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50 National Day Today Celebration Ideas

We’re sure we aren’t the only ones who have wondered what national day today the nation is celebrating! In fact, “what national day is it today” is one of the top Google searches!

We didn’t list all the national days because there are over 365 (since some days have more than one national day being celebrated!), but we did list the 50 that stood out to us the most!

If you are interested in viewing all of the national days to celebrate, then you should definitely check out the National Day Calendar! This website was our go-to resource for this post. We love how each national day listed has a bit of history explaining how and why each national day is celebrated!

Use this post to fill in your calendar with all the national days of the year! | The Dating Divas
Yearly national day calendar

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Table of Contents
  1. 50 National Day Today Celebration Ideas
  2. January
  3. February
  4. March
  5. April
  6. May
  7. June
  8. July
  9. August
  10. September
  11. October
  12. November
  13. December


Ready to start out a new year? Us, too! May we suggest a New Year’s resolution? How about no longer searching the web for “what national day is today” because you already know the Divas have you covered! {Wink!}

January 2: National Science Fiction Day – This national day is the perfect day to watch a sci-fi movie with the family! Here is a list of the best family-friendly sci-fi movies. Perhaps you can snack on these Alien Popcorn Heads from Taste of Home while you watch the movie!

Watch a family-friendly sci-fi movie for this national day! | The Dating Divas
Science Fiction national day

January 4: National Spaghetti Day – Is anyone else thinking of spaghetti for dinner? Us, too! While you’re cooking up a delicious spaghetti dinner, have your kids make this cute Paper Plate Spaghetti Craft from Homeschool Preschool! They’re educational and cute!

Serve your family a delicious spaghetti dinner for this national day! | The Dating Divas
Spaghetti dinner for the spaghetti national day

January 12: National Kiss a Ginger Day – If you are married to a ginger, you know what to do! Time to get smooching!  

If your spouse is a ginger, you know what to do for this national day ... get smooching! | The Dating Divas
Kiss a Ginger national day

January 19: National Popcorn Day – We have you covered for this national day! Check out our Popcorn Bar Date Night. This date has five yummy gourmet popcorn recipes, tons of ideas for toppings, and cute printables!

Our Popcorn Bar Date Night is perfect for this national day! | The Dating Divas
Popcorn Date for popcorn national day

January 26: National Spouse Day – Celebrate your spouse with this cute National Spouse Day Gift Idea!

Check out these cute cards for your spouse! Perfect for celebrating the national day dedicated to spouses! | The Dating Divas
Cards to celebrate national spouse day


Ah, the month of love! Speaking of love … you and your family will LOVE celebrating these fun national days!

February 4: National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – This national day seems pretty self-explanatory! {Wink!} Surprise your kids with a kid-favorite dessert for breakfast!

Celebrate the national day of ice cream for breakfast by surprising your kids with dessert for breakfast! | The Dating Divas
Kids enjoying ice cream national day

February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day – When was the last time you wrote a card to someone? Why not use today to send a bestie (or two, or three) a card!

This national day is all about sending a card to a friend. Why not send one to a bestie or two? | The Dating Divas
Two girls reading a card for this national day

February 9: National Pizza Day – We have a FUN date to celebrate this yummy national day with your sweetie! Check out our Pizza Date!

Check out our Pizza Date! Perfect for the national day of pizza lovers! | The Dating Divas
Pizza Date for the national day of pizza

February 20: National Comfy Day – This may be one of our favorites! Pull out your sweats and slippers because today is all about feeling comfy!

Get comfy on this national day by wearing slippers and sweats! | The Dating Divas
Slippers for a comfy national day


LUCKY for you; March is filled with so many fun national days!

March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day – Where are all our peanut butter lovers?! Today is all about YOU! Check out these 55 Delicious Ways to Use Up a Jar of Peanut Butter from Taste of Home and enjoy this day dedicated to your favorite treat!

Peanut butter lovers, this national day is for you! | The Dating Divas
Peanut butter cookies for peanut butter national day

March 7: National Cereal Day – Who doesn’t love cereal?! Today is a great day for your kids to check out Crafty Morning‘s crafts out of cereal or even eat your family’s favorite cereals for dinner!  

Celebrate this national day dedicated to a childhood favorite: cereal! | The Dating Divas
Cereal for dinner celebrating the national day of cereal

March 14: National Pi Day – March 14th is Pi Day because it’s 3.14! Put away the calculators because there is a better way to celebrate. EAT PIE! Check out these 30 Pie Recipes We Can’t Resist from Insanely Good.

