Dumbstruck Day is an annual holiday dedicated to dumbstruck. This feeling often has a positive connotation and describes extreme surprise at what you see. For example, you got the highest grade on an exam, you happened to see an old friend in another country you hadn’t seen for years, and so on. It is celebrated on March 15.
The history of Dumbstruck Day is not known. The term “stunned” appeared as early as the Middle Ages, but by the 18th century it had disappeared from view. The return of the word was seen in the next century, when movies, comics, books, etc. began to come out actively. An unexpected event causes consternation. It can be described as a state of shock, but in contrast, stunned is often used to describe events with a positive essence.
You can be stunned after reading the news in the newspapers or watching TV shows, commercials, or unexpected news from an acquaintance.
- The term “stunned” has come to be used frequently in cultural achievements. Read the book Stunned by S. Pennykeeper and S. Connor. Also note the documentary of the same name, released in 2010.
- To be stunned is to lose the power of speech for a moment. From the event, your nervous system becomes overwhelmed, and you can’t concentrate for a few seconds, you don’t understand what you need to say or do.
- Some people find themselves stunned very rarely. Others are simply very emotionally susceptible and take any event to heart, provoking a state of stupefaction.
How to celebrate
Learn shocking news, watch exciting clips to become stunned on Dumbstruck Day. If you can’t, just go to an amusement park to ride the roller coaster and enjoy the thrills.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what events caused them to be stunned.
When is Dumbstruck Day celebrated in 2024?
Dumbstruck Day is observed on March 15 each year.