National Punctuation Day - September 24

National Punctuation Day – September 24


 A period, a comma, a semicolon, a question mark and etc are examples of some of the punctuation that is used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning.   These, along with all the others, are commemorated today on National Punctuation Day, which is celebrated annually on September 24.
Across the country, the media has recognized National Punctuation Day and there are celebrations held, in which a few of these notable events are listed below:
  • FontFeed credits National Punctuation Day with the revival of the interrobang.
  • StudioSTL of St. Lois, MO promotes National Punctuation Day by holding an annual happy-hour fundraiser.  The event raises money for their free writing programs and raises awareness for the value of correct punctuation.
  • Auburn Elementary School of Auburn, MI celebrates National Punctuation Day annually.
  • CBS’s Live with Regis & Kelly mentioned National Punctuation Day on their morning television show on September 24, 2008.


Make sure to use proper punctuation and post on social media using #NationalPunctuationDay to encourage others to do the same.

National Punctuation Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004 as a day to promote the correct usage of punctuation.

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