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As the year starts to wind down, National Whiners Day on December 26th allows an opportunity to complain about just roughly anything. If you want, you are allowed to whine about being too tired, or overeating. Maybe you want to whine about having to go back to work or all the cleaning up you have to do. Are the lines long in the return aisle at the store? You can whine about that, too. The possibilities are endless. 

However, two essential parts of the day to remember are:

  1. No whining about what you did not get for Christmas or do not have
  2. And remember what you do have

Many people are less fortunate than others. Some are struggling to put food on the table or a roof over their heads. Others have no family or friends. Families without a single gift under the tree may simply be thankful to have each other. Others may be fighting disease and illnesses, and some may have coped with all of these. You may want to whine about something (and today you are allowed) but remember to be thankful for each gift you did receive and all that you do have. (And help others when you can).

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalWhinersDay

Whine about the dishes, the snow, or the laundry. But just for the day. Then pick yourself up and carry on. Tackle each problem, one by one. Use #NationalWhinersDay to post on social media.


Rev. Kevin Zaborney created National Whiners Day in 1986 in hopes of encouraging people to be thankful for what they have instead of being unhappy “whining” about what they do not have.

Whiner FAQ

Q. All I got for Christmas was a bottle of wine. Can I whine about that?
A. Better a winer than a whiner.

Q. Why did the bad comedienne tell only one joke?
A. She was a one-whiner.

Q. Where did the quarterback go when he complained about the referee’s call?
A. The no whine zone.