March 22nd is National Goof Off Day. Here's everything you need to know about the underrated holiday.

According to, National Goof Off Day was first celebrated in 1976 by Monica (Moeller) Dufour of Davidson, Michigan.

Goofing off is the avoidance of work and 9 ways Americans goof off the most are:

  • Lounging at the water cooler, coffee pot, or smoking area
  • Hiding in the rest room
  • Gossiping about co-workers
  • Complaining about the boss
  • Making personal calls on company time
  • Daydreaming
  • Fliriting
  • Surfing the web
  • Texting with friends

It feels like National Goof Off Day has sister holidays.

  • 2017's Cyber Monday recorded the largest online shopping day in US history with a staggering $6.59 billion in online transactions.
  • "Super Sick Monday" is the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday where around 14 million people call in sick.
  • Also, during the NFL season, an average of 8 hours per week are spent on fantasy football.
  • says that the average worker will spend 6 hours watching March Madness at work. (Seems unfair that the 'Sweet 16' starts after business hours on National Goof Off Day)

But if the boss catches you kicked back in your chair with your eyes closed and they ask what you are you doing. For the whole day, you get to use the excuse... "celebrating!

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