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National Selfie Day Contributes To Social Media 'Holiday' Trend

National Selfie Day Contributes To Social Media 'Holiday' Trend

Every day is a holiday when smart phones and social media profiles abound. It is easy as pie to take a snapchat and add a fun filter that changes daily.

Tuesday, the social media sphere celebrates "NationalSelfieDay," and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), Facebook Inc(NASDAQ: FB) and Facebook's Instagram are all contributing to perpetuating the phase that is taking over not just the teenage social calendar, but also adults' news feeds.

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Every day it seems the social sphere is populated by a different hashtag trend, bringing attention to a variety of unusual and interesting things like "National Hot Dog day" or "National Peaches N' Cream Day." This begs the question, where exactly do these come from? Does someone actually get paid to conjure up these holidays, or are they in existence prior to the day of?

National Day Calendar, a website that compiles forgotten or unusual holidays, is a great resource for a wealth of information on wacky holidays. It appears that all 365 days have at least one thing to celebrate, and it continues to grow each year.

Check them out on Twitter, @NationalDayCal, to find out what to wish your co-workers today. FYI, it is not just a day to post a self-perpetuating photo, it is also the longest day of the year.


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