National Mulligan Day is celebrated on 17th October every year. On Mulligan Day, give yourself a 2nd chance; it can be a former relationship with a friend or family member, an old passion that you deserted, or an old mistake that you need to rectify, you can give it another chance on this Day. Mulligan is commonly used in games such as golf; a Mulligan happens when a player gets another opportunity to do a particular move or action. This Day is observed every year as a day for giving yourself a second chance.
“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down” -Mary Pickford.
History of National Mulligan Day
As per the United States Golf Association, the term Mulligan was first used widely in the 1940s. Three different stories are describing the origin of the phrase Mulligan. The 1st drives from the name of a Canadian golfer in the 1920s, David Mulligan, a former manager at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, who made a mistake in a game and recaptured his shot. From that time Mulligan refers to the chance to try again. A different story describes John A. Buddy Mulligan, a locker room helper in the 1930s at Essex Fells C.C, New Jersey. An alternative story, according to author Henry Beard, explains that the term is derived from Thomas Mulligan, a junior Anglo-Irish aristocrat and a serious golfer who was born in 1793. Some Golf courses will observe a National Mulligan Day celebration where golfers can play again for free some other day.
Other Celebrations on October 17
October 17 is also celebrated as
- Spreadsheet Day
- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- Wear Something Gaudy Day
- National Playing Card Collection Day
How to Celebrate National Mulligan Day
Celebrating Mulligan Day is quite easy and very simple to remember. The best way to honor National Mulligan Day is by trying the ideas for the second time (which went wrong at the first chance). It will help you to rectify your mistakes. Then, post images, and share your thoughts about Mulligan Day on social media with others by using the hashtag #MulliganDay.
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