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When is National Selfie Day in 2024?

National Selfie Day in 2024 is on the Friday, 21st of Jun (6/21/2024).

National Selfie Day is on the 173nd day of 2024. There are 193 days left in the year.

National Selfie Day Facts

  • Date: Jun 21, 2024
  • Fun
  • Also Called: Selfie Day
  • Celebrations: Photography, Shopping
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Smartphones and social media have changed our form of communication. One such way is through the use of self-portraits popularly known as a selfie. A selfie is merely a self-portrait you take of yourself with a camera held at arm’s length. Most Smartphones have a built-in front camera, and this has made it easy to take selfies. After taking a selfie, we often present it on social media for the world to see and often initiate a conversation with friends. As a celebration of this technological innovation, National Selfie Day is observed on June 21st every year.

History of National Selfie Day

Most people tend to believe that selfies came about after the innovation of Smartphones. But that isn’t so. Back in the days of film-based cameras, there was a delay feature in some camera brands. People would set the camera on a table, focus it and then press the delay button, which in most cases was about 10 seconds. The exciting part was that one had to run fast to where the camera was aimed at and pose before the delay time was over. During those days, the pictures were called self-portraits and not selfies.

The first person to invent self-portraits was Robert Cornelius. Robert was an American photographer, and he took a photo of himself in 1839. He then recorded on the back of the portrait, ‘The first light picture ever taken. 1839.’ Today, a copy of the picture graces his tombstone in Philadelphia.

The first teenager to take a self-portrait was a 13 year old Russian called Nikolaevna. He took the picture using a Kodak Brownie Box camera and looking in the mirror in the year 1914.

As for the National Selfie Day, its founder is believed to be DJ Rick McNeely. He founded the day in 2014 alongside the official website nationalselfieday.net. His primary intention was to make people enjoy talking selfies in all sorts of creative ways.

Who Invented Selfies?

The term selfie came into existence in 2002. This was after an Australian man posted his pictures on the internet when drunk. The word selfie was included in the Oxford Dictionary in 2013.

Who has taken the Most Selfies?

Singer Donnie Wahlberg holds the world record for taking the most selfies in 2016. The singer was aboard the annual NKOTB cruise and fans surrounded him as he snapped a total of 122 selfies in just 3 seconds.

How to Celebrate National Selfie Day

There are many National Selfie Day activities to celebrate selfies. The ultimate way to mark Selfie Day is by taking tons of selfies. You will be surprised how fun it will turn out as you pursue to get the perfect one. You can decide to keep the pictures on your phone if you don’t. However, for a great experience, share them on social media for the world to see and remember to include enticing National Selfie Day captions.

Take this day as the best time to take your selfie experience to the next level. Buy yourself a selfie stick. With the selfie stick, you can easily take pictures by placing your smartphone or camera at the end of the stick. The stick has buttons that allow you to control the camera and take pictures every time an opportunity presents itself. The selfie stick will also give you more arm's length and a chance to fit more people when taking a group picture.

Another great way to celebrate selfie day is by learning how to take better pictures. Read a book on photography to get an understanding of what contributes to a great picture. You can also visit a professional photographer for better insights about photography.

Why Celebrate National Selfie Day

Selfies give us a life archive. When you take pictures and store them on your device or post on social media, you are creating a lifetime timeline for yourself. Selfies are like a modern-day diary. When you are old, the pictures will speak a1000 words about your past life.

We also celebrate selfies because they are easy and fun to take. Selfies communicate our mood at the time and speak about our personality.

Interesting National Selfie Day Facts

- Ellen Degeneres posted the most retweeted selfie which was taken during the Academy Awards in 2014.

- According to David Veal, a British Psychologist, selfie addiction is a mental health condition that can easily lead to suicide.

- Research shows that women enjoy selfies compared to men.

- The term ‘selfie’ was named the ‘word of the year’ in 2013 by The Oxford English Dictionary.

- A study by Ohio University revealed that most men who post many selfies have high levels of narcissism and psychopath.

National Selfie Day Observances

  • Tue
  • Jun 21, 2022
  • Wed
  • Jun 21, 2023
  • Fri
  • Jun 21, 2024

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Juneteenth
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day