Do you have a naughty side to your personality? If so, did you know that you could do something silly today and get away with it on a technicality?
It might seem like a typical day in your life. However, there is one subtle difference. The day is famous for being Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day!
You now have an excellent reason to get your own back on friends, all in the spirit of joviality, of course! Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day is the perfect opportunity to literally make a splash.
It should be quite apparent about what you have to do today! But, for clarification, let’s explain it in some more detail.
The aim of the day is to walk somewhere with one or more friends. When you happen upon a puddle on the ground, step into it with hasty abandon! The result? Your friends will likely end up with damp clothing, and perhaps be a bit grumpy with you! Don’t worry, though, because they are sure to see the funny side of it later.
Be aware, though, that if you explain to them why you stepped or jumped into a puddle of water, they are likely to do the same back to you. It might be on the same day, or it could be on January 11th the following year. You just don’t know – so be alert!
History of Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day
The first known reference to Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day dates to 2011. On that year, Anita Silvey’s “Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac” got published online, and in print a year later. Silvey is an established author and literary critic of children’s literature.
She first started publishing the Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac in 2010. In a nutshell, the publication is a daily essay on children’s books. For the 2012 edition, she makes mention of Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day for the January 11th entry.
On that date’s page in her Almanac, she notes that it’s celebrated by people that live in an ice and snowless place. Silvey also recommends reading “Splish, Splash” by Sarah Weeks, “The Problem with Puddles” by Kate Feiffer, and “Splash” by Ann Jonas.
How to celebrate Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day
It doesn’t matter if you are a child or an adult. Anyone can celebrate Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day! This annual celebration is an easy one: all you need is a puddle and some friends to splash.
Due to the time of year, some of you may struggle to find puddles to splash in. That’s because of the potential for cold weather. Still, you could always make puddles as long as it’s not dangerous to do so. After all; you don’t want to get injured by slipping on ice, for example!
Note: you may wish to wear boots if you’re planning on doing a lot of splashing!