Crackers Over The Keyboard Day

Crackers Over the Keyboard Day is somewhat of an odd holiday. Judging by the title of this holiday, many people might think it’s a day about cleaning the crumbs out of your keyboard. People who work on the computer a lot could end up with crackers and a variety of food particles that can interfere with the keyboard’s normal operation, so you might think this was a holiday that addressed that issue. However, it’s not.

This holiday encourages people to bring cookies and crackers to work so they can eat them while they’re typing away. In other words, this is a holiday that actively encourages people to crumb up their keyboards. As we’ve said, it’s sort of an unusual holiday, but one that some people might want to observe on August 28th.

The History of Crackers Over the Keyboard Day

It shouldn’t be all that surprising to find out that Thomas and Ruth Roy of the website Wellcat were the ones who invented this holiday. For those who aren’t familiar with that particular website, it’s one that sells herbs and creates holidays.

Some of the holidays they create are pretty wild. For example, they have invented holidays such as Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day (July 6th), No Socks Day (May 8th), and Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day (November 8th). So, it’s no surprise that this is yet another holiday that they have created.

Observing Crackers Over the Keyboard Day

Obviously, the purpose of this holiday is for people to “break the rules” and eat cookies and crackers over the keyboard. We get it. However, we think there is probably another way to observe this holiday. We believe that people can take the time to clean out all the gunk that they have in their keyboards.

Hair, food particles, and who knows what else can end up falling down between the keys, so it’s a good idea to periodically remove those particles. And this is a good day to get it done. Another thing that people can do on this holiday is to spread the word about it using the hashtag #CrackersOverTheKeyboardDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 28 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
August 28 Thursday
Last year (2023)
August 28 Monday
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