Blame Someone Else Day

Blame Someone Else Day is observed next on Friday, September 13th, 2024 (83 days from today).

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Blame Someone Else Day is usually celebrated on the first Friday the 13th of each year. Anyway, shouldn't we blame that day for anything that went wrong? We all had plenty of practice time so it wasn't too difficult a task.

Some facts about Blame Someone Else Day

While considering how to spend this Friday the 13th, plan accordingly. Sometimes a tire goes flat or an alarm clock sets our day on a different route. At other times, someone is placed in our path causing the breakdown of our day. It could be someone we know. Or, it could be a complete stranger. Either way, blame every form.

What about our bad behavior? The exploding temper in the boss's office or the shortcut we take when we're short on time - who's really to blame? On this occasion, someone else is to blame. Just this time. For one excuse, we can blame the other. We can blame for the dog, the weather or the mechanic.

Tight clothes? Blame the fairies in the closet. If our bank account is depleted before payday, that day will leave you blaming someone else. Too many happy hour drinks last night giving you a headache this morning? Definitely blame someone else. However, just for this one occasion. The rest is up to you.

History of Blame Someone Else Day

Occured on the first Friday of the 13th of each year, Blame Someone Else Day is the day when anything goes wrong can be blamed on someone else. It is believed that the day began after Anne Moeller's alarm clock in Clio, Michigan, did not go off on the morning of the first Friday, August 13, 1982, which is August 13. This let her to be late in doing some necessary work for the day, she decided to blame someone else for her tardiness, and she chose to put the blame around various people.

When things can go wrong and is associated with superstition, making it the perfect day to blame any problem on someone else. Its connection to superstition can be traced back to at least three things. First, in the Bible, there were 13 guests at the Last Supper, including Jesus and his 12 apostles. One of the guests was Judas, who continued to betray Jesus that same night. Thus, having 13 guests at a table became superstitious, and then that number began to be considered bad luck. Also, Jesus was crucified on a Friday, which makes people superstitious about Fridays.

The second reason of Friday the 13th. In it, the trickster Loki tricked the blind god Höðr into killing his brother Balder with a dart of mistletoe. Legend has it that death took place during a dinner for the 12 gods, and Loki - the 13th god - came and interrupted the meal.

A third reason is runmored that Thomas Lawson's novel Friday, the Thirteen was published in 1907. It is rumored that a stockbroker chose Friday the 13th to manipulate the stock market to bring down Wall Street. The book causes superstition among stockbrokers whenever Friday the 13th arrives, and it helps to popularize the idea that Friday the 13th means something bad will happen. However, if there is something bad happens today, it is no need to blame, because it's Blame Someone Else Day!

How to Celebrate Blame Someone Else Day

Who would have thought that rejection could be a reason to celebrate? Celebrating this day can include many fun activities! Try these ideas or come up with some more:

Playing board games reveals whose responsibility

The board game, Clue, is a fun game that can lead to someone blaming someone. Blame Space is a mean and petty card game, and the only way to win is to blame others.

Another interesting option is a role-playing game that focuses on medieval court life, called Game of Blame, where participants bury secrets, blame others, and shirk responsibility about bad things happening.

Use the excuse that Mercury is retrograde

It is the perfect day for blaming for someone or something else! If there's no real person to blame for mistakes, try using a simple line about Mercury retrograde. This happens a few times a year when the planet, Mercury, tends to move in the opposite direction to planet Earth. Astrologers tend to think that this is the time for bad luck to happen.

Since most people don't even really know what it really means when Mercury is retrograde, just use this phrase as an excuse for any problems that may arise on Blame Someone Else Day! It may not even be true, but who would know?

Create smart Hyjinx and blame others!

Invite the family members, then drink and blame for someone else. Or loosen the screws on people's seats and blame the kids. Pour chocolate mousse into everyone's shoes and blame the dog...the possibilities are endless!

Just remember, in the middle of the night, the amnesia will be gone, and those fingers will be sore from all that pointing. Not only that, friends may take revenge because they were unfairly set up!

So be sure to celebrate Blame Someone Else Day with a hint of caution, because someone might eventually come back and blame you for something!

At home

After all, it's Friday the 13th! Why take the risk? Simply tell your boss that you can't come in because (probably in error) you have phobias, a fear of Friday the 13th.

Celebrate with the online world

During that day, when there is something to be blamed, be sure to jot down what happened and who or what you blamed. At the end of the day, do not forget to share it with your friends on your favorite social media. We can all have a good laugh!

Accept your mistakes

Commit to yourself that starting tomorrow, you will start to realize your mistakes. (Go ahead and enjoy today.)


Blame Someone Else Day has been observed the first Friday the 13th of the year.


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Founded by

A.C. Vierow (of Clio, MI) on August 13th, 1982

Anne Moeller (of Clio, MI) on August 13th, 1982

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