National Be Late For Something Day - September 5
Thu, Sep 5, 2024

National Be Late For Something Day

National Be Late for Something Day is an interesting, unusual holiday that encourages us to feel freer and temporarily forget about strict rules. Every year on September 5, you have the opportunity to disregard your busy schedule and be a little late, using a humorous excuse. The holiday encourages everyone to slow down in our fast-paced world.


The exact date and founder of National Be Late for Something Day are not known, but the significance of the day is undeniable. History shows numerous examples of people who were habitually late yet achieved success, possibly inspiring the Procrastinators’ Club of America to establish this day to highlight the positive aspects of being late.

Interesting Facts

  • Millions are bound by stringent schedules daily, which can adversely affect their mental health due to constant stress and pressure.
  • Simple activities like walking in the park, listening to birds, or reading a favorite book can relieve stress.
  • Statistically, men are more likely to be late than women.
  • There is no proven correlation between intelligence and the tendency to procrastinate.
  • Night owls are more likely to procrastinate than early risers.

How to take part

If you have a dream deferred by lack of time, now is the moment to pursue it. The holiday teaches us to unwind; consider dedicating the entire day to your well-being. Another excellent way to celebrate National Be Late for Something Day is by gathering with family for dinner.

When is National Be Late for Something Day celebrated in 2024?

National Be Late for Something Day is observed on September 5 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 5 2024
Friday September 5 2025
Saturday September 5 2026
Sunday September 5 2027
Tuesday September 5 2028
Wednesday September 5 2029

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