I’m not sure if Groundhog Day would be non-major, and I’ll admit that I am biased as we used as a second Christmas when I was growing up. My backup answer is December 8, International Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day.
@mike808 Every time I see my mom wearing her “Jesus is the reason for the season” pin I think Christianity just usurped all those already existing holidays. The equinox is the reason for the season. But she’s a nice old lady and I say nothing.
@rockblossom Staples did a commercial once to a Dad dancing through the store to “most wonderful time” while the kids looked on grumpily during the back-to-school shopping trip. AWESOME commercial. Our oldest was only about 2 at the time but we laughed hysterically.
July 5th: X-Day. The day which, according to The Church of the SubGenius, flying saucers will arrive from Planet X, and rupture all dues-paying members of the Church, while killing all the unsaved Pinks (if they’re lucky).
"We should bring back Paul Pitcher Day because sometimes a cocktail at work sounds refreshing.
In the late 19th century, it was customary for tin workers, or “tinners,” in Cornwall to celebrate the eve of St. Paul’s Day (January 23) with a holiday called Paul Pitcher Day. The holiday supposedly commemorated the discovery of smelting, but it was mainly an excuse to protest rules prohibiting alcohol at work. The tinners would set water pitchers up “among the tin-works” and pelt them with stones until they were demolished. Then they’d go to the pub, buy more pitchers, and use them to drink the rest of the night.
The tinners didn’t just toss out the old pitchers: after a night of revelry, they would toss them into “every house where the door could be opened or had inadvertently been left so.” They did this while exclaiming, “Paul’s Eve, and here’s a heave!” The first “heave,” apparently, “could not be objected to” by the homeowner, but any subsequent heaves would leave the heaver open to “just punishment.”"