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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

July 5


First occurrence:

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.





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


July 5, 2022
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