Humbug Day is for people tired of Christmas preparations. We are waiting for magical holidays, but shopping, fuss, household chores, thinking through plans are simply exhausting. Sometimes there is no strength left to rejoice at the upcoming celebration. But on December 21, you can exhale and grumble a little!
The date was founded by Tom and Ruth Roy, a married couple who invented and introduced many interesting holidays in America. They think it’s easy to lose precious anticipation in the pursuit of the perfect Christmas! The day was inspired by watching the movie A Christmas Carol. If you saw him, then you remembered Scrooge – a stiff, grouchy person who has a habit of complaining endlessly. At the end of the story, he reconsiders the established views, buys a turkey for the Cratchit family and rushes to dinner.
Each of us can draw a parallel with Scrooge. The main thing is to understand this in time so as not to offend others and not to drown in a toxic state yourself. We always have the right to take a day off – Humbug Day is perfect for this!
Did you know that:
- Scrooge in English has become synonymous with the word “miser”. There is another stingy familiar character from the Disney universe – Scrooge McDuck;
- story by Charles Dickens published in 1843;
- the squeamish hero did not care about others;
- at the beginning he declined an invitation to a holiday from his nephew, and at the end of the story he came to him with pleasure.
How to celebrate
Relax and drive away disturbing thoughts – think about them tomorrow, but not on Humbug Day! Find out which of your friends are just as tired and support by talking about the date. Watch interesting movies, buy delicious food, listen to music, go for a walk and enjoy life.
When is Humbug Day celebrated in 2022?
Humbug Day is observed on December 21 each year.