National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is a holiday that reminds us not to worry too much about things that have gone awry in the past. We cannot change the past, so we shouldn’t invest too much emotional or mental energy into what we cannot change.

The name of this holiday can be traced back to an old proverb written by James Howell in 1659, but it likely goes back even farther than that. Regardless, this day is the perfect opportunity for people to put their past mistakes behind them and start thinking more about the future, which is precisely what we plan on doing on February 11th.

Fun Facts About Milk

We’ve been talking about spilled milk in its proverbial sense; now let’s talk about the real stuff. Although milk is a product that many people use on a daily basis, few people actually give it the thought it deserves. That’s why we’ve assembled some pretty nifty facts about milk that we think everyone will really enjoy.

  • The fat and protein content gives milk its characteristic white color.
  • The average cow can produce approximately 6.3 gallons of milk per day.
  • Pule cheese, or magareći sir, is made from donkey milk.
  • The average American consumes almost 20 gallons of milk each year.

Observing National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

Okay, now that we’ve all decided not to let past mistakes dictate how we proceed from this moment on, we’re going to take a few moments to talk about how this holiday can be observed. The first thing a person can do on this holiday is to pledge that they will be more prepared for future projects, so fewer mistakes happen, and there are fewer instances of having to cry over spilled milk.

Another thing a person can do is to have a backup plan in place for any project that could go wrong. And finally, people should just let past mistakes go and pledge to do better in the future. That’s all that has to be done in order to celebrate National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 11 Sunday
Next year (2025)
February 11 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
February 11 Saturday