Stick Out Your Tongue Day

It’s a day of the year that is not so much tongue-in-cheek, but right in your face. This day could have been invented to encourage people to go to the doctor, but we’re going to take a closer look at how Stick Out Your Tongue Day came to light and what it is about.

What Is Stick Out Your Tongue Day?

There are different ways to interpret this day of the year. Was the founder having a bit of fun and saying stick your tongue out in the face of the things you thought you couldn’t do? We are going with the more sensible approach and saying it has to do with getting to the doctors. Since the tongue is a telling part of the body when it comes to illness, the doctor will often check it over.

So, the origins of the day are hard to decipher, but since it can be a bit of harmless fun, on July 19th, why not stick your tongue out at someone via an emoji?

Sticking your tongue out is generally considered a rude gesture unless you are part of the Maori culture in New Zealand, where it is part of a war chant.

How To Observe Stick Out Your Tongue Day

The easiest way is obvious – stick your tongue out at a friend and see what their reaction is. Anyone who is long overdue for a visit to the doctor should use this as an opportunity to book an appointment. On July 19, make sure you are up to date on all check-ups and see if the doctor may be able to help with that niggling health-related concern.

For many people, it will be nothing, but this could be a time where a day of the year saves your life. So, Stick Out Your Tongue Day might not be so silly after all.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 19 Friday
Next year (2025)
July 19 Saturday
Last year (2023)
July 19 Wednesday
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