Scrubs Day

October 9th is celebrated every year as Scrubs Day. This isn’t a day that celebrates the 1999 TLC song known as “No Scrubs,” but is instead a holiday that features the article of clothing that is worn by nurses and other medical professionals.

And why wouldn’t there be a holiday dedicated to these comfortable, loose-fitting articles of clothing that many people liken to pajamas? Of course, people can observe this day by either spending the day wearing scrubs or even by giving a shoutout to nurses and other medical professionals for all that they do. It doesn’t matter how people observe this day, as long as they do it in style and comfort.

The History Of Scrubs Day

Unfortunately, the origins of this holiday continue to elude us. We’ve searched every Internet tome and resource that we could find and we just couldn’t find anyone who has claimed that they’ve invented it.

We don’t even know precisely when it was invented, although we suspect it was sometime after 2015. With that said, we’ll continue to search for the origins of this holiday, but we’re not all that hopeful.

Some Quick Facts About Scrubs — The Television Show

Okay, we have to admit that we’re kind of cheating today. We set out to find some facts about scrubs that we could share with our faithful readers, but we couldn’t find any facts that most people already didn’t know, so we switched gears and decided to list some facts about the popular TV series known as Scrubs. Let’s dig into them below.

  • The hospital where the series is filmed is a real abandoned hospital.
  • Scrubs’ storylines were vetted by real doctors.
  • The janitor Neil Flynn often ad-libbed his lines of dialogue.
  • Speaking of the janitor, he originally wasn’t supposed to be a regular character.
  • The officiant at the janitor’s wedding is played by the show’s creator.
  • The janitor’s father was played by R. Lee Ermey who played the drill sergeant in the movie Full Metal Jacket.

Observing Scrubs Day

Put on a pair of scrubs to lounge around the house or to wear to work on this day. That’s how we would observe this holiday. It’s also a good day to give a shoutout to medical professionals on social media using the hashtag #ScrubsDay. And of course, this is a great day to shop for a pair of new scrubs. After all, they come in a variety of different styles and colors. They’re the hot new fashion trend.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 9 Monday
Next year (2024)
October 9 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
October 9 Sunday
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