International Panic Day

Panic is an emotion that every single human on the planet is familiar with on some level. It’s a universal emotion that many of us try to go out of our way to avoid in any possible way. So it’s quite surprising that someone would actually create a holiday dedicated to this emotion.

This holiday is known as International Panic Day, and it’s observed every June 18th. The purpose of this holiday is for people to let out their panic and fear through art or simply by telling friends and family members about it.

The History of International Panic Day

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be anyone who is ready to take credit for creating Panic Day. We searched the annals of the internet and just couldn’t find out where this holiday originated.

While we’ll continue to try to find this day’s origin, it doesn’t look like we’re going to find it anytime soon. That alone is enough to instill a little bit of panic in us!

Some Quick Facts About Panic

In order to celebrate this holiday, we feel that people should know a little bit more about the emotion known as panic. This relative to fear is felt by everyone, yet few people really have taken the time to understand why it has such a hold over them when it comes over them. So, let’s take a few moments and talk about panic.

  • Panic attacks can happen to anyone at any time and often come on without warning.
  • Panic disorder is more common in women than in men and usually starts in young adults.
  • Symptoms of panic disorder include chest pain, fast heartbeat, dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

Observing International Panic Day

We think that the best way to observe this holiday is by taking the time to come to terms with the things that cause panic in your life.

It’s also a day for people to think about their mental health and whether they need to seek professional help for panic attacks that they might have. People can also spread the word about this holiday by using the hashtag #PanicDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 18 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
June 18 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
June 18 Sunday
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