National Stay Away from Seattle Day - September 16
Fri, Sep 16, 2022

National Stay Away from Seattle Day

National Stay Away From Seattle Day is an annual holiday, the meaning of which is to refuse to visit the city of Seattle. Celebrated on September 16th. Many people may say that this is a strange holiday. However, not all so simple.


Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington. It houses well-known companies – Amazon, Microsoft, Big Fish Games and many others. In addition, the city has many attractions for which tourists from different countries come. The most popular place is the Space Needle observation tower. The height is 184 meters.

Seattle is in constant motion. The city is filled with tourists, there are frequent traffic jams on the roads, and the center is always crowded. Residents need to rest. So considered the American actor Thomas Roy, who decided to create a holiday called “Stay Away From Seattle”. In one of his interviews, he expressed the opinion that Seattle residents should take a break at least once a year. The city should become calm: no crowded buses, crowds at the airport and tourists.

Interesting facts

  • The population of Seattle is about 740 thousand people.
  • The Seattle Chamber of Commerce does not support this holiday.
  • In 2014, Infamous: Second Son was released on the PlayStation 4. The plot develops just in Seattle. Thanks to new technologies, this city was recreated as close to reality as possible, paying attention to all the details.

How to celebrate

If you live in Seattle, then this day is a great occasion to take a walk and enjoy the silence of the streets. Learn more Interesting facts by immersing yourself in the history of the city, which has more than a century and a half.

If possible, you can donate to local organizations of various kinds, thereby supporting Seattle.

When is National Stay Away from Seattle Day celebrated in 2022?

National Stay Away from Seattle Day is observed on September 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 16 2022
Saturday September 16 2023
Monday September 16 2024
Tuesday September 16 2025
Wednesday September 16 2026

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