Disobedience Day

Every July 3rd is a holiday celebrated as Disobedience Day. This holiday encourages every rebel or rebel at heart to take control of their lives and to take a stand against authority. Of course, this holiday isn’t suggesting that anyone take such a subversive stand that they end up in trouble with the law or losing their job.

But it is a day for people who ordinarily don’t stand up for themselves to actually start defending themselves. It’s a day for people to be free of society’s rigid mores and to free themselves from societal expectations. In other words, it’s a day to be free!

The History of Disobedience Day

Who invented Disobedience Day? We’re not entirely sure, but we imagine that it was created by a person (or persons) who were sick of doing what they were told. They were sick of being placed in a box by society and wanted to spread their wings a little. All that we really know about this holiday is that it was created sometime after 2005 and has been observed ever since.

Observing Disobedience Day

As we said in our introductory paragraph, this is not a day for people to throw all social conventions, mores, and laws out the window. No, it’s not a day to get into trouble. Instead, it’s a day for people to show a little bit more independence, to think and act for themselves, and not be constrained by other people’s limited views.

It’s a day to take a different route to work, to be the person who chooses the restaurant where the office employees dine, or the day for people to take charge of their lives. Everyone observing this holiday can also spread the word about it online using the hashtag #DisobedienceDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 3 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
July 3 Thursday
Last year (2023)
July 3 Monday
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