When Is National Purge Day?


National Purge Day is on the 20th of January with 37 tweets.

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It's Purge day on the 20th of January.

Purge Day' is by our calculation on: January the 20th. The first time we detected Purge Day was the 27th of April 2015 and the most recent detection of references to Purge Day was 6 months, 1 week ago.

We're now tracking the sentiment around every mention of Purge day to show how people feel about Purge. See if people like Purge here.
We're detecting how Purge affects other things more widely than just being a celebrated day. See how Purge affects company share prices.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up, on the 20th of January. In total we detected 79 total unique days being shared such as Popcorn Day which had 1,864 people talking about it, or Cheese Lovers Day having 1,337 tweets. A random sample of which are shown below.


National days on the 20th of January

National Purge Day, on the 20th of January

How Is The Date For Purge Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Purge Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Jan. 20, 2017 across social media making references to 'Purge 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: Dj, Hug or Signing Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Purge Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sacntioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


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Can I Register Purge Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Purge 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 Purge 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.

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

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

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