National Unfriend Day - November 17
Fri, Nov 17, 2023

National Unfriend Day

National Unfriend Day is celebrated every year on November 17 in the United States. It’s a great opportunity for people to take stock of their online friends and cut out the ones they don’t really need. National Unfriend Day was founded by Jimmy Kimmel, an American television personality, who announced the date on his show.


This holiday was immediately embraced by people all over America, who realized the benefits of cleaning up their social media accounts. After all, so many of us have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of unnecessary accounts of people we don’t know or don’t remember. They can send us annoying messages, images, spoilers, and links.

It’s also worth noting that, at one time, having a huge number of online friends was seen as something cool! Now, it’s easy to laugh at that idea. Everyone needs to take a break from the noise of social media and clear out the accounts of people who aren’t actually useful to them.

Interesting facts

  • Facebook is the largest social network in the world, with over a billion users.
  • Classmates was the first American resource for communication.
  • Internet addiction is a real problem.
  • Online platforms are a popular target for criminals.

How to take part

To join in the spirit of National Unfriend Day, simply press the ‘Delete’ button without hesitation or embarrassment. Clear up your account to make yourself feel better. You could also get together with friends offline and have a cup of coffee, chat, and discuss the unusual holiday. You could even arrange a competition to see who can delete the most friends!

When is National Unfriend Day celebrated in 2023?

National Unfriend Day is observed on November 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday November 17 2023
Sunday November 17 2024
Monday November 17 2025
Tuesday November 17 2026