National Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day
National Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day:
Celebrated annually on 11th January, the National Step In the Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day is observed as an unofficial holiday for those who are still young at their hearts and of course for those naughty little kids who are waiting for an opportunity to prank their friends.
|2021||11th January||Monday||United States|
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Why National Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day?
You might remember stepping in puddles and splashing your friends on your way back from school and hearing from your parents for your muddy school dress. It’s time to officially do it on the Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day, with a loophole to avoid reprimand from your parents if you are still young. If you are waiting for an opportunity to get back at your friends who pranked you last April fool’s day, it’s good news for you!
Light-hearted pranking acts as a social glue and is always inflicted on dear and near ones who might not kill you considering your relationship with them. Practical jokes have been part and parcel of many cultures and have been observed worldwide on days such as April Fools Day. Many societies induct people into their communities through embarrassing practical jokes. The victim is always a tad embarrassed but it serves as an occasion for laughter and an excellent ice-breaker when done rightly.
It’s obvious that the theme of messy fun is related to children and is thought to be the original audience for this celebration. The children’s Book-A-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey had recorded this event in 2012. This book features events of a particular date along with essays on children’s books that are related to the events. According to the book, this day is observed by people who live in snowless regions with ice. The book recommendations for this day were “The Problem with Puddles” by Kate Feiffer, “Splash” by Ann Jonas and “Splish, Splash” by Sarah Week.
It might seem ironic that the event is celebrated during the winter season when it’s hard to find ice-free puddles. The event itself feels like a practical joke on its own! If you are lucky enough to find some puddles, get your unsuspecting friends and splash them with some puddle water. And if you want to continue your friendship, be a gentleman/gentlewoman and let them splash you! Remember to change into raincoats and boots before you begin a splashing spree. And for your good don’t splash strangers! As we grow up we become too serious to have light-hearted fun. Amidst all the responsibilities and never-ending and replenishing to-do lists, this day will be a splash of freshness on your dull life!
How Can We Observe National Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day:
Splash Your Friends
While there are many ways to splash your friends, stepping in a puddle and doing so is undoubtedly more fun and abrupt. Find a puddle and splash your friends to your heart’s content.
Indoor Water Park
Finding a puddle during the winter season can be quite difficult, so invite your friends to an indoor water themes party and splash them. You can also pep your indoor splashing with some puddle songs.
Splash on the Social media
Share your National Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day celebration on the social media using #NationalStepInThePuddleAndSplashYourFriendsDay.
Interesting Facts On National Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day:
- The day was first mentioned in the Usenet forum in 1998.
- Modern publishing media that cater to millions of millennial readers such as the Bustle and Elite daily have acknowledged the event in 2016-17.
- Activities like jumping in a puddle are driven by instincts in children as a part of their cognitive development as they explore the nature around them.
- Deliberately splashing puddles on pedestrians while driving can lead to prosecution for reckless driving in some countries.
- The joy of splashing in mud puddles is a recurrent theme in the animation cartoon Peppa Pig that the wellington boots released Peppa pig branded boots.
History Of National Step In The Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day:
The day probably originated in a southern state where the winters offer ice-free puddles. Though many Ecard companies and calendar sites mention the event, the origins of this day are still deep in the puddle of ambiguity.