National Frog Jumping Day

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National Frog Jumping Day in USA in 2024
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Dates of National Frog Jumping Day
2025 USA Tuesday, May 13thNational Frog Jumping Day
2024 USA Monday, May 13thNational Frog Jumping Day
2023 USA Saturday, May 13thNational Frog Jumping Day
2022 USA Friday, May 13thNational Frog Jumping Day
2021 USA Thursday, May 13thNational Frog Jumping Day
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"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is a short story by Mark Twain, first published in 1865.

The story is narrated by a stranger who visits a small mining town in California and encounters Simon Wheeler, a resident of the town. Wheeler tells the narrator a story about a man named Jim Smiley and his pet frog, Dan'l Webster. Smiley was known for being a compulsive gambler, and he once bet that Dan'l Webster could jump farther than any other frog in Calaveras County.

The narrator's interest in the story leads to an encounter with a character named Leonidas W. Smiley, who claims to be Jim Smiley's brother, and the story takes an unexpected twist. The story is a humorous tale that uses irony and satire to critique the culture of gambling and boastful behavior in the American West during the mid-19th century.

Inspired by this story, Calaveras County in Northern California started hosting a Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee during the third week of May. 

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