Wellcat Holidays

Need more reasons to celebrate this year? Here are more than 80 fun & imaginative possibilities! Originally printed in Chase's Calendar of Events, they have been featured in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications, television and shows. This site was awarded Strange Site of the Day by Yahoo! Internet Life. These unique, copyrighted holidays will bring a few chuckles & a bit of mirth to your workplace or your next gathering of friends. Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy, Wellcat Holidays are also available as web greeting cards by exclusive contract with Blue Mountain Arts (see their Wacky Holidays category!).

Special note: We have just begun adding some quirky and--we hope--useful information for each Wellcat Holiday. Although all the links are active, we haven't yet finished inserting all the rituals, notes, quotes, recipes & other elements that we want to share with you. All the more reason to return to Wellcat again and again, because you just never know what you'll find!

Need something different for your next business meeting? Contact us for a personal appearance at your group’s next gathering. We will also (for a reasonable fee) tailor-design for your organization a special way to celebrate any of our holidays. And be sure you visit Wellcat Herbs for fine herbal products.

"Wellcat Holidays" is a trademark of Thomas and Ruth Roy. These holidays are copyrighted by Thomas and Ruth Roy. All Rights Reserved. Email us at wellcat@comcast.net. Enjoy!

Now, on to the holidays!

Winter Holidays

Dec 1:
Bifocals At The Monitor Liberation Day -- Our hearts fill with compassion today for co-workers stuck wearing bifocals at the PC. Shed a tear as their heads bob up and down, in and out, trying to read the monitor, trying to decide which set of lenses to use.

Dec 5::
Bathtub Party Day -- Almost everyone nowadays takes showers, so here’s a day to recall some of the luxury of days gone by. Invite a few friends.

Dec 13:
Pick A Pathologist Pal Day -- Pathologists and coroners are an especially jovial lot, and befriending one of them offers an ongoing reminder than “tomorrow” is not necessarily a guarantee.

Dec 15:
Cat Herders' Day. If you can say that your job, or even your life, is like trying to herd cats, then this day is for you, with our sympathy.

Dec 16:
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day -- If we have to explain this to you, you don’t have kids. It’s the one day each year when mom and dad can tell the kids that Barbie and Barney don’t exist.

Dec 21:
Humbug Day -- Allows everyone preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations. Twelve humbugs allowed.

Dec 29:
Tick Tock Day -- Time runs out! All those dreams you've had, all those fantasies? It's time, friend. Do it!

Dec 30:
Falling Needles Family Fest -- Now that the Yuletide tree’s been up for weeks and hasn’t been watered since a couple of days before Christmas, gather the gang around and watch the needles gently fall one by one. Live it up! Dance barefoot.


Jan 2:
Happy Mew Year For Cats Day -- Felines, ever above mere humans in the great chain of being, have a day unto themselves to celebrate the “mewness” of a new time.

Jan 3::
Memento Mori -- "Memento, mori, Latin for "Remember, you die," is also the title of a novel by Muriel Spark. We suggest posting the words at home and at work, not to be morbid, but to remind us to cherish all that we have today, for tomorrow may never arrive.

Jan 4:
Dimpled Chad Day -- This is a day to commemorate all the dimpled chads of the world, left over from various and sundry contested elections. Chads, roasted in garlic, make an excellent sprinkle topping for salads.

Jan 8:
Show & Tell Day at Work -- Since students have show and tell at school, adults should get to do the same.

Jan 17:
Judgement Day -- Now you don't have to die to see how you measure up to your deity's standards. Just look in the mirror, wait for the answer, and go out and give it another shot.

Jan 22:
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day -- If you will stop what you are doing and take a look at your cat, you will observe that the cat is looking at you with a serious question. Meditate upon it, then answer the question!

Jan 23:
Snow Plow Mailbox Hockey Day -- It's wintertime, and time for Snow Plow Drivers everywhere to see how many rural mailboxes they can knock over. Twenty extra points for boosting one into the next township.

Jan 25:
A Room of One’s Own Day -- For anyone who knows or longs for the sheer bliss or rightness of having a private place, no matter how humble, to call one’s own.

