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That Sucks Day – April 15, 2023

That Sucks Day, on April 15 each year, is an American holiday created by an American web content producer who rightly observed that the date on which the holiday is observed, April 15, is quite notable for several unfortunate events and occurrences. Two of the most notable tragic events associated with April 15 are the sinking of the “Titanic”, a ship built in the early 20th century, billed to be the biggest and most indestructible vessel ever made (it would later sink into the bottom of the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg). The infamous date also marks the day on which President Abraham Lincoln died.

History of That Sucks Day

That Sucks Day is an unofficial American holiday that is more of a vindictive dedication to unpleasant events or occurrences. The holiday was created by an American named Bruce Novotny, who also runs a website called “thatsucks.net.” The holiday’s main idea is to highlight that though perpetual optimism is excellent, it is often unrealistic in a world with so much going on. Not everything can work in everyone’s favor. That Sucks Day is the holiday dedicated to remembering those things that aren’t particularly going in one’s favor.

The organization sponsoring That Sucks Day, That Sucks LLC, has spent all of its existence (and all of the holiday’s existence) exemplifying everything wrong with the world. Moreover, it recognizes individuals throughout (recent) human history who have played prominent roles in events and occurrences that sucked worldwide. These historical characters include the seer Nostradamus, whose main gig was predicting unpleasant events and when they would happen. And even though his predictions have been found to have never come true, the fact that he made people dreadful of a supposed upcoming unfavorable event made him suck. Speaking of suckage (literally), we must also mention the American inventor Daniel Hess, credited with the invention of the vacuum cleaner, who invented the manual vacuum cleaner in the mid-19th century. While creating the vacuum cleaner isn’t mainly an unpleasant or unfortunate event because it is beneficial in maintaining the home, we can agree that vacuum cleaners suck.

The date on which That Sucks Day falls coincides with unfortunate events of relatively global magnitude. These events include the sinking of the once-thought-to-be-indestructible Titanic to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg. April 15 is also an important date in American history as it is the day President Abraham Lincoln died.

That Sucks Day timeline

April 15, 1865
Abraham Lincoln Dies

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is assassinated on April 15, 1865.

April 15, 1912
The Titanic Sinks

The famous ship “Titanic, billed as the most indestructible in the world, sinks to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on April 15.

1997
Hollywood movie “Titanic” is Released

The Hollywood blockbuster movie “Titanic” plays in theaters.

2005
ThatSucks.net is Created

The website “thatsucks.net,” created by Novotny, is created.

That Sucks Day FAQs

What is That Sucks Day?

That Sucks Day is an unofficial American holiday dedicated to unfortunate events that “suck.”

When is That Sucks Day?

That Sucks Day, observed on April 15 every year, coincides with several unpleasant and unfortunate events.

Is it a real holiday?

It depends on what context by which you mean “real.” That Sucks Day may not be such a serious holiday as some others, but it is just as real.

That Sucks Day Activities

  1. Make a list of things that suck

    This is somewhat necessary for That Sucks Day. All you need do is make a list of things, events, and probably people you know that suck, and that could be the first step in figuring out how to make them not suck!

  2. Visit thatsucks.net for the fun of it

    The thatsucks.net website has A LOT of information about things and events that sucked and still suck today. You should go on there and see for yourself.

  3. Share on social media

    Share your experience, stories, and pictures on social media using the #ThatSucksDay hashtag. Commiserate with your friends about sucky things.

5 Interesting Facts About Unpleasant Events

  1. Unpleasant events are easier to remember

    The human brain is more likely to register and remember unfortunate events.

  2. Unpleasant events can cause some trauma

    In some cases, unpleasant events are more than just unpleasant, they’re traumatic for those who experience them.

  3. Employee dissatisfaction makes people gloomy

    Most people who are disgruntled or unhappy at their places of work are likely to wear a gloomy face.

  4. Most people wouldn’t pay taxes if possible

    Most people (not surprisingly) would feel better if they didn’t have to pay taxes, as they believe it sucks to pay taxes.

  5. Poor internet can be frustrating

    Poor internet in our times is highly ranked on the list of absolutely frustrating things.

Why We Love That Sucks Day

  1. We get to blow off some steam

    Looking at most activities people usually do on That Sucks Day can help cool off and ease off. See what you can do on this day to blow off steam.

  2. It’s silly in a fun way

    If you look at it, That Sucks Day is sort of silly (insert boisterous laughter), but then again, it’s fun. We all could use a little fun!

  3. We learn a thing or two

    All fun aside, That Sucks Day also helps us learn new things, such as how we can better manage the stress we experience due to something that sucks. Stress management is the key to a healthier life.

That Sucks Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 15Saturday
2024April 15Monday
2025April 15Tuesday
2026April 15Wednesday
2027April 15Thursday

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