International Fanny Pack Day is celebrated on March 13th of this year. It is an annual observance observed on the second Saturday of every March. Those who are feeling difficult to carry a purse or wallet can just opt for the fanny pack as it just sticks around your hip or waist. The Fanny Pack’s are considered to be one of the most fashionable accessories of the 1980s. People used it to keep various things in the fanny packs, and it served well as you need to keep an eye on your wallet that stays on your back. International Fanny Pack Day not only celebrates the fanny packs but also aims to portray a clear picture of one social issue called hungry. So it’s time to fill up your fanny packs with some food items to offer to those homeless and needy.
“Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food.” – Mario Batali
History of International Fanny Pack Day
The International Fanny Pack Day has been in celebration since the year 2007. Nick Yates was the person who has come up with this idea and created this celebration Day. The Fanny Pack Day was held on the first Saturday of March in 2007. However, the second Saturday of every March is marked as the International Fanny Pack Day since 2008. Nick Yates has desired to create this holiday after a random meeting he had with a homeless man once after a Christmas party. At the Christmas party in Portland, Oregon, Yates had received a fanny pack and fruitcake as gag gifts. As to keep the fruitcake safer, Yates has kept it inside the fanny pack and set off for the bus stop. While on his way, a homeless man said to him that the fanny pack looks nice. Yates thanked him and unzipped the fanny pack and handed him the food. Although the homeless man wasn’t amazed at the fruitcake, this made Yates establish a connection between the fanny pack and helping those hungry people. Thus he had contacted the food banks to get the movement started and continued to hand out some food while wearing the fanny pack. He has created International Fanny Pack Day in 2007 and from then on, the holiday has been observed in about seven countries.
Other Celebrations on March 13
March 13 is also celebrated as
- Ken Day
- National Jewel Day
- National Earmuff Day
- Smart and Sexy Day
- National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
- National Coconut Torte Day
- Check Your Batteries Day
How to Celebrate International Fanny Pack Day
Celebrating the day is quite simple. If you are willing to help those poor, needy, homeless people with food, then go ahead, carry a fanny pack with food items and give them. Never mind even if you don’t have any fanny pack. You can help people who are starving for food in some way as hunger is a disease that is killing people of any age. Organize a food feast for those hungry people in the nearby area and make them stay away from hunger. Make a difference in someone’s life in one way or the other by joining hands with any volunteer organizations to provide your help with food pantries. Share your Fanny Pack Day celebration photos and views on social media using the hashtag #FannyPackDay.
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