A’Phabet Day Or No “L” Day

A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day is a holiday that’s observed every year on December 25th. This holiday is essentially a pun on the word Noel—a word that’s used during the Christmas season. Every time you say the word Noel, you’re essentially saying “No L.” That sort of makes this holiday the “Dad Joke” of all the holidays that we’ve covered so far.

Of course, since the holidays are such a stressful time for many people, injecting this pun into the season might make it just a little more bearable. So, if you want to celebrate this holiday, then be ready with the pun and be sure to avoid using the letter “L” on this day.

Interesting Facts About The Letter “L”

Below are a couple of facts that we’ve learned about the letter “L.” We hope that the following facts will help everyone have a better appreciation for No L Day.

  • L was the eleventh letter of the ancient Roman alphabet.
  • L is the twelfth letter of the modern English alphabet.
  • L is also the Roman numeral for the number 50.
  • An L with a stroke above it was the Roman numeral for 50,000.
  • The Latin word libra means “pounds,” and that’s why L (£) is the sign for sterling pounds.
  • On the modern keyboard, L is on the right side, and R is on the left side.
  • Lemons, limes, loganberries, lingonberries, and lychee are just some of the fruits that start with the letter “L.”
  • Lemurs, leopards, langurs, ligers, llamas, and lizards are just some of the animals that start with the letter “L.”

Observing A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day

Observing this day is as easy as avoiding the letter “L” all day long. Or, if you prefer, avoid things that start with the letter L, such as ladders, labels, or lace. Of course, avoiding some objects that start with the letter L can be difficult.

For example, how are you going to serve gravy if you can’t use your ladle? The last way to celebrate this holiday is simply by using the hashtag #NoLDay with some well-placed puns on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 25 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
December 25 Thursday
Last year (2023)
December 25 Monday
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