International Nose Picking Day - April 23
Tue, Apr 23, 2024

International Nose Picking Day

International Nose Picking Day is an international holiday dedicated to nose picking. It is a habit that everyone has. The only difference is the frequency and practical importance. Someone performs this action once a day to remove dried mucus or debris, and for someone it has a relaxing effect, and the frequency can number in the dozens of times a day. It is celebrated every year on April 23.


The details of International Nose Picking Day are unknown. Nose picking is a natural action for many people, much like wiping the eye with your hand. Usually the action is performed for the purpose of cleaning the nasal cavity of dried mucus or small debris. The frequency increases significantly during a cold, accompanied by a stuffy nose or runny nose.

Doctors recommend completely abandoning this habit. There is an increased risk of damage to the nasal mucosa and nasal bleeding. Also, many pathogenic bacteria accumulate under the nails, which can settle in the nose and lead to chronic diseases.

Interesting facts

  • Experts recommend that people who often try to clean the nasal cavity with their fingers take cleansing sprays with them. It will be much safer and even healthier for the nasal cavity.
  • The average person picks their nose five times a day.
  • There is even a medical term to describe the habit – rhinotillexomania.

How to celebrate

Minimize nasal picking if you abuse it. Purchase a nasal spray to clean your nasal cavity.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, do they have such a bad habit?

When International Nose Picking Day celebrated in 2024?

International Nose Picking Day is observed on April 23 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday April 23 2024
Wednesday April 23 2025

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