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

National Itch Day

National Itch Day is an American holiday dedicated to fighting itch. It can have many causes, but it should not be tolerated! Irritated skin needs attention, otherwise complications can arise. The holiday is celebrated annually on June 3.


The history of National Itch Day is devoid of details. Itching is an unpleasant sensation that can be characterized as irritation, tingling of the skin. All people tend to scratch an area of their skin when they feel this sensation. Hoping thus to get rid of itching. However, this does not always help.

Itching can be a symptom of dermatological diseases, so without treating them, you can’t get rid of unpleasant skin sensations. Itching is also often a manifestation of allergic reactions (to animal hair, flower pollen, etc.). In such cases, you need to use anti-allergy medications.

Prolonged scratching of the skin can lead to its damage, which, in turn, is fraught with infection of the wound formed.

Interesting facts

  • Every person itches about 100 times every day.
  • Itching can be associated with psychosomatic disorders. Nervous overload, stress, etc. can lead to itchy conditions. Without addressing mental health issues, itching can’t be dealt with.
  • The desire to scratch is natural for all people. It is also a habitual mechanism for animals, since we have all seen dogs, cats, monkeys, etc. scratching.

How to celebrate

Count that day, how many times do you itch? If you realize that the itching is not natural and bothers you, get help from your doctor. Start your examination with dermatological problems.

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