National Goof-off Day - March 22
Fri, Mar 22, 2024

National Goof Off Day

National Goof Off Day is an American holiday dedicated to slackers. Maybe stop living each day in a frantic work rhythm and just forget about all the worries for the day! The creators of the holiday think the same way and so decided to give us one day in the calendar on which to just relax and enjoy idleness. It is celebrated annually on March 22.


The origins of National Goof Off Day can be traced back to 1976. It was invented by a little girl from Michigan named Monica Dufour. The parents picked up the little girl’s initiative and took it to the public sphere. Thus was born a new holiday that allowed people to completely abandon all worries and just idle away!

As early as 1983, the holiday was celebrated not only in the United States, but also in other countries. National Goof Off Day was growing in popularity – a little girl was able to come up with something that adults could not do. Now, thanks to Monica, there is a day when we can’t be blamed for being lazy, idle, and doing nothing!

Interesting facts

  • Psychologists say that a complete break from work and worries is very good for the nervous system. We can devote time to our own hobbies, meet with friends and just relax.
  • According to statistical studies, people who work without leave for more than a year increase the risk of depression, neurosis and emotional burnout by more than 40%.

How to celebrate

Take a day off and have a great time at National Goof Off Day. Spend time alone with yourself, doing things you love, or with family/friends. Forget about stress and eternal worries, at least for today!

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users how they celebrate National Goof Off Day.

When is National Goof Off Day celebrated in 2024?

National Goof Off Day is observed on March 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday March 22 2024
Saturday March 22 2025