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NATIONAL KNOCK KNOCK JOKE DAY – October 31

National Knock Knock Joke Day - October 31

NATIONAL KNOCK KNOCK JOKE DAY

National Knock Knock Joke Day is observed annually on October 31.  This holiday is for jokesters of all ages to share their knock-knock jokes throughout the day.
A little history of the Knock Knock Joke:
1929:  The game of Buff – A child with a stick thumps it on the ground using the following dialogue:
Knock Knock
Who’s There:
Buff
What says, Buff:

Buff says Buff to all his men, and I say Buff to you again.

1934:  The standard knock knock joke format was used in a newspaper humor column:
Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Rufus
Rufus Who?
Rufus the most important part of your house.

1936:  Likely the beginning of popularity for knock-knock jokes.

Knock knock jokes became a regular part of the Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in Show in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s.

Children often learn to tell knock-knock jokes as one of their first types of jokes, at a very young age.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Tell your best knock-knock jokes and use #KnockKnockJokeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Knock Knock Joke Day.

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