Humbug Day is an annual observance celebrated on December 21 annually. With a few days left for the festival, preparation for making it a successful celebration takes a lot of patience.
The Xmas-to-do-list expands in number. Finally, on seeing the list, the frustration one gets cannot be expressed with a few words. Bah humbug… Of course, there would be many who start feeling like a Scrooge.
Humbug Day is celebrated to let out the frustration one has before Christmas. The celebration Day allows everyone who is preparing for Christmas to vent out their frustrations.
History of Humbug Day:
The exact year in which Humbug Day was first celebrated is unknown. Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com have created this celebration Day. They have created this Day to let people who are preparing for the Festivus let out their stress of the holiday season.
According to Thomas & Ruth Roy, before Christmas, people are allowed to blow off twelve humbugs on this Day. Those involved in making this festive as a grand celebration would need to start shaping it from the best plan.
Then they must go shopping, wrap it for the guests, decorate the house and Xmas tree, spend lots of bucks, and much more. All these will bring frustration and stress. So, Humbug day is the best opportunity to curse all those moments which made you say Bah Humbug.
Celebrate this Day and let out your pressure and make sure you return to your original state the next day. In modern practice, “Humbug” is a word that is most associated with Ebenezer Scrooge, a character created by Charles Dickens.
Scrooge is a cold-hearted person who dislikes Christmas. The Day is also called Don’t be a Scrooge Day. If you feel a bit like Scrooge, then this day is just for you.
How to Celebrate Humbug Day:
It’s the best day to let out your holiday pressure and Christmas frustration. Make your best in the Festivus preparation. Encourage yourself and people who are preparing for Christmas. You can even help them and make them relax for some time.
Watch films like Scrooge, Christmas with the Kranks, and other humbug related movies on this Day to let out the pressure. Have a positive feel as whatever you do to make the celebration a better one is the best of all.
How to observe Humbug Day:
The day is an excellent time to both express our Scrooginess and also take stock of our expectations. Perhaps there’s room to simplify this holiday and lessen our load. When we do, we might find a way to replenish our joy and spread a little, too.
Interesting Facts about Scrooge:
- Popularized the word humbug
Scrooge was popularly known for saying, “Bah, Humbug!”
- He was grumpy and despondent
Scrooge’s character cares very little about others.
- An English word for a miser
Scrooge is now synonymous with the word ‘miser.’
- Portrayed by several actors
The character of Scrooge is played by popular characters in multiple adaptations.
- Scrooge finally repents
In the novel, Scrooge finally becomes a generous individual who embraces the spirit of Christmas.