National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day – January 11, 2022

If you are a rain lover, a child, or a child-at-heart, you definitely should not miss a chance to have fun outside on January 11, which is National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. Jump in the puddle and wet some friends. The holiday is mostly enjoyed by kids who love playing with water and causing a splash. So wear your boots and raincoats and go make one!

History of National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is especially for the rainy season. We go out into the street and splash ourselves and have fun. The origin of the holiday cannot be traced, although it had been mentioned on a Usenet forum in 1998. The holiday came to prominence when it was included in a published children’s book, making it a day to mark for moms and children. 

The holiday, since it came into the limelight in 2014,  has been reported by many media platforms, including Bustle and Elite Daily, and has gained recognition in many homes.

It remains one of our favorite holidays in the rainy season. It is assumed that the holiday was created in a place that experiences rain in January; in America,  all puddles are normally iced within this period. If you live in such areas, you can celebrate the holiday when the puddles melt.

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day helps us to enhance our social skills because it’s not a  holiday to celebrate solo. You have to enjoy it with others, and this strengthens relationships. Since it involves water play, which aids children’s development, the holiday is good for your child’s mental growth. Water play enhances motor skills and coordination in children. While dodging a splash or splashing a friend, children develop good concentration and focus, which are qualities of a sharp mind. Water play is a great means of relaxation and recreation, and it helps you form stronger ties with your children.

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day timeline

1998
The First Mention

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is mentioned in a Usenet forum.

2012
Puddle-in-a-Book

The holiday is included in the "Children's Book-A-Day Almanac."

2014
Spread the Word

The holiday is recognized online.

2016
Now on Media

The holiday is mentioned in the Bustle and the Elite Daily media groups.

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day FAQs

What do I need to celebrate National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day?

January is a cold month, so make sure you keep warm while having fun, by wearing raincoats or waterproof pullovers over warm outfits and boots on your feet.

My city is frozen in January. When else can I celebrate this holiday?

You can have it as soon as the first rains fall. You could also improvise by using the pool as a puddle.

Why do we celebrate National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day?

The holiday is dedicated to splashing our friends with water from puddles. We do so to have fun and enjoy the rainy season.

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day Activities

  1. Get outside

    This is not an indoor holiday. Go outside with friends and have a splash!

  2. Throw a splash party

    The more, the merrier. Have more wet fun with your friends.

  3. Create awareness

    Let others know about the holiday. Spread the word and give other splash lovers a chance to celebrate.

5 Amazing Facts About Splashing

  1. Asian splashing

    Having a Fun Splash is celebrated in festivals in Asia.

  2. Balance in kids

    Splashing water helps improve strength and balance in children.

  3. It enhances communication

    In the process of splashing and having fun, our communication and social skills improve.

  4. Splash-plash

    The word 'splash' is culled from plash, which also means 'puddle.'

  5. Fish puddles

    A town in Honduras experiences a rain of fish; they get to have fish puddles.

Why We Love National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

  1. We love the rain

    We take any opportunity to have fun during the rainy season. And there is no better opportunity than what this holiday offers.

  2. We have fun

    It is exciting to soak and get soaked with our friends. While splashing our friends, we have fun and enjoy ourselves and we make fun memories.

  3. It helps us relax

    After a wet day out, we unwind and feel relaxed. It is an exciting way to reduce stress.

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day dates

YearDateDay
2021January 11Monday
2022January 11Tuesday
2023January 11Wednesday
2024January 11Thursday
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