Be Nasty Day

Curmudgeons, the boorish, and the impolite now all have a holiday that they can rally around. This holiday is known as Be Nasty Day, and it’s a day for people to embrace their rudeness, meanness, and their general despicable nature for a 24-hour period.

Of course, this is a joke holiday, and no one is encouraged to actually be rude and spiteful to people, but it is a day to celebrate how it can sometimes be fun to not have to display such a polite outer appearance. So, for everyone who actually wants to embrace their inner Scrooge, this is the day to do it. Just be sure not to alienate friends and family members while celebrating.

The History of Be Nasty Day

Although we’re unsure of when this holiday began or who first initiated it, there is some talk that it’s somehow related to the “Nasty Woman” movement. The phrase “nasty woman” was used by U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump to refer to Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

Even though this phrase was used to try to insult the former Secretary of State, the phrase would become a part of the feminist movement and serve as a rallying cry for women’s rights. It has since been used in popular culture, in memes, and has appeared in various art exhibits, magazine articles, and books. It may have even inspired this holiday.

Observing Be Nasty Day

Now that we know the context of this holiday, we can say that it is one that can be observed in one of two different ways. People can let their inner curmudgeon come out to play for the day, which isn’t really advisable and might get you “blacklisted” by everyone around you.

Or, alternatively, you can use the holiday to advance the feminist movement and “stick it to the man.” And while people are celebrating this holiday, they should take the time to spread the word about it on social media using the hashtag #BeNastyDay. After all, isn’t social media where all of the nasty things live nowadays

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 8 Friday
Next year (2025)
March 8 Saturday
Last year (2023)
March 8 Wednesday
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