25 Weird and Wacky Traditions in US States

24. Austin, Texas — Eeyore's Birthday Party

Almost every year since 1963, the city of Austin has commemorated the birthday of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh character on the last Saturday of April.

People dress up in costumes and paint their faces, dance around the maypole and take part in drum circles at Eeyore's Birthday Party. Proceeds from the celebration go toward non-profit charities.

Unfortunately, the event had to be canceled in the past two years due to COVID-19. "Protecting our herd is the Eeyore way,” the Friends of the Forest Foundation posted on Facebook.

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