The Learning Center – National Holidays
Barbara – It seems like every day on social media, National this day or National that day is announced. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a National This and That day. Do you ever wonder who comes up with these days? Well, as it turns out – no one special.
I went online to see how to create a National Day and found out that anyone who can come up with a new day that hasn’t yet been used can do it. There is a National Day Calendar and a National Day Archives. So, I decided to create National Make a Funny Face Day. I went to the National Day Archives and filled out all the information: name of the holiday, how to celebrate it, why we should celebrate it and had to upload a picture to show what I meant. Here are the details:
WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR NATIONAL DAY?
National Funny Face Day
WHEN WILL YOUR DAY FIRST BE CELEBRATED?
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR NATIONAL DAY.
On this day celebrate by making a funny face at a random stranger. For example, you can go to the market, look at someone who is a stranger to you and cross your eyes or just make a funny face and see if they do it back to you or just laugh. Greet your friends with a funny face. You can have a secret funny face greeting, similar to a secret handshake.
WHY IS THIS DAY BEING CREATED?
Especially in these times, with so many people sitting at home and feeling isolated, the sillier we can be the better. If someone is wearing a mask and can lift it up and make a funny face at someone it should surprise them enough to get a laugh or even a similar response. I think it will be good for our mental health and enjoyment of life.
HOW SHOULD THIS DAY BE CELEBRATED OR OBSERVED?
As I said in my description, go out to a place where you will meet people you’ve never met before. As you’re about to pass them make a funny face and see the reaction. If you are with friends, create your own personal, shared funny face that you have to use whenever you come upon them. See how many funny faces you can receive in return.
I got back a reply saying my day was accepted and I was excited! However, lesson learned: they wanted a fee of $500. So, I’m not sure if they are legit or not but they certainly are not going to get my money!
And here’s the picture I sent them which is as good a response to their request as any: