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Just Because Day


About Just Because Day

When is Just Because Day? This holiday is always celebrated on August 27

Have you held back from doing something you really want to do, something out of character for you? Are you afraid someone will challenge your decision or action? You’re ready to reply to the question with an excuse that’s valid today… Just because. This somewhat inane and quirky August 27 holiday is Just Because Day. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it’s expected of us. None of those reasons apply today.  

Is there something you’d like to do, but there isn’t a reason or logic for doing it? Well, today is the day to go out and do something “just because”. It is most enjoyable if it is an uncommon, or unexpected activity or action. Perhaps, you have something in mind. If not, just go with the first thing that comes to your mind.  “Just because” activities often come from a “whim” or a “what if I” type of thought. We know you will quickly get the hang of this day and have a lot of fun with it. 

To get you started, here are some of our suggested activities for Just Because Day:

  • Take an unplanned day of vacation.
  • Visit someone you haven’t seen in a while.
  • Knock on someone’s door and compliment them on their great lawn.
  • Skip, don’t walk.
  • Spin a wheel, and bicycle in the opposite direction of where the arrow points.
  • Buy something you don’t need.
  • Jump in a puddle.
  • Walk backward.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Just Because Day

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate and participate in Just Because Day:

  • Do something for no other reason than “because I can”.
  • Do something risky or daring. You know the excuse.
  • Looking for an excuse for something you did? You know the reason.
  • Send someone flowers or a gift, just because.

Today's Quote

Did you ever feel like you’ve had too much wine?  …. Yeah, me neither.

History and Origin of Just Because Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this inane and quirky holiday. But, we think this can be one of the best, most fun days of the year! Why!? ..Just because.

Reader Comments:

“The original version of Just Because Day may be a movable holiday called Because Day that was first celebrated on the third Wednesday in May. It was invented in the late fifties or early sixties, by my father, Joseph J. Goodwin of Los Gatos, CA. He turned the gift of a transistor radio for my mother into our own family holiday. It wasn’t so much about a radio as it was about celebrating life, free afternoons, and family. My sister assured me on my last visit that she passed the tradition on to her family.”  B. Lynn Goodwin

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