WHAT'S IN A DAY?
Holidaily celebrates invented holidays from people of all ages, around the globe. This community honoring project plants annual love in the calendar we all share.
Humans mark time, and feel connected, by engaging in community-witnessed rituals, like graduations, Mother's Day and Father's Day, birthdays and funerals. When a couple elopes, sometimes family and friends feel the wedding didn't happen, even when they see the pictures - because it didn't happen for them!
Humans create holidays to honor our shared lives. We need to celebrate together.
Every holiday was created by someone. It's your turn!
6 STEPS TO
CREATE YOUR HOLIDAY
1. Are you honoring a person, thing, feeling, action, or something else?
2. How will people celebrate?
What will they do?
3. Choose a name.
4. Choose a date.
5. Tell people!
6. Submit your new holiday to potentially be included in Holidaily!
Rev. Barbara Ann Michaels' Holidays
I was born on November 14th.
I was conceived on Valentine's Day.
I honor my conception by:
Hosting a gathering, asking what people want to conceive in their life this year.
Dancing in the Streets Day
Honoring My Dad Paul Michaels
My Dad loves Motown music.
I honor my Dad's love of music by:
Playing the song Dancing In The Streets by Martha and the Vandellas
and dancing in the street with friends.
Tea Talk Day
Grandmother Julia Mikotajuk
My grandmother was the best listener
I know for a little girl.
She would make me black tea
in a flowered tea cup
with two sugars (or was it four!)
I honor my Grandmother's listening by:
Making tea in flowered tea cups
and having a long talk with a friend.
Two Books Day
Mom Judy Michaels
My Mom loves reading every day.
She has a dynamic inner life
with all she learns and knows.
I honor my Mom's love of reading by:
Reading a fiction and a non-fiction book or article written on the same subject.
I am an unstoppable connector for others. If I know someone wants something great,
I will open my network on the spot. Connector's Day honors the person
who introduced you to that person
who then changed your life.
I honor connectors by:
Sending two cards, from me
and from the pivotal person I met,
to the person who introduced us.