National Awkward Moments Day

National Awkward Moments Day is a holiday that’s celebrated annually on March 18th. This is a holiday that celebrates that state of discomfort that a person feels about themselves emotionally. Maybe this awkwardness happens when the wrong thing flies out of your mouth because you’ve dressed formally when you were supposed to dress informally, or for one of the many other reasons that people feel this way. That makes this holiday one that we can all relate with and one where it’s okay for us to feel awkward when we’re celebrating it. 

The History Of National Awkward Moments Day

Unfortunately, our extensive research couldn’t uncover the origins of this holiday. All that we know at this moment is that this holiday has been celebrated for a few years now. With that being said, we did manage to compile a list of some interesting facts about the awkwardness that all of our readers might find interesting. 

Facts About Awkwardness

Although the entire emotional state of feeling awkward is centered around a certain level of discomfort, we think that the following facts will help to ease some of that awkwardness a little bit. Although we do have to admit that if there wasn’t a little bit of awkwardness for us to deal with, then this holiday wouldn’t exist at all. 

Self-Consciousness Is An Early Developing Trait

The first thing that people should realize is that self-consciousness is an important part of being human. It’s so important, that it develops around the age of 18-months old. This is the age when children begin to think of themselves as separate from their parents and begin to recognize themselves in a mirror. 

Awkwardness Isn’t All That Noticeable

When a person makes a faux pas or has a particularly awkward moment, they tend to feel that the whole world is watching every single moment of their embarrassment. However, that’s not the case. In most instances, the mistake has probably gone unnoticed and it’s only in the person’s mind that amplifies their embarrassment.

People Tend To Regret Not Doing Things Instead Of Doing Them

A lot of the time people will avoid doing a particular activity because they’re afraid that they’re going to do it wrong and look like a fool in front of everyone. Unfortunately, that’s the worst thing that they can do. In study after study, researchers have discovered that most people regret trying a new activity than people who tried an activity and failed. 

For example, let’s take the scenario of two guys wanting to ask two women out on a date. The guy who refuses to even try asking the woman on a date is likely to regret his decision more than the guy who tried and failed. 

Celebrating National Awkward Moments Day

The whole point of this holiday is to help people get out of their comfort zone and try new things. We all feel moments of awkwardness, so the key is to not avoid awkward situations entirely, but instead, work through them. If you do that, then you’ll most likely be able to try out more new situations than someone who tries to avoid ever feeling awkward. This could mean the difference between a rich, full life and a dull one. 

When is it?
This year (2023)
March 18 Saturday
Next year (2024)
March 18 Monday
Last year (2022)
March 18 Friday
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