Jan 30:
National Inane Answering Message Day -- Annually, the day set aside to change, shorten, replace or delete those ridiculous and/or annoying answering machine messages that waste the time of anyone who must listen to them.


Feb 5:
Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, Pennsylvania Day -- We have lots of room, friendly folks and Amish farms. Former home office of David Letterman Show, Lebanon is now the safe haven for residents and tourists to serenely indulge in their world famous bologna and the Wertz family homemade candies.

Feb 7::
Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day -- After all the challenges we and our neighbors have faced, it’s time to put it all aside for at least one day. Wave “hello” to everybody, and mean it.

Feb 11:
Satisfied Staying Single Day -- With Valentine’s Day coming up, some singles wish to let the rest of us know that single is fine and that it’s okay saving money not spent on flowers and candy, unless they’re for yourself.

Feb 13:
Get a Different Name Day -- For the pity of millions of us who hate our birth names. On this day we may change our names to whatever we wish and have the right to expect colleagues, family and friends to so address us.

Feb 17:
Who Shall I Be Day? -- Hundreds of people have their opinions as to who we are. Today is the day we decide who is right. Today we determine our identities all by ourselves.

Feb 20:
Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo-Day -- At high noon (local time) citizens are asked to go outdoors and yell "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase winter and make ready for spring, one month away. We always have a ball on this day! Click on this holiday for pictures and more.

Feb 22:
For the Love of Mike Day -- Who is Mike and why are we supposed to love him?

Feb 23:
Curling is Cool Day -- Offer up a worldwide embrace for an Olympic sport the entire family can play! If you don't get it, you ain't cool.

Feb 26:
For Pete's Sake Day -- A world wonders: after all these years, who is Pete and why do we do or not do things for his sake?

Spring Holidays


Mar 3:
What if Cats & Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day -- We are thankful today that our pets can't really get a grip on things. Imagine a cat being able to operate the can opener or a dog that can open up the fridge!

Mar 9::
Panic Day -- Run around all day in a panic, telling others you can't handle it anymore. Co-sponsored by the Sky is Falling Committee.

Mar 15:
National Brutus Day -- No matter where you work, you must admit there's as much intrigue, plotting and back stabbing as was found in Ancient Rome or is found today inside the Washington Beltway.

Mar 15:
True Confessions Day -- Confession is good for the soul. Go into work today and tell all. If you plan to stay home, make an appointment with your mirror.

Mar 16:
Lips Appreciation Day -- Where would all those lovely teeth we paid a bundle for be without a lovely frame? Do something nice for your lips today. Buy a lip balm. Better yet, kiss somebody! Ruth makes some excellent lip balm. Order some today: Wellcat's Lip Balm.

Mar 18:
Forgive Mom and Dad Day -- Is there a parent alive who has not made mistakes? It’s time to let Mom and Dad down off the wedding cake and into the world of mere humans. Besides, you’re an alleged grown-up now, and it’s time to stop living your life as a reaction to what used to be.

Mar 22:
As Young As You Feel Day -- Now more than ever you are as young as you feel. So stop acting your chronological age and get out there and start feeling peppy!

Mar 26:
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- This is a day you may name for whatever you wish. Reach for the stars! Make up a holiday.

Mar 27:
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day -- We love those old Country Music quirky song titles, and it's time to create some new ones. How about, "Put me out at the curb, darlin', 'cause the recycling truck's a-comin' and you done throwed me out" for starters?


Apr 7:
No Housework Day -- No trash. No dishes. No making of beds or washing of laundry. And no guilt. Give it a rest!

Apr 8::
Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day -- Why should we alleged adults have to give up our precious trading cards just because we get older? No more faking interest in our kids' "Purse Maniacs," or whatever they're called. What'll you give me for a holographic Elizabeth McGovern?

Apr 12:
Walk on Your Wild Side Day -- Time's wasting, friends. It's high time you went out and did some things no one expects you to do. Be unpredictable for once. Go to work dressed like a gorilla, get a Master's degree, something "they" said you'd never do.

Apr 17:
Blah Blah Blah Day -- A day to do all the things everyone's been nagging you about. So . . . quit smoking, get a real job. Lose weight, gain weight, and take out the trash!

