National Auctioneers Day
National Auctioneers Day:
Every year on the third Thursday of the month of April, National Auctioneers Day is celebrated in honor of the hosts who take bids and hold auctions.
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Why National Auctioneers Day?
You would be surprised to know that nearly a quarter trillion dollars’ worth of products and services are sold every year on auctions by professional auctioneers, according to the National Auctioneers Association. The auctioneers have a big hand in ensuring that the products and services meet the right buyers and at the most profitable and right price. Furthermore, they are attentive and gain knowledge about what they sell before bringing it to the attention of potential buyers. They put the required effort and also bring in a dash of excitement to the sale and that is why the National Auctioneers Day is observed to honor them.
How can we observe National Auctioneers Day:
The day is a celebration to honor the auctioneers who successfully conduct and take bids for some of the most interesting and valuable products and services. If you are looking for ways on making this a special day to an auctioneer you know or you are simply looking for ways to make the day memorable, then here we have some ideas on celebrating or observing this day.
- The National Auctioneers Association has a yearly drive for the entire week upon which the National Auctioneers Day falls upon. You can be part of this drive to show your support to the campaign and to the profession.
- You can also share your experiences of being part of an auction on your online forums and social media posts with the hashtag #NationalAuctioneersDay to bring in more attention to the celebration.
- If you have not attended an auction yet, then you can look for some of the auctions in your locality and be a part of it this year. You could then share your experience of your very first auction.
- If you have a friend or acquaintance who is an auctioneer then this is a day to show them your respect for their profession. Give a shout-out to their achievements and applaud them for their work.
- You can also research on the auctions conducted in the historical period, how the process of auctioning has evolved over time, and share the same with your friends and others.
Remember to share your thoughts and ideas on how you would like to spend the day with everyone and use the hashtag #NationalAuctioneersDay to your post to draw attention to it.
Interesting facts about National Auctioneers Day:
While one can categorize auctioning as a way of sales, it does have a uniqueness to it like no other method and it is a successful one too. The auctioneer holds the key to making the event more exciting, bringing in more value to the product or service while keeping the show entertaining. On this day, we bring to you a few facts about auctioning itself from over centuries and from across countries.
- The entire empire of Rome was once put up for auction. It was after the murder of Emperor Pertinax by Praetorian guards. The bid was won by Didius Julianus at USD1 billlion.
- The first of auction recorded in history dates back to 2517 years as per the information from Herodotus, a Greek historian.
- Once an Australian man tried to sell off the entire country of New Zealand on eBay auction.
- The gavel currently used in auctions was initially a spear that was hurled into the earth to commence the auction.
- Magister Auctionarium was the name given to auctioneers in history who used spear instead of the gavel for the auctions.
History of National Auctioneers Day:
The National Auctioneers Day has been celebrated for nearly 25 years now as per the National Auctioneers Association. However, there is no clear information on who started this day or how it came upon as a celebration. What we do know is that the auctioneers have a very long history, with auctions dating back to 500 BC in Babylon. It is counted among the earliest of professions and has more than two thousand years of history to its credit. While we don’t know the reason for the celebration of this day or the person who initiated the celebration of this day, it is a day to ponder upon the contribution of auctioneers and honor them on this day.