Updated: Sep 7, 2020
2020 has been a crazy year for all of us so far. From the raging bushfires that swept across Australia, the reign of Covid19 causing many countries into nationwide lockdown to talks of a possible economic crash and many more. With all that is happening, it is hard to keep a happy, peace of mind during this nerve-wrecking time.
But on the brighter side, some countries are already showing improvements in controlling and recovering from the Covid19 pandemic. To keep her mind off things, Sui Ling has decided to take time off work to share with you her findings on some of the bizarre days that are celebrated around the world.
Ever since the internet was born, emojis have been used widely by everyone of all ages everywhere. Celebrated on the 17th of July, World Emoji Day celebrates the history of emojis and encourages everyone to be extra emotive.
The reason for Emoji Day is to celebrate the textual expression of emotions rooted from the olden days of Japanese mobile phones. Did you know that the word “Emoji” is derived from the Japanese words e (for picture) and moji (for character)? No? Well now you know, learning something new every day!
Moving onto something that is supposed to be boring but isn’t. International Chess Day. Yeap, you read that right. International Chess Day is celebrated every 20th of July and it has been going on since 1966.
Why on the 20th? Well, in 1924 on the 20th of July at the eighth summer Olympic Games in France, the FIDE (World Chess Federation) was formed. 42 years down the road in 1966 on the same day FIDE was formed, International Chess Day was created. So instead of your usual FIFA games, why not play a game of chess and get those brain cells working to celebrate International World Chess Day.
For all you junk food junkies, July 21st is the day for you! National Junk Food Day is celebrated on this day in the United States. It is the perfect day for people who are conscious of their diet as it is a great excuse to cheat on it with junk foods galore.
Let’s observe National Junk Food Day here in Malaysia by snacking on Mamee Monster, Twister, Super Rings etc as a love-yourself treat!
Alcoholics rejoice! In the United States, National Tequila Day is a thing and it is celebrated on the 24th of July. Did you know that tequila is a plant-based drink that is made from the blue agave? The core of the blue agave contains “honey water” or aquamiel that is used for the production of tequila and syrup. For it to be classified as tequila, at least 51% of the spirit must be derived from blue agave.
So crack open the tequila bottle and have your friends over for some fajitas and celebrate! But of course, celebrate safely and do not drink and drive!
These are only a fraction of bizarre days celebrated in the world. When there is something more bizarre than this, Sui Ling will definitely keep you posted on bizarre days!