Portugal, Dia de Portugal (Portugal Day)
What It Is: This day honors the death of Luís de Camões, a Portuguese poet so influential that the Portuguese language is sometimes called “the language of Camões”. Because reciting poetry is nonetheless boring, revelers on this day typically enjoy parades, street fairs, and awesome grub.
How You Fake It: Bake up a batch of pastéis de nata, a delicious egg pastry, and bring it to work explaining, “Oh my bisavó just whipped these up!” Then explain you’ll be taking a day off because you have to perform the Bailarico at the local Dia de Portugal parade. Don’t have one? Congrats! You just founded your town’s first Die de Portugal parade.