National Psychic Day: An Event Related To Extrasensory Perception

Sriparnika Sarkar
Mar 21, 2023 By Sriparnika Sarkar
Originally Published on Mar 21, 2023
Edited by Archita Chaplot
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National Psychic Day is observed to acknowledge the special abilities of psychics

Where is National Psychic Day Celebrated?

National Day of Psychics originated in the UK. It is now a widespread festival observed all across the country.

Who is National Psychic Day celebrated by?

National Psychic Day is primarily celebrated by people who contrive psychic abilities and use them to predict people's futures.

When did National Psychic Day first start?

National Psychic Day was first observed on the first Sunday in August 1965.

Who started National Psychic Day?

National Psychic Day was created intentionally as a PR stunt by the celebrity PR manager Richard R. Falk in 1965.

The motto of National Psychic Day is to accept people as they are

History And Timeline

Psychic day is so popular among the youth because of the intrigue around the word 'psychics.' It is loved because the day helps to raise people over their normal senses and accept their natural being. Let us see how it all started!

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading tea leaves was discovered by the Chinese emperor Shennong.

2373 B.C.

Publication of 'Les Propheties'

The French seer Nostradamus publishes his book 'Les Propheties' or 'The Prophecies.'


Invention of Tarot Cards

The French people used Tarot Cards for the first time to predict the future.


Grigori Rasputin Gains Prominence

A Russian mystic with psychic abilities named Grigori Rasputin gained prominence in the courts of Czar Nicholas.


A Day to Remember

The public's first reaction to this day was that this day was a publicity stunt by a celebrity psychic manager. Later, the first Sunday of August became National Psychic Day.


Traditions And Customs

On this day, different psychic fairs are organized to promote the event. There are people who promote mainstream films and shows like 'The Ghost Whisperer', 'The Ghostly Investigators', 'Psychic To Regular People', 'The Scary Psychic', and 'Psychic To The Stars.'

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate National Psychic Day

If you consider yourself a believer in psychic powers, you can join the psychic community on this day and test your psychic abilities too. You can go for a personal psychic reading based on the type of divination tools you believe in.

Facts And Stats

  • There are different kinds of people with psychic abilities. The list includes intuitive, medium, psychics, tarot card readers, clairvoyants, and astrologers.
  • Some famous people with psychic power in history are Nostradamus, Rasputin, Edgar Cayce, Rose Ann Schwab, and John Elfreth Watkins Jr.

What are some events related to national psychic day?

One of the most exciting events related to this day is the ancient Greek belief that the priestess Pythia in the Oracle of Apollo in Delphi could prophecize inspired by the God Apollo.


What is the importance of celebrating national psychic day?

The day is celebrated to accept and eliminate the negative aura surrounding the psychic world.


When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Sunday, August 02, 2020
  • Sunday, August 01, 2021
  • Sunday, August 07, 2022
  • Sunday, August 06, 2023
  • Sunday, August 04, 2024

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Written by Sriparnika Sarkar

Bachelor of Science, Master of Science specializing in Chemistry

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Sriparnika SarkarBachelor of Science, Master of Science specializing in Chemistry

An accomplished content writer with a strong academic background in science. Sriparnika holds a Bachelor's degree in Science with Chemistry Honors from Amity University, Calcutta, and a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from the renowned Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta. Sriparnika's diverse academic and professional experiences have equipped her with a unique set of skills that make her a successful content writer. She has interned with Team Everest NGO to develop an English curriculum for economically disadvantaged students and worked as a subject matter expert with Chegg.Inc. Additionally, Sriparnika has invested in her professional development by obtaining certifications in content writing from Internshala, Photography from Sudhir Shivram, and the basics of web development from Internshala.

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