National Edge Day - October 17
Tue, Oct 17, 2023

National Edge Day

Every year, National Edge Day is celebrated on October 17 by all those who want to change their lives for the better and give up cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol. The rocker lifestyle is stereotyped as destructive to one’s health through bad habits, but the Straight Edge movement proposes to change that. Supporters of this subculture refuse addictions, unhealthy food, and promiscuity.


National Edge Day has been celebrated by Straight Edge supporters since 1999, when the first National Edge Day event was held in Boston, Massachusetts. The festival was called “Edge Fest”. The name Straight Edge itself is derived from the song of the same name by the hardcore punk band Minor Thread, which performed in the 1980s.

Interesting facts

On the occasion of National Edge Day, here are some interesting facts about the Straight Edge movement:

  • Followers of the movement not only give up bad habits, but also try to acquire new ones by regularly exercising and eating healthy food.
  • Straight Edge supporters are also trying to reduce or eliminate their meat and animal product consumption.
  • On the back of their hands or on their clothing, Straight Edge supporters wear the sign of an “X”.
  • Some of the movement’s supporters even refuse to take drugs and medicines, even if they are purchased without a prescription or with a prescription.

How to take part

You can try to give up junk food and bad habits during this holiday, but increase the amount of hardcore punk music in your playlist. At the end of this holiday, you will be proud of yourself and your willpower, and it is important to share this experience with others on social media. After all, you can still relax and have fun without drugs, so try to organize a party without alcohol and with minimal or no junk food.

When is National Edge Day Celebrated in 2023?

National Edge Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on October the 17th.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday October 17 2023
Thursday October 17 2024
Friday October 17 2025
Saturday October 17 2026

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