When Is National Shakespeare Day?

The internet history of Shakespeare Day

4th of August is National Shakespeare Day

  First detected on the 23rd of April 2015

  224 tweets


Is It Shakespeare Day Today?

It's Shakespeare day on the 4th of August.

The most recent detection of references to Shakespeare Day was 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up on the 4th of August. In total we detected 85 total unique days being shared such as Wife Day which had 2,490 people talking about it, or Girlfriend Day having 2,013 tweets.


How Is The Date For Shakespeare Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Shakespeare Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Aug. 4, 2020 across social media making references to 'Shakespeare 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: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Girlfriends or Gf Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Shakespeare 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 Shakespeare Day

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

Can I Register Shakespeare Day?

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


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

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

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National Shakespeare Day

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On August 4th


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National Shakespeare Day, on the 4th of August

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