National Tell A Joke Day For August 16

By: Mary Smith
Published: Aug 16, 2021

Today is August 16, which is National Tell A Joke Day, so get your best jokes ready because this United States holiday is about being funny and making other people laugh.

It is a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails.

That’s easy enough to do. The more jokes you tell, the more fun this day will be. Everybody is getting into the act, and in order to “tell a joke,” someone has to be present to “listen.”

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this holiday. We did, however, find that this day has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that it does indeed exist.

This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations marking this event.

Other National Holidays for this month include:

Aug 17 - National Thrift Shop Day and National Vanilla Custard Day
Aug 18 - National Bad Poetry Day and National Soft Ice Cream Day
Aug 19 - National Aviation Day and National Potato Day
Aug 20 - Lemonade Day and National Radio Day
Aug 21 - National Spumoni Day and Senior Citizen’s Day
Aug 22 - National Be An Angel Day and National Tooth Fairy Day
Aug 23 - National Sponge Cake Day
Aug 24 - National Knife Day and National Waffle Day
Aug 25 - National Banana Split Day and National Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
Aug 26 - National Dog Day and Women’s Equality Day
Aug 27 - Just Because Day and National Petroleum Day
Aug 28 - National Cherry Turnover Day
Aug 29 - Lemon Juice Day
Aug 30 - Frankenstein Day and National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Aug 31 - Eat Outside Day and National Trail Mix Day

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