National Short Girl Appreciation Day

A lot of girls think they are too short and wish they were just a little bit taller. We can understand why that may be the case, but we’re here to say that girls of all sizes should be happy with themselves in all their glory.

To prove this point, we would like to introduce everyone to National Short Girl Appreciation Day. This holiday encourages girls and women who feel like their stature isn’t up to par to think more highly of themselves.

And according to the latest research, girls who are shorter tend to live longer. So, let’s all celebrate short girls by celebrating this holiday.

The History of Short Girl Appreciation Day

Unfortunately, the origins of this holiday are not easy to find. We tried to dig up where it might have come from or who invented it, but we just couldn’t find anything about it. Our stock answer is usually to say that we’ll keep trying to find the origins of this holiday, but I’m afraid that’s just not going to happen. Of course, anyone who does know where this holiday came from can let us know, but until then, we’ll just label it a mystery.

Facts About Human Height

People always seem to make a big deal about their height. Some people think they’re too tall and wish to be shorter, while others have the exact opposite opinion of themselves. Since people are so touchy on the subject, we thought we’d take a moment to lay out some random facts about height below.

  • From birth to age 1, a baby will add about 10 inches to their height.
  • During the 19th century, Americans were the tallest people in the world.
  • In the 21st century, the people of the Netherlands are the tallest in the world.
  • Dutch men have an average height of 6 feet, and Dutch women have an average height of 5 feet and 6.5 inches.
  • The average male in the U.S. is 5 feet 9 inches, and the average female is 5 feet 4 inches.
  • People are tallest when they wake up in the morning. They lose height as their spinal discs compress throughout the day.

Observing Short Girl Appreciation Day

The only way a person should celebrate this holiday is to appreciate those people who might be below average height, or if you are such a person, to celebrate yourself. Every person is important; it just doesn’t matter how tall they are. With that said, let’s all spread the news about this holiday using the hashtag #ShortGirlAppreciationDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 21 Saturday
Next year (2025)
December 21 Sunday
Last year (2023)
December 21 Thursday
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