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National Awkward Moments Day: March 18th

Updated on October 17, 2014

Sometimes life is just AWKWARD

Did you know every March 18th is National AWKWARD Moments Day? This is a day I can truly identify with. If you know me, you know exactly what I mean.

I'm not gonna lie, I have never heard of this AWKWARD Moments Day, I only discovered it through my perusing the Internet. So you see, National AWKWARD Moments Day is the day to celebrate the fact that we all have those moments when things just don't seem to go right and you just want to crawl under the table and hide.

You know that awkward moment when everyone else quit laughing 10 minutes ago but you can't stop. It's just AWKWARD!

So to recap the important facts about this holiday, National AWKWARD Moments Day is the day to find humor, laughter and FUN to cope with these most uncomfortable situations. Life is really too short to take things so seriously. Don't you think?

READ ON and let's see if I can put a smile on your face.

Happy AWKWARD Moments Day to all of you!

That AWKWARD moment when

you walk out of a store and can't remember where you parked, so you go wandering around the parking lot until you see your car.

Hey! There's an App for that...

When all else fails, you should be confident in the fact that there is most likely an App for that exact situation.

Smiley Original Antenna Ball Topper
Smiley Original Antenna Ball Topper
This happy guy can help you locate your car in a crowded parking lot really fast.

How to Remember Where you Parked your Car

Why March 18th?


scoured the Internet to find out as much as I could about National AWKWARD Moments Day and unfortunately found there to be no information out there.

When suddenly I had an epiphany, which has led me to formulate this conclusion. Since National AWKWARD Moments Day follows March 17th, which as we all know is St. Patrick's Day, I am thinking that March 18th makes the perfect day for all this Awkwardness. It undoubtedly is due to the number of pints of beer consumed the night before. Imagine all the AWKWARD moments. Now this makes perfect sense to me.

Photo Credit: Exploring the Faith

That awkward moment when

You pretended you were listening and now you realize a response is required.

Photo Credit: Cheezburger

The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction
The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction
This is an excellent book! It investigates important aspects of communication seemingly neglected today, utilizing different yet practical approaches to improve one's ability to listen.

Photo Credit: cheezburger

That awkward moment when

you trip and when you look back, you see nothing there

An Awkward Predicament

Photo Credit: Milepoint

That awkward moment when

Parking on the wrong side of the gas station, then turning the car around to realize you are still on the wrong side.

Do You know about the Gas Arrow?


think the Auto Companies have failed on the marketing of this one, since so many people don't know this.

The Gas Arrow is a very tiny arrow right beside the picture of the gas pump, which tells you which side your car's gas tank is on! I know it sounds funny, but it does exist. I think this was made to help us avoid this one awkward situation.

Photo Credit: 1000 Awesome Things

That awkward moment when

all of your friends are laughing about a joke and you still don't get it.

Awkward Giraffes


iraffes have got to be one of the most awkward creatures. But that just makes them more lovable if you ask me. There are so many stories out there about this docile creature so I would assume the Giraffe has captured the hearts of many.

That awkward moment when

you realize that Kim Kardashian's failed marriage could have paid your college tuition for 2,833 years.

Awkward: Season 1

A very unexpectedly clever comedy courtesy of MTV.

Awkward: Season 1
Awkward: Season 1
Narrated in the first-person voice of Jenna's blog posts, AWKWARD. captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years. The series picks up in the aftermath of the accident as she must deal with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other daily drama that comes with being a teenager. From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, and parents who just don't get it-Jenna's misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but it's not without some missteps and mishaps along the way. Includes all 12 episodes, plus special features.

Movies and Shows which are based on AWKWARDNESS

The entertainment industry loves AWKWARD. Why? Because it is funny and it is human and most of all, it SELLS. We can all relate to these Awkward people or moments.

That awkward moment when

you still can't understand someone after they've repeated themselves about four times.

Awkward Moments

That moment you realize the boy you thought liked you, actually likes someone else.

Photo Credit: mausilein

Awkward turtule
Awkward turtule



y 16 year old son told me about Awkward Turtle when he learned I was writing this lens. Apparently it is the animal mascot of the Awkward moment. There is even a hand gestured used when an AWKWARD moment is encountered.

During an awkward moment, this hand gesture is used to mark the situation as AWKWARD, and, depending on the situation, makes it more awkward or ends the awkward moment. The awkward turtle is made by putting one hand on top of the other with the thumbs sticking outward and rotating backward. The speed of the rotating thumbs is relevant to the degree of awkwardness.

I am not totally getting the symbolism or humor here, but maybe I am just too OLD or too AWKWARD.

