Checkiday (chek-ih-day, a mashup of "Check" and "Holiday") was founded on February 12th, 2011 by Seth Westphal. Although the internet contained a fair amount of holiday lists at the time, none of them seemed complete, were able to show you just today's holidays, or were easily searchable. Checkiday was created with the goal to be the world's most complete holiday listing which would automatically update to show you today's holidays. We currently have at least 4100 unique holidays on our site that we have verified for authenticity, more than double that of our closest competitor.
Shortly after our launch, we won our first awards: Dreamhost Site of the Month for originality and overall.
As our popularity grew, we launched our first mobile application for Android on April 25th, 2011.
Throughout the years we have been featured on television, radio, podcasts, blogs, in newspapers, books, and have been trusted by teachers in classrooms of all levels. You may have seen us popular places like the New York Times, Huffington Post, WikiHow, Gizmodo, Esquire, Upworthy, and Lifehack. We also have a large social media presence with an abundance of followers on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more.
Our website, which you are currently on, has been used by more than sixteen million people. We reach tens of thousands of users every day!
Lastly, a special thank you to all of our fans; without you, none of this would have been possible!