National Splurge Day
June 18, 2023

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National Splurge Day is one of many observances and encourages people not to hold back on spending and to treat themselves to something they've always wanted.

Many of us are concerned about money, who wouldn't be at this time and age? But that should not mean you have to avoid treating yourself and resist any urge to spend on something.

This day is celebrated every year on June 18. It is not an official holiday like other observances. Spending on yourself or for others can be remedial and spiritually uplifting. Imagine working hard all throughout the year but never reaping the benefits. What are you saving up for?

Where is National Splurge Day celebrated? 

National Splurge Day is celebrated in the US.

Who is National Splurge Day celebrated by?

This fun day is celebrated by anyone who wants to spend a day taking care of themself and buying treats.

When did National Splurge Day first start?

National Splurge Day was created in 1994 on June 18.

Who started National Splurge Day?

This day was created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, an eventologist. Who knew that was a thing?!

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History And Timeline

National Splurge Day is a way to relieve some of that stress from life. Everyone has this one thing they've wanted to do or spend on but are concerned about their budget. This day is perfect for guilt-free self-indulgent purchases. Here are some interesting facts in splurging history.

19th Century

First Usage Of 'Splurge'

Evidence of the first time the word was used goes back to the 1800s. It was first used as a noun and then as the verb 'splurging'. But back then it was meant to show off, so the meaning has evolved since then.


Sled For $60,500 USD

Steven Spielberg splurged when buying himself a sled named Rosebud from the movie 'Citizen Kane'.


Founding Of The Day

National Splurge Day came to life by its creator Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. A perfect day to treat yourself and indulge in some fun!


Designer Bike Splurge

Courtney Cox from 'Friends' bought her friend and co-star Jennifer Aniston a bicycle for $12,000!


The Plant Craze

Since the lockdown in 2020, there has been a worldwide plant splurge. You can see reels on Instagram of how people started off with one plant and now there's no room in their house for anything because they've splurged on plants!

Traditions And Customs

Spending without thinking too much can be therapeutic. There are some people who are so concerned about their budget, that they live a very frugal life. But on National Splurge Day that should change, just for one day. It's time to replace some of those raggedy things you've been hoarding since dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Set aside funds every month or two for a splurge day. Of course, it is customary to spend on National Splurge Day, but you can treat yourself throughout the year too.

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate National Splurge Day

Plan a splurge with your friends and family. Go watch that movie you've been meaning to see or buy that slightly over-the-budget blouse you've been eyeing at Target.

It's your splurge day so feel free to buy whatever your heart desires!

You can even plan a short vacation with friends.

If you think it too selfish to treat yourself then you can always donate to a charity event. National Splurge Day isn't always about spending money so you can also volunteer somewhere for a cause you think is worth celebrating.

Facts And Stats

Adrienne Koopersmith not only created National Splurge Day but also came up with 1,900 other quirky days! She began these after she was attacked by a thief which left her traumatized. She dealt with it by drawing cartoons and coming up with fun holidays.

We've seen celebrity splurges. For example, Bono from the band U2 bought a plane ticket just for his hat! You don't have to splurge like that. But do indulge a little on National Splurge Day!

This day is not an official holiday meaning there was never a governmental announcement made for this day and there are no documents. But since its creation, National Splurge Day has risen in popularity and has been a great day for people to celebrate and treat themselves.

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When Is This Day Celebrated


June 18, 2020


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Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of great content about events happening every day around the world! If you liked our suggestions for National Splurge Day then why not take a look at Remembrance Sunday, or Red Rose Day.

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