See the extremely short video to get the exact instructions on how to do this very AWKWARD hand movement.

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11 Second Tuturial on How to do the AWKWARD Turtle

That awkward moment when

you go for a handshake and they go for a hug.

That awkward moment when...

Seeing someone at a distance that you know, you wave and say "Hey!" then as they come closer in your direction while giving you a confused look, you realize it's not the person you thought it was.

All Things Equal, Inc. Awkward Family Photos
All Things Equal, Inc. Awkward Family Photos
Hilarious Family Fun! This game is made by the makers of Loaded Questions and combines questions with Awkward Family Photos to create a night of humor and laughter.

Thanks for visiting, please sign my guestbook and give me an AWKWARD thumbs up?

That awkward moment when...

the internet isn't working and you genuinely don't know what to do with your life anymore ..

National Hugging Day
January 21st is National Hugging Day... So Spread your arms and find someone to SQUEEZE. I know what you must be thinking, "what kind of stupid made up ...

Cheers to National Margarita Day!
I am not sure who thinks up such wacky holidays like National Margarita day. However, I am thankful for this one since I am a huge Margarita fan. And quite ...

National High Five Day
Did you know that the third Thursday in April is National High Five Day. This year it will fall on April 19th and it is the 11th year anniversary. National ...

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Get ready to fly your Geek flag on May 25th, in celebration of Geek Pride Day! A special day dedicated to those Geeks which we all know and love. So how did...

Power Smile Day ... Your Day to Shine
Did you know that June 15th is Power Smile Day? You may be asking yourself, "Just exactly what is Power Smile Day?" Power Smile Day is the day to...

I wonder what this man has just said? Whatever it was it sure must have been AWKWARD!

Photo Credit: Toothpick Charlie

Did you ever wish you could just hit the rewind button and start over?

Well, everyone has and probably too many times to count. Remember we are all AWKWARD from time to time. So this National Awkward Moments Day, embrace the awkwardness with laughter and humor. People may think you are strange, but really who cares!

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    • meggingmad profile image


      6 years ago

      .......when I completely forget someone`s name when introducing them to someone else. See "Fawlty Towers"

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      Jess Martell 

      6 years ago

      This is great! and awkward. Love it

    • ukprowriter profile image


      7 years ago

      Nothing more awkward than celebrating high 5 day when no one else has a clue what you are doing (I think I should move to the states where my high 5's will be welcomed more)!!

    • Scotties-Rock profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @karen-stephens: So Glad you enjoyed! Thanks so much for the blessings. Hugs :)

    • karen-stephens profile image


      7 years ago

      Great stuff. Yes, we can all feel that way.. Angel Blessings! xxo

    • dumhaka profile image


      7 years ago

      This lens is great, I love to read it here. thanks for information ..

    • Camden1 profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for starting my day out with a laugh! Never knew there was a day dedicated to awkwardness.

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      8 years ago

      Great lead in photo on this topic with walking the dog and the oops with the dog on the sidewalk! *blessed*

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      8 years ago

      I am my own cartoon, which makes everyday funny. Thank you for publishing this lens. It's great.

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      Jules Corriere 

      8 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      What a giggle-worthy lens. Made me smile. Congratulations on making the board for the top lenses for Silly Celebrations for March. Blessed.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Another awkward moment...when you attempt to give someone a high-five and miss their hand!!

    • CruiseReady profile image


      8 years ago from East Central Florida

      Wow - thata tip about the gas arrow is great!

    • siobhanryan profile image


      8 years ago

      This is very funny-well done, I will never forget March18th again.

    • squid-pinkchic18 profile image


      8 years ago

      Too funny! I never knew about the hand gesture but now I'm hip to the lingo ;)

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      8 years ago

      The most awkward holiday ever! I love it! :)

    • Scotties-Rock profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @Virginia Allain: Oh, that is definitely awkward. :)

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      How about the awkward moment when you take off your coat, only to realize that static cling had made your silky dress ride up exposing your underwear.

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      8 years ago

      Oh, I am so happy to hear that there is such a day! Haven't we all had that "awkward" moment? lol

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      Teri Villars 

      8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I thought awkward day was today, especially after I banged my foot and ripped a fingernail off on a piece of wood. I think I will stay in bed on the 18th. Squid Angel blessed!

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      mary lighthouse15 

      8 years ago

      That awkward feeling when you can't find the words that you wanted to say... I enjoyed reading your lens!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Love this lens, yes we all have those moments, and some of them are moments we never forget. Thanks for making me smile. Blessed


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