Hug a Drummer Day - October 10
Tue, Oct 10, 2023

Hug a Drummer Day

Hug a Drummer Day is celebrated on October 10th around the world and encourages people to show appreciation for those who usually stay in the background. While it’s the soloists that often get the glory, we mustn’t forget about the other members of the band who give it their all on stage! It’s the drummer that sets the rhythm of the music and can make the listeners dance more vigorously or sway more slowly.


National Hug a Drummer Day has become a beloved holiday among the musical community. But the drummers don’t know who to thank for establishing this day. Maybe the person who invented it will reveal themselves soon enough.

Many people are unaware of the amount of effort and energy put into each hour-long performance. Unfortunately, there are still people who look down on musicians, thinking of them as lazy and insignificant. Hug a Drummer Day has many events where drummers get to take the spotlight and bask in the glory. In recent years, major drum and instrument manufacturers have become involved in the celebration. Over time, the popularity of the holiday has greatly increased!

Interesting facts

  • The first drum set was invented in 1909 by William Ludwig.
  • The sound of the drums is classified as percussive.
  • The first drummer was named Chick Webb and holds the record for drumming continuously for 122 hours!
  • Historians believe that analogues of drums were found in ancient China.
  • John Bonham is considered one of the best drummers of all time.

How to take part

Do you know a drummer? Show appreciation for their skills by congratulating them. Organize a party or event and invite them along. Spread the word about this special day so that more people are aware of its existence. Make a donation to a school band to motivate and encourage them to keep going.

When is Hug a Drummer Day celebrated in 2023?

Hug a Drummer Day is observed on October 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday October 10 2023
Thursday October 10 2024
Friday October 10 2025
Saturday October 10 2026

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