National Annie Day:
National Annie Day is celebrated every year on the 19th of January. It’s that time of year when we honor all women, whether they be famous, well-known, historical people, fictional characters, or everyday women in your life. Additionally, the day brings you a reminder to connect with your Annie friends and acquaintances.
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Why Annie Day?
It is simply amazing when you know that this British-American sounding name originated from the Hebrew language, as a diminutive form of the English name ‘Anna’. Anna in Hebrew means “gracious one.” It wasn’t until the 19th century that the name “Annie” became widely popular. Doctor Annie Alexander, American journalist Annie Barnes, poet Annie Hawks, astronomer Annie Cannon, women’s rights advocate Annie Besant, and Norwegian missionary Annie Bernstein, often known as “Sister Annie,” were all well-known prominent people with the name “Annie” who were born during this time.
The name Annie brings a sense of hope and optimism when we hear it and it is what the holiday represents. National Annie Day celebrates joy and grace as the energy emanated by Annie. Moreover, it acts as one of the events for us to connect with our favorite people and spend time with them.
The day is celebrated to cherish and empower women and support them in their endeavors regardless of the field they are working in. People and organizations hold events for ranch women in business, services, crafts, and everything. The day not only brings enthusiasm to the people who are already aware of the significance of the day, but it also brings enlightenment to the people who are not aware of it and encourages them to contribute and voice their support for women.
How can you support Annie in your life on this day you ask? Then we have a bunch of exciting things to share with you. If you have someone in your life named Annie, then consider calling it a date and take her on a nice brunch with you. Whether it is a friend, family member, a colleague, or an acquaintance, propose to them your idea of celebrating this special day together and you will be surprised by the time you spend together.
This day is all about remembering and celebrating the people you have with the same name. But do not get disheartened if you have no one with the name Annie in your group, you can take the holiday as an opportunity to hang out with your social group and make memories.
How we can Celebrate National Annie Day:
The day is marked to bring you ease, compassion, and joy. It is packed with all the fun activities that you can be a part of while observing National Annie Day. Here are some of the things you can do to observe this day.
- Watch “Annie” the musical and bring back the good old memories. It is fun to remind yourself of the tunes and narrative to experience the wave of nostalgia and excitement flowing within yourself.
- You can send your Annie friends a card to remember them. Send them a text message expressing your gratitude or even better, write them a handwritten letter and post them, if they like something old-school like that.
- Dig out your store room to discover the old “Little Orphan Annie” comics and reminisce over the memories by reading them again. Spend your time with the intriguing characters and exceptional hand graphics.
Interesting Facts About Annie Day:
The whimsical day brings with it so many interesting facts to learn to increase your knowledge and understanding of the day.
- The world-famous actor, Anne Hathway prefers to be called ‘Annie’ rather than Anne.
- In 1997 when the Annie musical was first released, it was entitled to seven Tony awards one of which was for Best Musical.
- Among so many famous and stylish celebrities, Annie Hall is considered one of the most fashionable characters in the history of cinema.
- Annie Wilkes, a character played by Bates in the movie “Misery” won an Oscar for Best Actress in a horror film.
- In the year 2014, “Annie” movie was released as a remake directed by Will Gluck and is still considered one of the worst remakes in the history of cinema.
History of National Annie Day:
The History can be statistically viewed when going back to the 1880s when ‘Annie’ was ranked in the top 20 names for babies. Its popularity grew more up until the 1910s when it marked its place in the top 10 ranks of baby names and shined out as the most liked baby name by parents. Surprisingly, that was not the end, because in 1922, approx. 7,461 babies were born that were named ‘Annie.’
Several Hollywood actresses with the name “Annie” entered the scene during the following few decades. These include Annie Wersching, Annie Potts, and Annie Parisse. However, its popularity gradually declined, reaching a low point in 1972 with only 320 infants given the name “Annie.”
However, it gradually reached its height of appeal once again as the musical “Annie,” which was based on the 1924 comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” was produced. Andrea McArdle played Annie in the Broadway production of the famous play. The name didn’t become well-known again until 1982 when a feature film version of the musical was released. In that year, 992 newborns were given the name “Annie,” which was a record high for almost 20 years.