Hell is Freezing Over Day
Hell is Freezing Over Day is observed next on Monday, January 31st, 2022 (6 days from today).
Hell is Freezing over Day is an annual celebration on January 31 in the United States to pull out those old lists of things you said you were going to do when hell freezes over!
Origin of Hell is freezing over Day
If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, it's deadly winter, so it looks like hell will freeze over now more than at any other time. This doesn't have to be a fun vacation, because in there you have to do all the things you said you wouldn't do until hell froze.
"Not until hell freezes" is an unlikely idiom from the early 20th century, stemming from the belief that hell is a very hot place, and therefore will never freeze. There are many variations of the phrase, such as "It'll be a cold day in hell when..." and "There's no chance of snowballing in hell..." Well, the impossible, Hell is frozen. Get ready to celebrate.
How to Observe Hell is freezing over Day
Hell is Freezing over Day is a great opportunity to do all the things you said you would do when hell froze. Did you say you would join the gym when hell froze? Get ready to get in shape! Would you say there's a chance of snowballing in hell that you try anchovies? Get ready for a great meal! You're lucky if you made the same comment about Brussels sprouts, because today is also Brussels Sprouts Day! Did you say it was going to be a cold day as hell when you went to the doctor for a checkup? Well, hell just ended, so you better make an appointment. Do you have friends who often use the phrase "no until hell freezes over"? If so, you'd better let them know about the vacation, so that they too do all the things they say they'll never do.
ObservedHell is Freezing Over Day has been observed annually on January 31st.
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