NATIONAL KNOCK KNOCK JOKE DAY
National Knock Knock Joke Day is observed annually on October 31. This holiday is for jokesters of all ages to share their knock-knock jokes throughout the day.
–A little history of the Knock Knock Joke:
1929: The game of Buff – A child with a stick thumps it on the ground using the following dialogue:
What says, Buff:
Buff says Buff to all his men, and I say Buff to you again.
1934: The standard knock knock joke format was used in a newspaper humor column:
Rufus the most important part of your house.
1936: Likely the beginning of popularity for knock-knock jokes.
Knock knock jokes became a regular part of the Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in Show in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s.
Children often learn to tell knock-knock jokes as one of their first types of jokes, at a very young age.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Tell your best knock-knock jokes and use #KnockKnockJokeDay to post on social media.
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