Sourest Day

Sourest Day is a holiday that’s celebrated on October 25th—approximately nine days after Sweetest Day. Depending on whom you talk to, this holiday is either all about the best sour foods, such as sour candy, pickles, or sauerkraut, or it’s about cheering up the sour people in your life. Regardless of the actual purpose of this holiday, we think that everyone can get a kick out of celebrating it.

The History of Sourest Day

Okay, maybe we’re wrong about the purpose of this holiday, and as we researched this holiday, we discovered we were really wrong. This holiday isn’t about improving a person’s mood or enjoying sour foods. No, it was originally invented by Richard Ankli of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1977.

Why did he invent this holiday? He invented it because his friend’s last name was Sauer, and his birthday fell on October 25th. Since we don’t know Mr. Sauer, however, we’re just going to have to celebrate that day in our own way, and that’s by enjoying a bunch of sour foods.

Some of Our Favorite Sour Foods

Are you racking your brain trying to come up with a list of sour foods you can enjoy on this day? Well, if you are, then allow us to give you a list of some of the lip-puckering foods that we like. Any of the following sour foods is perfect for this holiday, so go ahead and get some of them to celebrate this holiday in style.

Observing Sourest Day

Unless you know Mr. Sauer personally, then you’re probably going to want to observe this holiday by getting your fill of some of your favorite sour foods. And while you’re puckering up and enjoying these sour foods, be sure to use the hashtag #SourestDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 25 Friday
Next year (2025)
October 25 Saturday
Last year (2023)
October 25 Wednesday
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