In the land of the free and the home of the brave, EVERYONE gets their own day to stand up and be recognized. Today, it’s “Peculiar People Day”. Celebrating those individuals who dance to the beat of a different drum. Expressing themselves with their clothing, hairstyle, lifestyle or just acting outside the box. Today is their day.
Contrary to what you might think, it has never been the normal people who have set the world in motion. Whenever there has come sweeping change, it has always been at the hands of someone who refuses to accept things as they are, they challenge established ideas and overturn conventions that are sometimes thousands of years old. They seek the horizon of every field to determine what’s there, and bring joy to life by breaking out of the concepts that define ‘a normal and healthy life’.
The people Peculiar People Day was designed to celebrate are those who are just a little out of sync with everyone else. Maybe they have a particularly strange style of speaking, or an antiquated style of dress, maybe they live a modern life like they’re part of an era ages past. They could be cosplayers or part of the Steampunk Fandom, maybe they play unusual instruments or practice an odd religion (Pastafarianism anyone?). Whatever the case, Peculiar People Day was made for them.
There are two great ways to celebrate Peculiar People day, starting with celebrating those in your life who are already strange and unusual. If you have that friend who always adds a little spice to your life, and makes sure that even the most normal of events is somewhat surreal and off-beat, then Peculiar People Day is your opportunity to give them the recognition and appreciation they deserve.
Peculiar People Day is also your chance to let your freak flag fly if you’re one of the peculiar ones. Don’t let anyone else tell you what is appropriate and normal, get out there and shake up the world with your amazing and unique personality. Remember, it’s always the peculiar ones who change the world, in ways subtle to overarching, so get out there on Peculiar People Day and let them see your inner oddball!