National Superhero Day

National Superhero Day is observed next on Monday, April 28th, 2025 (341 days from today).

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It is a day to honor superheroes both real and fictional, called National Superhero Day on April 28th every year.

National Superhero Day is a celebration of superhero. This is just for superheroes, we all know villains who don't deserve their own day. However, the idea behind this holiday is to honor people serving and protecting to fight evil. Regardless of who your favorite hero is, it's worth celebrating our inspirational person on April 28th every year.

History of National Superhero Day

For a day dedicated to honor superheroes, National Superhero Day was established by Marvel Comics in 1995. At present, people gather on every National Superhero Day to prepare and celebrate all their favorite heroes. Whether the heroes you chose are fictional or real, National Superhero Day is still a holiday to express gratitude to them.

If you are a new fan of Marvel Comics, let remember all superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and many more fan-favorite characters, which come from the Marvel comics, the creators of “The Fantastic Four”, “The Avengers” and “X-Men”. However, Marvel superheroes are not unique in the world. Do you admire Batman, Wonder Woman or Superman created by DC Comics?

Did you know when was the first superhero created? The answer was in 1936. His name is Phantom with his own comic book in a US newspaper, which was the first beginning of a superhero. Nowadays, there are hundreds of popular heroes loved by everyone.

In addition real-life superheroes, this holiday also recognizes heroes in a daily life. Regardless of whether they wear masks, caps, scrubs, or uniforms, everyone still think of them as a superhero. Who is your favorite superhero?

National Superhero Day traditions

National Superhero Day is an important opportunity for everyone. The tradition appears various entertainment media such as film, print, and animation. Since Christopher Nolan's epic "The Dark Knight Trilogy" as well as the Marvel movies "The Avengers," the era of superheroes has continued to capture the public's imagination. There are a lot of superhero movies on TV during National Superhero Day. In addition, a lot of parties and movie nights are celebrated as well. To be more interesting, costumes of favorite superheroes are also added.

Comic book lovers and collectors share their precious possessions, and valuable comic books are exchanged more than usual this holiday. Comic art is honored by sharing a lot of arts with thoughts on the social media. There are huge of superhero videogames, so you can see some live via Twitch and YouTube.

Some reasons for National Superhero Day being loved

  • Superheroes unite!

Start a discussion among comic book fans, it will be so great. Who is the best superhero? Batman? Some people said that he was a guy with gadgets. Who is faster, Flash or Quicksilver? Who is stronger, Spider-Man or Green Lantern? So let embrace the great variety of heroes.

  • They are real

What are the factors in creating a superhero?  They are special powers, truth and justice, fights evil, and show courage. There are a lot of people who accept similar values ​​and make them sublime!

  • There is a hero for everyone

Superheroes have all colors, genders, religions and incarnations. Even Squirrel Girl has her loyal followers. Although she may not have reached the target, she is a superhero.

How to celebrate National Superhero Day

  • Host a cosplay party

Halloween is still many months away. However, cosplay can be organized at any time; there is no better time than National Superhero Day. How about choosing an interesting theme? For example: DC comic book heroes, Marvel heroes, or neighborhood heroes. After that, let celebrate a party with your friends! A dinner table with some heroes including Silver Surfer, Hunter, and Iron Man is very interesting!

  • Sponsor a superhero film festival

Even if you've never wanted to put on a cape and save the day, it's great to watch others do it. Therefore, another great way to have a happy National Superhero Day was to watch some famous movies such as Iron Man, Justice League, Logan, or even Captain Underpants. Only having candy and popcorn on hand, you can immerse yourself in.

  • Celebrate your own real-life superheroes

What makes a superhero? Usually, that's the attribute of having superpowers, but don't let that stop you from spending your days thanking your own heroes. You can thank a firefighter or police officer, or just honor one person who has demonstrated fairness, courage, and compassion. Let's make this superhero day the perfect day to honor all heroes.


National Superhero Day has been observed annually on April 28th.


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Founded by

Employees of Marvel Comics in 1995

Also on Monday, April 28th, 2025

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