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What are all those 'National [blank] Day' fake holidays?

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According to NationalDayCalendar.com, there's a quirky "holiday" for almost everything, every day. Take March 21: it's National California Strawberry Day. But French bread, known for its crisp crust, is also being celebrated. It's also National Fragrance Day.

Marlo Anderson, the co-founder of the website based in North Dakota, says more than 1 million users reference the site, which celebrates 1,000 unique unofficial holidays a year. The site researches submissions and then decides on national interest.

It's also National Puppy Day! It wasn't hard to find people celebrating at American Kennels on the Upper East Side. As if we need an excuse to celebrate the cute faces of puppies but the unofficial holiday was created back in 2006. The hope was to create awareness about orphan dogs that need homes. It's also National Fragrance Day and Single Parents Day.

If you're interested in creating a "holiday" with National Day Calendar, it costs about $800 and ideas have to be accepted by a selection committee.

One other holiday to remember: National Common Courtesy Day. Something as simple as holding the door for someone and saying "please" and "thank you" can go a long way. Not only will the other person appreciate it, it will make you feel good too.

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