Why a day of Just Because? Just because.


Just Because DaySometimes you just need a good excuse to TP your neighbor’s house … or leave a batch of chocolate chip cookies on the door of that same neighbor. For any of the evil actions, or for good deeds, there is Just Because Day.

Just because the day is tomorrow, August 27, and it’s the perfect day to do what you want, literally anything. Such is the nature of “Just Because Day”. According to Holiday Insights, an Internet repository for these unusual annual events and invented vacations, was devised by a California man named Joseph J. Goodwin. In the 1960s, Goodwin created vacations to honor life, his family and free time. He celebrated the first Just Because Day by giving his wife a transistor radio (“just because!” He said). It became an annual tradition for the Goodwins and one that, presumably, spread through word of mouth.

So, if you ever wanted to act with a totally illogical impulse to sing Bon Jovi’s “Livin ‘on a Prayer” in Dutch during an important business meeting, now you have an excuse … as long as you do it tomorrow. That does not mean that you can not participate in a more philanthropic activity, such as volunteering at a soup kitchen or helping an elderly woman cross the street. Or you could do … absolutely nothing. Just because.

What are you going to do in Just Because Day?

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