Sorry Charlie Day

Fun Holiday: Sorry Charlie Day Observances

The Sorry Charlie Day is celebrated every 6th of April each year. This special day encourages all people to remember all the times they have been rejected, reflect on it, and think positively to become a better version of themselves. There are so many things where we can get rejected – love confession to our crushes, a prospective employer to whom you are applying for a job, a bank loan, etc. This day encourages people to think about all the lessons they have learned from getting rejected. The reason why this event is called us such is because of Charlie the Tuna. Sorry Charlie became a popular catchphrase. Charlie is a character in a commercial that never lets rejection stop him from pursuing his goals. Hence, you should become like Charlie during this day.Sorry Charlie Day

About the Sorry Charlie Day

During this event, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the objectives or purposes of this day. For one, people share to each other their stories of rejection so that they may learn from each other’s experiences. People also shout out on social media how they celebrate this day.


The National Sorry Charlie Day was founded by Cathy Ruunyan-Svacina from Kansas City, Missouri. The purpose for starting this day is to make people think optimistically and for them to not let rejection stop them from achieving their goals and dreams.


As mentioned earlier, the Sorry Charlie Day is celebrated every 6th of April each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this event are as follows:

  • Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Sunday, April 6, 2025
  • Monday, April 6, 2026
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2027
  • Thursday, April 6, 2028
  • Friday, April 6, 2029

Why Celebrate

Perhaps you should celebrate this day for you to be able to reflect on all the rejections you have faced in your life. If you do so, you will be able to learn from your mistakes and prevent them from happening again in the future. Sharing how you overcome rejections will also allow you to inspire and help other people.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the Sorry Charlie Day as best as it can be:

Share Your Stories About Rejection

One good idea for your celebration of this day is to think about all your stories of rejection whether that is personal, professional or academic. Reflect on these rejections and think about all the learnings that you have learned from those. If you want, you can share these rejections to other people, how you cope with the aftermath, and how you became a better version of yourself. For sure, you can inspire and influence other people through just these stories.

Treat Yourself for Overcoming Rejections

Also a good way to celebrate this day is to treat yourself for overcoming various rejections. It is not easy to get over rejections so once you have done so, you must give yourself a pat on the back. You can treat yourself by buying your favorite food or anything that will make you happy.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #SorryCharlieDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this important day.


  • “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.”― Jennifer Salaiz
  • “I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject.”― Jeanette Winterson
  • It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.”― Chuck Palahniuk
  • “Everybody said, “Follow your heart”. I did, it got broken” ― Mysterious Affair At Styles
  • “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” ― Shannon l. Alder
  • “I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  • “When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  • “Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending.”― Deb Caletti
  • “When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”― Kelly Cutrone
  • “These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.” ― Mother Teresa