Desperation Day - February 13
Tue, Feb 13, 2024

Desperation Day

Desperation Day was created by the main character of the cult series “How I Met Your Mother”. The sixteenth episode is the same name. The action takes place on February 13 – the day of celebration. A single man is looking for any way to find his soul mate, so as not to be alone with himself this year. He fails to achieve the desired goal, but he again falls into a chain of funny incidents.


In 2005, the premiere of the television series took place, which was a resounding success. The love story of Barney Stinson makes you believe in a happy accident. He was an inveterate bachelor who was alien to ordinary human feelings. Unexpectedly for everyone, the man turns into a desperate romantic. He loses optimism and does not get tired of coming up with new jokes that can color even the harshest day.

Despite the fact that the holiday has an unofficial status, its importance is very high. Any person who is not in a relationship sometimes feels upset. Loneliness can not but depress, but there are some advantages in it. It is worth for a while to stop looking at the world from the point of view of pessimism and see the positive sides.

Fun facts

  • In 2011, a special episode of the series “How I Met Your Mother” was released. Fans immediately note the resourcefulness of their favorite character. One of the fans comes up with the idea of creating a holiday of the same name, which will help other loners cope with the experiences.
  • The holiday is very popular. The spread of the idea was carried out by loners, who were to spend February 14 without a soul mate. They tried to lend a helping hand to those who needed it.

How to celebrate

There are a huge number of ways to celebrate the holiday. It is enough to choose the one that you will like:

Go on a date. It is worth trusting fate and choosing a suitable person from your environment. You can even commit a truly insane act and invite a passer-by who attracted attention.

Check out H.I.M.Y.M.. People owe the existence of the holiday to this particular series, so it is worth getting acquainted with its content and enjoy spending time with wonderful characters.

When is Desperation Day celebrated in 2024?

Desperation Day is observed on February 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday February 13 2024
Thursday February 13 2025
Friday February 13 2026
Saturday February 13 2027