Apr 18:
Pet Owner's Independence Day -- Dog and cat owners take off from work and the pets go to work in their place, since most pets are jobless, sleep all day and do not even take out the trash. Owners get to stay home all day and lie around on the back of the sofa.

Apr 26:
Hug an Australian Day -- To show our great appreciation for all the love and support the Aussies have given us over the years.


May 6:
No Homework Day -- Millions of kids, all of them overloaded with homework, get a much-needed night off tonight. Give 'em a break, teachers! These young folks are working harder than Mom 'n' Dad.

May 8::
No Socks Day -- If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment. Besides, we will all feel a bit freer, at least for one day.

May 11:
Eat What You Want Day -- Here’s one day you may actually enjoy yourself. Ignore all those on-again-off-again warnings..

May 18:
Send An Electronic Greeting Card Day -- Save stamps! Save money! Save a letter carrier. Send an electronic greeting card today.

May 21:
I Need a Patch for That Day -- They have patches for nicotine and they have patches for heart patients. How about a patch for runny noses or bad hair?

May 28:
The Slugs Return From Capistrano Day -- It’s a little known secret that slimy slugs spend their winters in lovely Capistrano, and return to our patios and gardens on this date. Bare feet are not a good idea.

Summer Holidays


Jun 2:
Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day -- Anywhere north of the Panama Canal. In order to keep poisonous cobra snakes out of North America, all citizens are asked to go outdoors at noon local time and yell “fudge!” Fudge makes cobras gag, and the mere mention of it makes them skeedaddle.

Jun 14::
Family History Day -- Every summer family reunions are so busy with bingo and volleyball, most of us forget the true purpose: to share the folklore, legends and myths that bind us together. Each participant is expected to share at least one good recollection (fact or fiction). Don’t forget the hot dogs and lemonade.

Jun 22:
Stupid Guy Thing Day -- Women are always talking about it, so here's the day to commemorate it! Women everywhere are to make a list of "stupid guy things" and pass it on!

Jun 23:
Let It Go Day -- Whatever it is that’s been grabbing your gut or your psyche, let it go. Just let it go. It’ll be a better day afterwards.

Jun 24:
Celebration of the Senses -- Treat yourself to a stimulation of the 5 senses—taste, touch, scent, sight and sound—and you will experience the elevation known as the elusive sixth sense.


Jul 3:
Stay Out of the Sun Day -- For health's sake, give your skin a break today.

Jul 6::
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day -- Show your appreciation to your webmaster by taking him out for some good food. That way, he/she/it will feel loved and have the energy to fix all of the typos on your site.

Jul 10:
Don't Step on a Bee Day -- Wellcat.com reminds kids and grownups that now is the time when going barefoot can mean getting stung by a bee. If you get stung, tell Mom.

Jul 13:
Embrace Your Geekness Day -- Into dungeon games, comic books and doing vampire dress-up? Spend endless hours going strange places on the internet? You're a geek, and this is the day to roar!

Jul 13:
Gruntled Workers Day -- There's so much news about disgruntled workers that today's the day for Gruntled Workers to Unite! Drive to a fast food restaurant and say, "Thanks, your service is fast. Have a nice day."

Jul 15:
Be a Dork Day -- Wellcat.com says that this is the day to be a Dork and be proud. Wear goofy clothing, don't brush your teeth, eat yucky food, and fall off a swing set.

Jul 23:
Hot Enough For Ya Day -- Here’s the day when the tired old greeting actually gains acceptance. Go ahead, say it, if you don’t have anything else to add.

Jul 27:
Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day -- Walking your plants around the neighborhood enables them to know their environment, thereby providing them with a sense of knowing, bringing on wellness.


Aug 7:

Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day -- Buy anything lately? Did you ever succeed in getting the durn thing open? What do older people do when even mainstream society can’t open a simple bottle of aspirin, let alone a milk carton?

Aug 8::
Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors' Porch Day -- Due to overzealous planting of zucchini, citizens are asked to drop off baskets of the squash on neighbors’ doorsteps.

