St. Stupid Day - April 1
Mon, Apr 1, 2024

St. Stupid Day

St. Stupid Day is an annual holiday celebrating human stupidity. There is nothing wrong with appearing to be a stupid person. Each of us has a right to make a mistake, so we shouldn’t pay too much attention to it. The holiday is celebrated in San Francisco on April 1.


The creation of St. Stupid Day took place in 1979. The proposal was made by a bishop from the First Church of the Last Laughter, who was also a member of the pantomime troupe. His name was Ed Holmes. He promoted the idea that stupidity is a unifying feature of all people. It makes absolutely no difference what religion, race, sex, or age they are. Every person on earth has at least once seemed stupid, done stupid things. It is absolutely normal and there is no need to be ashamed of it!

The festival is a festival held in San Francisco. It begins at noon. At this time, many participants gather, dressing in silly or funny clothes, shouting silly phrases, etc. The main purpose of this festival is to allow people to appear silly without fear of social condemnation! Participants, accompanied by drum beats and musical sounds from other instruments, march through all the neighborhoods of the city. This fun and memorable event attracts tourists from all over the world!

Interesting facts

  • Many famous people did stupid things or were considered stupid at all. For example, the famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio was nicknamed “Retard” at school because he often behaved inadequately and did not study well.
  • There is a website,, where you can buy a variety of silly things that would make a great fun gift.
  • Participation in the St. Stupid Day festival is also an excellent training to get rid of your own complexes. Psychologists recommend participating in it for people who have psychological clamps and are too withdrawn in society.

How to celebrate

The best way to celebrate this day is to visit San Francisco to take part in the massive festival of folly.  Tell your friends and family about the holiday, and ask them what silly things they have done.

Share the post on social media. Ask other users if they participated in the festival. What was your impression of it?

When is St. Stupid Day celebrated in 2024?

St. Stupid Day is observed on April 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday April 1 2024
Tuesday April 1 2025