As part of our never-ending quest to keep you up-to-speed on the latest developments affecting your workplace, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known celebrations your employees might be observing this month.

CONTEST: Just to make sure you’re paying attention, I included one made-up item. The rest are very real. The first person to post a comment identifying the bogus celebration will win a valuable prize.

  • Law Day (1)
  • Lei Day (1)
  • National Dance Day (1)
  • Mother Goose Day (1)
  • Great American Grump Out (1)
  • National Two Different Colored Shoes Day (3)
  • Lumpy Rug Day (3)
  • Paranormal Day (3)
  • Hug Your Cat Day (3)
  • No Pants Day (3)
  • Tuba Day (3)
  • Respect for Chickens Day (4)
  • World Laughter Day (5)
  • No Diet Day (6)
  • No Socks Day (8)
  • National Miniature Golf Day (11)
  • Stay Up All Night Day (11)
  • Give Everyone a 27% Raise Without Telling Accounting Day (11)
  • Eat What You Want Day (11)
  • Limerick Day (12)
  • National Nutty Fudge Day (12)
  • National Chicken Dance Day (14)
  • National Chocolate Chip Day (15)
  • National Sea Monkey Day (16)
  • National Pizza Party Day (17)
  • NASCAR Day (17)
  • Visit Your Relatives Day (18)
  • Mike, The Headless Chicken Day (19-20)
  • National Taffy Day (23)
  • World Turtle Day (23)
  • National Wig Out Day (24)
  • Cookie Monster’s Birthday (25)
  • National Tap Dance Day (25)
  • Geek Pride Day (25)
  • Slugs Return From Capistrano Day (28)

What this means for employers. If your employees suddenly stop wearing pants, socks and matching shoes, showing undue respect for chickens, hugging cats, spouting limericks, flattening lumpy rugs, tap dancing in their cubicles, taking pride in their geekishness, playing the tuba, welcoming returning slugs, ingesting inordinate amounts of nutty fudge, chocolate chips, pizza, taffy and sea monkeys, now you know why.

Enjoy the month!