39 & Holding DAY™ MAR 22nd

The 39 and Holding Club
is proud to announce and sponsor an official 39 and Holding Day! Add this date to your calendar: March 22nd

Trust me, it was difficult to decide on just one day of the calendar. After all, people turn 39 every day of every year! However …

Announcing: 39 and Holding Day is officially MARCH 22nd (regardless of what day of the week it falls on)!

March 22nd is a great way to begin Spring, which generally falls a day or two before. As a line in our favorite song, “You Make Me Feel So Young,” proclaims, You make me feel so spring has sprung ...  

I scanned calendars for the perfect day, at first, gravitating toward February 14th, because it’s Jack Benny’s birthday. If you’ve roamed our site at all, you know the funnyman is credited with first eschewing turning 40 because, “There is nothing funny about 40. I am ‘39 and holding’!” Additionally, there is a long list of other celebrations for this day.

Rather than be lumped in with so many observances on February 14th, not the least of which is Valentine’s Day, I thought March 22nd would be more indicative of our independent style. 

Life is busy. And sometimes as we grow older, we “forget” to stay young in mind and heart. While the 39 and Holding Club website has been around for nearly fifteen years, people turn 39 every day of every year! At 39AHC we believe no one should feel “old.” Wiser and perhaps mellower, but still full of wit and wonder. And we need a special, collective day to applaud our young at heart ATT-i-tude!

So although we offer a unique monthly blog full of fun and facts with other special day calendar features, until now, we haven’t had our own day to celebrate as a whole, irrespective of individual viewers’ 39 & holding birthdays.

March 22nd’s 39 and Holding Day was established so we can celebrate our youthful attitudes together, whether just turning (40—gasp!) or enjoying yet another 39 and Holding year. 

See our proclamation of this day in the March 2022 issue of the 39 and Holding Club blog. In addition to our favorite song, we love the classic movie As Young As You Feel that gave us the idea for this date!

It doesn’t matter when your birthday is; if you turn “39 and Holding” (your 39th birthday) in 2022 or having another fun 39th birthday … welcome!

Watch this page, our 39AHC Events page (coming soon), and our Twitter account @39HoldingClub, for periodic updates. At the very least, we’ll be partying on Twitter (and Facebook—I’m back there, though I’d been boycotting them for a couple of years). If things go according to plan, we’ll manage a way to gather personally for the 2023 celebration in San Diego.

TBD are the exact circumstances and nature of this fun day, and possibly a local party—San Diego, California/USA — for anyone wishing to join us in 2023. But don’t wait for another whole year! This year, get together with or hold your own virtual 39 and Holding Day, in your Internet or community neighborhood, and celebrate!

I know it’s just another excuse to have fun ... that’s the whole idea! Youth is a state of mind. And what’s more youthful than having fun?!

Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments …




March 10, 2022



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