Days Of The Year aims to bring all of the world’s weird, funny, wonderful and bizarre holidays under one roof, and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day. The website was initially created by Jono Alderson as a small hobby project in 2009, but rapidly became a much larger and more serious endeavour as he realised the scope of the task, and the potential to create something very special indeed.
The site is developed, run and managed by volunteers, and without any financial investment whatsoever (other than the upkeep of web hosting, and the vast number of hours given by the team and their friends).
The site in its current format soft-launched in early 2010, and is still in the early days of its life and potential – we’ve plans to continue to develop the site, add tons of new features, and to become bigger and better!
Jono Alderson - Founder, Manager & Web Developer
Days Of The Year is the brainchild of Jono Alderson. By day, Jono is a digital marketing manager and consultant specialising in SEO and data analysis; by night he spends his time working 'under the hood' on daysoftheyear.com, researching weird celebrations for the site, and generally steering the ship.
Rob Smith - Designer & Creative Consultant
Based in South London, Rob is a digital designer and visual effects artist, and has worked on a range of projects from Days Of The Year to short films and commercials in numerous creative positions, under his digital agency Wide 9.
In his spare time, Rob is an avid NFL fan, and can often be found in sports bars in London watching Philadelphia Eagles games (during the season, of course).
Richard Sutherland - Blog Writer, PR & Guinea Pig
Richard Sutherland is the author of 'The Unitary Authority of Ersatz'
, a quirky collection of short stories and humorous poetry. His favourite colour is Cornish Pasty and he loves the smell of confusion.
Richard also writes Twitter fiction; tales within 140 characters. You should follow him, it's what all the cool kids are doing. @Banana_Penguin