National Be a Dork Day - July 15
Mon, Jul 15, 2024

National Be a Dork Day

National Be a Dork Day is a day dedicated to men with insufficient social skills, who are often carried away by an eccentric hobby. And the men to whom this holiday is dedicated are distinguished by a special style – their clothes do not match and most people would not even wear such clothes. Modern society is influenced by certain criteria of beauty and this further turns people who do not fit in into outcasts. However, National Be a Dork Day celebrates this.

The History

National Be a Dork Day was created by husband and wife Thomas and Ruth Roy. By the way, this couple has a huge number of funny holidays. Interestingly, the term ‘dork’ appeared for the first time in the 19th century, when British army soldiers made fun of each other. A hundred years later, the word reached the shores of America and spread among college and university students. Initially, people deprived of social skills were ridiculed in this way, but gradually the word lost its derogatory meaning. Often the term ‘dork’ is confused with such concepts as ‘nerd’ and ‘geek’. But nerds and geeks are people who are passionate about something and know everything about their hobby. People who are called ‘dork’, on the contrary, are interested in something frivolous and stupid, and are often awkward and uncommunicative.

Interesting Facts

The symbol of the National Be a Dork Day is the film Dumb and Dumber; here are some interesting facts about it:

  • Jim Carrey actually starred in the movie with a broken tooth. In real life, he wore a special cap, but for filming, he had to remove it so the character on the screen would be more colorful.
  • For the role of Harry Dunn, the director considered many actors and Jeff Daniels was far from the first candidate. It was Jim Carrey who recommended Daniels for the role of Harry.
  • When the film was released, Jeff Daniels was playing golf with Clint Eastwood, and while on vacation, Eastwood praised his colleague’s acting talent.
  • A huge number of people took part in the filming, and many of them did not want to call the picture Dumb and Dumber, because they considered the name mediocre.
  • More than 100 actors auditioned for the lead roles, including Gary Oldman and Nicolas Cage.

How to take part

Start with original clothing – choose weird socks with a fun pattern or shoes in bright colors. Try some original styles. Another way to join the celebration is to try unusual food combinations. Be sure to surprise your followers on social networks with your funny photos.

When is National Be a Dork Day celebrated in 2024?

National Be a Dork Day is observed on July 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday July 15 2024
Tuesday July 15 2025
Wednesday July 15 2026

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