Sourest Day | October 25
Wed Oct 25th

Sourest Day

Sourest Day comes on the heels of Sweetest Day. On October 25th, the year's hottest day of the year is celebrated annually.


This day is for you if life isn't giving you lemons or you feel like a grumpy Gus. Take your glass-half-full attitude and spread the joy -er- gloom. Smiles will be banished! They were all replaced with pouts and terrible frowns as pouts and sarcastic frowns.

In your petulant mood, Wallow is in your pessimistic mood. Take sulking to new lows. A clown was catching the midnight train from a town like a jerk. Develop a harrumph worthy of trademarking. People will get a whiff of it before they even see you. Scowl is so bad that people will get a whiff of it. It should leap onto your brow that has already knitted when walking by a skein of yarn. That's just how sour you have to be on this day.

How to celebrate sourest day is a mystery

All day, have a sour day. Bet you can't stay sour all day! To post on social media, use the hashtag #SourestDay.

Sourest day history

Richard Ankli of Ann Arbor, Michigan, created this counterpoint holiday in 1977 to honor a friend with a Sauer last name and a birthday landing on October 25th.

Sour FAQ

What are the five basic tastes?

A. Many experts agree that we should try five basic tastes on our tongues. Those five basic tastes are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami, also known as savory. However, we also have two other tastes – astringent and pungent. Although we can't remember the first five, astringent and pungent become more familiar as they are described.

  • Astringent - Tannins embedded in the bark, skin, and other parts of some foods we eat make our tongues pucker or feel dry. For example, dry wine has more tannins from contact with the grape skins, and when we drink it, the wine appears dry on our tongues, even though it's a liquid. This sensation will also be caused by fresh grapes, apples, and teas
  • Pungent – This sensation brings heat to our tongues and lips. A pungent sensation can be triggered by jalapenos, peppermint, and mustard

Q. My friend is in a sour mood. How can I cheer her up?

A. Trying to cheer up a petulant friend can take some time, depending on the situation. These tips will help you avoid showering her with a completely different attitude (sweet, that is).

  • Tell a joke or a funny tale
  • Try listening to them. Sometimes just being able to express how we feel makes us feel better
  • They can watch a sitcom or funny movie together
  • With them, go for a walk. Exercise results in endorphins, which are one of our bodies' happy hormones