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Bean Day

Mr. Bean

About Bean Day

Date When Celebrated: This Special day is always observed on January 6

Every once in a while, you come across a special day that just doesn’t seem to have much rhyme or reason. Bean Day, a January 6 holiday, appears to be one of those days. It was created to celebrate the British 1990s sitcom “Mr. Bean”. This short-lived television show was about a “child in a grown man’s body”. The show lasted just 15 episodes. This day gets plenty of recognition from Ecard companies and calendar-oriented sites.  

We suggest that you celebrate this day by eating beans. After all… they’re good for the heart…. the more you eat them, the more……”

Did You Know?  Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois has a hugely attractive piece of art formally called “Cloud Gate”. Fondly nicknamed “The Bean” (pictured below) has become one of Chicago’s most popular “must-see” attractions.  

Today's Quote

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chicago Bean

How to Celebrate Bean Day

There are several ways to celebrate this day:

  • Learn more about the show “Mr. Bean.
  • Newlyweds can add a few beans to their bean jar today.
  • Gardeners can enjoy this day surfing through seed catalogs to select varieties to grow in the spring.
  • Read the story “Jack and the Beanstalk” to your pre-schooler.
  • Teachers can use the seeds for learning exercises in course material.
  • Others, can bone up on the history of beans….doesn’t that sound like fun!?

Related Holidays

Also See: Eat Beans Day

History and Origin of Bean Day

Paula Bowen is the originator of Bean Day. She started it because January is so bleak, and there weren’t many holidays in January to celebrate. She said we needed a holiday to celebrate Mr. Bean. Also, her dad was a Pinto bean farmer, so she grew up eating a lot of them.

There are many Bean Days referenced on the internet. They are primarily from local farming communities celebrating the harvest of the crop. There is no one date for these numerous local events. Local declarations do not seem to concentrate in any one month. Nor, are they often referred to as an annual event.

More About Today

What happened on this Day? This Day in History

Famous Birthdays

Plant of the Day: Beans, of course!

Recipe of the Day: Three Bean Salad and Boston Baked Beans


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