Tick Tock Day

Tick Tock Day is a holiday celebrated annually on December 29th. It’s a holiday that reminds us that the clock is always ticking, so we have to make the best possible use of our time whenever possible. This means completing any unfinished business that you might have at the end of the year.

This includes any charitable donations you want to have made so you can take a deduction for them on your taxes, or any other time-sensitive business you might want to complete by year’s end. It’s also a good day to take a personal inventory of what you want to have accomplished.

For example, maybe you wanted to have a particular book read or movie watched before the year was over. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish; just make sure to use this day to get it done. Remember, the clock is always ticking, and people always have less time than they think they have.

The History of Tick Tock Day

Tick Tock Day was created by Ruth and Thomas Roy. The two of them have invented quite a few other holidays besides Tick Tock Day, and those include holidays such as Bathtub Party Day, No Housework Day, and Wonderful Weirdos Day.

Some Amazing Facts About Time

To bring home how important it is for everyone to properly manage their time, not only on Tick Tock Day but throughout the year, we’ve decided to give everyone reading this some interesting facts about time. We found the following facts while we researched this holiday, and we hope that they help everyone reading this think about time a little bit differently.

  • When dinosaurs roamed the Earth, there were 370 days in the year.
  • Because of the effect of the moon on Earth, days are getting about 1.7 milliseconds shorter per century.
  • The light from Proxima Centauri, our nearest star (other than the sun, of course), is 4 years old by the time it reaches us.
  • The faster an object moves, the slower time passes.
  • The oldest known object on Earth is a zircon crystal. It’s 4.4 billion years old and was found in Western Australia.
  • A single day on the planet Mercury is two Earth years long.
  • Scientists have found that time actually feels slower while we’re having fun. This contradicts the old adage, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”
  • Our sun is estimated to be approximately 5 billion years old.

Observing Tick Tock Day

As we said in our preamble, Tick Tock Day is a holiday for taking care of the year’s business before the clock runs out. It’s a day to take care of any unfinished things you had started during the year and to make sure that you’re ready for the coming New Year. While you’re observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #TickTockDay to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 29 Sunday
Next year (2025)
December 29 Monday
Last year (2023)
December 29 Friday
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