Huffington Post Article on School Spirit Days

Redneck Day

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Last year, Redneck Day at Queen Creek High School in Arizona got out of controlwhen a student showed up wearing a Confederate flag. The U.S. Department of Education announced plans to investigate the incident in July after civil rights activists said it created a racially hostile environment.

Multiplicity Day

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Remember the good ol' days when Twin Day did the trick in terms of showing school spirit? Not anymore -- now, with Multiplicity Day, students are supposed to dress the same as several other students.

Flotation Device Day

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Flotation Device Day: a chance for students at schools to wear life jackets and inflatable toys to school, just like every child has always wanted, right? Our only question is, how can a child possibly sit still and learn with so many floaties on?

Cripple The Indians Day

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Mulvane High School in Kansas came under fire last year when it held a "Cripple the Indians Day" during homecoming week. The high school football team was set to play the Andale Indians that week, and students were instructed to dress up as someone elderly or injured. While some found the dress-up day insensitive, apparently this type of dress up day is not rare, and schools all across the country participate in fake-injury days.

Bamma Day

@HuffPostEdu in DC, a Bama (bamma) is someone who can't dress. During Roosevelt HS homecoming wk, we have Bama day!

Vin (@vintesta)  

   October 15, 2013

According to, "bamma" is a term used in the D.C. metro area to describe "person who has no style, taste, or class." @VinTesta tweeted us that his school has Bamma Day and sent us this picture.

Bro v. Hipster Day

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Cleveland High School in Oregon caused controversy after holding a Bro v. Hipster Day as part of spirit week. Some objected to the school's usage of the word "bro," saying that it was a racially insensitive term. But, alas, versions of bro dress-day actually takes place in schools across the country.

Seniores And Senoritas Day

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You'd think schools would realize that asking kids to dress up like representations of an ethnic group could veer into potentially offensive territory. When Canyon High School held Seniores And Senoritas Day, some students dressed up as gang members, gardeners and border patrol agents. The incident was later investigated by the district.

"Duck Dynasty" Day

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Schools across the country apparently think that dressing up like characters from A&E’s popular reality show, "Duck Dynasty," is a great way of showing school spirit. We don't see the connection, but it looks like this school made it work.

Mustache Day

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Hundreds of children sitting at desks, running around, or walking down hallways with fake, oversized facial hair: Creepy or cute? You be the judge. At least some schools hold Mustache Day as a means to raise money for charity.