National Itch Day - June 3
Mon, Jun 3, 2024

National Itch Day

National Itch Day is an American holiday dedicated to addressing and combating itching. It can have many causes and should not be ignored! Irritated skin needs attention to prevent complications. The holiday is celebrated annually on June 3.


The history of National Itch Day lacks detailed records. Itching is an unpleasant sensation characterized by irritation and tingling of the skin. People often scratch the affected area, hoping to relieve the itch, but this does not always help.

Itching can be a symptom of dermatological diseases, so treating these underlying conditions is crucial. Itching is also often a manifestation of allergic reactions to things like animal hair or flower pollen, requiring the use of anti-allergy medications.

Prolonged scratching can lead to skin damage, which, in turn, can result in wound infections.

Interesting Facts

  • The average person experiences itching about 100 times a day.
  • Itching can be associated with psychosomatic disorders. Nervous overload, stress, and other mental health issues can lead to itching. Addressing these issues is essential for relief.
  • The desire to scratch is natural and habitual for both humans and animals. Dogs, cats, and monkeys, among others, all scratch when they feel itchy.

How to Celebrate

Count how many times you itch in a day. If you realize that the itching is bothersome or unnatural, seek help from a doctor. Start with an examination for dermatological problems.

Spread the word about National Itch Day on social media. Ask users if they’ve experienced long-term itching and what it was related to.

When is National Itch Day celebrated in 2024?

National Itch Day is observed on June 3 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday June 3 2024
Tuesday June 3 2025
Wednesday June 3 2026
Thursday June 3 2027
Saturday June 3 2028
Sunday June 3 2029

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