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National Mary Day

It's National Mary Day - let's give a shoutout to all the amazing women named Mary out there! You rock, ladies!
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Calling all Marys! Get ready to celebrate National Mary Day on August 10, a special holiday dedicated to people with the name Mary. This day was created to honor the rich history and cultural significance of the name, which has been around for centuries. Did you know that the name Mary is derived from the Hebrew name Miriam, meaning "bitter" or "rebellious"? It's also one of the most popular names in the world, with variations in different languages such as Maria, Marie, and Miriam. So whether you go by Mary or have a friend or family member with this classic name, let's celebrate their unique identity and all that it represents on this fun-filled day!

History of National Mary Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1st Century BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origins of Mary</div><div class='timeline-text'>The earliest recorded usage of the name Mary, derived from the Hebrew name Miriam, appears in ancient texts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mary in English World</div><div class='timeline-text'>The name Mary gained considerable popularity in English-speaking countries after the Protestant Reformation.</div></div></div><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'>Peak of Mary's Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mary was consistently the most popular female name in the United States throughout the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Iconic Mary Characters</div><div class='timeline-text'>Notable characters named Mary, such as the titular Mary Poppins, entered pop culture, further cementing the popularity of the name.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Mary Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>A day is dedicated to celebrating all people named Mary, highlighting their shared name's rich history and cultural significance.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Mary 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'>Host a Mary-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends named Mary and have a party to celebrate National Mary Day! Decorate with Mary-inspired decorations and play games like pin the tail on the donkey, but with a Mary twist.</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 Mary Day playlist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all the songs you can think of that mention someone named Mary and create a playlist to listen to throughout the day. You can also ask your friends named Mary to contribute their favorite songs to the playlist.</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 out personalized Mary Day cards</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and send out personalized cards to all your friends named Mary to let them know how much they mean to you. You can even include a small gift or treat to make it extra special.</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'>Visit a famous Mary landmark</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If there is a famous landmark or place named after someone named Mary in your area, take a trip there with your friends to learn more about the history and significance of the name.</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'>Volunteer at a charity that helps people named Mary</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Research and find a charity or organization that specifically supports individuals named Mary and spend the day volunteering or fundraising to support their cause.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Mary 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'>For anyone named Mary, this holiday is a chance to celebrate your unique identity and the special meaning behind your name. It's a day to honor the many women throughout history who have carried this name and made it their own.</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'>There are so many famous Marys</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From royalty to pop culture icons, there have been countless influential and inspiring women named Mary. On National Mary Day, we can celebrate and recognize these remarkable individuals and their contributions to society.</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 who share the same name</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Mary Day is a great opportunity for individuals with the name Mary to connect with each other and share stories, memories, and experiences. It's a chance to bond over a shared name and celebrate the diversity within this community of Marys.</p></div></div>

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When is National Mary Day?

National Mary Day is celebrated on August 10 every year. In 2024 National Mary Day will occur on a Saturday.

National Mary Day Dates

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2023

Aug 10

Thursday

2024

Aug 10

Saturday

2025

Aug 10

Sunday

2026

Aug 10

Monday

2027

Aug 10

Tuesday

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