Have you guys seen this website? It’s all fun and silly and basically tells you about oft-forgotten/wacky/not real holidays (which are some of our favorite kinds of holidays). And it certainly has a lot of holidays: things like Take Your Pants for a Walk Day, National Milk Chocolate Day, and National Crown Roast of Pork Day (yeah, we’re not sure either.) All of these bizarre holidays have gotten us thinking: if there can be a Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day, we can totally make up our own holidays. So that’s what we’re doing! Here are three outdoorsy holidays that should be in existence.
1. Skip Work And Go To A State Park Day
Seen this letter from the U.S. soccer coach, Jurgen Klinsmann? Take a look. He attempted to excuse every American from work on the day of the U.S. vs. Germany World Cup game, and we like his style. That’s why we’re doing the sameish thing: we’re going to officially excuse everyone from work on, oh, let’s say, July 16th.
You heard it here first: by the power invested in us, we hereby declare that July 16th is Skip Work And Go To A State Park Day. Forget your morning commute and your business casual attire. All you need are some kicks, comfortable clothing, a pair of shades, perhaps a bathing suit, and, of course, your mobile device (so you can use your Pocket Ranger® app). You can use the “Nearest Me” map to figure out the state park that is, well, nearest you, to make your visit easy breezy, and you can use your app while you’re celebrating Skip Work And Go To A State Park Day (look up all the activities that are offered, or see if there’s a GPS Tour you can play). And when you go back to work the next day, you don’t even have to feel guilty!
2. Playgrounds Are For Adults Day
See those people in that picture? They know what’s up. (What’s up being some outdoorsy holidays that should be in existence. Also, maybe they read this article.) And what are they celebrating? Our brand, spankin’ new holiday: Playgrounds Are For Adults Day. Because, really. Why should kids have all the fun? Why should an adult have to feel awkward about playing on a playground? These are serious issues, and we understand your pain, playground adults. That’s why August 9th is now Playgrounds Are For Adults Day. On this holy day, simply grab your Pocket Ranger® app, search “By Activity” and choose “Playgrounds”. You’ll find a number of state parks with said equipment, just waiting for you to kick some kids off and exert your superiority (kidding, of course).
3. Pocket Ranger® Day
We were so excited when we heard about Florida State Parks offering free entry to visitors who showed their downloaded Pocket Ranger® apps that we decided that we should turn it into one of our outdoorsy holidays that should be in existence! From now on (and don’t quote us on it because we haven’t filled out the necessary official documents for inventing a fake holiday yet), the second Saturday of every month will be Pocket Ranger® Day. That means you just have to show your Pocket Ranger® app at the gate to receive free entry to any state or national park. You need only click here to download to your heart’s content!
What do you think of our fake holidays? Do you have any ideas for outdoorsy holidays that should be in existence? Lay them on us!