National Underground America Day - May 14
Tue, May 14, 2024

National Underground America Day

National Underground America Day is an American holiday dedicated to life underground. Not only was it created in honor of the concept of life in the future (due to significant environmental degradation, nuclear war, etc.), but it is also dedicated to all those who have equipped basements as workrooms, creative rooms, etc. It is celebrated annually on May 14.


The history of National Underground America Day begins in 1974, when Malcolm Wells took the initiative to create the holiday. The man was an architect, a passionate composer, and a lecturer who imparted knowledge about architecture and the world in general to his students.

He justifies the idea of building underground houses with the right approach to preserving the planet. They have the advantage of preventing damage to the natural terrestrial landscapes that occurs during the construction of conventional above-ground structures.

The holiday is a great opportunity to reflect on how one’s life might change in the future. You can go down to your basement and tidy it up, or, better yet, furnish a living room.

Interesting facts

  • Global environmental disaster and nuclear war are the main reasons that will force people to go underground.
  • In ancient times people often built houses buried in the ground. Usually hunters settled there.

How to celebrate

If you have your own basement, it’s worth going down there to take inventory or set up a work/rest room. Turn to a professional interior design staff to create a luxurious room out of your gray basement.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users what they use the basement for.

When is National Underground America Day Celebrated in 2024?

National Underground America Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on May the 14th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday May 14 2024
Wednesday May 14 2025

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