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Fun Holiday – International Goof Off Day

March 22 is International Goof Off Day. The unofficial holiday encourages people to take the day to relax and do unproductive and useless things.

Colleagues playing during a conference call.
Colleagues playing during a conference call.
Goof away on International Goof Off Day.
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Goofing off or to goof off is an expression popularly used in the United States.

Neglecting Work

The expression refers to the act of doing something that is unproductive while neglecting actual, important work. A goof off is a person who engages in such acts and ignores his or her duties and tasks.

Careless Mistake

The word goof can be used to refers to a careless mistake as well as someone who makes them.

International Goof Off Day is also known as National Goof Off Day in the United States.

Other goofy holidays include Fun at Work Day, Work Naked Day, and Wear Pajamas to Work Day.

How to Celebrate?

  • Goof the whole day off. Don't do anything that is productive or important.
  • Spend the day online or even better switch off your computer and all your mobile devices and goof off in the outdoors.

Did You Know…

…that the world's most famous goofy comic character, Goofy was originally known as Dippy Dawg?

International Goof Off Day Observances

Fun Holiday: International Goof Off Day Observances
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2017WedMar 22International Goof Off Day
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