National Develop Alternative Vices Day

(Also known as National DAV Day)

National Develop Alternative Vices Day is observed next on Sunday, February 9th, 2025 (210 days from today).

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History of National Develop Alternative Vices Day

Smoking, eating too much unhealthy food, drinking too much alcohol or coffee, gambling, spending too much time on social media and watching too much television, which are all unhealthy evils. On National Development Alternative Vices Day, people replace their evils with those that are less harmful to their body and mind. It's not a day to give up all the fun; it's just another day looking for alternative ways to have it.

How to celebrate National Develop Alternative Vices Day

Celebrate the new day by overcoming your weaknesses and finding some substitute evils for the ones you currently have. Instead of overeating milk chocolate or cakes, treat yourself to a few pieces of dark chocolate. Instead of six cans of beer, drink a few glasses of red wine. Instead of a cup of coffee, drink a few cups of green tea. Instead of sitting on social media or watching TV, go out and meet friends or read a book.

The word "grow" in today's holidays implies that these changes won't come in a day, and once they do, you'll need to work to maintain them. You may return to your old vices from time to time, but the hope with today's holiday is to move in a new direction. Your new, alternative evils will eventually become the norm, and old ones will be forgotten.


National Develop Alternative Vices Day has been observed annually on February 9th.


Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Friday, February 9th, 2024

Sunday, February 9th, 2025

Monday, February 9th, 2026

Tuesday, February 9th, 2027

Also on Sunday, February 9th, 2025

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