Disobedience Day ~ July 3rd
June 3, 2026
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of [month], repeating indefinitely
Disobedience Day is celebrated every year on July 3rd.
The exact reason this holiday was created is unclear as the original intent and creator have been lost with time. Some people say it is to learn more about civil disobedience and others say it is a day to step back from all the rules we are constantly bombarded with everywhere. Personally, I think it is a great time to do both. We are constantly bombarded by rules and regulations. Many rules are for our safety as well as those around us, and those rules should be followed at all times. We are told where to go, how to dress, how to act, and what to say. Today take the time to allow yourself to relax some of those rules and kick back a little bit. How about the rule you must eat dinner before dessert? Today eat your dessert first and then move on to dinner if you have room for it. After all, rules are made to be broken, right?
This day is not meant to be outright disobedient to your parents or boss, and definitely not to break any laws, but rather to kick back and let yourself be a little bit freer in your life for a day.
Civil disobedience is the act of peaceful protest regarding a law that is felt unfair and has no impact on public safety, such as unfair taxation. Most cases of civil disobedience put the protester at risk, up to and including arrest, as they are usually breaking laws of some kind. It is quite often misunderstood that an act of civil disobedience is legal, but simply because it is nonviolent does not make it legal.
If you would like to learn a bit more about civil disobedience historically you can read Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience.”