National Presidential Joke Day

After an initial glance, it seems like this holiday is somewhat mean-spirited. After all, the purpose of this holiday is to poke fun at the office of the President of the United States for all its past blunders. Whether that’s a hot microphone picking up something the president shouldn’t have said or some other blunder that isn’t too disastrous to the country or the world. If that sounds like your idea of fun, then you might want to take a few moments to celebrate National Presidential Joke Day on August 11th this year and every year.

The History of National Presidential Joke Day

While we don’t know who invented this holiday, we do know the initial incident that caused this holiday to be created. On August 11, 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was preparing for a speech when he cracked the following joke: “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Unfortunately, the microphone was live and caught his gaffe.

Observing National Presidential Joke Day

We feel that this holiday can be observed in numerous ways. You can learn more about some of the more common presidential gaffes, or you can take some time to listen to the jokes told by Ronald Reagan during his term in office. Reels of these jokes exist on the Internet and provide a great deal of entertainment to whoever watches them. Also, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalPresidentialJokeDay on your social media accounts to spread current presidential gaffes on this day or simply to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 11 Sunday
Next year (2025)
August 11 Monday
Last year (2023)
August 11 Friday
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