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National Blame Someone Else Day 2023: Date, History and Purpose

National Blame Someone Else Day 2023 is observed on the first Friday the 13th of the year, which occurs on January 13, 2023. Isn’t that day responsible for everything that goes wrong? If you must leave the house today, plan your finest excuses for why someone else (or something) is to blame for whatever may occur. We’ve all had ample experience, so it shouldn’t be overly challenging. However, continue reading if you need a bit more inspiration!


Blaming others has a long history. Adam blamed Eve for the whole apple-eating event. He even went so far as to blame God, since God did, after all, create Eve. Obviously, this would not have occurred if God had not created women. Adam is a tough act to follow, but throughout the centuries, many have attempted to raise the bar by blaming others.

Fridays have always been considered an unlucky day, and the number 13 has long been considered an awful number; nonetheless, it was not until the 19th century that the superstition that Friday the 13th is an exceptionally unlucky day gained widespread prominence.

National Ignore Responsibility Anne Moelle’s alarm clock failed to go off on Friday the 13th, 1982, resulting in a whole day of ill luck. Now we have the opportunity to spend an entire day blaming others for everything that has gone wrong, will go wrong, or will go wrong in the future.

There are two types of people when it comes to assigning blame: those who like making up the most preposterous excuses for why something isn’t their fault, and those who are completely unable to accept responsibility for their misfortunes. In reality, the most of us probably fall somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. Find out where you may fall by reading on.

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Year Date Day
2022 May 13 Friday
2023 January 13 Friday
2024 September 13 Friday
2025 June 13 Friday
2026 February 13 Friday