Forgive An Ex Day

The name of Forgive an Ex Day just about says it all. It’s a holiday that encourages people to put the past behind them and forgive an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend. Although that might sound easy, in practice, it can be hard for people to let go of past negative feelings.

These negative feelings can fester inside a person and taint all current and future relationships to come, and that’s why people need to let go of these emotions and move on with their lives. And this is the perfect day to begin that journey toward healing. This holiday is observed on the 17th of October each year.

The History of Forgive an Ex Day

We tried to do some research on this holiday, but every time we did, we came to the same roadblock. It seems that there are a lot of sources that know when this holiday was created and relatively few that know who invented it.

That’s okay; we guess that we’re going to be another Internet resource that knows Forgive an Ex Day was created in 2018 but doesn’t know much beyond its origin date.

Important Facts About Forgiveness

Forgiveness can have an incredible effect on a person’s mental and physical health. And that’s why it’s the basis of Forgive an Ex Day. To highlight the importance of forgiveness and to illustrate why people should observe this holiday, we thought that we’d list some facts about forgiveness below. We thought the following facts were quite educational, and we think they will be for our readers as well.

  • Healthier relationships, improved mental health, and lower blood pressure are a few side effects of forgiveness.
  • Less anxiety, less depression, less hostility, and improved heart health are also side effects of forgiveness.
  • People who don’t forgive are often filled with bitterness and anger that can “infect” other relationships.
  • Forgiveness can be obtained by recognizing the value of forgiveness, identifying what needs to be forgiven, and joining a support group.

Observing Forgive an Ex Day

Like we said earlier, the name of this holiday says it all. Everyone celebrating it is encouraged to take the time to forgive an ex, especially one from a relationship that ended badly. This doesn’t necessarily require seeking closure from the ex at all.

A person can simply forgive an ex and then never give them another thought. People can also spread the word about this day using the hashtag #ForgiveAnExDay on social media or forum posts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 17 Thursday
Next year (2025)
October 17 Friday
Last year (2023)
October 17 Tuesday
Relationships & Family