National Superhero Day

National Superhero Day Quick Facts - CA

HashtagsCompiled on#NationalSuperheroDay
Related Hashtags#Superhero
2024 DateApril 28, 2024
2025 DateApril 28, 2025

National Superhero Day

National Superhero Day in
Days to go: 

National Superhero Day, as the name implies, is a special occasion dedicated to celebrating superheroes. More than just comic book figures or movie characters, superheroes can also be those everyday individuals who commit acts of courage or kindness, empowering others and tackling adversity head-on. This Observance seeks to honour both these larger-than-life characters and the real-life heroes among us, acknowledging their role in shaping public consciousness, reinforcing values of justice and bravery, and serving as inspirations for generations.

National Superhero Day finds its origins in the United States, created in 1995 by Marvel Comics employees. It, however, gained traction globally, including in Canada, given the significant influence of superhero culture. Canadian connections to superheroes are many - in comic books, Canadian-born superheroes like Wolverine have resonated with audiences worldwide. Canada's own version of 'Captain America', 'Captain Canuck', embodies national identity and reflects Canadian values of peace, tolerance, and respect for diversity. Additionally, ordinary Canadians who make extraordinary contributions to society are celebrated, reinforcing the message that everyone can be a superhero.

In Canada, observances of National Superhero Day range from school activities, charity events, to public recognitions. School children are encouraged to engage in debates and discussions about their favourite comic book characters or dress up as their favoured superheroes. Organizations and charities utilize this day to recognize local heroes who make a difference in their communities. The celebration takes place annually on April 28, although it does adapt to public events or school schedules and may fluctuate. Regardless of when it is celebrated, the focus remains on the spirit of heroism that permeates both the fantastical and everyday lives of Canadians.

Top X Posts (formerly Tweets) for National Superhero Day -


Facts about National Superhero Day

  • The highest grossing superhero film as of 2022 is the movie Avengers: Endgame, which grossed $2.7 billion worldwide.
  • The Hulk is actually Dr. Bruce Banner, who transforms into the Hulk when he gets angry. The character is a metaphor for uncontrolled rage.
  • Captain America's real name is Steve Rogers. He was created during World War II as a super-soldier to fight against the Axis Powers.

Top things to do in Canada for National Superhero Day

  • Watch superhero movies or TV shows like Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man, or Wonder Woman.
  • Visit a comic book shop or attend a comic con event.
  • Popular events for National Superhero Day include cosplay events, comic book conventions, movie screenings of superhero films, themed parties, and charity events.
  • Attend the Montreal Comic-Con, held in July, which features panels, workshops, and exhibits dedicated to superheroes and comic book culture.
  • Visit the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) in May, which brings together Canadian and international comic book artists, writers, and illustrators.

Copyright 2002-2023 © Sapro Systems LLC • About Privacy Policy License Terms Corrections & Suggestions