National Devil Day

A mischievous person wearing all red, holding a plate of devilled eggs, surrounded by a group of friends laughing together. Unique clothing styles, maybe some colorful patterns or funky accessories, like a hat with devil horns, can enhance the playfulness of the image. The scene could be set in a park with a picnic blanket and baskets filled with devilish treats, or perhaps in a cozy living room with Halloween decorations in the background..
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Have you ever wondered why the world seems a bit spookier on October 29th? That's because it's National Devil Day! No, don't suddenly jump under your blanket, we're not talking about actual devils here, guys! This day is here to keep your spirits upbeat and give your inner prankster a chance to shine.

When is Devil Day?

It's national devil day on the 29th October.

History of National Devil Day

As our data suggests, National Devil Day has found mentions 37 times on the internet, peaking on October 29, 2015. It seems the devil likes to keep things mysterious, as the origins of this gleefully wicked day remains unknown. This playful day appears to have been adopted by fun-loving internet users, and has been popular since.

How to Celebrate

Whether you're the kind of person who prefers trickery or treats, National Devil Day has something for everyone. You might be wondering, do I have to dress in red and carry a pitchfork? While that’s entirely your choice, it’s not necessary. The devil is in the details, as they say. You can celebrate the day with a playful prank on your friends or family, or indulge in devilish treats like devil's food cake or ‘devilled’ eggs.

Why Celebrate

Celebrating National Devil Day isn't about endorsing evil, it is a day to let out your inner cheekiness, to break the monotony of daily life and have some harmless fun. It’s an opportunity to embrace the mischievous sprite hidden within us all and to share a few laughs with those around us.

History behind the term 'Devil'


Origin of the term 'devil'

The term 'devil' originated from the Greek word 'diabolos,' which means 'slanderer' or 'accuser.' This word was later adopted into Latin as 'diabolus' and eventually found its way into various other languages.

Late 1300s

Influence of Christian theology

In Christian theology, the term 'devil' came to represent the supreme evil being, Satan. The concept of the devil as a powerful demonic entity grew during this period, with various depictions in religious texts and artwork.

Early 1600s

Role in folklore and mythology

The term 'devil' started to be associated with various supernatural beings in folklore and mythologies around the world. These beings, often depicted as mischievous or malevolent entities, were believed to have powers beyond human understanding.

Late 1700s

Emphasis on temptation and sin

During the late 18th century, the concept of the devil became more focused on tempting humans into sin and leading them astray. This notion of the devil as a seductive and deceptive figure became prevalent in literature and cultural representations.

Modern Era

Evolution in popular culture

In modern times, the term 'devil' has become embedded in various aspects of popular culture. It is often portrayed in movies, books, and art as a symbol of evil, temptation, or rebellion. The devil continues to captivate the imagination of people worldwide.

Did you know?

Did you know that the name 'Devil's food cake' comes from the cake being richer, darker and allegedly more sinful than its counterpart angel food cake.


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First identified

27th August 2015

Most mentioned on

29th October 2015

Total mentions


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