National Homeboy Day

Two best friends, arms linked and laughing, wearing matching varsity jackets and walking through a colorful street festival..
National homeboy day illustration

Oh boy, have we got a day for you – National Homeboy Day! A day to pay homage to friendly bonds, inside jokes, shared adventures and loyal camaraderie that defines the meaning of 'homeboy'. If you've never begun a sentence with 'Remember that time when…', well, you’ve probably clicked on the wrong article (oops!). But if you've got a homeboy in your life that you cherish, then huddle up, this one's for you.

When is Homeboy Day?

It's national homeboy day on the 2nd August.

What is National Homeboy Day?

A day marked with laughter, reminiscence and a profound sense of gratitude - that's what Homeboy Day is. It's that one day in the calendar when you put a spotlight on your number one homeboy, whether it's through inside jokes, shared memories, or perhaps a mutual love for tacos.

How Did it Start?

Good question! The origin of National Homeboy Day remains shrouded in mystery, oddly much like your homeboy’s commitment to returning DVDs. Nevertheless, the undeniable popularity of the day is evident as we saw 165 mentions online, peaking notably on August 2, 2020. Perhaps a mass rememberance of borrowed DVDs?

Observing National Homeboy Day

To truly appreciate National Homeboy Day, start by thinking about that special person who's stuck by your side – through thick, thin, and those questionable fashion choices in high school. Maybe it's time to relive that legendary trip to the amusement park where you laughed so hard you couldn't breathe or that time you both gave that hilarious presentation in science class. Dedicate the day to homeboy activities – whatever that means for you!

Wrap up

National Homeboy Day isn't just about nostalgia, tacos, or even the occasional bout of mischief. It's about acknowledging and celebrating that irreplaceable role your homeboy plays in your life. So, tag your homeboy, give them a shoutout and let them know how much they mean to you. Trust us; it'll be the best spam they’ll get all day.

History behind the term 'Homeboy'


Emergence of 'homeboy' in African-American communities

In the 1960s, the term 'homeboy' began to emerge within African-American communities in the United States. It was initially used to refer to a close friend or someone from the same neighborhood. 'Homeboy' was often used as a term of camaraderie and solidarity, creating a sense of belonging and kinship among individuals who shared similar experiences and backgrounds.


Incorporation into hip-hop culture

During the 1980s, 'homeboy' gained popularity and became more widely known through its incorporation into hip-hop culture. Artists such as Run-D.M.C., N.W.A, and Ice-T used the term in their lyrics, further popularizing it among both urban and suburban youth. The term became synonymous with loyalty, friendship, and representing one's neighborhood or community.


Mainstream adoption and influence on popular culture

In the 1990s, 'homeboy' achieved mainstream adoption and became a part of popular culture beyond its origins in African-American communities. It became a widely recognized slang term, associated with urban street culture and the hip-hop movement. The concept of the 'homeboy' began to transcend race and was embraced by people from diverse backgrounds as a term of camaraderie.


Continued usage and evolution in modern society

Today, 'homeboy' remains a commonly used term in various contexts, including informal conversations, music, and social media. While it continues to carry the original connotations of friendship and loyalty, its meaning has also evolved to encompass a broader sense of belonging and support within a community. The term exemplifies the influence of subcultures on mainstream language and highlights the importance of cultural expressions in shaping our vocabulary.

Did you know?

Did you know? The term 'homeboy' originally emerged in African American Vernacular English to refer to a 'guy from back home'. Over time, it evolved into a term of endearment for close friends.


fun friendship relationships friends reminisce homeboy loyalty

First identified

2nd August 2020

Most mentioned on

2nd August 2020

Total mentions


Other days


Homeboy Day

have sex

Have Sex Day

fake ass friends

Fake Ass Friends Day

fake friends

Fake Friends Day

sex best friend

Sex Best Friend Day


Bestfriends Day

pizza party

Pizza Party Day


Nurses Day


Friend Day

former prisoner of war recognition

Former Prisoner Of War Recognition Day