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Besides Mother's Day today is also Frog Jumping Day

Posted by on May. 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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When: Always on May 13th

Frog Jumping Day is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump "over" a frog? Either way, today is a fun day. But, is this truely the reason for this day?  Read on.........

The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".

While we have discovered many links and references to Frog Jumping Day evolving from this Mark Twain short story, we have yet to discover the reason for this particular date. May 13th is neither the date of Mark Twain's birth , nor his death.

How is the best way to celebrate Frog Jumping Day?

  • Read Mark Twains story "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog"
  • Also, we don't think Mark Twain would mind if you jumped like a frog or jumped a frog today.


by on May. 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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earthangel1967
by on May. 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I use to play with frogs all the time when I was growing up and when my 5 kids were growing up too I think they are cute Toads too

YVONNE

earthangel1967
by on May. 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

One year my youngest son even asked to have a froggy (and flies lol) birthday party which we did it was so cute

YVONNE

momofsixangels
by on May. 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

We have a tree frog that comes out everynight.Sometimes he comes to the screen window.

Dodie702
by on May. 14, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Never played frog jumping games before.
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Alejandra10
by on May. 14, 2012 at 8:32 AM
Lol happy belated frog bday
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