Today, we've got four holidays; as well as a rather "special" fifth.
Wiichat's Change Your Avatar Into a Fire Emblem .Gif Day
National Date Nut Bread Day
Ann & Samantha Day
National Haiku Poetry Day
Wiichat's Change Your Avatar Into a Fire Emblem .Gif Day is the day to express your love for that epic strategy RPG series Fire Emblem. Change your avatar to your .gif of choice for exactly 24 hours; give or take if the amount of time doesn't work for you (nobody will complain for the avatar change if it stays for a few extra hours). Google and FEPlanet will serve you well for this purpose. Do NOT use a .gif already picked by another person. Credit to Mr. MR for the name, credit for the officialization of the day goes to me.
National Date Nut Bread Day: dates, delicious. Nut bread, amazing when fresh. Combine the two for a sub-category holiday that can GTFO...
Ann & Samantha Day is a holiday of commemoration taking place on Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice, celebrating the two youngins Anne Frank and Samantha Smith. Both are writers of amazingly powerful pieces that touched the hearts of many, both are victims of deaths in their youth they simply could not of deserved. I've read 'em both way back when as a kid, and even in the face of Fire Emblem, I have to give this my holiday pick of the day.
National Haiku Day is the day to write your own Haiku, a time honored poetical tradition from Japan. While the old version of Haiku was rather complex and only the most seasoned of literature-raised poets could create good ones, the modern Haiku (especially the foreign version) is easy enough for anyone to write. If you're srs 'bout writing a modern Haiku, here ya go. If you don't care 'bout the finer points, just pay attention to the syllable rules in step 3 and get to it. For those who don't know, the Wapanese in my signature's spoiler is Haiku. If you're curious what it says, Google translate is your friend.
Yule is a festive celebration that existed before Christmas; Xmas takes quite a bit of inspiration from it, actually. Yule is an incredibly old, pagan festival celebrated on/around Winter Solstice, primarily by Germanic people. However, a lot of the details seem to be sketchy... Can't really make heads or tails of it myself. =/ Read 'bout it all here.
Anyone besides me deeply disturbed the 'Karp mod is only half 'Karp for a day?