When Is National Armed Forces Day?

The internet history of Armed Forces Day

  National Armed Forces Day is on the 20th of May

  5,102 tweets

  First detected on the 12th of April 2015

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Is It Armed Forces Day Today?

It's Armed Forces day on the 20th of May.

The most recent detection of references to Armed Forces Day was 9 months, 3 weeks ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up on the 20th of May. In total we detected 49 total unique days being shared such as Rescue Dog Day which had 596 people talking about it, or Be A Millionaire Day having 458 tweets.


How Is The Date For Armed Forces Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Armed Forces Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on May 20, 2018 across social media making references to 'Armed Forces Day'. Our algorithms examine all of the references to National Days across social media and updates whatnationaldayisit.com hourly, with our homepage displaying the current national day, including others such as: Armed Forces, Api Hiv Awareness or Gun Violence Awareness Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Armed Forces Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sacntioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


I'd Like To Promote National Armed Forces Day

We've put together the following resources full of nifty tips on how to increase the reach of Armed Forces Day. The resources include: graphs, badges, and resources on what steps to take to boost Armed Forces Day's visibility.

Can I Register Armed Forces Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Armed Forces day". We only aim to programatically reflect what 'National Day' it is based of what The Internet Says It Is. We believe this is much more fun as it reflects the nature of how the most amusing / interesting national days are often created organically and grow based off popular social trends and sharing, as such we don't add new days to our database unless they are organically observed on social media.



Is it National Armed Forces Day Everywhere?

Yes? No.. Sort of | Maybe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's really intersting is how whilst some National Days like National Daughters Day are seemingly celebrated internationally irrespective of geography, some very popular days (That often become the No. 1 National Day on our homepage) are in fact locally very specific and are offical holidays celebrated on a Country's national calendar. Take National Rambutan Day for instance, Rambutan is a popular Souteast Asian fruit and not seen so much in the UK, Europe or the USA. Some regionally specific trends subsequently become immensely popular internationally and worldwide, partly fuelled by widely shared 'National Days', National Pabebe Wave Day being one such example.


We're now tracking the sentiment around every mention of Armed Forces day to show how people feel about Armed Forces. See if people like Armed Forces here.
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Hang On, It Was National Armed Forces Day Already This Year..!?

Yes, this is strangely enough entirely possible. The date shown for National Armed Forces Day can change, if for instance several hundred people tweeted about Armed Forces Day in early April, then in May a few thousand people tweeted about Armed Forces day, then the date shown for National Armed Forces Day, could come up twice :D

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National Armed Forces Day

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National Armed Forces Day, on the 20th of May

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