Rain Day

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When Celebrated

Always on July 29th


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About the Holiday

Rain Day is a holiday that has been observed in Waynesburg, PA since 1874. The holiday grew out of a local farmer mentioning that it always rained on his birthday, July 29th, to Byron Daly owner of a local drug store. Mr. Daly took notice of the uncannily accurate occurrence and started making bets with people who came into his drugstore. The bet was usually for a hat, which he would win. According to the stats shown on the official Rain Day Festival website, over the years it has rained over 82% of the time. The tradition of betting hats continues on to this day and many celebrities have taken part including Donald Trump, Will Ferrell, Willard Scott, the Dixie Chicks and Mr. Rogers.

Gift Guidelines

  • Umbrella
  • Bet someone a hat on whether it will rain in Waynesburg, PA
  • Rain gauge
  • Trip to Waynesburg, PA

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