Yodel For Your Neighbors Day

We think that most people are familiar with yodeling. It’s a form of calling or singing that is created by rapid alternation between a person’s normal voice and falsetto. It’s something that people think about doing from the top of a mountain or from their backyard where they’re pretending to be Tarzan.

It’s not something that people think about doing in front of their neighbor’s house. Yet, that seems to be what the holiday Yodel For Your Neighbors Day is intimating we should do. This holiday is observed annually on January 30th and is the perfect day to make a few friends, or if you end up irritating your neighbors, a few enemies.

The History Of Yodel For Your Neighbors Day

Yodeling has been a rural tradition in Europe for hundreds of years. The first written record of this form of singing can be found in a 16th-century book. This described Alpine yodeling, but yodeling can be found in other areas of the world as well.

It can be found in the Solomon Islands, Romania, Bulgaria, Central America, and yes, in the United States. Unfortunately, the history of Yodel For Your Neighbors Day is not as clear. Try as we might, we just couldn’t trace the origins of this holiday.

It seems that no one is willing to claim credit for creating this holiday, which shouldn’t be surprising. After all, it is a day that encourages people to yodel at their neighbors, and this might cause a little bit of friction between the parties involved.

Some Quick Yodeling Facts

Want some facts about yodeling? Of course, you do. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here reading this today. We have gathered some pretty amazing yodeling facts that we feel everyone can appreciate, so let’s take a look at them below.

  • Yodeling evolved into more of a musical form during the 19th century.
  • By the 1930s, yodeling was being enjoyed not just in Europe and the U.S but around the world.
  • The yodeling classic “Indian Love Call” was used to fight off Martians in Tim Burton’s 1996 movie, Mars Attacks!

Observing Yodel For Your Neighbors Day

There are many ways for people to celebrate this holiday, but the one way we don’t recommend is surprising your neighbor with your yodeling. We’re not saying that this holiday shouldn’t be observed in the way it was intended; all we’re saying is that there needs to be prior knowledge that this is going to be done and consent.

What people can do is organize a yodeling competition in their neighborhood, yodel at the local market, or just make a video of themselves yodeling to post on the Internet using the hashtag #YodelForYourNeighborsDay. See? There are ways to celebrate this holiday without annoying your neighbors, so get out there and yodel.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 30 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
January 30 Thursday
Last year (2023)
January 30 Monday
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