There are plenty of days that can be considered romantic, and Valentine’s Day isn’t one of them – no matter how hard you try to coonvince me. Also worth mentioning are Sweetest Day (10/3), Kissing Day (1/1), Compliment Day (2/6), Kiss Your Mate Day (4/28) and Relationship Renewal Day (5/4) – I never knew any of those existed.
However, if you’re not having a great time in your relationship, discovering the least romantic days of the year might be a good way of spending your free time. Here are the most unromantic days of the year!
10. Tax Day (4/15)
No matter how rich or poor you are, there aren’t many couples who like to snuggle up after filing their income taxes for the previous year. A couple who finds themselves in pretty good shape post-tax filing might be inclined to share a toast, but there’s definitely not much love going around.
9. Mother-in-Law Day (3rd Sunday/October)
I think it’s safe to assume that your mother-in-law doesn’t think you are good enough – and vice-versa. Mothers-in-law aren’t the kind of people to get you in a good mood, so go ahead and celebrate – if you can.
8. Groundhog Day (2/2)
Groundhog Day is a bit boring. Intended to determine if the spring season will come early, here’s how it goes: On February 2, if it is cloudy and a groundhog comes up from his underground home, spring will arrive early. If it is sunny, the groundhog will come up and see its own shadow, thinking it’s still time to burrow and will retreat back down. This means winter will last another six weeks. Boring!
7. National Argument Day (7/3)
It all started with the group that was getting ready to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The day before the big day, the Continental Congress was still messing around with the final draft of the document. Thomas Jefferson was probably having a fit, which is why the day before one of our favorite picnic days, is sadly destined for arguments.
6. Eat What You Want Day (5/11)
This is also considered “pig-out” day, which sounds bad – because it is. I guess it can be enjoyable, eating anything you want in whatever quantity you can handle, but it’s definitely not healthy or beneficial to your training. There are cheat days, but this an exageration.
5. Pearl Harbor Day (12/7)
It was December 7, 1941 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the beginning of World War II the same day that the Japanese launched a surprise attack at our U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Close to 360 Japanese planes attacked and the U.S. lost 170 aircrafts and 18 ships that day. The body count was devastating and came in at 3,700 Americans who lost their lives in that one day.
4. Old Maid’s Day (6/4)
June 4 has been designated National Old Maid’s Day, which is directed at women who are “older, unmarried and have no children”. That’s a bit sad, actually; this unofficial holiday is said to have started up after the end of World War II. While many women had husbands and boyfriends that returned from war, there were many who were killed and did not return. Now what?
3. Tell The Truth Day (7/7)
Around 30-to-60 percent of all married couples cheat on their mate at some point in time. Which means that this day might destroy some relationships, and get people in a bad mood. There is nothing romantic about this scenario and think the day might be called Make a Bigger Mistake Day.
2. Patriot Day (9/11)
No matter where you were on September 11, 2001, this is a day that most Americans over the age of 20-something will never forget. The entire country shut down, not knowing what might happen next. It brought the country’s citizens together, but also brought out deep hatred, intolerance and fear.
1. National Ex Spouse Day (4/14)
National Ex Spouse Day is actually a very respectful holiday. It is a day to honor the good things about your ex spouse and be happy it is all in the past. Unfortunately, for many, this is not really a good day for anyone involved; am I right?