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National Gary Day

It's time to show some love for all the Garys out there on National Gary Day - let's make it a day they'll never forget!
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Get ready to celebrate all the amazing Garys in your life on November 20 for National Gary Day! This holiday was first established in 1996 as a way to honor and appreciate those with the name Gary, which means "spear" in Old English. Whether it's a family member, friend, or even a celebrity, take some time on this day to show your appreciation for all the wonderful Garys out there. And who knows, you may even discover some interesting facts about the name and its history – after all, variety is the spice of life (just like different types of noodles!). So let's raise a glass (or bowl of noodles) to all the fantastic Garys on this special day!

History of National Gary Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gary Becomes Popular</div><div class='timeline-text'>The name Gary gains popularity in the English-speaking world during the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1936</div></div><div classtimeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Famous Gary</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gary Cooper, renowned actor, becomes the first person named Gary to achieve global fame.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Apollo Moon Landing</div><div class='timeline-text'>Astronaut Gary L. Johnson is part of the team behind the successful Apollo 11 moon landing.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nobel Prize Victory</div><div class='timeline-text'>Economist Gary Becker wins the Nobel Prize for Economics, further establishing the presence of the name in global consciousness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Gary Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Gary Day was established to honor and celebrate all people named Gary globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gary's in Popular Culture</div><div class='timeline-text'>The character Gary Oak from Pokemon becomes a beloved figure, cementing the popularity of the name in pop culture.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Gary 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 Gary-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and make everything about Gary! Decorate with pictures of Gary, serve Gary-themed snacks and drinks, and play games that are all about Gary.</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 Gary scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide pictures or items of Gary around your house or neighborhood and invite friends to participate in a scavenger hunt. The winner can receive a prize related to Gary.</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'>Watch a movie or TV show featuring Gary</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a movie or TV show that features a character named Gary and watch it with friends. You can even dress up as your favorite Gary character for added fun.</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'>Cook a meal inspired by Gary</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Research dishes or recipes that have a connection to the name Gary and cook them for a fun and unique meal. You can also come up with your own Gary-inspired dish.</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'>Create a Gary-themed playlist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather songs with the name Gary in the title or lyrics and create a playlist to listen to throughout the day. This is a great way to get in the spirit of National Gary Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Gary 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 all things Gary</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Gary Day is a special day dedicated solely to those who share the name. It's a chance for all the Garys out there to come together and recognize their common bond, while also honoring their unique qualities and talents.</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'>Garys are one-of-a-kind</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's your friend, family member, coworker or even yourself - everyone knows at least one Gary who is truly unlike anyone else. National Gary Day is the perfect opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the unique personalities that make up the Gary community.</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'>Garys bring joy to others' lives</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's with their humor, kindness, or infectious positivity - Garys have a way of brightening up people's days. On National Gary Day, take some time to acknowledge and thank the Garys in your life for all the happiness and laughter they bring into your world.</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Unusual Facts on National Gary Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Gary" was a rare name before the 20th century</h3><p class='facts-content'>The name Gary was virtually unknown before the late 19th century and only gained popularity in the 20th century.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Gary has ancient Germanic roots</h3><p class='facts-content'>"Gary" originates from a Germanic word meaning “spear”. This ties in with the spirit of the Garys known for their pointed wit and piercing intelligence.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Gar" in Old English also means "Spear"</h3><p class='facts-content'>The name Gary, besides being reminiscent of the Germanic cognate for spear, also has roots in Old English where "gar" means spear, affirming the strong, pointed character associated with the name.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Gary" was popularised by a Hollywood Star</h3><p class='facts-content'>Actor Frank James Cooper, famously known as "Gary Cooper," chose "Gary" as his stage name and played a key role in popularizing the name in the mid 20th century.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Gary" was one of the top 10 baby boy names in the U.S from 1950 to 1959</h3><p class='facts-content'>The popularity of the name Gary peaked in the mid-20th century in the United States, making it to the top 10 most chosen names for baby boys during the 1950s.</p></div></div>

National Gary Day FAQs

When is National Gary Day?

National Gary Day is celebrated on November 20 every year. In 2024 National Gary Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Gary Day Dates

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2023

Nov 20

Monday

2024

Nov 20

Wednesday

2025

Nov 20

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2026

Nov 20

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2027

Nov 20

Saturday

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