Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Take a Break: Celebrate Bonza Bottler Day

So who knew that when the day of the week is the same number as the month, it’s Bonza Bottler Day?

Today is June 6 or 6-6, so happy Bonza Bottler Day. This custom is now over 25 years old. August 8, 2010 marked the 25th year anniversary of the first official celebration of Bonza Bottler Day, which was created by Elaine Fremont in 1985 when she realized there were no special occasions to celebrate one month. She decided to give herself a reason to have a party and some fun with this special day every month. Ms. Fremont held a contest to name the day, which a student from Australia won. When Australians like something, they might exclaim, "Bonza !" which means "super," "great," or "fantastic." "Bottler" is slang for "something excellent." Thus, the celebration each month is now known as Bonza Bottler Day, which was first officially celebrated on August 8, 1985 in Greenville, South Carolina, where Elaine Fremont was born and lived.

Any excuse for a party works for me.

According to the official Bonza Bottler Day website, you can start the day by greeting friends, family, fellow workers and random people on the street with, “Happy Bonza Bottler Day.” This could be the perfect reason for trying out a new restaurant or giving yourself a special treat, or doing something nice for someone on this day each month. Of course there is The Bonza Bottler Day Store where you can order mugs, note cards, buttons or whatever else.

This year the June Bonza Bottler Day falls on “Cake Day.” Make a cake and decorate it with Bonzy, the Bonza Bottler Day Ground Hog. If you don’t want the bother of making a cake, you can always decorate one virtually and e-mail your Happy Bonza Bottler Day wishes. Good site to bookmark for birthdays.

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