National Auctioneers Day

National Auctioneers Day is observed next on Saturday, May 3rd, 2025 (322 days from today).

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National Auctioneers Day was celebrated the third Saturday in April until 2016. Later, it was changed to commemorate on April 8th in 2017. Since 2018, the first Saturday in May is its official day.

National Auctioneers Day is celebrated every year to honor and remember one of the oldest professions in the world. Auction is a selling technique that began more than 2,000 years ago. Auctioneer means the person who runs the sale or public auction; they provide services to both sellers and buyers. They should continue to have high standards to stay competitive.

Some fact about Auctioneers

A more than 2,000-year-old sales method, the rhythm used in the United States is uniquely American. Believed to have flourished during the Civil War, these auctioneers' quick chatter not only gets the job done, but makes it enjoyable. In other parts of the world, auctioneers take a softer approach. Both styles receive bids and sell items on the auction block to the highest bidder.

Auctioneers provide services to both buyers and sellers. They must maintain high standards to compete regularly. These savvy business professionals know the products they sell. They also recognize quality and deal when they see it. Auctioneers also provide a lot of interesting services when they are in need. Often a family needs to sell real estate or land to reduce debt. Auctioneers provide professional guidance during difficult times.

Throughout the country, there is a variety of auction platforms. Whether an auctioneer sells livestock, art, cars or surplus, an auction can be found near you. About the imagination, anything can be put up for auction.

History of National Auctioneers Day

The origin and history of National Auctioneers Day are not known but as stated by the National Auction Association, the day has been celebrated for more than 25 years. According to the National Auction Association, professional auctioneers sell about a quarter of a trillion dollars in services and goods each year. These auctioneers not only help sell products and services, but they also get the job done quickly. The first auction was held in Babylon in 500B.C. There are different forms of trading around the world such as livestock, surplus auction systems, auto and art auctions, where works of art are sold. You can't imagine, many things can be for sale.

Some of the biggest characters on the planet, the biggest voices, and the fastest speakers are held on National Auction Day. Remember that auctioning is one of the oldest professions in the world, having begun more than 2,000 years ago.

In fact, the first auction was held around 500 BC in Babylon. The late 17th century saw the founding of the oldest, still operating auction house in the world, Stockholms Auktionsverk.

The first president of the United States, George Washington, was a man who enjoyed scoring himself a lucrative deal through the mallet. Since the 1950s, the modest auction has expanded to include a wide variety of financial institutions and markets. Of course, these days, there's eBay.

How to celebrate National Auctioneers Day

  • To celebrate National Auctioneers Day, join the National Auction House's annual National Auctioneers Day promotion. Share your memories of auctions you attended or thank an auctioneer you know. Or just share your thoughts on the bidders using the hashtag #NationalAuctioneersDay to spread this holiday.
  • Many auctioneers spend their days volunteering, often in local communities. They are seen running charity events, using their skills and time to raise funds. Some even hold auctions in which the bidders themselves are put up for sale.


National Auctioneers Day has been observed the first Saturday in May.


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