Have A Bad Day Day

Have a Bad Day Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 19th of November. This holiday allows people to push back against the phrase “Have a Good Day” and determine for themselves what kind of day they’re going to have. How many times have you heard this phrase from coworkers, or even random strangers, during the course of a day?

Probably hundreds, and many people are sick of hearing it. That’s why this holiday was created. Instead of uttering this same tired and ultimately meaningless phrase, people are encouraged to use an alternative: “Have a Bad Day.”

The History of Have a Bad Day Day

Although we don’t know the exact year this holiday was created, we do know that it was invented sometime between 1997 and 2002. How do we know that? Because it was created by Tom and Ruth Roy from Wellcat Holidays.

This website sells aromatherapy products and herbs, but they also create holidays. And they’ve created a number of different holidays over the years, including Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day (December 1st), Get a Different Name Day (February 13th), and Don’t Step on a Bee Day (July 10th).

Some Tips for Dealing with Bad Days

Just because this holiday is a celebration of the “bad day” doesn’t mean that people actually have to have a bad day on this day. People can choose to have a better day by following a few tips. Sure, you don’t want people to tell you to have a good day, but that doesn’t mean you actually want to be miserable, so let’s take a look at the following tips.

  • Appreciate the things that are going right in your life.
  • If you feel stressed, take a few minutes to take a break and regroup.
  • Try to see the positive in bad situations and make the most of every situation.
  • Don’t be afraid to laugh, or to cry, to release a little bit of steam.
  • Don’t give up just because things are hard. Sometimes we just need to push through.
  • Remember, even the worst day in the world will eventually pass.

Observing Have a Bad Day Day

We think we’ve basically summed up how this holiday is observed. Essentially, it’s a day for people to tell others to “Have a Bad Day.” Of course, we do have to warn people that not everyone will take this phrase in the spirit it’s intended. People can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #HaveABadDayDay online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 19 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
November 19 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
November 19 Sunday
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