National Get Funky Day

National Get Funky Day is a holiday that encourages everyone to find their groove and get funky! What does getting funky mean? The word “funky” has several meanings. One meaning is that something has a strong, musty smell. The second meaning describes a strong dance rhythm, like funk music.

Another meaning is that something is cool but not within the established standards of ordinary society. It’s these last two meanings that we are going to assume are what people are encouraged to do on this day.

The History of National Get Funky Day

National Get Funky Day was established before 2016 by Funkytown Fitness. They established this day to encourage people to dance, laugh, and share their happy mood with those around them.

They also wanted to encourage people to get out of their “funk” and to engage in the art of getting funky. Remember, this holiday is one in which people are encouraged to spread laughter and love, so get out there and get funky!

The Best Funk Songs to Listen to on This Day

If you want to take this holiday literally and actually inject some funk into your life, then you’re going to need to listen to some of the best funk songs of all time. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a nice list of funk songs that you can listen to while you’re enjoying this holiday.

  • Parliament: “Give Up The Funk”
  • Zapp: “More Bounce to the Ounce”
  • Rick James: “Super Freak”
  • Commodores: “Brick House”
  • Stevie Wonder: “Superstition”
  • Stevie Wonder: “Higher Ground”
  • Kool & The Gang: “Get Down On It”
  • Earth, Wind & Fire: “Shining Star”
  • Kool and the Gang: “Jungle Boogie”
  • Lipps Inc.: “Funky Town”
  • James Brown: “Sex Machine”
  • Carl Carlton: “She’s a Bad Mama Jama”

We’re sure there are probably about a million other funk songs that we’ve probably missed, and we encourage everyone to seek those songs out, but we think this is a good introductory list to get anyone started for their holiday celebrations.

Observing National Get Funky Day

National Get Funky Day is easily celebrated by taking some time to get out of your funk and being more fun and spontaneous. Put on some colorful clothing and play some funky music.

Maybe get some people together, throw a party, and have some fun with friends and family members. Also, make sure that you use the hashtag #NationalGetFunkyDay on your social media accounts to spread your funkiness worldwide!

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 5 Saturday
Next year (2025)
October 5 Sunday
Last year (2023)
October 5 Thursday
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