National Underdog Day - December 16
Fri, Dec 15, 2023

National Underdog Day

National Underdog Day is dedicated to those who once failed! Who among us was not among them? Victories are given through the prism of colossal work, losses are seriously experienced. It is worth uniting and supporting people who have not become winners, because tomorrow will come soon!


Outsiders are deprived of the attention of the crowd – everything goes to the champions. Interestingly, favor is often observed precisely towards the losers. There are individuals who root for exclusively losing teams. On National Day, it’s customary to do so!

People who don’t reach their goal are bound to be upset. It seems that there is not a single person nearby who would lend a shoulder and cheer. This is a mistake – in Western culture, the profane enjoyed special love. Legends and legends were composed as outsiders eventually celebrated the long-awaited victory, having gone through difficulties. Now there are many films and books on this subject.

The term was used in the 19th century. During the construction of ships, sawing of boards was necessary, several people took part in the matter. An event was held over a special pit: one worker sawed the material, the other stood at the bottom and supported the boards. The outsider was covered in sawdust and dust.

Interesting facts

  • There are many stories about underdogs in history. Some held the rank for years, but were eventually able to rise up and show strength.
  • There are losers in absolutely every field.
  • Personal qualities are often laid down in childhood, but in adulthood, people are able to change them.

How to take part

Share your story on National Underdog Day! Don’t be shy – we don’t know a single person who has never failed. This can be done on social media or at events. Find out about the events in your city and take part in them. Motivate close people or strangers if they have lost.

When is National Underdog Day celebrated in 2023?

National Underdog Day is observed on the third Friday of December each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday December 15 2023
Friday December 20 2024
Friday December 19 2025
Friday December 18 2026