It may or may not surprise you to learn that frog jumping contests are held frequently nationwide, most notably at the Calaveras County Fair. In fact, this fair is the reason May 13th is Frog Jump Day!
When Is National Frog Jumping Day?
May 13th is National Frog Jumping Day!
History Of National Frog Jumping Day
The Calaveras County Fair began in 1849 in Calaveras County, California and featured a frog jumping contest. Famous author Mark Twain then wrote a short story about the contest which helped the concept reach nationwide popularity in 1869.