I'm not going to lie, I have a slight feeling that this tradition may have begun because of my family's overly strong fascination with crossing things off of a list.
These special days are not bequeathed on others as a reward for good behavior, or anything like that--rather, they are declared by the person who wants a day for themselves, and the rest of the family tries their best to accomplish the events of the day.
Before we even arrived in Malaysia, Angel decided that he wanted such a day for himself, and sent a detailed schedule to my family via Skype.
The day we chose to enact "Angel Day" wasn't perhaps the best one--some of his chosen activities were impossible because the mall and most major businesses were closed for Chinese New Year. We did manage to accomplish several of the things on his schedule, including:
Eat breakfast at Angel's favorite Indian restaurant
Walk on the acupressure path, which Angel has been inordinately fond of, ever since we got engaged there.
And take a family photo. Note: I am wearing a tiara because Angel wrote down on his schedule for the day that I was supposed to wear a tiara at all times except when swimming.
The day after Angel's day, we woke bright and early to find that Sarah had declared a day of her own. Hers we were able to follow a little closer to the actual schedule:
We even ate decorated sugar cookies for lunch! However, the bike rental shop was closed, as was the frozen yogurt shop, so we had to settle for vanilla cones from McDonald's instead. The "book" we were reading was The School for Good and Evil, which I mentioned in my post about all the books I read in Malaysia.
There aren't a whole lot of rules behind a "Day"--for your own sake, don't declare one on a school day, because we all know that schoolwork reigns as prince regent, if not king, in our house. Also, you're more likely to get your wishes if they're free or fairly inexpensive. Other than that, day-declarers are quite free to be very creative in planning their ideal schedule.
What activities would make your list for a day full of fun?