Are there enough holidays during the year?  In British Columbia, the government decided to create a new holiday in February to give residents a long weekend in the middle of the winter.  They decided upon Family Day.

There are dozens of special days during the year, although most of them are not official holidays.  For example,

June 13th is Sewing Machine Day

June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 18th is Go Fishing Day

In this COW Writing Challenge, students are to invent their own unofficial holiday.  A number of things they should consider include:

1.  The date of the holiday.

2.  The official name of the holiday.

3.  Traditions associated with the holiday.  What special things do people do to celebrate this day?  (For example, people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, hide chocolate eggs on Easter, etc.)

4.  History of the holiday.  (What is the history behind why this day is special.  For example, Valentine’s Day has a long history dating back to the Romans.)

We hope you enjoy this writing challenge and celebrate,  Have Fun Writing Week!