May 23rd Lucky Penny Day

So exactly what is a lucky penny? I’d say any penny you find could be considered lucky, unless of course it is covered in some rare poison or virus. But the true test of a lucky penny is finding it on heads and then taking it and never spending it, which is pretty easy to do these days because nothing actually costs a penny! To me, finding any money is already good luck so you were lucky to find it to start with! Just remember it has to be on heads or it could actually bring you bad luck… that is if you believe in that sort of thing.

How to celebrate – Look for pennies on heads. If you find a penny on tails, turn it over and leave it for the next person. If you find any other coins it doesn’t matter if they are on heads or tails, you were just lucky to start with!


May 13th Leprechaun Day

If you are looking to celebrate all the Irish Elves in your life, today is the day… it’s Leprechaun Day! You know, those magical figures that appear in Irish folklore who have a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow and lucky stars in their cereal. Some swear that Leprechauns are real, others now they aren’t… I don;t think it matters much, it’s fun to make believe and throw a little hope into the day that something magical might happen to you!

How to celebrate – Pretend to be a Leprechaun. Look for the end of the rainbow, Visit Ireland.

August 18th Serendipity Day

To have a Serendipity Day you kinda need to know what serendipity means and that’s a little difficult because the exact meaning is a bit vague. The word was created back in 1754 by Horace Walpole after reading a Persian Fairy Tale called, “The Three Princes of Serendip”. So basically serendipity means a blessing in disguise, it’s not exactly luck but sort of more like being in the right place at the right time for something good to happen for apparently no reason at all. (And I guess it could be bad too). Today was created by Madeline Kay who calls herself “The Serendipity Lady” in 2010.

How to celebrate – Try to be in the right place at the right time. (Hard to do) Look for the silver lining in everything that happens. Try to define what is lucky and what is serendipity.

June 1st Flip A Coin Day

I think we have all done it once or twice, flipping a coin and letting it make a choice for us. Believe me, a coin doesn’t mean the choice is right. Just ask Julius Caesar, perhaps the first coin tosser, at least on record, to let the flip of a coin choose for him what to do next. Lets hope he did not flip a coin to choose whether to go to work the day he was stabbed to death or not! They flip a coin to see who gets the ball first in a football game and sometimes it makes a difference, but sometimes it doesn’t. In other words, it will probably make the right choice 50% of the time. So give it a try, maybe it will work and maybe it won’t. Its all bout your luck, which is another story entirely.

How to celebrate – Flip a coin to make your choices. Gert a two sides coin so you know what will come up heads. If you aren’t sure of the answer you can always flip it again, best 2 out of three!

May 23rd Lucky Penny Day

Find a penny on heads and it’s considered good luck. What if you found 2,000 pennies on tails? Wouldn’t that be lucky as well? Well maybe, but if you try to put 2,000 pennies in your pocket that might not work out to well. If you find a copper penny made during World War Two you’ll not only be lucky but you’ll also be rich! Just keep in mind that if you are looking for your lucky penny on the ground, look up every once in a while or you might finds yourself walking into a wall!

How to celebrate – Look for a lucky penny. If you find a penny on tails, turn it over but don’t take it, it will be lucky for the next person. Start a penny collection.

May 23rd Lucky Penny Day

Some people say finding any money on the ground is lucky. Well it may be but to find a penny, on heads, traditionally means you’ll have good luck for the rest of the day. Of course, you need to make sure you don’t spend it for it turns out to be the same as finding a penny on tails, which, of course, is bad luck. Now it does give pause to wonder if you find a 1942 copper penny on either heads or tails would that not be considered good luck? Since pennies during World War 2 were made of steel since they needed the copper to make bullets, a copper penny during the war years is worth a considerable chunk of change!

How to celebrate – Keep your head down and look for coins on the ground. Start a coin collection. Become a Penny Pincher.

May 13th Leprechaun Day

“The luck of the Irish” is probably best represented by Leprechauns. The legendary character that carries a pot of gold around with them. Catch them and you get the gold. Of course no one ever has caught a Leprechaun. They are so tiny they are often over looked and naturally they are hiding from us but they love to taunt and they have to make themselves visible when they play. Well even if you can’t catch them its fun to try… unless you become obsessed with them.

How to celebrate – Visit Ireland. Look for Leprechauns. Go green.

October 27th Black Cat Day

Talk about being born bad. Most of the world considers the black cat as an omen of bad luck and with Halloween coming on, if you are a black cat you’d better be careful! Not all places believe black cats are unlucky, Great Britain, Egypt and Japan consider the black cat a sign of good luck. I wonder if cats even know what color they are? And if so, do they even care? A cat is a cat no matter what color they are. Any luck they bring, good or bad, is not because of the cat. Don’t abuse animals. They don’t care what color you are so why should you be worried about what color they are.

How to celebrate – Adopt a black cat. (They are the least likely to get adopted). Defy superstitions today! Have a Happy Halloween.

September 13th Friday the 13th

Well, if you are superstitious today is a great day to stay in bed. Unless, of course, something bad happens while you are lying in bed. There are all sorts of warnings on Friday the thirteenth, but it actually has more to do with the number thirteen than a Friday. Ah, and this isn’t even Friday!

If you happen to be in a Jason movie then I suppose it is a bad Friday the 13th. However that said, any day you meet up with a character like Jason it’s likely to be a bad day. Besides Jason, you might want to avoid a building with a 13th floor, which most do not have even if they are taller than 13 floors. Ships will not sail if they have 13 crew members, including the Captain. It’s not a good idea to walk under a ladder today either. Naturally, it’s never a good idea to walk under a ladder anyway.

If, however, you come from the Mayan culture 13 is considered a lucky number. It was honored in their society so a Friday the 13th was the best day ever! But, I am not sure they knew what a Friday was… they probably had a different name for it.

In reality, Friday the 13th is just another day. We normally make our own bad luck if we suffer a bad luck day. The problem is that if you are looking for trouble, you will find it when you normally might walk right by it without even noticing it.

How to celebrate – If you are so inclined, stay in bed today. Have a nice day. Make up your own superstition.

June 1st Flip A Coin Day

June 1st – Flip A Coin Day

Can’t decide what to do today? Flip a Coin to help you choose. This action of helping one choose the right course to take seems to date back to Julius Caesar’s day when he couldn’t decide what course to take. In his day the correct answer was always ‘heads’ which even seems to remain the most popular pick today. I wouldn’t count on life changing events to the flip of a coin but if you are trying to decide what movie to go to or which ice cream flavor to pick it might be okay. Just make sure you don’t really care which answer comes up, because you got a 50/50 chance either way.

How to celebrate – Flip a coin to figure out your next choice. (So long as it’s not really important.) Find a two headed coin and always call heads. See if you can discover what Julius Caesar was flipping a coin over.