National Grouch Day - October 15
Sat, Oct 15, 2022

National Grouch Day

National Grouch Day takes place on October 15th in honor of Sesame Street’s grouchy Oscar. On this day, we remember grumblers and release our own grumbler. Complain, get irritated, suffer and get angry – today it is not forbidden. This day also teaches that it is useful to spend time working through your negative emotions.


There is no specific date or reason for National Grouch Day. The holiday has been held since at least 1976 and celebrates the grumpy lifestyle. The life mission of a grumbler is to be as unhappy and grumpy as possible, while showing this state to others. Grumblers can rejoice in someone’s misfortune, they will never admit that they are happy.

We may not really like grouchy people, but there is scientific evidence that indicates that complaining makes life a lot easier. Of course, you won’t be able to grumble all your life, but on this holiday you can give free rein to your inner crybaby and complain about everyday things in life.

Interesting facts

  • in 1969, Oscar the Grouch made his debut on Sesame Street;
  • in 2005, Sesame Street had a parody of Donald Trump, he had the most garbage, and he constantly boasted and was proud of it;
  • in 2013, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird sang the hit song “I Love Trash” on The Colbert Report.

How to celebrate

Give free rein to the inner grumbler, complain and get annoyed because of the little things a little. Share your terrible insults and cynical jokes using #NationalGrouchDay on social media. And, of course, watch a few episodes of Sesame Street on TV that day. Grumpy Oscar will definitely be able to amuse you.

When is National Grouch Day celebrated in 2022?

National Grouch Day is observed on October 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 15 2022
Sunday October 15 2023
Tuesday October 15 2024
Wednesday October 15 2025
Thursday October 15 2026

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