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Frog Jumping Day

Frog Leaping

When is Frog Jumping Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 13

Frog Jumping Day is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump “over” one? Either way, this May 13 holiday is certain to be a fun day. But, is this truly the reason for this day?  Read on………

The roots of this holiday goes back to Mark Twain’s first short story. It was first published in 1865 as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”. Later, he published it as “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. It is also known under a third title “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”.

While we have discovered many links and references to Frog Jumping Day evolving from this Mark Twain short story, we have yet to discover the reason for this particular date. May 13th is neither the date of Mark Twain’s birth, nor his death.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Frog Jumping Day

What is the best way to celebrate this special day?

  • Jump and leap like a toad.
  • Read Mark Twain’s story “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”
  • Also, we don’t think Mark Twain would mind if you jumped around like one, or if you jumped over an actual frog today.
  • Have a frog jumping contest or race. You and your friends look for them. Then, race them against each other.

Today's Quote

“Don’t ever let a soul in the world ever tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – – Lady Gaga

Frog on Lily Pad

History and Origin of Frog Jumping Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day.  There is very little factual information about this holiday. However, we continue to research this holiday.

We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

If you have any information about this holiday, please email us.

Frog in Pond

More May 13 Holidays

Here are more May 13 holidays for you to enjoy:

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