CBC Kids | Play Games, Watch Video, Explore


12 fun holidays you didn’t know existed… until now!


Ruth Black/123RF

Diwali, Yom Kippur, Christmas, Family Day… all pretty top-notch holidays! They're official holidays — many people around the world celebrate them.

But did you know that there are a lot of unofficial holidays? They're usually really fun. Sometimes they're about food (I'm thinking hamburgers!) or about a worthy cause like animals.

We've gathered 12 of these fun holidays — one for each month — that you probably didn't know existed.

January — Cheese Lover's Day

Click here to read about Cheese Lover's Day

January 20th is Cheese Lover’s Day and what better way to celebrate than to eat some cheese while you check out this list of cheesy world records!

February — Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

Click here to read about ice cream for breakfast

On the first Saturday in February, why not try a cool treat for your morning meal to celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? That is, if your parents let you.

March — Pi Day

Click here to read about Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! No, not pie day (although that would be delicious), today is pi day — a special math day to celebrate a very unique number. Read on to find out why.

April — Banana Day

Click here to read about banana day

Did you know that the third Wednesday in April is Banana Day? How did that happen?

May — National Hamburger Day

Click here to read about hamburger day

May 28th is National Hamburger Day! Take a look at the different ways this delicious dish is enjoyed in different countries around the globe.

June — Yo-Yo Day

Click here to read about yoyo day

The yo-yo has its own special day! So get ready to "walk the dog" on Yo-Yo Day this June 6th and learn some fun new facts!

July — Moon Day

Click here to read about moon day

Happy Moon Day! You didn't know July 20th is Moon Day? On this day way back in 1969, astronauts from NASA's Apollo 11 spaceflight were the first humans to land on and step out onto the surface of the Moon.

August — Tell-A-Joke Day

Click here to read 10 jokes

Sure, every day is ha-ha funny when you know a good joke, right? But did you know there's actually a day just for jokes? It's August 16th and we've rounded up 10 great jokes for you to tell any day you want.

September — Skyscraper Day

Click here to read about skyscraper day

(Giueseppe Cacace/Getty Images)

Look up – way up! September 3rd is Skyscraper Day. It celebrates those huge buildings that stretch towards the clouds in cities around the world.

October — International Sloth Day

Click here to read about sloth day

(Hendrik Schmidt/Getty Images)

October 20th is International Sloth Day! There are actually some pretty cool facts about these slow, hairy, seemingly lazy creatures so read on to get the full scoop.

November — King Tut Day

Click here to read about King Tut day

On November 4th, some people celebrate a discovery that changed the world. British archaeologists uncovered an ancient tomb that contained the mummified body of King Tutankhamun (known as King "Tut" for short). Read on to get the whole story.

December — International Cheetah Day

Click here to read about cheetah day

December 4th is International Cheetah Day. It's a day to salute this favourite speedy, spotted friend. Read on to learn more about this incredible big cat.