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Lesser-Known 'Holidays'

Based on the description and date, name these less-popular observances.
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First submittedNovember 10, 2013
Last updatedNovember 10, 2013
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Description
Date
Observance
U.S. shopping day
Day after Thanksgiving
Black Friday
Day of frugality and anti-consumerism
Day after Thanksgiving
Buy Nothing Day
U.S. online shopping day
Monday after Thanksgiving
Cyber Monday
Day for a mathematical constant or tasty dessert
March 14
Pi Day
Yar, matey, this be a day to talk funny
September 19
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Once-a-week vegetarian observance
Every Monday
Meatless Monday
An observance devoted to Avogadro
October 23
Mole Day
A day for reubens, perhaps?
November 3
National Sandwich Day
African-American winter holiday
Dec. 6 - Jan. 1
Kwanzaa
Day started by Cleveland candymakers
in order to sell candy
Third Saturday in October
Sweetest Day
Valentine's Day alternative for lonely hearts
February 14
Single's Awareness Day
Features a steel pole and an airing of grievances
December 23
Festivus
Detroit night of arson
October 30
Devil's Night
Day dedicated to a Scottish poet
January 25
Burns Day
May the 4th be with you on this day
May 4
Star Wars Day
When evolution is celebrated
February 12
Darwin Day
Day for commuting cyclists
May (varies)
Bike to Work
Day for a friendly embrace
January 21
National Hug Day
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level 43
Nov 13, 2013
Fun quiz. I love odd holidays. What about May Day? In parts of the Heartland, May 1 is a big day for delivering May baskets. Another fun holiday is Hobbit day (Sept. 22, which is Bilbo and Frodo's birthday).
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level 49
Jan 5, 2014
I don't think May Day is obscure enough. It's been celebrated for thousands of years and is a public holiday in many countries (including the U.K. and India).
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level 77
Mar 14, 2014
It's also many different things to different people. A day celebrating Spring, started by ancient pagans who celebrated by staging orgies and fertility rituals and dancing around phalluses (the May pole); a worker's or Communist holiday (huge in China for this reason); an environmentalist holiday; and also my birthday.
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level 55
May 10, 2014
It's a big deal here in Hawaii. My daughter's school had a big hula performance.
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level 83
Feb 14, 2014
I've heard it called No-meat monday more often. Not that I celebrate it myself (they make decent arguments about the health benefits, but... bacon).
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level 83
Mar 14, 2014
I love your counterargument to the health benefits of going meatless. Yeah, but... bacon. Love it.
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level 72
Aug 22, 2018
Real bacon is serious business. That sliced ham they call bacon in Canada's okay as ham and eggs, but real bacon is the base of the nutrition pyramid.
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level 58
Mar 14, 2014
Cycle to Work should be accepted.
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level 77
Mar 14, 2014
I'd never heard of this holiday before but was able to guess the name.
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level 58
Mar 14, 2014
Me neither, I guessed Cycle to Work and that was not accepted, so I assumed it was not close.
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level 66
Mar 14, 2014
I know Devil's Night as Mischief Night, I'm from Philadelphia by the way, don't know if that has anything to do with it.
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level 77
Mar 14, 2014
I think it does. It's called different names in some other cities.
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level 51
Mar 14, 2014
Yea, I kept trying Mischief Night too - South Jersey girl style :)
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level 55
Apr 5, 2014
We always called it gate night but heard hell night used as well.
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level 67
Mar 14, 2014
Would like to see Juneteenth on a quiz somewhere. Days Moosefight Celebrates perhaps.
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level 74
Mar 15, 2014
I tried Naked Bike Ride day but thats in June. Also March 14 is also know as steak and ## day but i got pi day.
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level 82
May 27, 2014
Only 4% got Buy-Nothing-Day? Thought the hint made it rather obvious? -- I like those lesser holidays, 14 March, 4 May, 19 Sept.. and so on :) Towel day is great too! And there's a "eat orange junk food" day. Except that it's name is something I can't remember now..
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level 61
Jul 26, 2019
I almost typed buy nothing, but that felt more like a description than a name, so didt try it.
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level 76
Jun 16, 2015
Had never heard of Sweetest Day or Mole Day; like others have always heard Devil's Night called Mischief Night. Disappointed Guy Fawkes Day was overlooked.
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level 76
Aug 23, 2015
I'm pretty sure it's Burns NIGHT not Burns Day.
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level 62
Apr 3, 2016
I knew that the ironic lonely version of Valentine's Day was something to do with singles, but just typing in that didn't work. Next I tried "sad"... and that worked for Singles Awareness Day. Amazing. On another note, it should be Burns Night (far more common, since it's a supper thing). Also, please accept "Meat-free" and "Cycle to Work", which are what I've heard them called in Australia.
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level 49
Jul 10, 2016
Not familiar with "singles awareness day"; I kept thinking of Galentine's day, but I think that's Feb 13th.
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level 67
Oct 27, 2016
Paul McCartney thinks meat free Monday should be accepted: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2014/sep/21/paul-mccartney-raps-meat-free-monday-video
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level 70
May 16, 2017
No wonder Detroit is such a tourist hot-spot.
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level 59
Oct 20, 2017
Day After Thanksgiving Day = You're Welcome Day (according to David Sedaris) makes sense, if you think about it. thank you: you're welcome.
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level 61
Jul 26, 2019
Guacamole not accepted for mole?