America’s Most Interesting Holidays

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Are you someone who loves to celebrate? Whether it’s my anniversary, Cinco de Mayo or my dog’s birthday, any reason to make my day a special occasion is a win in my book. Here are some upcoming holidays that are sure to put a smile on your face.

National Beer DaySaturday, April 7th

Lucky for us, this one is on a weekend. National Beer Day became a holiday after the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted on April 7th, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer with an alcohol content of 3.2%. Upon signing the legislation, Franklin Roosevelt stated, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” We agree Mr. President, we agree.

Little girl sitting with dog at lake

National Pet DayWednesday, April 11th

Today is the day to celebrate the unconditional love of your furry companion. Some ways to celebrate the holiday include adopting a new friend from your local shelter, donating items to an animal welfare organization or even buying your pet a new toy.

National High Five DayThursday, April 19th

National High Five Day was started in 2002 by a group of college students in Virginia. Let your family, friends and coworkers know they’re doing a great job by passing around the high-fives. Upload a photo to social media and hashtag #NH5D to join in on the fun.

National Selfie DayThursday, June 21st

All the kids are doing it, right? Celebrate some self-love by taking a photo of yourself at one of our resorts and make sure to use the hashtag #oceanaresorts so we can see all of your awesome pics.

National Fried Chicken DayFriday, July 6th

Calling all southern foodies! Fried chicken is a staple in almost every restaurant and home here in the South. Research has shown that we don’t really know who or what started this holiday but hey, we’re not complaining.

Colorful ice cream cones on beach

National Ice Cream Day Sunday, July 15th

Yes kids its true, this IS a real holiday. Treat yourself to an extra scoop (or two) and prepare for a sugar coma.

For a list of Myrtle Beach’s top ice Cream parlors, click here.

Wife Appreciation DaySunday, September 16th

Spouses listen up! Today is the day to show that special woman in your life that you appreciate all of the big and small things she does for you. Stop by the florist and take her to that new restaurant she’s been dying to try, she deserves it.

National Coffee DaySaturday, September 29th

Every day is National Coffee Day for me, but I’m totally onboard with marking off a day on the calendar for it. This holiday allows you to drink all the cups of java you want, guilt free. Oceana Resorts conveniently has a Dunkin’ Donuts® location at Camelot By The Sea and we offer Starbucks Coffee® at Patricia Grande and Anderson Ocean Club and Spa.

Make A Difference Day – Saturday, October 27th

Make a Difference Day is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. The purpose of this holiday is simple: improve the lives of others. To learn more about the Day and see how others celebrate, visit

Heart in hands

World Kindness DayTuesday, November 13th

This holiday is one we should celebrate every day! World Kindness Day is a whole day dedicated to celebrating the good and paying-it-forward. Any act of kindness counts, big or small.

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” – Morgan Freeman

America Recycles DayThursday, November 15th

This holiday is the perfect way to show your love for our planet. On America Recycles Day, take the #BeRecycled Pledge and commit to reduce, reuse and recycle. To check out America Recycles events near the Grand Strand, click here.

National Bacon DaySunday, December 30th

Is there anything that doesn’t taste better wrapped in bacon? Bacon was discovered over 10,000 years ago and now 53% of American homes keep bacon on-hand at all times. Celebrate this holiday by trying a unique treat like bacon chocolate bars, bacon chewing gum, bacon wrapped grilled cheese, bacon ice cream and even candied bacon butter.