National Grouch Day

Disha Bhattacharyya
Dec 22, 2023 By Disha Bhattacharyya
Originally Published on Apr 26, 2022
Fact-checked by Sonali Rawat
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Where is National Grouch Day celebrated?

National Grouch Day is observed in the USA in honor of Oscar, the famous grouch of 'Sesame Street' and our inner grouches.

Who is National Grouch Day celebrated by?

We all want a day to embrace our cranky, unhappy sides and a day when we are allowed to complain freely. So, all Americans celebrate National Grouch Day to recognize the grouches in us.

When did National Grouch Day first start?

The 'Sesame Street' inspired holiday that celebrates the grumpy cat Oscar and the complaining self that lives inside us was first observed in 1976. Since then, the idea of acknowledging the grouches caught on, and the day became a popular comedic holiday.

Who started National Grouch Day?

The creator of this grumpy day is still unknown. A person wanting to celebrate grouchiness in a fun way probably created this day.

The event of National Grouch Day is observed on October 15 every year.

History And Timeline

Let's read more about the history of National Grouch Day.

Oscar's Debut

Oscar, the miserable and grouchy cat, first appeared in Sesame Street magazine in 1969.


First National Grouch Day

According to the National Day Calendar, Grouch Day was first observed in 1976 to celebrate Oscar, the sesame street cat.


Mr. Miller's Birthday

It is suspected that Monica Moeller created Grump Day on January 15, 1976. Her teacher, Mr. Miller, was mean, irritable, and gave them a lot of homework. So she created National Grouch Day on Mr. Miller's birthday, which was on January 15.


Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat became an internet sensation in 2012 and became the subject of many memes and jokes.


The Grouchy Song

The grouchy song 'I Love Trash' was released in 2013. The song featured Oscar the Grouch.


Traditions And Customs

Embrace your cranky self on this day! You can invite your friends over for a party to share jokes and watch grumpy cat videos on the internet.

You can also choose to do absolutely nothing and whine in silence. There's no fixed tradition for this day, but the key is to process negativity within yourself to be happy on other days.

Ways To Celebrate National Grouch Day

Be a grouch and whine all day to be grateful and happy for the rest of the year. If you have a dry sense of humor, share your cynical jokes with your friends and on social media. Watch Oscar, the grouchy cat, on YouTube, and laugh along!

Facts And Stats

National Grouch Day celebrates the grouches. A grouch is a person who constantly complains.

This is the day for internet jokes and grumpy cat memes.

Many people watch 'Grumpy Old Men' as a tradition on this day.

What is the significance of National Grouch Day?

National Grouch Day celebrates grouchy characters who find happiness in being miserable. The day also honors Oscar, the original grouchy cat from Sesame Street magazine.

How is National Grouch Day different from National Day Of Hope?

A grouch is someone who enjoys a pessimistic way of life. National Grouch Day acknowledges such people. The National Day of Hope stands for all things hopeful in our lives and is celebrated by optimistic people.

How does this day affect people psychologically and emotionally?

We all complain at times and have mood swings. National Grouch Day allows us to process the negative energies in our bodies. On this day, we can afford to be grumpy without anyone complaining, which provides an emotional boost.

What is the history and origin of National Grouch Day?

National Grouch Day was first observed in 1976. However, the creator of this day is not yet known.

Do we need to celebrate this event?

We don't have to party to celebrate this day. We can whine and celebrate our inner grouch instead.

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2024

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Written by Disha Bhattacharyya

Bachelor of Pharmacy

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Disha BhattacharyyaBachelor of Pharmacy

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from West Bengal University of Technology and a medical-writing accreditation from Stanford University. Disha is an experienced SEO writer with a passion for writing about science and psychology. Her prior work experience as a content writer has equipped her with the necessary skills to write engaging and informative content. Disha is known for her versatility and thorough research skills. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and writing mental health journals on her blog.

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Fact-checked by Sonali Rawat

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

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Sonali RawatBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

Sonali has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and is currently pursuing a Master's in English and Communication from Christ University. With considerable experience in writing about lifestyle topics, including travel and health, she has a passion for Japanese culture, especially fashion, and anime, and has written on the subject before. Sonali has event managed a creative-writing festival and coordinated a student magazine at her university. Her favorite authors are Toni Morrison and Anita Desai.

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