National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day

(Also known as National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day)

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day is observed next on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 (45 days from today).

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Do you have a naughty personality? If so, did you know that you can do something silly today and technically remove it?

It will be a particular day in your life.  Now you have a great reason to get back with your friends, in the spirit of fun of course!  Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is a wonderful chance to get noticed.  It should be clear on what you have to do today!  However, for the sake of clarity, let us explain it in some more detail.

The purpose of the day is to go for a walk somewhere with one or more friends.  When you encounter a puddle on the ground, rush to abandon it!  Result?  Your friends will probably have to wear wet clothes and perhaps be a little grumpy with you!  Don't worry, though, because they'll definitely see the funny side of it later.

Be aware, however, that if you explain to them why you stepped or jumped into a puddle, they are likely to do the same to you.  It could be on the same day, or it could be on January 11 next year.  So be wary!

The history

The first known reference to this holiday dates back to 2011. In that year, Anita Silvey's "Children's Book-a-Day Almanac" was published online and printed a year later.  Silvey is a long-standing author and literary critic of children's literature.

She first began publishing Children's Book Diaries in 2010. In short, this publication is a daily essay on children's books.  For the 2012 issue, she refers to Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day for the January 11 entry.

On the page of that day in her Almanac, she notes that the day is celebrated by people who live in a place without ice and snow.  Silvey also refers reading “Splish, Splash” by Sarah Weeks, “The Problem with Puddles” by Kate Feiffer and “Splash” by Ann Jonas.

Activities in this holiday

No matter your age, anyone can celebrate Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day!  Annual celebrations are easy: all you need is a splash of water and a few people for you to drain. That's because of the possibility of cold weather.  However, you can always create puddles as long as it is not dangerous to do so.  After all, you do not want to get injured by slipping on ice!

Note: you may want to wear boots if you plan to run a lot!

Observed

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day has been observed annually on January 11th.

Dates

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Also on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

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