Can you picture having a whole day dedicated to you every year, with thousands of people participating? The stars here can! In fact, some of them receive a weeklong vacation or even the whole weekend. Days have been set aside to celebrate the public people on this list for a variety of reasons. Many people attribute it to their remarkable contribution to the arts or to sports. Some just had some really fervent admirers, while others were honored after their tragic deaths.
Lil Nas X
The Atlanta City Council determined that starting in 2021, October 20th would be known as Lil Nas X Day. They presented a plaque highlighting all of the rising star’s prior accomplishments as a surprise. He has strong links to Atlanta because he was raised in a tiny village nearby.
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Naturally, Memphis is the city that honors the legacy of Elvis Presley. The 25th of February is Elvis Presley Day, but it’s really more of a multi-day event! Many activities are scheduled, including a homage to gospel music, a quiz tour, and tons of cake.
Although Bob Marley is honored globally and has days in Toronto and Los Angeles devoted to him, the largest celebrations unquestionably take place in Jamaica on his birthday, February 6.
Another musical icon with several days in her honor is Diana Ross. On June 12 in Honolulu and on March 26 in Las Vegas, it is Diana Ross Day (her birthday).
Philadelphia, Kevin Hart’s hometown, chose to give him a special day. On July 6, the day of Kevin Hart’s birthday, it is now possible to celebrate there.
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On August 24, we remember Kobe Bryant, who passed away. Kobe Bryant Day was established on this day by the Orange County, California, council because he wore the number 24 for a sizable portion of his playing career. In reality, he was born on August 23.
A posthumous CD including songs from Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 performances at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco was published on September 13, 2011. Jimi Hendrix-Winterland Day was established on September 13 to honor the late musician’s life and work.
The Freddie for a Day charity event is annually on September 5 in memory of the late, great Freddie Mercury. It was established by a London banker who dressed as the frontman for Queen to collect money for an AIDS charity. It has now developed into an annual custom.
In Brooklyn, New York, a day is set aside in honor of Michael Jackson. Even if there was a petition to declare the “King of Pop” a national holiday in the US, the likelihood of it happening is low given his contentious past.
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The Washington state hamlet of Aberdeen is where Kurt Cobain was raised. Kurt Cobain Day will be observed on February 20 (Cobain’s birthday), according to the town mayor.
The Notorious B.I.G
Even though The Notorious B.I.G. passed away at the young age of 24, he is still regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His birthdate, May 21, has been designated Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Day in his honor by his home borough.