Hoodie Hoo Day

Hoodie Hoo Day is celebrated every year on February 20th. It is designed to help people overcome the winter blues and prepare for the coming of spring. Although this holiday might seem like a joke, it is an actual holiday created and copyrighted by Thomas Roy, a man who has created over 80 different holidays, many of them quite unusual, such as Bathtub Party Day and Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.


The history of this day can be traced back to the late 1980s. During this time, Thomas Roy was doing research for his morning show on WIOV-FM in central Pennsylvania when he noticed that one of the books he was reading, Chase’s Calendar of Events, allowed readers to submit their own holidays for inclusion in the next edition.

Thomas did so and was quite surprised that it was published. He was even more surprised when he found out that the holiday was picked up by USA Today. Since that time, Thomas Roy has created and copyrighted 80 different holidays.

These holidays include Wonderful Weirdos Day on September 9th, Haunted Refrigerator Night on October 30th, and Panic Day on March 9th. Hoodie Hoo Day is preceded by Who Shall I Be Day? on February 17th followed by For the Love of Mike Day on February 22nd.

Customs, Traditions, and Celebrations

The main custom of this odd holiday is to go out on February 20th at noon, raise your hands over your head, and yell, “Hoodie Hoo!” for all the world to hear. Other ways that Thomas Roy suggests celebrating the holiday include wearing crazy or odd hats, ordering spring seeds for your garden, and going out to a local flea market to buy a piece of used furniture.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 20 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
February 20 Thursday
Last year (2023)
February 20 Monday
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