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Bikini Day

July 5, 2022

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 5 of July, repeating indefinitely

Bikini Day

When:
July 5

Where:
Everywhere

First occurrence:
1946

On July 5, 1946 a two piece swimsuit, which of course already existed long before, was for the first time introduced as a “bikini”.
The name was inspired on the Bikini Atol where 4 days earlier nuclear tests were performed.
The name was intended to provoke “explosive commercial and cultural reaction”.
Maybe it’s a good thing that the word “bikini” became more associated with more pleasant imagery like a tropical beach and a word play with the “bi” part of the word which lead to variations like “monokini’, “burkini” and “tankini” later on.

#BikiniDay

 

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“The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb.”
–Diana Vreeland

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Date:
July 5, 2022
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