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In Six Words: a new holiday.

by TeamSixWords on March 23, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Six-Word Caption Contest #18: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

On March 26th, the world will come together to celebrate... well, whatever the imagination calls for because it's Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! This week, we challenge you to create a holiday in Six Words. Either your holiday’s name can have six words (such as "Make Up Your Own Holiday Day"), or it can incorporate what the day means ("FESTIVUS: for the rest of us!"). So, what’s your holiday?


Contest runs through Friday, 3/28 until 3:00PM ET. Our winner will take home a sleek key tag thanks to our friends at variouskeytags.com. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages (remember to tag Six Words!): facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | twitter.com/sixwords | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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