Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day

Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day is a unique holiday that’s observed every August 28th. As the name of this holiday suggests, it encourages people to try their hand at moving their mouse cursor across their desktops and around their icons.

Why? Well, according to the creators of this holiday, its purpose is to help relieve boredom as a person is waiting for their program to load on their computer screen. After all, what else are you going to do with that fraction of a second?

We’re sure this holiday was probably more exciting when it was first created and programs actually took a while to load, but in this day of super-fast processors and memory, as well as SSD drives that deliver transfer speeds of over 7,0000 MB per second, they don’t actually take long to load at all. Of course, this only limits our enjoyment of this holiday if we let it.

The History Of Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day

For anyone interested in the history of this holiday, all they have to do is look at wellcat.com to see where it came into existence. This holiday was created by this website to give people something to do while they’re waiting for their programs to load.

As we said earlier, most computer programs load pretty quickly today, but that doesn’t stop anyone from taking a few moments out of their busy day to race their mouse cursor around their desktop icons anyway. After all, according to Wellcat, doing so will make a person feel peppy — whatever that means.

Observing Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day

Well, we think that we said everything there is to say about this holiday. All a person has to do is race their mouse cursor around their desktop icons and they’re good to go.

This can be done while they’re waiting for a program to load, or just because they’re tired of doing work and need a little bit of a distraction. The reasons don’t matter. All that matters is that everyone observing this holiday should spread the word about it online using the hashtag #RaceYourMouseAroundTheIconsDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 28 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
August 28 Thursday
Last year (2023)
August 28 Monday
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