National Blah Buster Month - It is National Blah Buster Month, beat the blues and get back into your groove.

National Blah Buster Month 2025 – February 2025

National Blah Buster Month occurs in February. There isn’t a great deal of information surrounding this holiday, and we are unsure who created it or why they thought that February is Blah. But we aren’t complaining, any holiday no matter how obscure, is fun to celebrate and gives people something to look forward to. Blah refers to something boring, dull, or unexciting. So this month is all about bringing more excitement into our lives. We may be suffering from an emotional hangover and slight depression from the festive season and New Year thus National Blah Buster Month helps us get back into the swing of things by beating the Blahs.

History of National Blah Buster Month

We are unsure who started National Blah Buster Month, but we assume that whoever it was was tired of being bored and wanted to create a month of excitement for themselves and others.We also assume that February was selected as the month to bust the blahs because of its position on the calendar. It falls just after Christmas and New Year. People may have spent December and January celebrating and creating festive cheer and come February the excitement may wear off. This physical, financial, and emotional stress can leave us drained and this month can bring much-needed relief.February is also a cold month and the weather can also be quite dreary which means there is even more reason to spread some cheer and be creative with your activities.There is no end to the amount and type of activities you can do to beat the blahs. It all boils down to what you love and what you want to do. Sport, crafting, cooking, reading — the list is endless and you are only limited by your imagination. And you can get others involved, kids would love to have a month full of daily activities they can do just for themselves. Work colleagues can partake and create an atmosphere of joy and celebration in their offices. Gyms could run special workouts for the members to help motivate them during this time and get them exercising as a means to beat their boredom.National Blah Buster Month is a month where anything goes and excitement and joy are the aims of the game.

National Blah Buster Month timeline

The First Documented Use of the Word

According to the “Oxford English Dictionary,” the first documented use of blah can be attributed to American journalist Howard Vincent O'Brien, in his 1918 memoir "Wine, Women & War.

Blah Used as a Term for Dull

In the September issue of "Variety" the word is used to denote disappointing; unsatisfactory; dull; insipid and lifeless.

The Term ‘the Blahs’ is First Used

The term ‘the blahs’ meaning boredom or mild depression is first attested.

1970 — 2000
Usage Increases

Usage of ‘blah blah blah’ spikes in the post-war era.

National Blah Buster Month FAQs

What is the meaning of ‘blah?’

‘Blah’ refers to a feeling of boredom, lethargy, or general dissatisfaction.

What is another word for blah?

Other words that are similar to blah are boring, dreary, and listless.

Does blah come from 'blasé?’

The adjective ‘blah’ could have been influenced by the French word ‘blasé.’

National Blah Buster Month Activities

  1. Go to the library

    Visit your local library and take out some books you can read during the month. This is sure to beat the ‘blah’ boredom.

  2. Learn how to cook

    Dedicate this month to learning how to cook and cook up a new meal each week. Your friends and family will love this!

  3. Take up a new hobby

    Learn a new sport or take up a new hobby. You may just surprise yourself at how much you love it!

5 Interesting Facts About February

  1. February is the third month of winter

    In the Northern Hemisphere, February is the third month of winter and in the Southern Hemisphere, it is the last month of summer.

  2. It is often spelled incorrectly

    February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.

  3. The length of February changes

    February has either 28 or 29 days depending on what year it is, every four years February will have 29 days.

  4. Leaper or leapling

    The odds of being born on February 29 are about one in 1,461 and those born on a leap day can be called a leaper or leapling.

  5. February is also Black History Month

    For the past 40 years, February has been Black History Month.

Why We Love National Blah Buster Month

  1. It is a month long

    We have a whole month to come up with fun ways to keep us entertained. We love this!

  2. Anyone can be a part of it

    No matter who you are, this holiday can be celebrated by anyone. So what are you waiting for?

  3. It gives us something to look forward to

    As the excitement of the holiday season dies down this holiday reminds us to keep doing things we enjoy and that make us happy. A happy life is important.

National Blah Buster Month dates

Year Date Day
2023 February 1 Wednesday
2024 February 1 Thursday
2025 February 1 Saturday
2026 February 1 Sunday
2027 February 1 Monday
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