Aug 18:
Bad Poetry Day -- After all the “good” poetry you were forced to study in school, here’s a chance for a pay back. Invite some friends over, compose some really rotten verse, and send it to your old high school teacher..

Aug 22:
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day -- Long awaited by our Southern-half friends, this is the day to go outdoors at high noon and yell "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase winter and make ready for spring. Annually, celebrated one month before the Autumnal Equinox.

Aug 28:
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day -- While you're waiting for whatever it is to finally come up on your screen, race your mouse in and around the icons. Do it, and you'll feel peppy.

Aug 28:
Crackers Over The Keyboard Day -- Live it up. Be free. Take some crackers and cookies to work and eat right over top of the keyboard. Show ‘em you’re still a free thinker.

Aug 29:
More Herbs, Less Salt Day -- It’s healthier, zestier and lustier!

Aug 31:
Love Litigating Lawyers Day -- Lawyer jokes abound, but when push comes to shove, these are the folks who can end up saving the day.

Fall Holidays


Sep 9:
Wonderful Weirdos Day -- All of us are blessed with one or two wonderful weirdos in our lives. These are the folks who remind us to think outside the box, to be a little more true to ourselves. Today's the day to thank them. So give them a hug, and say "I love you, you weirdo!"

Sep 11:
Remember Freedom Day -- A reminder to all that freedom never comes cheaply. Study it, preserve it, and pass it on.

Sep 17:
Time's Up Day -- So you think you have years to make up with your sister? Months to reach out to Mom? Forget it! You're not even guaranteed a tomorrow. Do it today.

Sep 22:
Dear Diary Day -- Put it on paper. You’ll feel better. No need to be a professional writer.

Sep 28:
Fish Tank Floorshow Night -- All year the fish and other denizens of the tank have to stay under the spotlight and keep us entertained. Well, turnabout is fair play. Gather family and friends ‘round the aquarium and dance and sing. Try La Mer, Sea Of Love, or even Swan Lake.


Oct 12:
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- To share any or all of our frustrations, all citizens of the world will go outdoors at twelve hundred hours Greenwich time and scream for thirty seconds. We will all feel better, or Earth will go off its orbit. Co-sponsored by Low Thresholders of the Earth League.

Oct 14::
Be Bald and Be Free Day -- For those who are bald and who either do wear or do not wear a wig or toupee, this is the day to go “shiny” and be proud..

Oct 19:
Evaluate Your Life Day -- To encourage everyone to check and see if they’re really headed where they want to be..

Oct 27:
Cranky Co-Workers Day -- In honor of all the complaining and just plain cranky co-workers you have to endure all year, this is the day to let them go with it and enjoy their miseries.

Oct 30:
Haunted Refrigerator Night -- Who knows what evil lurks in the refrigerators of men . . . and women. It's time to be afraid, very afraid. Gather friends, open the refrigerator door, and venture unto the realm of the lower shelf, rear. That "thing" inside that container is much more horrifying than any haunted hayride.


Nov 3:
Cliché Day -- Use clichés as much as possible today. Hey, why not? Give it a shot! Win some, lose some. You'll never know, 'til you try it.

Nov 8::
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day -- Especially for those of us who have tightly closed up the house against chill weather for the next six months. Now is the time to create the heavenly, homey odor of pungently bold cooking. Don’t forget the sauerkraut and garlic!

Nov 18:
Married To A Scorpio Support Day -- A worldwide day of remembrance to honor all those married to Scorpions and who suffer greatly. Assert yourself today! Hide their household flow charts.

Nov 19:
Have a Bad Day Day -- For those who are filled with revulsion at being told endlessly to “have a nice day,” this day is a brief respite. Store and business owners are to ask workers to tell customers to “have a bad day.”

Nov 20:
Name Your PC Day -- Hey, why not? People name their boats! And there’s a lot more PC’s than boats these days. “Binky” is already taken.

Nov 25:
Blasé Day -- A perfect day for the world-weary to revel in their apathy.

Nov 30:
Stay Home Because You're Well Day -- So we can all call in “well,” instead of faking illness, and stay home from work.


Here are some fun articles about Wellcat & our wacky holidays:

Los Angeles Times

Miami Herald

Tampa Tribune

Washington Post