Thursday, Sept. 10 is Alpaca Day. Pictured here is an alpaca in snowy Chilliwack on Jan. 10, 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 6 to 12

Alpaca Day, Beer Lover’s Day and World Suicide Prevention Day all coming up this week

Every day of the year there are unofficial (and often weird and entertaining) holidays celebrated by groups and individuals around the world.

And it’s not just one strange thing to celebrate each day. On any given day of the year, there are several to choose from.

There are also weekly and monthly celebrations. In September, for example, folks all over the globe are recognizing Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Suicide Prevention Month and Sewing Month.

Here are some of the unofficial holidays for the coming week:

Sunday, Sept. 6: Read a Book Day, Pet Rock Day, Coffee Ice Cream Day.

Monday, Sept. 7: Beer Lover’s Day, Salami Day, Mouthguard Day, Buy a Book Day.

Tuesday, Sept. 8: Star Trek Day, Iguana Awareness Day, Actors’ Day.

Wednesday, Sept. 9: Teddy Bear Day, Quiet Day, Wienerschnitzel Day, Wonderful Weirdos Day.

Thursday, Sept. 10: World Suicide Prevention Day, Alpaca Day, TV Dinner Day, Swap Ideas Day.

Friday, Sept. 11: Make Your Bed Day, No News is Good News Day, Hot Cross Bun Day.

Saturday, Sept. 12: Chocolate Milkshake Day, Programmers’ Day, Video Games Day, Drive Your Studebaker Day.

Check back regularly for upcoming lists of international unofficial holidays.

READ MORE: Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world


 

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