International Fanny Pack Day

International Fanny Pack Day is observed next on Saturday, March 8th, 2025 (290 days from today).

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No stranger to young people today, crossbody bags, also known as fanny packs, belly bags have become an inseparable item in the street fashion style. A simple but versatile item in variations, you can look luxurious or rebellious, with street style personality depending on where you wear it. In the United States and in 7 countries after that, March 13 every year is International Fanny Pack Day, held to honor this Fanny Pack bag and besides, it is also a meaningful story depicting It is clear that a problem that exists in society is hunger. On this day, people are generally encouraged to put on a Fanny Pack and fill it with essential foods to provide for the homeless and needy.

Fanny packs are often used when carrying things, in everyday life or on special adventures...Fanny pack is allowing you to stuff all your essentials into it, it’s a lightweight waist bag for versatile use. It all depends on who will bring the fanny pack and for what reason. This is a convenient piece of equipment that has many advantages, especially allowing your shoulders to relax and your hands to be free to get the job done.

There are many types of fanny, they are made in different shapes and styles, each with its own purpose. Often used when carrying things, in daily life or on special adventures...

Fanny Pack's history

Waist bags have long been used around the world, a painting from a few centuries ago shows the various uses of this indispensable accessory. Now, almost everyone owns a nice little bag, especially when traveling. Fanny packs can also be worn simply as a fashion accessory. However, the history of the fanny pack dates back long before it became fashionable.

The fanny bag was found to be a Native American medicine bag, which was a buffalo leather bag used in place of a clothing bag, made to hold medicine and other essentials. They are usually worn around the wrist or wrapped around the neck.

Scots have sporrans that still exist today, this suit is usually made of leather or fur and is worn every day. There are even different types of sporrans to complement each event.

However, the oldest fanny pack was dating to around 3,300 BC, was found on the Otzi Iceman in the Alps in 1991. This man's belt-stitched bag appears to contain a drill, flint and some other interesting items, making it officially the oldest bag, or the first belt bag known to mankind.

There are mentions of Egyptians and even Judas in the Bible sporting a sling bag or beggar of some sort, although there is no solid evidence for this. Then, from the 16th to the 20th centuries, sword belts also seemed to be quite popular among soldiers in Europe.

In terms of fashion, the "waist bag" or "hands-free bag" was brought back into the limelight by some bold designers in 2011, who wanted to cut down on tourist stereotypes, provide The stylish version sells for up to 1995 dollars. However, they originally came out in the 1980s, and everyone at the time seemed to be playing one of the great pieces.

Children and adults, runners or mothers on the go all wear a belt bag around their waist. While fanny packs became a shiny leather accessory in 1989, major companies even gave them as freebies to fans.

History of International Fanny Pack Day

In 2007, Nick Yates a vending entrepreneur came up with the idea of ​​​​this anniversary, with the desire to create a movement to share hunger with the homeless, the needy, after a campaign. His random encounter with a homeless person. In Portland, Oregon, at a Christmas party, Yates was given a fruit cake and a fanny pack as a gift. To protect the cake, Yates put the cake in the funny pack he was given, which he was wearing. After that, Yates went to the bus stop, on the way, Yates met a homeless man and he generously complimented the shirt Yates was wearing that looked great. To thank the homeless man's compliment, Yates opened the fanny pack, took out his newly gifted cake for the homeless man. Although the homeless man was not surprised by the cake in the fanny pack, it was this moment of meeting that helped Yates come up with the idea for a Fanny Pack day to distribute food to those in need. Homeless, Yates wanted to help the hungry.

Yates then contacted food banks to implement his idea, the movement to distribute some food while wearing a fanny pack. In 2007, Yates named the movement Fanny Pack, and this day is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of March, after that, the movement was spread to 7 more countries and became International Fanny Pack Day for up to now.

Observing International Fanny Pack Day

On International Fanny Pack Day, you are encouraged to participate in activities to deliver food to the homeless and needy while you are wearing convenient fanny packs. Or you can also follow forums where organizations and individuals celebrate Fanny Pack's day to capture more ongoing or upcoming activities. Share your Fanny Pack or share the moment you participated in meeting and helping the homeless on social media with the hashtag #InternationalFannyPackDay.


International Fanny Pack Day has been observed the second Saturday in March.


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