Disaster Day is observed next on Monday, February 5th, 2024 (133 days from today).
History of Disaster Day
Oddly enough, despite all the things that can go wrong, there haven't been any major disasters happening today. England survived the Battle of Cricket, a disaster less likely than most predicted yesterday. There aren't any Earthquakes or Tornadoes. And the snow duck we made was certainly not a disaster. Jonnie named it Potatoes, for some reason.
On another note, there are a few minor bugs. Joe did a crazy routine last night, and despite his exhaustion, his attempts to go to bed, both last night and this morning, were a complete disaster. After that, the lack of sleep made him completely unable to do any Chemistry homework. Also, most of the snow has melted, it's just garbage. It means there will definitely be no snow tomorrow, which some might consider a disaster...especially when we have the stats.
Disasters include shipwrecks, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, epidemics, floods, famines, fires… Some are natural disasters, while others are man-made. Some are even a combination of the two, where human error or carelessness combines with worldly forces. It is not clear why the holiday is celebrated on February 5 — perhaps it was because Pompeii experienced an earthquake in 62 C.E. On Disaster Day, we remember some of the great disasters in history, in part to prevent them from happening again.
How to celebrate Disaster Day
Mark the day by learning about some of the disasters in history. While some disasters will always happen, by learning about them we will be more equipped to prevent them from happening and know how to better respond when they do.
ObservedDisaster Day has been observed annually on February 5th.
Saturday, February 5th, 2022
Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Monday, February 5th, 2024
Wednesday, February 5th, 2025
Thursday, February 5th, 2026