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Sep5 Fun Holiday – Be Late for Something Day

We would normally not encourage you to do this on any other day, but Be Late For Something Day on September 5 is the perfect excuse for you to be late.

Relaxed man on park bench on the phone.

Chill out and be late for something today.

©iStockphoto.com/Milenko Bokan

It is believed that Be Late For Something Day was created by the Procrastinators' Club of America, an organization as a way to allow people to take a break from their busy daily schedules.

Don't Rush

In today's world, most people spend their lives rushing and hurrying, always fighting against the clock. This unofficial holiday asks people to slow down; take a breath and savor the world around them; and enjoy the small pleasures of life. Stop and smell the roses, if you will.

Be Late For Something Day is also known as National Be Late For Something Day in the United States.

How to Celebrate?

  • Be late to something on purpose. But be considerate to the people who are waiting for you - call them ahead and let them know you are running late.

Did You Know…

…that the use of the term, late, to refer to a deceased person, dates back to the late 15th century?

Be Late for Something Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Be Late for Something Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2020SatSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2021SunSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2022MonSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2023TueSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2024ThuSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2025FriSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2026SatSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2027SunSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2028TueSep 5Be Late for Something Day
2029WedSep 5Be Late for Something Day

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