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Every April 17th
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#BlahBlahBlahDay

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If you recognize the muffled sound of parents in Charlie Brown, you instinctively refer to it as “blah, blah, blah.” Who listens to that, when it’s all just noise? Blah Blah Blah Day is about listening to those noises, and recognizing that people are speaking to you.

History of Blah Blah Blah Day

So, where did the phrase Blah Blah Blah come from? According to historians, it originated from ancient Greece, but the term was “bar bar bar.” The first phrase was taken from the sounds heard from barbarians, implying that the words beings spoken were “meaningless noises.” Those sounds have evolved to phrases such as “yada, yada, yada” and “blab, blab, blab.”

The phrase, “blab, blab, blab” showed up in 19th-century books which is why we now say “blah, blah, blah.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of “blah” came from a 1918 memoir in the magazine Wine, Women, & War. “Blab” can mean revealing a secret, gossiping, and talking about topics with little to no meaning.

Blah Blah Blah Day aims to appreciate the pleasure of casual conversation. The holiday itself was created in 2006 by Ruth and Thomas Roy of Wellcat Holidays and Herb. Wellcat created the holiday with the intent to do all those things that other people have been nagging you about.

It’s about listening to those nagging words and putting them to action. Whether they’re telling you to clean your home, apply for jobs, or quit smoking. People also take the time to listen to others in their daily lives joining together for a simple talk.

Topics can include how their day has been and how they have been feeling. Blah Blah Blah Day is all about appreciating the nagging noises that you wouldn’t usually pay attention to and begin listening.

How to Celebrate Blah Blah Blah Day

Celebrate Blah Blah Blah Day to do the things you wouldn’t normally do and put an end to those projects that you’ve been putting off. If someone needs you to do something today, listen, pay attention, and do them.

Take the day to visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while and enjoy some nice chit-chat. Ask them the usual questions and look like you’re interested, even if its all boring to you. Celebrate Blah Blah Blah Day with your friends and family by getting together with them and spending time with them.