National Auctioneers Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every April. This year it will be observed on 17th April. The day is celebrated every year to honor and remember one of the most ancient professions in the world. Auctioneering is a sales technique that began more than 2,000 years ago. Auctioneers are people who are in charge of a public sale or auction; they provide service for both the seller and the buyer. They should continue high standards to remain competitive.
“I love collecting things from the auction – we Brits really are hoarders and collectors.” – Jonathan Anderson.
History of National Auctioneers Day
The origin and history of the day are not known but as stated by the National Auctioneers Association, this day has been celebrated for more than 25 years. According to National Auctioneers Association, professional auctioneers sell approximately about a quarter trillion dollars in services and goods every year. These auctioneers not only help in selling the products and services but they get the job quickly done entertainingly as well. The 1st auction was held in Babylon in 500B.C. There are different kinds of sales around the world like livestock, surplus auction system, automobile and art auctions where artworks are sold. You just can’t imagine, many things can be put up for sale.
Other Celebrations on April 17
April 17 is also celebrated as
- World Hemophilia Day
- National Bat Appreciation Day
- International Haiku Poetry Day
- National Mustang Day
- National Cheeseball Day
- Nothing Like A Dame Day
- Blah Blah Blah Day
- National Husband Appreciation Day
How to Celebrate the day
On the day, participate in the annual Auctioneers Day drive of the National Auctioneers Foundation. Also, take some time to read about the history of auctioneering. Then post pictures and share your thoughts about the day with others on social media using the hashtag #AuctioneersDay.
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