National Tick Tock Day

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Are you ready to get your dance moves on? Because it's National Tick Tock Day! This is the perfect day to embrace your inner TikToker and show off your best moves. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this day is all about having fun and getting creative. So get ready to bust a move and join the TikTok revolution!

When is Tick Tock Day?

It's national tick tock day on the 29th December.

The Birth of National Tick Tock Day

Ever wondered how National Tick Tock Day came to be? Well, let me take you on a journey through internet history. It all started on December 29, 2020, when the online world exploded with mentions of Tick Tock. With 248 mentions detected, it was clear that something big was happening. People from all corners of the internet were talking about Tick Tock, and it was time to give this viral sensation its own special day.

Tick Tock, originally known as, gained massive popularity for its short-form videos. From catchy dance routines to hilarious skits, Tick Tock took the internet by storm. It quickly became a platform for users to showcase their creativity and connect with others around the globe. With its simple interface and endless entertainment, Tick Tock captured the hearts of millions.

And so, National Tick Tock Day was born. It's a day to celebrate the joy and impact that Tick Tock has brought to our lives. It's a day to embrace our inner dancers and content creators. So grab your phone, strike a pose, and let's dive into the world of Tick Tock!

Tick Tock Fun Facts

Did you know that the most followed Tick Tock account belongs to Charli D'Amelio? With over 119 million followers, she has become a TikTok sensation. Her dance routines and charismatic personality have made her a household name. So if you're looking for some dance inspiration, be sure to check out Charli's amazing moves!

History behind the term 'Tick Tock'


Shakespeare's Tick Tock

The term 'tick tock' can be traced back to 1592 when William Shakespeare used it in his play 'Romeo and Juliet.' In Act IV, Scene 5, Juliet says, 'Not so, indeed. I have been watching the clock, tick tock, till thou didst wake me from my flowery bed.' This usage showcases the early origins of the term and its association with the sound of a clock ticking.


The Birth of Modern Clocks

During the 18th century, clockmaking experienced significant advancements, leading to the creation of mechanical clocks. These modern clocks featured an escapement mechanism that produced a distinct ticking sound. As the popularity of these clocks grew, people started associating the sound of the ticking with the phrase 'tick tock,' reinforcing its connection to timekeeping devices.


Comic Strip Introduces Tick Tock

In 1922, the comic strip 'The Gumps' introduced a character named 'Tick Tock Tucker,' a slow-moving but reliable character. The name 'Tick Tock' became synonymous with precision and timeliness due to the association with mechanical clocks. This character further popularized the term and its connection to punctuality.


Tick Tock in Pop Culture

In 1944, the term 'tick tock' gained further prominence through the release of the popular song 'Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive' by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen. The lyrics include the line 'To accentuate the positive and latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mister In-Between' followed by the sound 'tick-tock.' This song became an icon of positivity and further embedded the term in pop culture.


The Rise of TikTok

In recent years, the term 'tick tock' took on a new meaning with the rise of the social media platform TikTok. Launched in 2016, TikTok's name carries the same phonetic resemblance to 'tick tock.' This platform revolutionized short-form video content and garnered millions of users worldwide, further cementing the term 'tick tock' in modern culture and everyday language.

Did you know?

Did you know that the most followed Tick Tock account belongs to Charli D'Amelio with over 119 million followers?


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29th December 2015

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