National Navajo Code Talkers Day

A group of Navajo code talkers in military uniforms, with desert landscape in the background, signaling secret coded messages..
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Welcome, friends, to the super-secret transcript of National Navajo Code Talkers Day! Interestingly, the day doesn't require you to use coded words, but you can opt to do so for the fun of it! Discreetly celebrated on August 14th, this secretive day has caught the internet’s attention, with 8438 virtual whispers and nods, and peaked on August 15, 2019 - one day late is better than never I suppose!

When is Navajo Code Talkers Day?

It's national navajo code talkers day on the 15th August.

Cracking The Code: National Navajo Code Talkers Day

The Navajo Code Talkers were quite literally game-changers in World War II. Instead of relying on easy-to-crack codes, the U.S government recruited the Navajo, an Indigenous people residing in the United States, who took a play straight out of Harry Potter’s book, talking in a language that baffled their enemies till their heads spun.

Using their Navajo language

It was a fantastic hand-me-down the Navajo had - the unique language used in everyday life. The military saw the immense potential this language had to stump the dumbfounded Axis Powers. And it worked. No Polyjuice Potion needed - they were in deep cloak-and-dagger mode.

All in a day's work

These men would spend quotidian days sending and receiving encrypted messages so that our soldiers could outfox the competitors. It was a humdrum routine only out of necessity, not because their days were in any way ordinary.

How we say 'thank you'!

On National Navajo Code Talkers Day, we bring this underground espionage world to light, honoring the Navajo Code Talkers for helping our nation whisper secrets in broad daylight. So, next time you whisper a secret to your BFF, add a touch of Navajo spunk to it. Happy National Navajo Code Talkers Day!

Did you know?

Remember when we thought Pig Latin was the ultimate secret language? Well, the Navajo language was much more efficient and literally life-saving during WWII. Dodging Japanese and German code-breakers, their language served as an unbroken code until the end of the war.


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First identified

14th August 2015

Most mentioned on

15th August 2019

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