Blue Monday is held on January 15. Date for 2024. The third Monday is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. This event in the second decade of the month January is annual. Help us
The name was reportedly coined by psychologist Cliff Arnall in 2004, it falls on the third Monday in January every year. This has been disputed by others over the years. He came up with it after a holiday company asked him for a "scientific formula" for the January blues (the sadness that comes with this period).
In general Blue Monday is considered part of pseudoscience. All in all, it is considered fake and scientists donít accept it as real.
Cliff Arnall talked about Blue Monday in the Independent in 2018. Many companies adopted the idea of Blue Monday and created campaigns based on its concept.
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Nothing Day on January 16 (This day was first practiced way back in 1973 by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin. The goal of the day is "to provide Americans with one national day where they can just sit without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything.")