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Hoodie Hoo Day – February 20, 2023

Hoodie Hoo Day is on February 20. If you are sick of the heaters, coats-on-sweaters, red noses, and boots, mark the end of winter with fun as you join your community to say goodbye to winter. Spring is a beautiful season of the year that we always look forward to. We cannot wait for winter to end, so we shout Hoodie Hoo on Hoodie Hoo Day.

History of Hoodie Hoo Day

Hoodie Hoo Day was established by the owners of Wellcat, and is set on a day exactly a month before spring.

On Hoodie Hoo Day, people in the community gather in a place at noon, wave their hands and shout, “Hoodie Hoo!” to say goodbye to winter and welcome to spring.

Spring is a beautiful season where flowers bloom, the sun is warm and pleasant, children grow faster, and animals give birth.

However, it has its downside. More tornadoes occur during spring than in any other season of the year. It is also a season where diseases spread faster, and is considered a bad time to have children.

Nevertheless, we cannot help but look forward to feeling the warm sun on our faces and the cool breeze blowing through hair.

Spring is a special season in many places, as Hoodie Hoo Day is celebrated in other ways in different places. For example, people gather to burn an effigy and throw it in a river to welcome spring and bid winter farewell in Poland. But this is done on the first day of spring.
This shows how excited we are to move on from dull ol’ winter and embrace the pleasant warmth of spring.

We are not sure whether Hoodie Hoo really works, but it is a great way to bid the winter goodbye and get ready to have the best spring yet.

After shouting Hoodie Hoo, we go home to hot cups of tea, cuddle, eat, and do something fun like getting our closets ready for spring outfits, getting flower seeds to plant, and making plans for spring.

And if you ever wonder what Hoodie Hoo means, we are not sure either. But, it was first used in the Andy Griffith show, meaning “How are you?” in country slang.

Hoodie Hoo Day timeline

1917
Easter is in Spring

Easter break merged with spring break in Russia

1930
Spring Break

Spring break begins in schools in the U.S.

2017
Breaks in Georgia

The Minister of Education makes a week holiday in spring for all academic levels in Georgia.

2018
Popular Holiday

Hoodie Hoo Day becomes widely celebrated.

Hoodie Hoo Day FAQs

Is there a Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day?

Yes, there is. Since the Southern Hemisphere experiences spring in a different month, Hoodie Hoo Day is celebrated on August 22 in countries there.

Why do people celebrate Hoodie Hoo Day?

They are tired of the winter and want to see the sun! 

Who invented Hoodie Hoo Day?

Thomas Roy of Wellcat created the holiday. 

How to Celebrate Hoodie Hoo Day

  1. Go out and shout it

    Join the community as they gather to wave away the winter. Join the communal chant as we shout "Hoodie Hoo!"

  2. Gather friends and family

    The more the merrier! Make this day much fun by gathering your friends and family. Afterward, give them a special "spring-coming" treat.

  3. Prepare for spring

    Start preparing for the much-awaited spring. Clear out your closet, clean up the house, spring is on its way!

5 Interesting Facts About Spring

  1. Longer days

    During spring, the days start getting longer than nights.

  2. Parallel hemispheres

    When Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere, spring starts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  3. The Vernal Equinox

    On the first day of spring, the day and night are equally 12 hours long.

  4. Good and bad timing

    While spring is a great period for flowers and plants to bloom, it is a bad time for human babies to be born.

  5. The new day

    The first day of spring marks the beginning of the Persian new year, Nowruz.

Why We Love Hoodie Hoo Day

  1. We end winter with fun

    It is exciting to go out with many people and send off winter. We end the winter with fun activities.

  2. We enter spring with memories

    As we welcome spring on Hoodie Hoo Day, we make memories for the year. Take pictures to remember them forever.

  3. We bond with others

    Imagine a whole community coming together on Hoodie Hoo Day! We'll definitely bond with neighbors as we say goodbye to winter.

Hoodie Hoo Day dates

YearDateDay
2022February 20Sunday
2023February 20Monday
2024February 20Tuesday
2025February 20Thursday
2026February 20Friday

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