Peculiar People Day is observed to celebrate those who challenge the ordinary and thrive in their own, unique style.

The world may have set a certain order and way of doing things, but Peculiar People Day celebrates those who break away from the norm and choose to do things their own way. Observed every Jan. 10, the holiday recognizes those who are deemed "peculiar" or "different," whether it's because of the unique way they dress, their refusal to live by the status quo, or simply having the courage to be different and live differently than what is deemed as "normal."

Often, it's these "peculiar" ones that actually challenge the established ideas and conventions, even ones that are so deeply ingrained in society. For instance, some of the visionaries who may be deemed to be rather peculiar include Leonardo da Vinci, Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury, all of whom were rather different in their time and made a mark in their own way.

Exactly who invented Peculiar People Day is unknown, but the occasion is the perfect time to celebrate any peculiar person in your life or perhaps loosen up a little and give in to your peculiar side. As National Today noted, everyone has something a little peculiar about them.

Let's have a look at some inspiring quotes about peculiarity. (Courtesy: Inspiring Quotes, QuoteTab, Brainy Quote and Good Reads)

  1. "Of all individuals, the hated, the shunned, and the peculiar are arguably most themselves. They wear no masks whatsoever in order to be accepted and liked; they do seem most guarded, but only by their own hands: as compared to the populace, they are naked." - Criss Jami, Healology
  2. "I'm the guy in the corner that is slightly peculiar but fun and funky." - Jidenna
  3. "Normality is much less captivating than the extraordinary." - Erin Forbes, Fire & Ice: The Elementals
  4. "When you are convinced that what you offer is yours, whether it be mediocre or of standard quality, your originality will make people love you in a way you did not expect." - Michael Bassey Johnson
  5. "My works are all expressly my own- pleasingly peculiar, not a borrowed stroke in one of them." - Amanda McKrittick Ros
  6. "Personal style, be it that of Michelangelo, or that of Tintoretto... has always been that peculiar personal rapport which has developed between an artist and his medium." - Ben Shahn
  7. "Develop your own skills and styles. In music, designing, electronics, etc., you may have a peculiar way of exposing your dreams in an uncommon way." - Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping The Dream
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