Pi Day is such a fun national day to celebrate, and not for the reasons you may think! | The Dating Divas
Pie dessert for the national day of Pi

March 19: National Let’s Laugh Day – Why not celebrate this national day with our Comedy Movie Date Night?

Check out this Comedy Movie Date! Perfect for celebrating this particular national day! | The Dating Divas
Comedy date for national day of comedy


April showers bring May flowers! But before you get too excited about those flowers, check out the national holidays that April has to offer!

April 2: National Handmade Day – Make a handmade craft with the kids, a handmade card for a loved one, or even handmade decor for your home!

Consider making handmade cards for a loved one on this national day! | The Dating Divas
Handmade cards for a handmade national day

April 8: National Zoo Lovers Day – We think it’s pretty obvious what you need to do today … go to the zoo!

Take your family to the zoo to celebrate this fun national day! | The Dating Divas
A family celebrating a national day at the zoo

April 12: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day – Is this perhaps the best day of the year?! Celebrate by having grilled cheese sandwiches from Natasha’s Kitchen for dinner!

YUM, a whole national day dedicated to grilled cheese sandwiches! | The Dating Divas
Grilled cheese sandwich national day

April 13: National Scrabble Day – Gather the family and play a game of Scrabble!

Pull out your game of Scrabble and enjoy celebrating this national day with your family! | The Dating Divas
National day of Scrabble


No need to look up “how to celebrate today’s national day” because the Divas have you completely covered for May! Enjoy!

May 4: National Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you! Our Star Wars Movie Date Night is a MUST for this national day!

Check out this epic date for the Star Wars national day! | The Dating Divas
A date for Star Wars national day

May 6: National Play Outside Day – Hopefully, May is providing nice weather for you because we have 65 Best Outdoor Games for Kids and Adults!

We have 65 outdoor games for kids and adults that you will LOVE for this national day! | The Dating Divas
A national day dedicated to playing outdoors

May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day – We have the cutest way for you to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with your friends and family!

Celebrate this delicious national day with our Chocolate Chip Day date! | The Dating Divas
A date for the national day for chocolate chips


Summer is in full swing, and these fun holidays will help you celebrate all month long!

June 1: National Nail Polish Day – Who’s ready for a mani/pedi? Our favorite nail polish is Essie!

June 3: National Donut Day – “Each year, on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day, celebrating the doughnut and honoring the Salvation Army Lassies. The Salvation Army Lassies are the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.” – National Day Calendar

How cool is that?! To celebrate, go on a Go On a National Donut Day Date!

June 8: National Best Friends Day – Wondering how to celebrate this national day? Don’t worry; we have 15 of the Best Ideas for National Best Friends Day!

June 21: National Selfie Day – Go on an adventure with your spouse (or family!) and take a bunch of selfies throughout the day! Maybe even use a polaroid camera and make a collage out of the pics you’ve taken. 


We’re more than halfway through the year now, but that doesn’t mean the fun has stopped!

July 5: National Hawaii Day – If you can’t make it to Hawaii to celebrate, have no fear! We have you covered with our Sexy Luau Party for Two!

July 12: National French Fry Day – Who has the best fries of all time? Why don’t you put your tastebuds to the test and find out! Drive around to all your local fast-food restaurants, order fries from each place, and have a taste test at home to determine which restaurant has the best fries!

July 14: National Nude Day – Leave it to the Divas to have a date prepared for National Nude Day!

July 28: National Waterpark Day – Why not take the family to a waterpark today? Here is a list and slideshow of the Top US Water Parks. See if there is one in your area!


Summer may be coming to an end, but don’t let it get you down! These national days should cheer you right up.

August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – Make homemade ice cream sandwiches as a family! Check out these 25+ Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes to Cool You Off on the Hottest Days from CountryLiving. All of these recipes have us drooling!

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – We have you covered for Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! This date is so stinking cute and is the perfect way to tell your sweetie how much you love them!

August 10: National Lazy Day – Celebrate National Lazy Day with a date night that keeps you in the house (hello … movies, and takeout!) and helps you do what today is all about … being lazy!

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day – These 100 Best Jokes for Kids to Get the Whole Family Cracking Up from Woman’s Day are great for this national day! Gather the family around the table and take turns reading the jokes from this list. Or better yet, turn it into a comedy night with the kids!


School is back in session for most of you, so why not surprise your kiddos by celebrating a few of these national days!

September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day – Make a cheese pizza with the family at home! This delicious Homemade Extra Cheese Pizza recipe from Sally’s Baking Recipes looks oh-so-yummy. We’re sure your family will love it!

