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Frog Jumping Day

Frog Junping Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 13

Frog Jumping Day is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump "over" a frog? Either way, today is a fun day. But, is this truly the reason for this day?  Read on.........

The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".

While we have discovered many links and references to Frog Jumping Day evolving from this Mark Twain short story, we have yet to discover the reason for this particular date. May 13th is neither the date of Mark Twain's birth , nor his death.

How is the best way to celebrate Frog Jumping Day?

  • Read Mark Twains story "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog"
  • Also, we don't think Mark Twain would mind if you jumped like a frog or jumped a frog today.


Today's Quote: " Don't ever let a soul in the world ever tell you that you can't be exactly who you are." - - Lady Gaga


 

 

Frog pond, on Frog Jumping Day


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Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many of these holidays are new, and more are being created on a regular basis. Holidays in May are no exception. At Holiday Insights, we strive to thoroughly research and record the details of each one as completely and accurately as possible.

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