Fun Holidays 2021

Posted by Melissa Kovach on Sep 11, 2020 4:16:29 PM
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We compiled a laundry list of fun, weird, crazy, wacky, and even bizarre holidays that are happening in 2021. If there’s anything this year has taught us, it’s that the small things make a big difference, especially if it’s in the name of honoring the doughnut 🍩 (June 7, btw).

It can be challenging to find new office holiday party ideas, so we hope this list helps you get some different holiday party ideas and maybe even spur some inspiration for funny gifts! 

At the end of the post, don't forget to download a free PDF calendar for a year of successful holiday work parties. 🎉

Fun Holidays - January 2021

Month-long celebrations 

  • National Hobby Month ✨
  • Hot Tea Month 🍵
  • National Oatmeal Month 😋
  • National Soup Month 🍲

January 1: National Hangover Day 

January 3: Festival of Sleep Day

January 4: Trivia Day 

January 8: Bubble Bath Day

January 10: Houseplant Appreciation Day 

January 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day 

January 15: National Hat Day 

January 20: National Cheese Day

January 24: Beer Can Appreciation Day

Fun Holidays - February 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • American Heart Month ❤️
  • Black History Month 📜
  • Great American Pie Month 😋

February 1: National Freedom Day 

February 2: Ground Hog Day 

February 9: National Pizza Day

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 15: Singles Awareness Day

February 17: President’s Day, Random Acts of Kindness Day 

February 18: National Drink Wine Day 

February 20: Love Your Pet Day

February 21: National Poetry Day

February 22: National Margarita Day 

February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day, World Bartender Day

February 25: Mardi Gras

February 28: National Chili Day 

Fun Holidays - March 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • Irish American Month 🍀
  • National Craft Month ✨
  • National Nutrition Month 🍎
  • National Peanut Month 😋
  • National Women’s History Month 💃
  • Social Workers Month 💼

March 1: Peanut Butter Lovers Day, World Compliment Day

March 4: National Pancake Day

March 6: Employee Appreciation Day 

March 7: National Cereal Day

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 10: International Day of Awesomeness

March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day

March 12: Plant a Flower Day, Popcorn Lover’s Day

March 13: Friday the 13th

March 14: International Fanny Pack Day, National Pi Day, National Potato Chip Day

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day 

March 20: International Earth Day 

March 21: National Quilting Day, World Poetry Day

March 22: National Goof Off Day 

March 23: National Chip and Dip Day, National Puppy Day 

March 25: Waffle Day

Fun Holidays - April 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • National Humor Month 😆
  • International Guitar Month 🎸
  • Keep America Beautiful Month ⛰️
  • National Poetry Month 📖
  • Stress Awareness Month 😤

April 1: April Fool’s Day (no, really), International Fun Day at Work Day, National Walking Day

April 2: National Burrito Day 

April 3: National Walk to Work Day

April 7: National Beer Day, World Health Day 

April 10: Golfer’s Day

April 11: National Pet Day

April 12: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day 

April 16: National Stress Awareness Day

April 22: Administrative Professionals Day, Earth Day

April 23: Take Your Daughter to Work Day

Fun Holidays - May 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • National Barbecue Month 🍔
  • National Bike Month 🚲
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 🌸

Weekly celebrations

  • First full week of May: Nurse’s Week 🏥
  • Second week: National Bike Week 🚲
  • Third week: National Police Week 🚓
  • Fourth Week: Emergency Medical Services Week 🚑

May 1: Space Day

May 2: Kentucky Derby Day, National Fitness Day 

May 4: Star Wars Day 

May 5: Cinco de Mayo, National Teacher’s Day 

May 6: National Nurses Day 

May 12: International Nurses Day 

May 14: International Hummus Day 

May 15: National Bike to Work Day, National Chocolate Chip Day

May 16: Love a Tree Day 

May 21: National Waiters and Waitresses Day 

May 25: National Wine Day 

May 28: National Hamburger Day

Fun Holidays - June 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • Candy Month 🍭
  • Dairy Month 🐄 🧀
  • Effective Communications Month 💬
  • Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈
  • Great Outdoors Month 🏕️
  • National Adopt a Cat Month 😻

June 1: National Trails Day 

June 3: World Bicycle Day 

June 4: National Cheese Day 

June 5: National Doughnut Day

June 10: Ball Point Pen Day

June 12: National Flip Flop Day

June 18: International Picnic Day, Nursing Assistants Day 

June 19: Juneteenth 

June 20: Finally Summer Day, Record Store Day

June 21: International Yoga Day, National Selfie Day 

June 26: Beautician’s Day, National Food Truck Day 

June 27: Sunglasses Day

Fun Holidays - July 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • National Hot Dog Month 🌭
  • National Ice Cream Month 🍦
  • National Park and Recreation Month 🏞️
  • National Picnic Month 🍉

July 1: National Postal Worker Day 

July 6: National Fried Chicken Day 

July 7: Chocolate Day 

July 17: World Emoji Day

July 18: National Ice Cream Day

July 30: International Day of Friendship

July 31: National Avocado Day, System Administrator Appreciation Day (NOT the day to forget your password and lock yourself out…) 

Fun Holidays - August 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • National Golf Month ⛳

Weekly celebrations

  • Week 3: Friendship Week 👭
  • Week 4: Be Kind to Humankind Week 🙌

August 1: Campfire Day, National Mountain Climbing Day 

August 7: International Beer Day 

August 8: International Cat Day 

August 9: Book Lover’s Day

August 10: Lazy Day 

August 13: Left Handers Day  

August 15: National Honey Bee Awareness Day 

August 24: Iconic American Restaurants Day 

August 26: National Dog Day, Women’s Equality Day

August 31: National Eat Outside Day

Fun Holidays - September 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • Fall Hat Month 🍁
  • Honey Month 🍯
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) 🌞

September 4: International Bacon Day 

September 5: World Beard Day 

September 6: Fight Procrastination Day 

September 8: International Literacy Day

September 19: National Dance Day

September 21: World Gratitude Day 

September 22: Business Women’s Day 

September 28: National Public Land Day 

Fun Holidays - October 2021

Month-long celebrations

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Day 🐕
  • American Pharmacist Month 💊
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month 🎀
  • Cookie Month 🍪
  • National Diabetes Month ✨

October 1: International Coffee Day, National Homemade Cookies Day 

October 2: National Custodial Workers Day

October 3: Techies Day

October 4: National Golf Day 

October 6: Physician Assistant Day 

October 16: Bosses Day

October 20: International Chefs Day 

Fun Holidays - November 2021

November 1: National Authors Day, World Vegan Day

November 3: Sandwich Day

November 6: National Nacho Day 

November 13: Friday the 13th, World Kindness Day 

November 14: Operating Room Nurse Day 

November 15: America Recycles Day

November 16: National Fast Food Day 

November 17: Take a Hike Day 

November 23: National Espresso Day 

Fun Holidays - December 2021

December 6: Mitten Tree Day 

December 8: National Brownie Day

December 10: Human Rights Day 

December 27: Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day

December 28: Card Playing Day

Download this PDF calendar to plan out 2021 and make some of these fun holidays a yearly tradition at your company. 

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