Official Lost And Found Day

Official Lost and Found Day is a holiday observed annually on the second Friday of December. It encourages everyone to reclaim those things in their lives that they have lost—both in a tangible physical sense and in a metaphorical sense.

Just about every business has a place to collect lost articles left by their customers. This is true for businesses ranging from your local restaurant to airlines. If you ever lose something, checking the lost and found of the last business you visited is a great way to find the item.

Interesting Facts About The Things We Lose

It’s important to remember that people lose things all the time. It’s so common that we think we can classify it as a universal condition experienced by everyone in the world. If you don’t believe us, then take a quick look at the following facts about people losing things:

  • The average person spends 10 minutes a day searching for lost items.
  • The most common lost items are phones, keys, and glasses.
  • Every week, approximately 12,000 laptops are lost in U.S. airports.
  • In Chicago alone, over 120,000 phones were lost in taxicabs.

Observing Official Lost And Found Day

This holiday can be observed in several different ways. You can take the time to find things that you may have lost. This could be something you’ve misplaced or lost, or it could be a person with whom you want to reconnect. You can also use the hashtag #OfficialLostAndFoundDay to spread the word about this holiday online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 13 Friday
Next year (2025)
December 12 Friday
Last year (2023)
December 8 Friday
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