Today you get to be the CEO of Holiday Creation. Think of anything worthy of celebrating, pick a day on the calendar, and boom, you’ve done it! Here are some holidays we made up to help get your creative juices flowing:
1. Catch Up On Your Shows Day
Still haven’t caught up on the latest season of that show you’re obsessed with? We think a national holiday is in order. On the last Wednesday of August, everyone should get the day off from work to do nothing but sit on the couch and satisfy their cravings by soaking up those final few episodes.
2. White Elephant Delivery Day
It’s like a White Elephant, but for take-out food! Get a group of friends or family together and pull names from a hat. On December 21st, order delivery to that person’s house from a restaurant of your choosing. It would be so much fun opening a box to reveal your mystery dinner!
3. Cringe at Your Old Posts Day
On this day we should look back at our social media posts from ten years ago and say, “Why in the world did I ever put that online?” Sharing old posts is highly encouraged so we can all bask in the cringe-worthy tweets and statuses of old.
Those are just a few of our ideas, but we’d love to hear what you can come up with! Comment below by 12:00 PM ET on April 2, 2019 and tell us what you think Canada’s next new holiday should be and we’ll randomly 3 winners who will receive a one time $50 Public Mobile account credit. Who knows, maybe your holiday will catch on and be Canada’s next big thing! Contest runs March 26 to April 2, 2019. Read Contest Rules before entering.
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My suggestion is "Digital Freedom Day".
One day per year (or even per month), where you completely disconnect. Turn the phone off, turn the computer off and get outside or do something that you've been putting aside for a while. You could go for a walk, wander through a part of town you never visit, maybe go fishing, go to a sky watching party in the evening, invite your friends out to have a phone free dinner party, or anything really. It's just a reason to stop staring at our phones and experience life in first person to see what else is out there. You'd be amazed at the free workshops or social activities that are available for those that have a reason to seek them out.
I love this idea!
My Holiday would be National Local History Day.
This day would be focused on local history. Cities and towns would have displays showing their history over the last X amount of years and people would be encouraged to take part in getting out and learning something about the place they live.
My inpsiration comes from learning about the history of my home town Almonte, ON. Its rich in history and has a fantastic background. Seeing pictures from the early 1900's of how the downtown core used to look is absolutely fascinating. I could see some fantastic BBC shows (or the like) coming out form this and really being able to learn something cool would be great.
Donation day march 26th. Gather all of the belongings you have not used in the last couple years and donate them to the salvation army or if you are a hoarder with your things then donate to your favorite charity. If you have no favorite charity pick one at random (or this one please) . A little from you can be a lot for someone else in need.