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About Us

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 idea for the website was born in 2009 when an attempt to create a wall calendar of funny dates quickly demonstrated that there’s far more weird, wonderful and silly things going on than we’d ever imagined – and so the quest began to create a website which hunted down and listed all of them, brought them into the spotlight, and shared them with everybody around the globe.


Wondering where we find all of these Days, or if they’re even real? Or maybe you want to create your own! Worry not – we’ve created a great FAQ section to help to answer your questions and to share some great tips. If we’ve missed something useful, or if you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Team

Meet the core team behind the website, who work tirelessly to research & assess celebrations, to develop the website, to build relationahips with event organisars, and utlimately to share it all with our audience.

Jono Alderson - Managing Director

Jono is the founder of Days Of The Year, as well as the website developer, content manager and general dogsbody. By day, he works in enterprise digital marketing and consultancy specialising in SEO and data analysis; by night he spends his time working 'under the hood' on, researching weird celebrations for the site, and generally steering the ship.

Andrew Chung - Commercial Director

Based in Leeds, Andy has had many years well versed within the advertising industry and worked with almost all forms of marketing and advertising techniques. Andy heads up the affiliate marketing department at a large digital agency, and spends his spare time working closely with the Days of the year team to ensure smooth communication and advertising across the Days of the year platform as well as engage new forms of technology to benefit the site.

Rob Smith - Creative Director

Based in South London, Rob is a digital designer and visual effects artist who has worked on a wide range of projects. From Days Of The Year to short films and commercials, he's worked in numerous creative positions, under his digital agency Wide 9.

Sam Simpson - Marketing Director

Digital native; blogger, Twitterer, Facebook page administrator and Pinterest + Flickr junkie. If its social then I'm there! Let's have a chat!