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Spice Up Your Life Day


About Spice Up Your Life Day

When is Spice Up Your Life Day? This holiday is always celebrated on February 17

Get off of the couch and go have some fun. Get your heart pumping and your blood circulating. Stretch and use those muscles before they begin to atrophy. Today is Spice Up Your Life Day. Despite what you might think, the goal of this day IS NOT to spice up the food you eat. Rather, the objective of this February 17 holiday is to create fun and excitement in your life. We especially need some excitement in the middle of February, when we are indoors during cold, wintry weather.  So, get out of your igloo, as it’s pretty chilly in there. Go and do something really fun and exciting. This holiday will likely leave you tired and perhaps with a few sore muscles. However, it also sends you to bed with a smile on your face and some great new memories.

You don’t have to leave your house to enjoy this holiday. However, we strongly encourage it. What you choose to do today could be small, like taking a winter hike. Or it can be big, like traveling to some exotic place.  While this day encourages you to get off the couch and turn off the television, that’s not the main objective. The main goal of this day is to incent you to do something wild and exciting Try something that is out of character. Do something you’ve never done before. That’s the real spice of life. You’ll know you accomplished this goal when people tell you it’s not like you to do that. 

How to Celebrate Spice Up Your Life Day

There are countless ways to celebrate and participate in Spice Up Your Life Day. Here are some ideas:

  • Do a fun activity that you’ve never done before.
  • Do something daring, if not dangerous.
  • Do something you consider hot and spicy.
  • Begin an intriguing romance that you have been hesitant to start.
  • Travel to exotic places.
  • Spend more time with exciting people.
  • Take up a challenge or a dare.
  • Have a mid-winter party.
  • Do the Tango. Take dancing lessons.
  • Participate in a winter sport.

Today's Quotes

“If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.” – – Johnny Carson

“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” – – William Cowper

History and Origin of Spice Up Your Life Day

Spice Up Your Life Day was created in 2023 by Bob Matthews from Rochester, NY. Matthews is the owner of 

In February the weather is lousy, and people are stuck indoors. We are often lying on the couch watching television. Matthews created this day to get us off of the couch and do something interesting and perhaps a little wild and crazy. It breaks the monotony of those long winter days and nights. And importantly, it helps to make winter go by just a little faster.

The date for this February 17 holiday occurs during an otherwise dull and boring time of the year. With spring still weeks away, we need something to spice up our lives.

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