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National Carter Day

Attention all Carters - it's your day to shine! Join in on the celebrations and share your pride for sharing a name with some of history's most famous figures.
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Get ready to celebrate all the Carters out there on National Carter Day, which falls on January 9! This special day is dedicated to everyone who shares the name Carter, from famous individuals to everyday people. The name Carter has English and Scottish origins, meaning "cart driver" or "one who uses a cart". It became popular in the United States during the late 19th century and continues to be a beloved name today. So whether you're a Carter yourself or know someone with this name, let's take a moment to appreciate all the amazing Carters in our lives!

History of National Carter Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Carter Gains Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The name Carter begins to gain popularity in the United States, primarily used as a masculine given name.</div></div></div><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'>Carter G. Woodson</div><div class='timeline-text'>Carter G. Woodson, a notable African American historian, author and journalist, establishes Negro History Week, which later becomes Black History Month.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977-1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>President Jimmy Carter</div><div class='timeline-text'>James Earl Carter Jr., commonly known as Jimmy Carter, serves as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter</div><div class='timeline-text'>Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter's album "The Blueprint" is inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural significance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Carter Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Carter Day was commemorated to celebrate and recognize everyone named Carter.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Carter 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'>Throw a Carter-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends named Carter to a party celebrating their name. Decorate with pictures of famous Carters, play games like "Pin the Name on the Carter", and serve special Carter-themed snacks and drinks.</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'>Create a Carter-inspired playlist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather songs with "Carter" in the title or lyrics and create a playlist to listen to throughout the day. You can also play this at your Carter-themed party or share it with friends named Carter.</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'>Send handwritten notes to Carters in your life</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to write personalized notes to any Carters you know, expressing your appreciation for them. It could be family members, friends, coworkers, or even celebrities with the name. This small gesture will make their day and show them how special their name is.</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'>Volunteer at a charity with "Carter" in its name</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local charity or organization with "Carter" in its name and spend the day volunteering your time and efforts. This is a great way to give back to the community and honor the name Carter.</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'>Have a family game night featuring games with "Carter" in the title</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your family members with the name Carter and have a game night featuring games like "Carters Against Humanity" or "Carter-opoly". This is a fun and unique way to celebrate the name Carter with your loved ones.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Carter 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's a day to celebrate a special name</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Carter Day is all about celebrating the name 'Carter' and all those who bear it. If your name is Carter, or you know someone with this name, this holiday is the perfect excuse to show them some extra love and appreciation!</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'>The name has a strong meaning</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The name Carter originated from an occupational surname meaning ‘one who transports goods by cart’. It represents hard work, determination, and reliability. National Carter Day is a great reminder of these qualities and serves as a celebration of people who embody them.</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 day to connect with others sharing the same name</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>As the saying goes, 'birds of a feather flock together'. Use National Carter Day as an opportunity to connect with other people sharing the same name. Whether it's through online communities or real-life meetups, it can be a fun and meaningful way to celebrate this special day.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About the Origin of the Name Carter

National Carter Day FAQs

When is National Carter Day?

National Carter Day is celebrated on January 9 every year. In 2024 National Carter Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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