HUMBUG DAY – December 21
Thu Dec 21st

Humbug Day

On December 21st, the Ebenezers, the Scrooges, grinches, and curmudgeons who suck the joy out of the holiday season are recognized.

And the most joyful of us all get bitten by the hum-bug. Nonetheless, it's still vital to remember all those who suffer from it the most. Spread some joy and bring the holiday spirit into their homes. However, the day was planned to highlight our indignation, to bring the Scrooge inside of us out, and to let him reveal himself. If we announce it through a humbug or two or simply avoid the people-y places, the day gives us a break from the hustle and bustle of summer life.

For several reasons, it's a difficult time of year. Some of us may be lonely, and others may feel pressure to do more than is humanly possible. We may also set our own hopes very high. As a result, the holiday season's stresses pile up, leaving us feeling a bit like Scrooge.

How to celebrate #humbugday

The day is an excellent opportunity to both express our Scroogy and also take stock of our hopes. Perhaps this holiday can be simplified and lessen our load. We may find a way to re-energize our enthusiasm and spread a little bit as well. To post on social media, use #HumbugDay.

You can also look for 14 Ways to Foster Happiness in Your Life. It's up to you.

Humbug day history

Thomas and Ruth Roy of created Humbug Day on Humbug Day.

Humbug FAQ

Q. What does Scrooge mean when he says, "Bah." Humbug!" says the narrator.

Ebenezer Scrooge's oft-repeated word, "Bah," in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge's oft-repeated word, "Bah." Humbug!" or "Humbug!" was used to indicate his displeasure or to deny what his eyes were seeing. In the novella, Humbug was used seven times. However, the combined term "Bah" was used in place. Humbug!" was only used twice. "humbug" was never uttered by the curmudgeonly old man after Ebenezer's visit to Marley's ghost.

Q. Is there a word "humbug" in other books?

A. Yes. Yes. In fact, it's more popular in Frank L. Baum's The Wizard of Oz than it is in A Christmas Carol.