Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is January 11th
This outrageously silly and fun day is a day to get outside and try to get your friends totally soaked. It's all about finding any sort of puddle and playfully splashing your loved ones!
History of This Holiday
The holiday originally stems from Anita Silvey’s “Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac”. Starting in 2011, Silvey had an annually updated calendar of various silly and fun holidays for children and their families to enjoy. In the 2012 edition, she has an entry for “Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day” on January 11th. Noted within Silvey’s almanac that year, the Holiday is intended to be celebrated in non-snowy and warmer climates.
Learn More About Puddles
Silvey recommends a couple ways to read up on the fun of puddles within her entry for the holiday. She specifically mentions: “Splish, Splash” by Sarah Weeks, “The Problem with Puddles” by Kate Feiffer, and “Splash” by Ann Jonas.
How to Celebrate
Regardless of age, anyone is welcome to celebrate by any sort of means they can think of. Setting up a slip n’ slide in your or a friend’s backyard, finding puddles around on the side of the street (though do be careful when doing so), or possibly even managing to make your own puddles, just as long as you are having fun with it! Since it is usually a colder time of year, it is recommended to dress up in warmer clothes with a preference of footwear being any sort of rain boots.
Step in a Puddle and Splash your Friends Day can unite family and friends by providing a means to get together and creating a fun and exciting activity outdoors. Usually people may look at a wet and damp day in January as something that locks you inside, however this holiday totally breaks that notion and encourages people to have fun on what would normally be a gloomy day.
Ideas of various ways to share this holiday on social media
Share using #StepInAPuddleAndSplashYourFriendsDay
Post images of various puddles being splashed
Record you and your friends splashing each other
Ask for others to share their puddle splashing experiences
Dare and push your friends and followers on social media to get outside and splash each other
“If you're stuck in a puddle, it means there's higher ground all around you, you just have to step onto it.”
― Emilyann Girdner
Daily Holiday - Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day