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International Fanny Pack Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is held on the second Saturday in March

In the 1980s a new fad hit the world scene. People wore fanny packs to carry belongings, It allowed women to carry cosmetics, keys, wallets, IDs and other belongings, freeing them from lugging their purse around everywhere they went. Fanny packs were not seen as feminine. Men found fanny packs useful, too. While they were called fanny packs, more often than not, the pack was worn in the front. Positioned in the front of the body, fanny packs were a far safer way to carry wallets and keys, keeping belongs safe from pick pockets. Like all fads, the fanny pack craze faded. However, some people wear fanny packs to this day, for the convenience and security they provide.  Origin and History of "International Fanny Pack Day":

The roots of International Fanny Pack Day began in 2007 when Nick Yates of Portland, Oregon came across a homeless person while going home from a Christmas party. He felt pity on the man, and gave him some fruitcake that was in his fanny pack. Based on this chance meeting, Nick got the idea to began a charitable campaign to give food to the poor and needy. With this brainstorm, International Fanny Pack Day was conceived. Nick went to food shelves and businesses seeking donation and to promote this day. It didn't take long for this special day to grow in popularity.


How to Participate in International Fanny Pack Day

  The best way to fully participate in this day, is to go into your closet and dig out your fanny pack. Fill it with foods and distribute the food to the poor and needy.

As an alternative, assist in a food shelf, or contribute to a food shelf today.

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