Humbug Day is an annual observance celebrated on December 21st of every year. With few days left for the festive, preparation for making it as a successful celebration takes a lot of patience. The Xmas-to-do-list expands in number. Finally, on seeing the list, the frustration one get cannot be expressed with few words. Bah humbug… Of course, there would be many who start feeling like a Scrooge. Humbug Day is celebrated to let out the frustration one has before the Christmas. The celebration Day allows everyone who is preparing for the Christmas to vent out their frustrations.
“We must have humbug, we all like humbug, we couldn’t get on without humbug.” – Charles Dickens
History of Humbug Day
The exact year in which the Humbug Day was first celebrated is unknown. Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com has created this celebration Day. They have created this Day as to let people who are preparing for the Festivus to let out their stress of holiday season. According to Thomas & Ruth Roy, before the start of Christmas, people are allowed to blow off twelve humbugs on this Day. For those who are involved in making this festive as a grand celebration would need to start shaping it from the best plan. Then they must go shopping, wrap it for the guests, decorate the house and Xmas tree, spend lots of bucks, and much more. All these will bring frustration and stress. So, Humbug day is the best opportunity to curse all those moments which made you say Bah Humbug. Celebrate this Day and let out your pressure and make sure you return to your original state the next day. In modern practice, “Humbug” is a word that is most associated with the Ebenezer Scrooge, a character created by Charles Dickens. Scrooge is a cold-hearted person who dislikes Christmas. The Day is also called as Don’t be a Scrooge Day. If you feel a bit like Scrooge, then this Day is just for you.
Other Celebrations on December 21
December 21 is also celebrated as
- Crossword Puzzle Day
- International Dalek Remembrance Day
- National Short Girl Appreciation Day
- Ribbon Candy Day
- Look on the Bright Side Day
- National Flashlight Day
- Short Story Day
How to Celebrate Humbug Day
Celebrating the Humbug Day is quite simple. It’s the best day to let out your holiday pressure and Christmas frustration. Make your best in the Festivus preparation. Encourage yourself and people who are preparing for Christmas. You can even help them and make them relax for some time. Watch the films like Scrooge, Christmas with the Cranks, and other humbug related movies on this Day to let out the pressure. Have a positive feel as whatever you do to make the celebration a better one is the best of all. Share your Bah Humbug moments on the social media using the hashtag #HumbugDay.