Procrastination Day, Netflix Day, Mango Day...if you could create a public holiday, what would it be?

Procrastination Day, Netflix Day, Mango Day...if you could create a public holiday, what would it be?

This week, we asked our readers: If you could create an international public holiday, what would it be? These are some of our favourite answers


Is something like the Cheung Chau Bun Festival too boring for you? What would you like to see in a new holiday?
Photo: K. Y. Cheng/SCMP

Family Bonding Day

On this day, people would spend their time bonding with family members, something we rarely do in this busy world.

Eunice Yip, 16, Pooi To Middle School

No Homework Day

Students in Hong Kong have too much homework. This is the case even in primary schools. We get at least five items of homework per week. It’s time to have a day where we don’t have to do any!

Tsui Tak-lung, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Covfefe? Hea? Splungerler? What word would you add to the English language?

Procrastination Day

Procrastination is so common around the world, I think it should be celebrated as a public holiday. It’s worth celebrating, because it calms the mind and soul of hardworking people. We could hold online fairs for procrastinators who lounge on their sofas all day. They would be able to get food baskets filled with crisps, fizzy drinks, and sweets, as well as blankets and pillows. Just thinking about it is exciting!

Lauren Faith Lau, 17, International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School

Netflix and YouTube Day

We would get to binge-watch TV shows and videos all day long. Actors and YouTubers would do a live stream or arrange meet-and-greets with fans. Free food, too. What an amazing day!

Hillary Lo, 12, Sha Tin College

Environment Day

Yes, it may already exist, but saving the environment is an incredibly important job for humans. On this day, it would be mandatory for people to do something that benefits the environment, like planting a tree or participating in a beach clean-up.

Ady Lam, 12, Island School

What is the single most courageous thing you’ve ever done?

Renewable Energy Day

Developed countries still rely heavily on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. We must go green and switch to using natural resources like solar, wind and hydroelectric power. People would pay more attention if we really promote renewable energy.

Hon Pak-yee, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Mango Day

You only eat mangoes and drink mango juice on this day. Also, shops are only allowed to sell mangoes. This is a sweet holiday we all deserve!

Ryo Shoji, 9, Discovery Bay International School

Elders’ Day

Too many kids look at their grandparents and think they’re boring; some of them sit around all day knitting itchy jumpers. On this day, everyone should spend time with their grandparents. Then you’ll see how much fun they can be!

Harry Bettridge, 9, Discovery Bay International School

Which animated character would you be?

Wildlife Day

The hunting and trading of wild animals is still going on despite efforts by conservation groups to stop poaching. When we see videos of leopards, tigers, pandas and other animals, we see the pure and natural world. It’s time to remind people of the importance of saving all endangered animals.

Sherry Lin Cheuk-yiu, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Pet Care Day

People don’t have to go to work on this day; they just have to take care of a pet. Pets are often lonely because owners don’t spend enough time with them. People could use this day to build a better relationship with their pet.

Gigi Chan, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Edited by M. J. Premaratne

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
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