NATIONAL UNDERDOG DAY 2017

Remember a classmate who was so poor that his shoes have holes?  He would probably just have a friend or two who would bring him sandwiches in return for his making their math assignments.  He studies so hard but because he has no money to join school activities, he couldn’t earn enough credits to make it to the Dean’s List.

When is the National Underdog Day in 2017?

The National Underdog Day will be on Friday, December 15.

The 3rd Friday of December each year is the National Underdog Day.

The Origin of the National Underdog Day:

The National Underdog Day is a day dedicated to the people who works hard but never gets on top.  This day was first celebrated in 1976 and is considered a weird holiday in America.

The word “underdog” originated in the old building industries calling planks of wood as dogs.  The person on top of the wooden plank is called the “overdog,” the supervisor.  The person working below the plank of wood, which is usually dark, dirty and sawdust filled, is called the “underdog.”

How is the National Underdog Day celebrated?

The best way to celebrate this day should be with the company of little people, who others call as losers.  A party may be organized with them as guests where food served consist of the cheapest in the market.  Watching TV with them can also be fun especially if the movie features underdogs, such as, Dr. Watson of Sherlock Homes.  Watching movie as a group would also be great.  As it’s the holiday season, watching Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer would just be timely.

Other people, however, conduct programs honouring the underdogs who succeeded.  There are many in the world and in different fields of endeavour who rose from the ranks.  The programs aim to encourage the hard working people to keep on striving to reach their goals.  Their importance in the society is also emulated as it had been observed that, in times of economic crisis, they fare better than the “overdogs.”

When is the National Underdog Day in 2018?

The National Underdog 2018  Day will be on Friday, December 14.