Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that "Dont go to work unless it's fun day"" does indeed exist.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
Most just ask the question-- "What does this holiday mean anyway?" hahaha!
What is the Definition of Fun?
"Recreation or fun is the expenditure of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one's body or mind. While leisure is more likely a form of entertainment or rest, recreation is active for the participant but in a refreshing and diverting manner. As people in the world's wealthier regions lead increasingly sedentary life styles, the need for recreation has increased. The rise of so called active vacations exemplifies this."
"Research has shown that recreation contributes to satisfaction, and that the stress management aspects of it contribute to quality of life, health and wellness, happiness, and that the use of recreation as a diversion may have clinical applications to individuals with chronic pain and other health impairments."
"Recreation is one (not the only) kind of stress management. According to research cited in Time magazine, stress is a major factor in many of the leading causes of death in the United States."
"According to a survey conducted by the National Life Insurance Co., four out of ten employees state that their jobs are "very" or "extremely" stressful. Those in high stress jobs are three times more likely than others to suffer from stress-related medical conditions and are twice as likely to quit. The study states that women, in particular, report stress related to the conflict between work and family."
Don't work your life away!
Take the time to grow personally and spiritually.
When is "Don't go to work unless it's fun day? Always April 3rd!
What is this holiday about?
Our research didn't actually find the real answer to that question- The idea of "Not" going to work unless the day is going to be fun is a bit on the risky side, so we can't imagine anyone actually refusing to go to work in fear of jeopardizing their position. We're wondering if this holiday is actually referring to "don't go to work unless it's fun day" in the context of "Do a job that you love so every work day will be fun." Yeah we like that meaning the best! Stress free!
How is this holiday celebrated?
Most people are going to go to work no matter what, so if your one of those people, then we suggest you have lots of fun on this day and try to make it fun for others too!