Thumb Appreciation Day

(Also known as National Thumb Appreciation Day)

Thumb Appreciation Day is observed next on Tuesday, February 18th, 2025 (250 days from today).

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Every year February 18th is the day we celebrate Thumb Appreciation Day. On Thumb Appreciation Day, we show our thumbs appreciation.

The hand has 5 fingers, in which the thumb is the most important, accounting for 50% of the function of the hand. The thumb is the only finger that can stand opposite the rest of the fingers on the hand. It is the structure of two opposing bones that makes the thumb able to extend the remaining fingers to grasp objects. During the pre-human evolution, the thumb played an important role in the form of foraging, forming over the years from the period of ancient ape people to the Stone Age and modern humans.

The human hand has the most complex adaptive mechanism, which involves the thumb. Because in the thumb there is a muscle that folds for pollination. This is a completely independent muscle and is unique. This muscle helps provide strength to the thumb and also the palm of the hand in grasping or pinching.

The elongated fingers on each hand provide a variety of functions. In particular, the thumb against the remaining fingers helps people perform manipulations (holding, grasping ...) with objects or objects more accurately and flexibly. This function is considered superior to primates as well as other animals.

History of Thumb Appreciation Day

There are no documents or studies that conclude the origin of Thumb Appreciation Day, nor the creator of this day. However, with the aim of honoring the thumb, many people have responded to this day in different ways around the world. Surely, the founder of Thumb Appreciation Day has had a whole lot of research and experimentation with thumb activities to show how important they are to everyday life.

How to celebrate Thumb Appreciation Day

For many people, Thumb Appreciation Day is a good opportunity to promote the importance of the hand. They won't use their thumbs all day. Imagine, if you use a hammer without using your thumb, what will it be like? It would be difficult to hold the scissors without using your thumb. Or how would you write a document without a pen holder? It is difficult to perform every action without using the thumb. So, try to feel those difficulties most honestly by working all day without using your thumb in any activity. An experience that is sure to be extremely enjoyable. However, there are many people who spend Thumb Appreciation Day using their thumb more than usual. Either way, share your activities, or share the thumbs-up moments that saved your life. Use the hashtag #ThumbAppreciationDay.


Thumb Appreciation Day has been observed annually on February 18th.


Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Sunday, February 18th, 2024

Tuesday, February 18th, 2025

Wednesday, February 18th, 2026

Thursday, February 18th, 2027

Also on Tuesday, February 18th, 2025