International Day for Failure - October 13
Thu, Oct 13, 2022

International Day for Failure

International Day for Failure is celebrated on October 13 all over the world. This day was initiated by Aalto University in Finland. People often give up on undertakings because of self-doubt and fear of failure. Failures are normal, because this is a normal part of life, and absolutely inactive people do not make mistakes.


It all started in 2010 with the initiative of students, later turned into a holiday all over the country, and then in the world. The students noticed how few Finnish startups there were and wanted to increase their number. But the mentality of Finns does not accept mistakes, they can’t stand making mistakes and do not want to take risks in their endeavors. The fear of making a mistake in a new business did not cause Finnish entrepreneurs to want to get involved with something new and unfamiliar – the idea of celebration was formed to change this situation. After all, if you exclude the fear of a possible mistake, people will stop being afraid to take risks.

By the time they were going to hold the event for the second time, the Finnish media was already actively talking about it, it was supported by influential companies and businessmen. Soon, supporters of the holiday were found all over the world, which allowed him to reach the international level.

Interesting facts

  • On August 5, 2012, the official Facebook page for the event was created;
  • in 2014, reports showed that 30% of Americans are afraid to start a business out of fear that nothing will work out;
  • Nokia has officially supported the celebration.

How to celebrate

Chat with friends, family and learn about their failures, share your failures. Do what you are most afraid of. On this day, it’s not scary if something may not work out, because the main thing is an attempt and the experience that we get through new activities. Read books or watch movies that tell examples of how a person goes to his goal despite any mistakes and problems, and learn important lessons for yourself.

When is International Day for Failure celebrated in 2022?

International Day for Failure is observed on October 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 13 2022
Friday October 13 2023
Sunday October 13 2024
Monday October 13 2025
Tuesday October 13 2026

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