Steak and BJ Day

Steak and BJ Day is a holiday celebrated on March 14th, established as the male counterpart to Valentine’s Day, which is why it’s celebrated exactly one month after. To understand how this holiday is celebrated, one simply needs to read its title.

The two main components of this holiday are for women to prepare a steak for their men and engage in some “oral intimacy.” Simple, right? However, since it coincides with Pi Day—the day dedicated to the mathematical value of π, often celebrated with the pun of eating pie—men should be cautious not to overindulge in pie if they plan to partake in Steak and BJ Day as well.


The origin of this holiday is unclear. However, the widely accepted theory is that it was created in 2002 by Tom Birdsey, a radio DJ, while on air. If true, the holiday spread rapidly thanks to word of mouth, first across the North American continent and then throughout Europe. It is now celebrated by people worldwide.

Customs, Traditions, and Celebrations

Steak and BJ Day is predicated on the notion that the traditional Valentine’s Day celebration is primarily for women. Proponents of this holiday argue that men have no interest in candy, romantic dinners, or flowers.

They claim that what men truly desire is some oral gratification and a substantial piece of meat—a sentiment many men would agree with, unless they are vegetarians or vegans. However, since Steak and BJ Day is a conditional holiday, men do not automatically receive steaks and oral favors on this day.

It all hinges on how well they treated their wives or girlfriends on Valentine’s Day. If men failed to meet their obligations on that day, or if their partners were dissatisfied with their efforts, then women are not obligated to indulge men on this holiday.

Thus, some view this holiday as an incentive for men to fulfill their Valentine’s Day responsibilities. If they fall short on the holiday dedicated to their ladies, they receive nothing on their own holiday. This establishes Steak and BJ Day as a quid pro quo arrangement.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 14 Thursday
Next year (2025)
March 14 Friday
Last year (2023)
March 14 Tuesday
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