When Is National Polka Dot Day?

The internet history of Polka Dot Day

24th of January is National Polka Dot Day

  First detected on the 9th of January 2016

  2,137 tweets


Is It Polka Dot Day Today?

It's Polka Dot day on the 24th of January.

The most recent detection of references to Polka Dot Day was 1 year, 5 months ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up on the 24th of January. In total we detected 56 total unique days being shared such as Peanut Butter Day which had 2,005 people talking about it, or Girl Child Day having 1,695 tweets.


How Is The Date For Polka Dot Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Polka Dot Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Jan. 24, 2016 across social media making references to 'Polka Dot 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: Compliment, Pie or Hug Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Polka Dot 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 Polka Dot Day

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

Can I Register Polka Dot Day?

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


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

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

We have also detected mentions of Polka Dot day on;



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National Polka Dot Day, on the 24th of January

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