National Failures Day - August 15
Tue, Aug 15, 2023

National Failures Day

A holiday dedicated to everyone who has faced failure at least once in their life? Yes, National Failures Day! We are sure every person gets into awkward situations, often remaining underestimated. Its purpose is to make it clear that you are not alone, and failures happen.

The History

If you are upset by an unfortunate failure, remember Einstein, who could did not enter the Zurich Polytechnic Institute. If you look into history, you will find many politicians, artists, writers, and other famous people have made mistakes and failed.

In 2010, university students in Finland got together and decided they needed to set a date to officially commemorate life’s failures. This National Day gained popularity and many countries took up the idea.

Interesting facts

  • JK Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter books. Before they was published, it was rejected by 12 publishers. By 2004, Joan became the first billionaire writer.
  • Walt Disney, the founder of the multimedia company of the same name, was fired from his job, as the audience did not appreciate any of his works. In 1928, he created a recognizable character – Mickey Mouse.
  • Abraham Lincoln lost the election to the Illinois State Senate. After losing, he gathered all his strength and a few years later became the President of the United States.

These and many other people did not give up and strove toward their goals.

And more than 30% of Americans are afraid to start a business because of the fear of failure.

How to take part

Humor is the best helper in business. On National Failures Day, you can laugh at your failures and learn from them.

It would be useful to read the stories of famous people, listen to your loved ones, and speak out.

When is National Failures Day celebrated in 2023?

National Failures Day is observed on August 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday August 15 2023
Thursday August 15 2024
Friday August 15 2025
Saturday August 15 2026