Be Late for Something Day Date in the current year: September 5, 2016

Be Late for Something Day Be Late for Something Day is an informal observance celebrated on September 5. On this day, you can stop rushing everywhere, forget about punctuality and be fashionably late for anything and everything.

The origins of the holiday are unclear, but the most popular version claims that it was established by the Procrastinator's Club of America in the 1950s. The main goal of this unofficial holiday is to raise awareness of the positive sides of procrastination and encourage people to take a break from their busy and stressful lifestyle.

Modern life is incredibly demanding, and many people feel pressured because of the need to adhere to tight schedules and meet challenging deadlines. Be Late for Something Day is a day when you take a step back from your usual everyday schedule and make sure that life goes on without you, and a lot of things are not so urgent and important as you thought.

Of course, if you have an important appointment on this day, being fashionably late for it might not be the best decision. But this is what Be Late for Something Day is for: it is meant to teach us to distinguish urgent and important things from insignificant ones. So don't be afraid to participate in the celebration and make your schedule more flexible.

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