National Kermit Day

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It's not easy being green… unless you're Kermit the Frog! On 11 February every year, die-hard fans pay tribute to the little green bachelor and his antics. National Kermit Day celebrates togetherness, music, and everyone's favorite banjo-playing frog. It's time for introduction music please, drumroll... let's hop into this swampland of fun!

When is Kermit Day?

It's national kermit day on the 11th February.

About National Kermit Day

While it might seem like just another zany internet holiday, National Kermit Day has a delightful story behind it. The celebration honors the iconic green puppet, Kermit the Frog, originally voiced by puppeteer Jim Henson. First introduced to the world on Sam and Friends in 1955, Kermit has since hopped into the hearts of millions worldwide with his folksy charm, songs, and universal messages of love and friendship.

The Origins of National Kermit Day

Our data indicates that the very first online mention of National Kermit Day was in February 2018, with 11 mentions in total. The day has been celebrated in various ways, from folks paying tribute to Kermit through renditions of 'The Rainbow Connection' to fans tweeting their favourite quotes from the frog himself.

Why We Celebrate

National Kermit Day is a beacon for anyone who's ever felt a little different, just like Kermit himself. We celebrate because Kermit is more than just a frog; he's a symbol of accepting oneself, no matter how green one might be. It's a day where being green isn't just being envious; it also means being fabulous!

How to Celebrate

The best way to mark National Kermit Day is to let out your inner frog! Sing 'Rainbow Connection', watch 'The Muppets' movie with family, or you might consider a Kermit-themed party. Yes, you heard it right! Green attire, green food, and maybe even a frogs’ chorus if your neighbors are game.

History behind the term 'Kermit'


Birth of Kermit the Frog

In 1955, puppeteer and creator Jim Henson introduced a new character to the world of puppetry. Kermit the Frog made his first appearance on the television show Sam and Friends. With his distinctive voice and endearing personality, Kermit quickly captured the hearts of audiences.


Debut on Sesame Street

Kermit the Frog became a household name in 1969 when he joined the cast of the popular children's television show Sesame Street. His role as a reporter and interviewer showcased his wit and charm, making him a favorite of both children and adults alike.


The Muppet Show

In 1970, Kermit the Frog became the host of The Muppet Show, a variety show that brought together a dynamic cast of Muppet characters. Kermit's role as the leader and star of the show solidified his status as one of the most beloved characters in pop culture.


Rainbow Connection

The year 1979 marked a significant milestone for Kermit the Frog with the release of the movie The Muppet Movie. The iconic song 'Rainbow Connection,' performed by Kermit, became an instant classic and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.


Hollywood Walk of Fame

In 1990, Kermit the Frog was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing his contributions to the entertainment industry. This prestigious accolade showcased the enduring popularity and cultural impact of the lovable green frog.


Kermit Memes

Kermit the Frog found new fame in the digital age with the rise of internet memes. The image of Kermit sipping tea with the caption 'But That's None of My Business' gained widespread popularity, solidifying Kermit's status as a meme icon and further embedding him in popular culture.

Did you know?

Did you know that Kermit the Frog received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002? Now that's some serious ‘green’ power!


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First identified

16th October 2015

Most mentioned on

11th February 2018

Total mentions


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