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Goof Off Day? It Is Good Weather For It!

Now here’s a day that just about everybody can relax and enjoy. It’s a day to do anything and everything…..except what you’re supposed to do today.

Assuming you won’t get in trouble at work or school, go ahead and play some golf, or play video games all day.  Go out and spend the day window shopping with your favorite friend. Or, just read sit down and read a book or sit out in the sun (of course with sunscreen on). This day is set aside for you to do anything you enjoy doing.

A few years ago, a survey was performed to identify the most popular activity for goofing off. The top activity was playing video games. Who conducted the survey? Ninetendo…….no surprise. It kinda makes you wonder just who might have had the brainstorm to create this day……hmmmm.

HHHmmm…dreaming of bones…

Origin of National Goof Off Day:

The origin of this day is unknown. We do suspect it was created by some hard working individual who finally got fed up of always doing what he( or she) was supposed to do. Most likely, they finally lost it, and took a day to just goof off. How do we know it wasn’t created by someone who is always goofing off? Because they would have created Goof  Off week, or month, or……

Important Note: In our extensive research, we could find no information to suggest that this day is truly a “National” day. We did find references to this day as International Goof Off  Day (on the same date). Again, there are no known records making it official.   This information is from

Susan Cator