National Hug A Drummer Day

Every year, the 10th of October is observed as National Hug a Drummer Day. This holiday encourages people to hug a drummer if they happen to know one. It’s a day that attempts to show some recognition to one of the least appreciated members of any band.

There’s always a lot of attention and praise showered on a band’s lead singer or lead guitarist, but the same can’t be said about the drummer. The person who literally holds the beat of each song in their hands is relegated to sitting at the back of the stage behind their kit.

The History Of National Hug A Drummer Day

We attempted to research this holiday, but unfortunately, we couldn’t find any definitive answers regarding its origin. At least, not any that satisfied us. We can only assume that this holiday was created by a drummer (or someone who knows a drummer).

We don’t know who invented it, where it was invented, or anything else about it. We’ll continue to try and research this holiday, but at the moment, it doesn’t look like we’re going to find the answers we want.

Amazing Facts About Drums & Drummers

You didn’t think we’d just conclude this article without taking a few moments to talk about drums and drummers, did you? Of course, we wouldn’t do that, and that’s why we’ve listed the following amazing facts about them that we feel all of our readers will enjoy on National Hug a Drummer Day.

  • It’s believed that drumming is the oldest form of musical activity in the world.
  • The shape of the modern drum kit was established during the 1930s.
  • Drums can be classified as traditional, acoustic, or electronic drums.
  • Drummers need to have good eye-hand coordination, limb independence, and a strong sense of rhythm to be successful at drumming.
  • People who play “air drums” tend to have lower stress levels than those who don’t.

Observing National Hug A Drummer Day

Walking up to a random drummer and hugging them might be a bit weird, so we recommend that people refrain from doing that on this day. It’s fine to hug those drummers you know and who are willing to be hugged, but don’t go around hugging people who aren’t receptive to it or who don’t know you.

You can give a shoutout to drummers online, though, without breaking any social etiquette. All you have to do is use the hashtag #HugADrummerDay on social media. We feel that’s an acceptable way to celebrate this day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 10 Thursday
Next year (2025)
October 10 Friday
Last year (2023)
October 10 Tuesday
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