National Jared Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Wednesday, October 19th. There are until the next observance.

On October 19, we celebrate National Jared Day. Jared is a Hebrew name for males that means “he descends.” For decades, Jared has been a popular ‘Old Testament’ name. It was revived in the 1960s by television westerns and is still a popular option today. According to the “Bible,” Jared was a descendant of Adam who became the father of Enoch at the age of 162 and lived for another 800 years. Current Jareds include Jared Leto and Jared Harris. Jared Cameron is a shape-shifting werewolf in the “Twilight” novel and film series.

📆 When is National Jared Day?

This year, National Jared Day is on October 19th. It is the 3rd Wednesday in October; in 2023, it is on Thursday.

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Did you know: Jared is the 75,206th most common surname in the world.

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📜 History of National Jared Day

Saint Yared, a descendant of Jared, was an Ethiopian bishop who pioneered the use of sacred music in Ethiopian Orthodox prayer in the sixth century. His feast day is November 11, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church considers him a saint.

Jared is a popular Jewish and Christian Protestant first name in English. The surname Jared has a long and storied history that may be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Gerard received it from his son. The surname Jared is derived from the Old German name Gerhard, which means “spear-brave.” The surname Jared first occurs in the Domesday Book in 1086, under the Latin versions Gerardus and Girardus. Gerardus was written about in Norfolk from 1134 to 1140 and in Lincolnshire from 1149 to 1622, which shows that the Latin form was still used.

☑️ National Jared Day facts

Jared as a surname
This surname is shared by around 6,530 individuals worldwide.

There are 6,000 census entries for the surname Jared.

201,050 reports
From 1880 to 2018, the name Jared was recorded 201,050 times in the S.S.A. public database.

Things to do on National Jared Day

Make a special meal
Prepare a spectacular supper. The honoree can choose the main course and/or the entire meal.

Eat a cake
It’s possible that it’s not your birthday. You may, however, get a personalized cake with your name on it.

Bake cookies
Make a cookie tower with your name on it. Letter-shaped cookie cutters are ideal for the task. Reward yourself for your efforts with some freshly made cookies.

📅 National Jared Day Observances

2022 October 19 Wednesday
2023 October 19 Thursday
2024 October 19 Saturday
2025 October 19 Sunday
2026 October 19 Monday

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