It all started in 2009 when our founders Jono and Sam Alderson were attempting to create a wall calendar of funny dates, but it quickly became apparent that there are far more weird, wonderful and silly things going on than we’d ever imagined!

And so, the quest began to create a website which curated and listed them all, brought them into the spotlight, and shared them with everybody around the globe. Funnily, it all started with Barbershop Quartet Day (April 11th, by the way!)

But spare moments in between their full-time jobs and looking after nieces and nephews there just wasn’t enough time to manage such a gargantuan task; the founders had to bring in help.

Our Creative Director, Rob Smith, and Content Writer, Brandon Withey, both came on board to research and write the content for every day, handle all things creative, and most importantly, turn us from a fledgeling hobby to a self-sustainable business!

What started as a quirky side-project soon became an exciting new business because everyone wanted in on the fun, and with big ideas coming from you, our amazing community, we can’t wait to see what’s in store!


Wondering where we find all of these Days, or if they’re even real? Or maybe you want to create your own! Worry not – we’ve created a great FAQ section to help to answer your questions and to share some great tips. If we’ve missed something useful, or if you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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