National It’s My Party Day - October 11
Tue, Oct 11, 2022

National It’s My Party Day

National It’s My Party Day is traditionally celebrated on October 11, and this is a great occasion to organize a spontaneous party. During this national day, you can both have fun until you drop, and mourn, indulging in memories of school love or unfulfilled dreams. The origin of the holiday is not for nothing associated with the famous song with the words: “This is my party, and I will cry if I want to.”


One version of the origin of the holiday says that it is directly related to the song “This is my party”, which was first performed and made popular by Leslie Gore. The audience liked the composition so much that the introductory line from it became a catch phrase, which is widely used today.

The author of the song is Seymour Gottlieb, who wrote it after the incident before his daughter’s birthday: Judy threw a tantrum on her 16th birthday. The fact is that grandparents demanded from the birthday girl that she invite only important guests to them, but the girl did not like it. Angry, Judy replied to her relatives: “This is my party and I will cry if I want to.” Based on these words, the girl’s father created a song that he sent to his partner Herbie Wiener, and he had already completed it with the help of a composer.

The song was first recorded by the Chiffons and was not performed by Leslie Gore, but by Helen Shapiro. Gore recorded her own version of the composition at Bell Sound Studios in Manhattan. A few days later, the song was already playing on various radio programs in America.

Fun facts

On the occasion of the national day, let’s remember the following fun facts:

  • Leslie Gore recorded her version of the song on March 30, 1963;
  • in May 1963, this song reached number one on the US music chart;
  • in 1981, a remake of the song by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin hit number one on the UK, Scotland and New Zealand music charts.

How to celebrate

On October 11, in honor of the national day, there is an ideal occasion to throw a house party with food and drinks. During National It’s My Party Day, you can feel nostalgic about the past or sing the song the holiday is named after in karaoke. If the holiday has become very sad, then you should not hold back tears: crying heartily is sometimes very useful to get rid of unnecessary stress and tension.

When is National It’s My Party Day celebrated in 2022?

National It’s My Party Day is observed on October 11 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday October 11 2022
Wednesday October 11 2023
Friday October 11 2024
Saturday October 11 2025
Sunday October 11 2026