Look on the Bright Side Day is celebrated on December 21st of each year. The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origin of Look on the Bright Side Day, however we believe it may have something to do with Monty Python’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life song from Life of Brian.
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” is a popular song written by Eric Idle that originally featured in the 1979 film Monty Python’s Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong at public events such as football matches as well as funerals.
Whilst trying to come up with a way of ending the film Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Eric Idle wrote an original version of the song which was sung in a more straight fashion, which the other Python members agreed would be good enough for the end of the film. Whilst practicing the song, during a break in filming, Idle found that the song worked better if sung in a more cheeky manner. This new version was used in the film and became one of the Python’s most famous songs.