The Annual Highlights Fiction Contest is coming up! Entries can be up to 800 words and the deadline is 1/31. This year's topic is Holiday.
While Christmas & New Years are top of mind right now, I thought a list of other holidays may be great inspiration for everyone, whether entering the contest or looking for a new idea to start the year.
|Love this photo of a traditional|
(By Totte Jonsson via sxc.hu)
Nature Holidays: Earth Day, Arbor Day, Groundhog Day, Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, May Day, Midsummer Day
Fun Days: New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, April Fools, Halloween, Festivus (for the rest of us), Talk like a Pirate Day, Chinese New Year, Leap Day
Thankful Days: Thanksgiving, Boxing Day
Holidays of Love: Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Children's Day, Grandparents Day, Sweetest Day
Religious Holidays: Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Passover, Good Friday, Easter, Dyngus Day, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan
Patriotic Days: Flag Day, Patriot Day, Election Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & National Day of Service, Presidents Day , Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day
Worker Days: Boss's Day, Administrative Professional's Day, Labor Day, Take Your Child to Work Day
Women: International Woman's Day, Helen Keller Day, Women's Equality Day
Discovery Days: German-American Day commemorates the first German settlement, Leif Erikson Day honors the Norse Viking explorer, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day
Do you have any holidays in your region which I should add? I'm sure there's an international donut day or other important day I've missed (though there are few things as important as donuts.)
Speaking of holidays - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's to high word counts in 2014!