National Reach As High As You Can Day

National Reach as High as You Can Day is a holiday observed annually on April 14th. The purpose of this day is to encourage everyone to reach beyond their grasp. This isn’t meant in the literal sense, of course, but more in a metaphorical sense.

This holiday encourages everyone to try to reach their goals. It doesn’t matter if you’re just reaching for your goals for the day or if you’re pursuing a lifelong dream. Just go out there and make your mark on the world.

Some Interesting Facts About World Records

We understand that some people might need a little bit of inspiration to achieve all of their goals, so we decided to list some of the world records we’ve come across. That should be more than enough inspiration for anyone looking to observe this holiday.

  • The fastest bird on the planet is the peregrine falcon. It can fly as fast as 60 MPH and dive at speeds of up to 240 MPH.
  • The longest bout of hiccups lasted almost 70 years.
  • Stan Munro created the largest display of toothpick sculptures in May 2014. It consisted of 101 toothpick sculptures.
  • Joel Waul made the largest rubber band ball in Lauderhill, Florida, in November 2008.

Observing National Reach As High As You Can Day

This is the day on which everyone should go out there and scream “carpe diem!” while they’re trying to reach for all the things that appear to be out of their reach. It’s also a good day for people to spread the word about achieving their dreams by using the hashtag #NationalReachAsHighAsYouCanDay on their social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 14 Sunday
Next year (2025)
April 14 Monday
Last year (2023)
April 14 Friday
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