Question by kay_laris: Silly National Days celebrated in Australia?
I have a couple such as Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone know where I can find a whole calendar of these silly days for Australia?
Answer by Elizabeth
These are not necessarily silly but they are interesting.
There are more on the website.
The Community Calendar lists nationally significant events focussed around a major community or advocacy/awareness issue and other key dates relevant to the community sector.
14 February – Tatts & Tiaras Day
Organisation: The Abused Child Trust
Just buy and wear one of the specially designed tattoos, tiara or bracelets.
27 February – National ‘ Sunnies ‘ for Sight Day
Organisation: International Centre for Eyecare Education
Wear your sunnies and you will help give sight to people in the developing world.
12-14 March – World’s Greatest Shave to Care and Cure
Organisation: Leukaemia Foundation
The World’s Greatest Shave encourages companies, individuals and groups to shave or colour their hair.
16-22 March – A Taste of Harmony
Organisation: The Scanlon Foundation
The vision is for all workplaces – big or small – to participate by gathering colleagues together over a delicious lunch made up of foods from different lands, either at their workplace or at a participating restaurant.
17 March – World Naked Bike Ride
The World Naked Bike Ride dress code is “As Bare As You Dare”… How bare is that? How dare is that? It’s all up to you. You decide what you are comfortable with. No one is excluded or discriminated against based on levels of clothing, bodypaint, or anything else for that matter!
25 March – Ride2School Day.
Organisation: Bicycle Victoria
1-30 April – The Great Australian Bite
Organisation: Diabetes Australia
By getting together with friends, family or work colleagues to share a ‘bite’ to eat and make a donation to help the fight against diabetes.
1-31 May – Run a Barefoot Party
Organisation: Oaktree Foundation
Throw a Barefoot Party to raise money for The Oaktree Foundation and help fight world poverty.
15 May – Loud Shirt Day
Organisation: Hear and Say Centre for deaf children and their families
On Friday 15 May, school children, businesses, community groups and sporting teams across Australia will throw out their usual dress rules and step out in their loudest, lairiest, brightest and craziest shirts, ties or socks to raise much needed funds for deaf and hearing impaired children.
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