International Fanny Pack Day

Since the mid-20th century, fanny packs have been a popular accessory for people who loved to hike, bike, or do other outdoor activities. It was perfect for carrying the necessities without being overly cumbersome. Then something funny happened. It began to become a fashion statement and this is when they could be found everywhere.

Their popularity would continue to rise until finally, they became a victim of their own success. This is when people were mocked for carrying them. However, we think that fanny packs have gotten a bad rap over the years and are actually quite useful articles of clothing. That’s why when International Fanny Pack day is celebrated on the second Saturday in March, we’re going to enjoy celebrating it.

The History Of International Fanny Pack Day

In 2007, Nick Yates from Portland, Oregon decided to give a homeless man he saw on the street the fruitcake that was in his fanny pack. After the encounter, he would then start a charitable campaign to donate food to the poor and homeless. And that’s how this holiday would come to be observed in the first place.

It’s only incidentally a way to celebrate fanny packs, it’s mainly a day to help feed those in need. Although the first observance of this holiday happened on the first Saturday in March of 2008, every year thereafter, it was observed on the second Saturday in March. And that’s where it has been on the calendar ever since.

Observing International Fanny Pack Day

On this holiday, we encourage everyone to do something to help feed people — both locally and regionally. This can be done by donating food and/or money to organizations that distribute food to the poor and homeless. People are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #InternationalFannyPackDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
March 11 Saturday
Next year (2024)
March 9 Saturday
Last year (2022)
March 12 Saturday