It seems like there’s a holiday to celebrate just about everything these days. Your favorite food? There’s a day for that. Your favorite flower? There’s probably a day for that. Your favorite drink? You can almost guarantee there’s a day to celebrate that, too.
With thousands of official and unofficial holidays throughout the year, you have a good reason to celebrate 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.
While there are holidays that celebrate all walks of life, there are 18 days that cater to country folks in particular. If you want to keep the party going all year long, take a look at these unique holidays that will give any country fan a reason to celebrate.
Square Dance Day
Dust off your dancing shoes on Nov. 29 for an entire day dedicated to celebrating the folk-style dance. Whether you’re a pro dancer or you’re just learning, this day is for square dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Barbecue Spareribs Day
Whether you like ’em slathered in barbecue sauce or seasoned with a dry rub, barbecue spareribs are a favorite out in the country. So fire up your grill and get ready to celebrate Barbecue Sparerib Day on the Fourth of July.
International Mud Day
Slippery. Dirty. Sticky. Mud can be a nuisance, but on June 29 it’s also a reason to celebrate. The creators of International Mud Day wanted to find a way to help all of the children of the Earth feel closer to each other, and when covered in mud, we all look the same – regardless of race, religion or age.
Iced Tea Day
When life hands you lemons, put them in your sweet tea. Iced tea is a summer staple in the South (okay, it’s a staple all year round). You can cool down in the summer heat by celebrating Iced Tea Day on June 10.
Cow Apprecitation Day
Take time to appreciate one of your favorite farm animals with Cow Appreciation Day. You can celebrate this unique holiday each year in July. The next one is coming up on July 8 next year.
Biscuits and Gravy Day
Kacey Musgraves may sing about biscuits and gravy in her newest single, “Biscuits”, but biscuits and gravy have been on Southern menus for much longer. You can celebrate one of country’s favorite foods on Dec. 14.
Go Fishing Day
Go Fishing Day is the perfect excuse you’ve been looking for to skip work and reel in some fish instead. So grab your tackle box and celebrate every fisherman’s favorite holiday on June 18.
Nobody needs an excuse to enjoy a bottle of Bourbon whiskey, but Bourbon Day does give you a reason to celebrate. Dust off your bottle and pour yourself a glass on June 14.
For dog lovers, every day is dog day, but Dog Day is just a reminder to the rest that it’s the dogs’ world and we’re just living in it. Celebrate your favorite furry friend on Aug. 26.
Build A Scarecrow Day
While scarecrows are often associated with Halloween, you can get an early start on your Halloween decorations by participating in Build A Scarecrow Day on the first Sunday of July. Some towns even celebrate by holding competitions to see who can build the best scarecrow.
Vinyl Record Day
Dust off your old vinyls or head to the record store to buy a new one to celebrate Vinyl Record Day on Aug. 12.
Fried Chicken Day
Just thinking about this holiday will make your mouth water. There’s nothing better than a deep-fried chicken leg in the summer, so mark your calendars for Fried Chicken Day on July 6.
Drink Beer Day
Pour yourself a tall glass of your favorite brew and celebrate Drink Beer Day on Sept. 28.
Whether you like ’em stuffed with fruits, chocolate, meat or vegetables, you can’t deny that you like a good pie. Celebrate Pie Day on Jan. 23 by cutting yourself a slice of your favorite pie.
Corn On The Cob Day
Celebrate your love for corn on the cob by chowing down on an ear of corn on the third weekend of August.
Go For a Ride Day
Go for a drive and take some time to enjoy the countryside by celebrating Go For A Ride Day on Nov. 22.
Get Out Your Guitar Day
Whether your a pro player or you just stick to the air guitar, Get Out Your Guitar Day celebrates players of all skill levels on Feb. 11.
International Country Music Day
Celebrate your favorite musical genre on Sept. 17. Crank up your radio a little louder, or maybe head out to a live show, in honor of International Country Music Day.