My Own Made Up Holiday

Anyone who has used Facebook has probably seen it. Posts from well-meaning people saying “Happy X Day!” with some sort of semi-related picture. This post is normally followed by a bunch of sponsored posts from some vaguely relevant companies trying to get in on the made up holiday. That X could be anything.

Literally anything.

Some of them make sense, like a Siblings Day. Some of them are normal holidays blown out of proportion, like Mothers Day and Fathers Day, grabbed by corporations and twisted to make us buy even more things. Okay, they’re already commercial holidays but they get forced down your throat on Facebook. Some of these special days mean well, like the odd Earth Day where people try to get you to do nice, environmentally friendly things but most of the time people just sort of ignore them and make their photo green or something. Some of these made up holidays somewhat make sense? Like World Music Day or stuff like that.

Some of these holidays are retarded though. Like World Pancake Day. Or chocolate day or burger day or any sort of food item. It’s just an excuse to push adverts for these items. Not just normal adverts but adverts disguised as well-meaning posts as well.

So if we can have a world chocolate day and bollocks like that, that means I can make up my own stupid holiday.

But what would my stupid made up holiday be? Easy. It would be World Rant Day. Or World Bitching Day. Or World Complaining Day. Something like that.

Why? Because we need to rant more. There’s a lot of things on everybody’s chests and we all need to get it out there. We need to air our dirty laundry, get grievances off our minds and just rant and complain for a little bit.

The only drawback is that we’d need some sort of anonymous filter for people to use for the day. People aren’t that smart and most likely will forget that if you bitch about other people on Facebook or Twitter or somewhere where you have your identity visible in a way, then people will see your complaints and get angry at you. At the very least there’d have to be protections to stop people from complaining about work and then getting fired from work. Most people work stressful jobs that they don’t really like so to fire them for complaining, especially on a day about complaining would be completely unfair.

Then again, companies do that anyway because people < money and all that.

But otherwise I think it’s a great idea. A day where we can complain and not be judged about our complaining. Because there’s always something that bothers people.

On top of that, a day about complaining and ranting is hard to monetize. You can’t really have corporations saying “oh hey we want to include you and look like we care about you!” when everyone is bitching and complaining. Most normal people complain about the same things – work, chores, life, money, things like that, and any company trying to get in is just going to look retarded. Most companies already do look retarded when they pretend to be like normal people, but this fictional holiday would make them look even stupider.

Chances are though, there’s already a holiday like this. But it’s swept away by more bullshit holidays like World Contemporary Dance Day or World Soft Drinks day or some bollocks like that.


Also known as Doctor Retvik Von Schreibtviel, Medic writes 50% of all the articles on the Daily SPUF. A dedicated Medic main in Team Fortress 2 and an avid speedster in Warframe, Medic has the unique skill of writing 500 words about very little in a very short space of time.

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