September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day – Our National Chocolate Milkshake Day date is cute and romantic! One milkshake and two straws … ooh la la! {Wink!}

September 19: National Talk Like a Pirate Day – Did you know that on National Talk Like a Pirate Day, you can change your Facebook language to “pirate?!” Yep! If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate this national day, check out this Pirate Name Generator, the Top 50 Best Pirate Movies of All Time, 17 DIY Pirate Costumes for Halloween (they’ll work for today!), and DIY Pirate Cakes on Pinterest!

September 25: National Comic Book Day – Today is a great day for your kids to color some free Comic Book Coloring Pages while watching their favorite superhero movie!


When you think “October,” your brain probably jumps straight to “Halloween” or “pumpkins,” right? Don’t worry; we have one national day completely dedicated to both!

October 1: National Homemade Cookies Day – Celebrate this national day with our 10 of the Best Cookie Recipes + a Taste Test Date Idea! You really can’t go wrong with homemade cookies, right?!

October 4: National Taco Day – Host an epic taco bar party with our Taco Bar Party Must-Haves and Free Printables! Friends, food, and FUN guaranteed!

October 26: National Pumpkin Day – Today is the perfect day to go to a pumpkin patch, carve pumpkins (Halloween is 5 days away!), bake pumpkin cookies, or even host a Pumpkin Games Night!  

October 28: National First Responders Day – We spoke to several first responders and asked how you can show support for them and/or celebrate them on National First Responders Day. All of them had the same answer: pull to the right when you see an emergency vehicle coming and do your best to stay out of the way when they are working on a scene. Having a list of medications and a medical history when they arrive on the scene is also incredibly helpful. Of course, it is best to do these every day of the year and not just on this one particular day!

Do you know what else they love? Being thanked for their hard work. The next time you see a first responder in public, take a moment to say a quick “thank you!” It will make their day!

If you’re looking for something more to do to celebrate this national holiday, call your local fire department, police station, or hospital and ask for ways to volunteer or what sort of treats or donations are accepted. 


The year is almost over, but the celebrations continue!

November 11: National Sundae Day – Celebrate this yummy national day by having an ice cream sundae bar at home with the family!

November 13: World Kindness Day – “On World Kindness Day, let your compassion shine brightly. Get caught showing as much kindness as possible, too.” – National Day Calendar

Make memories as a family by serving others with these 52 Acts of Kindness for Families with Young Children.

November 14: National Family PJ Day – Celebrate by purchasing matching pajamas for the entire family. While you’re at it, host a movie night! 

November 15: National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day – “National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day on November 15th encourages us to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Get together a soap and hot water-filled bucket, disinfectant, a sponge, and a garbage bag. Then you will be ready for the day!” – National Day Calendar

We don’t know about you, but this is one of our least favorite chores of all time! Too bad it’s a national holiday … now none of us have any excuses to not clean out the fridge. Darn!

November 28: National French Toast Day – Who doesn’t love French toast?! Celebrate by serving this beloved breakfast food for breakfast or dinner! Maybe both? {Wink!}


The national days for December won’t leave you disappointed! These are FUN and perfect for ending your entire year of celebrating quirky national holidays!

December 4: National Sock Day – We found some fun sock crafts on Pinterest that we are sure your kids will love! You can also celebrate by wearing mismatched socks as a family! Mismatched socks are still a trend, right?

December 8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day – “Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day on December 8th encourages us to step from our Tardis or flip open our Omni while wearing clothes from the past. At the same time, we should act appropriately confused by certain technology.” – National Day Calendar

Good thing we found this post that includes 50 All-Time Best Time Travel Films for you to enjoy!

December 13: National Cocoa Day – Host a hot cocoa bar with the family or have a sexy snowed in Christmas date with your boo! Christmas is around the corner, which means stores will be stocked with marshmallows, peppermint, candy canes, and MORE! All of these are delicious toppings for hot cocoa!

December 17: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – This national day always falls on the third Friday in December, so for 2022, it will be celebrated on the 17th.

This is the perfect day to host an ugly sweater party with friends or family! Here are some Ugly Sweater Ideas from Pinterest, as well as 20 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas.

December 28: National Card Playing Day – We have tons of card game posts that would be perfect for celebrating this national day! Some of them are sexy, so be aware! If you’re looking for family-friendly card games, check out this list of 15 Fun Family Card Games from Childhood 101.

That’s a wrap! We hope these national days helped sprinkle some joy throughout your year!

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I am an avid DIY'er, a Disney lover, and an amateur foodie! Chips & salsa, chocolate, and Diet Dr. Pepper are a few of my favorite things. I'm married to my best friend who is literally my Prince Charming, and I'm a mommy to three darling kiddos! You'll often find me in the kitchen baking something chocolatey, or snuggled up on the couch listening to a good book or true crime podcast.

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