Celebrated on December 21st every year. The day is observed to express piled up frustrations of the holiday season.
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Why Humbug Day?
Humbug Day is observed to express piled up frustrations of the holiday season. As Christmas is very near, preparation for a joyful Christmas celebration needs a lot of patience. The to-do list keeps growing, making frustrations rise. To express this frustration, the word Bah…Humbug can be used on this day up to a maximum of twelve times. This day gives all people a chance to vent out their frustrations.
How to celebrate Humbug Day?
- Post about Humbug Day and a few words of Charles Dicken’s story, “A Christmas Carol” on social media using hashtag #HumbugDay.
- You can tell out loudly “Humbug” when highly frustrated on this Humbug Day. But on a condition that you can say humbug not more than twelve times on this day.
- Read the story ‘A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens on this Humbug Day to get relieved from stresses of Christmas plans and execution.
- You can let out our frustrations on this day and become more positive and welcome Christmas and its celebrations with a more happy and stress-free mind.
Interesting Facts on Humbug Day :
- The word Humbug refers to deceptive or false talk or false behavior of a person. The term was first described in 1751 as student slang and declared in 1840 as a “nautical Phrase”. This word is very much linked with the character Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens novel “A Christmas Carol”.
- The holiday season is full of stress as Christmas is very near. People are busy and rushing to buy gifts, to wrap them up, getting home ready to welcome Christmas as well as guests. Moreover, the Christmas to-do list keeps expanding making all feel more stressed and frustrated and to feel like Scrooge. Though it may sound funny people may express their frustrations by telling Humbug on this day, but not more than twelve times.
- Let’s see the summary of the story “A Christmas Carol” which made this word popular and hence this day:
The story revolves around Ebenezer Scrooge, an old mean- spirited selfish man, who hates Christmas. On a cold Christmas Eve, he refuses to give charity to the people who work for him and behaves rudely to his nephew, who invites him for Christmas, and says “Bah! Humbug” and says Christmas is fraud. Later when he returns home, he is visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Christmas Past shows Scrooge as an unhappy child and young man who loves money more than his fiancée. Christmas Present shows him BobCrachit’s family where small Tim is very ill, but full of spirits and then shows him his nephew’s Christmas celebration filledwith happiness and joy. Finally, Christmas Future shows Scrooge, visions of his death and he is terrified. All the three Ghosts help Scrooge realize his mistakes and so he wakes up on Christmas a New man full of excitement and joy. He buys a large Turkey for the Crachit’s family, and goes to visit his nephew whom he had been rude to the previous day, to join in the Christmas celebrations!
- Thus Humbug Day reminds us to be kind to , and not let our frustrations reflect on our behavior towards others.
History of Humbug Day:
Humbug Day was created by Thomas&Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com. But the year from which the day was observed is unknown.