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National Bikini Day

Celebrate National Bikini Day in style - show off your favorite swimwear, enjoy the beach or pool, and take plenty of pictures to remember the day!
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July 5
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Celebrate National Bikini Day on July 5 with a day of sun, sand, and swimming! This annual event was first established in the 1940s to commemorate the invention of the two-piece swimsuit by French engineer Louis Réard. It has since become an iconic symbol of summertime fun all around the world. So grab your favorite bikini and head outdoors to enjoy some fun in the sun!

History of National Bikini Day

National Bikini Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bikini's Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>French engineer Louis Réard invents and patents the bikini, a two-piece swimsuit.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1951</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bikini in Beauty Pageants</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Miss World pageant takes place, where bikinis were initially banned, reflecting societal reservations about the garment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bikini Acceptance Increases</div><div class='timeline-text'>The prominence of the bikini in popular culture grows due to its appearance in Hollywood films and music like Brian Hyland's hit song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Sports Illustrated" Bikini Feature</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first "Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue" is published, prominently featuring models in bikinis, further popularizing the garment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bikini Evolves</div><div class='timeline-text'>The string bikini is introduced, pushing the envelope of bikini design and acceptance in society.</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'>National Bikini Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The specific holiday, National Bikini Day, is first officially recognized and celebrated in the United States.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Bikini 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'>Go to the beach</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says bikini day quite like a day at the beach. Pack your towel, sunscreen, and your favorite bikinis, and head out for a day of fun in the sun.</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'>Have a pool party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your friends, put on your favorite swimwear, and celebrate National Bikini Day in style with a pool party! Make sure to have some snacks, drinks, and lots of music.</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'>Take a trip to the spa</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Treat yourself to an afternoon of pampering at the spa. Get a massage or facial, and take advantage of the sauna and steam room. Don't forget to bring along your bikini so you can soak in the hot tub.</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'>Attend a bikini fashion show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Attend a local fashion show featuring bikinis from top designers. You'll get to see all the latest styles while celebrating National Bikini Day!</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'>Organize a bikini photo shoot</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get together with your friends and organize a professional photo shoot with everyone wearing their favorite bikini looks. Make sure to pick out some fun props and poses for extra fun.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Bikini 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 body positivity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Bikini Day is about celebrating all body types and staying positive. It reminds us that it's okay to love ourselves regardless of how we look - because beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!</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 encourages self-confidence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you are happy with your own body, it can boost your self-confidence and make you more comfortable being in a swimsuit in public. National Bikini Day encourages people to accept and adore their bodies, regardless of the shape or size they come in.</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 offers variety</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The great thing about bikinis is that there is something for everyone. From high waisted bottoms to triangle tops, one pieces to cutouts - you're guaranteed to find the perfect bikini that will suit your individual style preferences!</p></div></div>

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When is National Bikini Day?

National Bikini Day is celebrated on July 5th every year. In 2024 National Bikini Day will occur on a Friday.

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