When Is National Chess Day?

The internet history of Chess Day

11th of October is National Chess Day

  First detected on the 20th of July 2015

  801 tweets


Is It Chess Day Today?

It's Chess day on the 11th of October.

The most recent detection of references to Chess Day was 2 months ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up on the 11th of October. In total we detected 66 total unique days being shared such as Coming Out Day which had 57,152 people talking about it, or Mental Health Day having 638 tweets.


How Is The Date For Chess Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Chess Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Oct. 11, 2019 across social media making references to 'Chess 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: Sausage Pizza, Hug A Drummer or Boyfriend Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Chess 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 Chess Day

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

Can I Register Chess Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Chess 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 Chess 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 Chess day to show how people feel about Chess. See if people like Chess here.
We're detecting how Chess affects other things more widely than just being a celebrated day. See how Chess affects company share prices.


Hang On, It Was National Chess Day Already This Year..!?

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

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National Chess Day

It's Chess Day
On October 11th


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National Chess Day, on the 11th of October

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