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National Annie Day

Get ready to sing and dance in celebration of National Annie Day! Whether you're a fan of the classic musical or the new movie, it's time to let your inner "Annie" shine.
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Get ready to sing and dance your heart out on January 19 for National Annie Day! This day is dedicated to the beloved musical and movie, "Annie", which first premiered on Broadway in 1977. The story of a spunky orphan girl who wins over the hearts of her new family has captured audiences for decades and continues to do so with its timeless message of hope and optimism. Whether you're a fan of the classic film or have never seen it before, National Annie Day is the perfect excuse to watch, sing along, and maybe even put on your own production of this iconic show. So grab your little red dress and let's celebrate!

History of National Annie Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1924</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Little Orphan Annie</div><div class='timeline-text'>The comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray, which inspired the musical and movies, begins its run in American newspapers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Annie" Broadway Premiere</div><div class='timeline-text'>The musical "Annie" premieres on Broadway, becoming a sensational hit and winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First "Annie" Film Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Annie" is brought to the silver screen in a movie adaptation directed by John Huston and starring Aileen Quinn as Annie.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>TV Adaptation</div><div class='timeline-text'>A made-for-television movie adaptation of "Annie" airs on ABC, introducing a new generation to the classic story.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern "Annie" Remake</div><div class='timeline-text'>A contemporary adaptation of "Annie" is released, featuring Quvenzhané Wallis in the main role and offering fresh takes on the iconic songs and story.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Annie Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Binge-watch Annie movies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and spend the day watching all the different versions of the beloved musical, Annie. From the classic 1982 film to the modern remake, there's something for everyone to enjoy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as Annie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put on your red dress and curly wig and channel your inner Annie for the day. You can even have a costume contest with your friends to see who has the best Annie look.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Sing along to the soundtrack</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get ready to sing your heart out by listening to the soundtrack of Annie! You can even make it a karaoke session and take turns belting out your favorite songs from the musical.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make Annie-inspired crafts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make some fun crafts inspired by Annie. From making your own red and white dress to creating a paper mache version of Sandy the dog, the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a live production of Annie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local theater listings and see if there's a production of Annie playing near you. Watching the musical live is a great way to celebrate National Annie Day and support your local theater community.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Annie Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates a beloved comic strip character</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Annie has been a popular comic strip character for decades, capturing the hearts of readers with her spunky spirit and heartwarming adventures. National Annie Day is a chance to honor and celebrate this iconic character.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes the value of optimism and resilience</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Despite facing many challenges, Annie remains optimistic and resilient, always finding the silver lining in every situation. Celebrating National Annie Day reminds us to never give up and always see the bright side of things.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a chance to reconnect with childhood memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For many people, Annie may have been their favorite comic strip growing up. National Annie Day allows us to reminisce about these childhood memories and maybe even introduce a new generation to this lovable character.</p></div></div>

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When is National Annie Day?

National Annie Day is celebrated on January 19 every year. In 2024 National Annie Day will occur on a Friday.

National Annie Day Dates

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2023

Jan 19

Thursday

2024

Jan 19

Friday

2025

Jan 19

Sunday

2026

Jan 19

Monday

2027

Jan 19

Tuesday

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