International Moment of Frustration Scream Day - October 12
Wed, Oct 12, 2022

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

October 12 is the International Moment of Frustration Scream Day. This holiday is needed for self-expression of all disappointed people. Whether it’s a bad boss, a fight with your parents, selfish friends, the government, or the political situation that’s causing your disappointment, October 12 is the time to let the world know about your disappointment.


International Moment of Frustration Scream Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy, who compiled a list of holidays for their Wellcat Holidays organization. Businessmen in an interview said that they decided to present a list of their crazy holidays in the Chase calendar – a collection containing all the important dates for the United States. Roy was very surprised when their offer was accepted.

As for the International Moment of Frustration Scream Day, the inspiration for its creation was one of the most famous paintings by the famous expressionist artist Edvard Munch, The Scream. The canvas, depicting a screaming man with his hands to his ears, was painted between 1893 and 1910. On social networks and the Internet, Munch’s work has gained double popularity: netizens recognize it not only as a masterpiece of painting, but also made it part of pop culture, turning it into a meme.

Interesting facts

In honor of the holiday, we recall the following facts:

  • Edvard Munch actually had 4 versions of the painting “The Scream”, each of which was drawn in different years and in different techniques;
  • one version of The Scream fetched over $120 million at Sotheby’s;
  • psychologists recommend going to the forest in order to scream, and it is recommended not to scream into the void, but to imagine a situation or a person in front of you that angers or causes stress.

How to celebrate

The creators of the holiday, Thomas and Ruth Roy, offer an original way of celebrating: you need to go outside on this day and scream for 30 seconds, thereby splashing out your resentment and anxiety. Shouting has long been used to relieve stress and combat irritability, so this can really help. However, it is necessary to choose places suitable for splashing out your emotions, because a sudden and loud scream can frighten passers-by, and they can call the police.

Also, on the occasion of the holiday, you can publish on your page in one of the social networks your favorite meme based on Munch’s painting.

When is International Moment of Frustration Scream Day celebrated in 2022?

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day is observed on October 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 12 2022
Thursday October 12 2023
Saturday October 12 2024
Sunday October 12 2025
Monday October 12 2026

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