Just Because Day exists and should be celebrated, just because! It is a day when people do things without thinking and reasoning why they are doing them. It is a day to do random things, and not follow the usual logic that causes us to do them. It is a day to do things just because.

Just Because Day, also known as Because Day, is observed next on Thursday, August 27th, 2020. It has always been observed annually on August 27th.

How to Observe

The day should be celebrated using a "just because" mindset. You should be doing things just because. Don't do random things because it is Just Because Day, do them just because! Look for other holidays on Checkiday, and celebrate them just because. Here are some ideas of some things to do just because:

  • sing in your car or in the shower
  • run and skip
  • go to a new restaurant
  • buy something randomly
  • make an unplanned visit to a friend
  • say "hi" to everyone you meet when you are walking
  • take a vacation day
  • buy someone a gift
  • go fishing
  • get your haircut
  • drive to a place you've never been
  • hike in a forest
  • spend the day reading a book

Occurrence Patterns

ObservedFirst YearLast Year
annually on August 27th--



Alternate Names

  • Because Day


  • Founded by Joseph J. Goodwin (of Los Gatos, CA)

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