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Humbug Day

Don't let the holiday stress get to you - embrace your inner Scrooge and celebrate Humbug Day with a day of relaxation and grumpiness.
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Get ready to bah humbug on December 21 for Humbug Day! This fun and quirky holiday is a great way to let out any frustrations or negativity before the busy holiday season. The term "humbug" originated in Victorian England and was often used as a term of disdain or annoyance. However, this day celebrates embracing your inner scrooge and finding humor in life's little annoyances. So go ahead and let out a big "humbug!" – it's sure to put a smile on your face.

History of Humbug Day

Humbug Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1843</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timelinetext timeline-text-title'>Humbug Goes Mainstream</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "Humbug" gained widespread notoriety in 1843 when it was used in the famous novel "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, where the grouchy character, Scrooge, often uses it to showcase his displeasure.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Holiday Stress Recognized</div><div class='timeline-text'>Increasing awareness of holiday stress syndromes started in the late 70s, contributing to the conception of Humbug Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Humbug Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Humbug Day was officially created by Ruth and Thomas Roy from Wellcat Holidays & Herbs as a day to vent out frustrations and ward off holiday season stress.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity Increase</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 1990s, Humbug Day gained popularity as a means to embrace and express negativity in an otherwise joyous season.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Humbug Day in Digital Age</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the advent of social media, Humbug Day has been widely spread, allowing people to vent their frustrations and stress across various digital platforms.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Humbug Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Embrace your inner Scrooge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get into the spirit of Humbug Day by embracing your inner Scrooge. Put on a grumpy face and start saying "Bah humbug!" to everything and everyone.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play pranks on your friends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Have some fun on Humbug Day by playing pranks on your friends. Just make sure they have a sense of humor and won't get too upset!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a marathon of holiday movies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate Humbug Day by watching a marathon of holiday movies that are known for their grumpy characters, such as "The Grinch" or "A Christmas Carol."</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Complain about everything</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>On Humbug Day, let yourself complain about everything and anything. It's the one day of the year where you can let all your frustrations out.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give a "Humbug" gift</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Instead of giving traditional holiday gifts, give a "Humbug" gift to your friends and family. This could be something silly or even a gag gift that will make them laugh.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Humbug Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun way to embrace the holiday season</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Humbug Day, celebrated on December 21st, is a chance to let go of any stress or negativity and just have fun. It's a great reminder to not take everything so seriously during the busy holiday season and simply enjoy yourself!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an opportunity for some harmless pranks</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the traditions of Humbug Day is to play light-hearted pranks on friends and family. These funny tricks can help bring people closer together and create lasting memories that will be talked about for years to come.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It reminds us to find joy in unexpected places</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The term "humbug" has been associated with negativity and skepticism, but this holiday challenges us to find joy in unexpected places. It's a good reminder to look for the silver lining or find something positive even in the most seemingly unpleasant situations.</p></div></div>

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When is Humbug Day?

Humbug Day is celebrated on December 21 every year. In 2024, Humbug Day will occur on a Saturday.

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