National Pass Gas Day

National Pass Gas Day is a holiday observed on January 7th and is probably one of the stinkiest days on the calendar. On this day, people may not be encouraged to let slip some gas from their colon, but they are supposed to be able to do so with little to no shame.

Since many people can’t seem to hold their gas through the other 364 days of the year, this day will likely be filled with a lot of gases. And just think about it. Every time a person passes gas, they are releasing nitrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen sulfide into the air around them.

The History of National Pass Gas Day

This holiday was first created in 2013 after Finland organized the first World Fart Championship. Why such a competition was organized, we have no idea, but it was, and this spawned National Pass Gas Day. Now, unfortunately, it’s a holiday that’s observed annually every year.

Some Important Facts About Farts

Below are some facts that we discovered while we “researched” this holiday. Let’s take a look at the following points and see if we can take something away from this holiday.

  • Farts are a part of “Bathroom Humor,” a genre of humor that has existed since the dawn of time.
  • Everyone passes gas. Not everyone feels the need to do it in front of other people.
  • The average adult farts 14 times per day.
  • 99% of what constitutes a fart has no smell at all. It’s the sulfur that makes farts stink.

Observing National Pass Gas Day

Well, anyone who has to observe this day can do so (we guess) by not monitoring their backside emissions. They can feel free to cut the cheese, toot, fart, pass gas, rip one, break wind, cut one, or use whatever other euphemism they prefer for this natural act. People can also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalPassGasDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 7 Sunday
Next year (2025)
January 7 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
January 7 Saturday
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