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Scream Day

Get ready to scream and scare on Scream Day! Dress up, watch horror movies, and have a spooky good time with friends.
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Get ready to let out your best scream on April 24 as we celebrate National Scream Day! This holiday originated in Japan, where a group of students wanted to release their stress by screaming at the top of their lungs. Now, it has become a popular event around the world for people to express their emotions and let go of any pent-up frustrations. So gather your friends and family, find a quiet spot, and scream away – it's good for you! Plus, who knows, you might just break a Guinness World Record for the loudest scream.

History of Scream Day

Scream Day Dates

Scream Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Scream Therapy Concept</div><div class='timeline-text'>Psychologist Arthur Janov develops Primal Therapy, a treatment involving expressions of deep, repressed feelings—often including screams—to address trauma.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Screaming in Popular Culture</div><div class='timeline-text'>Screaming becomes widely recognized as a form of expression in popular culture, including movies, music, and art.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Scream" Movie Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The horror movie "Scream" premieres, popularizing the iconic ghostface mask and sending audiences into screams of terror.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Scream-Fests Begin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Various "scream-fests" begin taking place around the world, with participants gathering to scream collectively as a stress-relief activity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Japanese Students Start Scream Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>A group of Japanese students looking for stress relief and fun initiate what will become National Scream Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Scream Day gains widespread recognition as an event to express frustration and emotional release, celebrated annually on April 24th.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Scream 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'>Host a horror movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and spend the day watching your favorite scary movies. Make sure to have plenty of snacks and blankets for added scares.</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'>Create a haunted house</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Transform your home into a spooky haunted house and invite friends and neighbors to come and experience the scares. Don't forget to dress up in your scariest costumes!</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'>Have a pumpkin carving party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some pumpkins, carving tools, and your friends for a fun evening of pumpkin carving. You can even turn it into a contest for the best carved pumpkin.</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'>Attend a Halloween event or party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local events calendar for any Halloween or Scream Day themed events or parties. Dress up and celebrate with others who love the holiday as much as you do!</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'>Tell scary stories around a bonfire</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather around a bonfire and take turns telling scary stories. This is a great way to get into the spooky spirit of Scream Day and spend time with friends and family.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Scream 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 and spooky holiday</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Scream Day is the perfect excuse to get your heart racing and indulge in a little fright. Whether you enjoy watching scary movies, visiting haunted houses, or just telling ghost stories with friends, Scream Day is all about embracing the spooky and having some fun.</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 brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What better way to bond with friends and family than by facing your fears together? Scream Day is a great opportunity to plan a group outing or movie marathon and make some lasting memories with loved ones.</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 can be celebrated in different ways</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There are no set rules for celebrating Scream Day - you can make it as scary or silly as you want! Whether you prefer classic horror movies or dressing up in costumes, there are endless ways to have fun on this holiday.</p></div></div>

5 Surprising Facts About National Scream Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Screaming Can Be Therapeutic</h3><p class='facts-text'>While it might seem unconventional, screaming can actually be a form of stress relief. This emotional release can stimulate the production of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, leading to feelings of pleasure and relaxation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Loudest Scream Recorded Was Over 128 Decibels</h3><p class='facts-text'>This is louder than a chainsaw and almost as loud as a police siren. The official Guinness World Record for the loudest scream by an individual is currently held by Jill Drake of the UK.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Screaming Can Heighten Your Senses</h3><p class='facts-text'>Research shows that screaming can cause a rush of adrenaline that heightens our senses and increases our awareness, preparing us for fight or flight.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Each Scream Has Unique Acoustic Features</h3><p class='facts-text'>Just like our speech, every person’s scream is unique and contains distinctive acoustic features. This means you can recognize someone by their scream!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Screaming Has a Long History in Art and Culture</h3><p class='facts-text'>Long before Scream Day, the scream had been starkly depicted in notable art such as Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ and utilized as a powerful element in music, theater, and cinema to convey strong emotions.</p></div></div>

Scream Day FAQs

When is Scream Day?

Scream Day is celebrated on April 24 every year. In 2024 Scream Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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