Rapture Party Day

Rapture Party Day is a holiday that’s been observed in one form or another for over 20+ years now. It’s a holiday that commemorates the supposed end of the world back in 2011. According to a prediction made in 2001, the Rapture was supposed to begin on May 21st, 2011.

Of course, that didn’t happen, otherwise, millions of people around the world would’ve disappeared. Although the prediction was false, this date is still observed by the faithful to celebrate the Rapture that is supposed to come at some point in the future. For the faithful, it’s a foregone conclusion and one to be prepared for not only on May 21st every year, but all year long.

The History Of Rapture Party Day

In 2001, the radio host of Family Radio Christian Network, Harold Camping, predicted that the Rapture would fall on May 21st, 2011 — just 10 years away. He based this prediction upon calculations using methods that he never fully divulged.

According to him, he had figured out precisely when the Rapture was going to occur, as well as the day when Judgment Day was going to happen. His predictions of doom and gloom led many of his listeners to make some pretty drastic lifestyle choices.

Some people sold all of their possessions or liquidated their retirement accounts. Other people spent money spreading the word about the inevitable end of the world. However, the Rapture never happened. May 21st came and went and Camping’s predictions proved to be wrong.

Observing Rapture Party Day

Even though the predictions about the end of the world never materialized, that doesn’t mean that people don’t still observe this holiday. It’s a time for people who are faithful to the idea of the coming of a Rapture sometime in the future to prepare themselves for the end.

It’s also a time to celebrate life and the days, weeks, or years that they have left. With that being said, people can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #RapturePartyDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 21 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
May 21 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
May 21 Sunday
Fun & Joy, Weird & Obscure