National Procrastination Week

National Procrastination Week usually occurs sometime during the first two weeks, but the problem with holiday weeks that celebrate chronic procrastinators is that you really can’t depend on that fact.

Sometimes, the holiday is observed when it’s most convenient. Let’s hope that it gets celebrated at all. As the name implies, this week celebrates those who put things on the back burner and don’t attend to them for a while.

It’s also a week that encourages people who feel overwhelmed to take a little break from their hectic schedules and put non-critical tasks aside for a little while.

The History of National Procrastination Week

Unfortunately, we were unable to find out who created this holiday week. What we did find out, however, was that this week was invented in 2008 and has been observed ever since. Sure, procrastinators might not exactly observe this week on time every year, but it does eventually get observed when they get around to it.

Observing National Procrastination Week

What few people realize when they hear about National Procrastination Week is that there’s not only a week dedicated to procrastination but an entire club. The Procrastinators’ Club of America is a Philadelphia-based organization that promotes the philosophy of relaxation by putting off until later the things that don’t need to be done today.

It was established in 1956 by Les Waas and continues to operate to this day. So maybe this organization is the perfect one for procrastinators to join during this week.

Of course, the core way of observing this week is simply by putting things off. Obviously, you aren’t going to want to put off things that are time-critical or extremely important, but for things that really don’t matter, then feel free to put them off.

Also, be sure to use the hashtag #Procrastination on social media to spread the word about this week. Just don’t be surprised if it takes a few days for the hashtag to trend. After all, procrastinators really like to procrastinate.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 3 Sunday
Next year (2025)
March 2 Sunday
Last year (2023)
March 5 Sunday
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