National Whiner’s Day is Today

In case you didn’t know, today, December 26th, is National Whiners Day.

Rev. Kevin Zaborney created the day in 1986.  It’s described as

A day dedicated to whiners, especially those who return Christmas gifts… People are encouraged to be happy about what they do have, rather than unhappy about what they don’t have. [1]

Don’t believe it? Apparently, Zaborney holds the copyrights/trademarks to not only this holiday, but also National Hug Day.  The official website for both of these unofficial holidays can be found  at

Zaborney takes the holiday very seriously, with nominations for the biggest whiner taken through December 15th of each year. Previous winners include Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, Chris Brown, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dennis Rodman, Mike Tyson, Jerry Springer and Martha Stewart.

On the website’s humble “Official Page,” suggestions for celebrating National Whiner’s Day include visiting a shopping mall or retail store and watch people whine as they return and exchange their unwanted holiday gifts.

That the day after Christmas would be recognized by some as National Whiner’s Day underscores mankind’s inability to obtain lasting satisfaction with the material things of this world–or in this case even 24 hour satisfaction!

Somebody once described the human heart as containing a God-shaped hole that only God could fill. No Plumb didn’t come up with it, but they turned it into a really catchy song. Listen for yourself:

For those of us who have received the gift of God–Jesus Christ–we can have true and lasting satisfaction knowing our sins are forgiven and that we have the presence of God living inside of us through the person of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:9; John 14:18).

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water (water from a physical well) will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)

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Author: Shawn Nelson

Shawn Nelson is the President of Geeky Christian, a ministry which seeks to use technology to evangelize the lost and provide free material for Christian growth. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies from San Diego Christian College and an MDiv from Veritas International University where he is currently a Doctor of Ministry student. He is married with two children. He is also the author of several free books and others on Amazon.

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