National Draw Jake Day

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Happy National Draw Jake Day! Today is all about celebrating and showcasing your artistic skills by drawing the beloved character, Jake. Whether you're a professional artist or just someone who loves to doodle, this day is the perfect opportunity to let your creative juices flow and pay tribute to this iconic figure.

When is Draw Jake Day?

It's national draw jake day on the 29th May.

The Internet History of National Draw Jake Day

National Draw Jake Day first gained popularity on May 29, 2015. Social media platforms were flooded with drawings, sketches, and digital art dedicated to Jake. It all started with a single post on a fan forum, where a group of enthusiasts decided to dedicate a day to celebrating and sharing their love for this beloved character. The idea spread like wildfire, capturing the attention of Jake fans from all corners of the internet.

Since then, every year on May 29th, people come together to showcase their artistic talents through various mediums. From intricate pencil drawings to vibrant digital illustrations, the creativity displayed on National Draw Jake Day knows no bounds. Artists of all levels of skill and experience join in on the fun, making it a truly inclusive celebration of art and fandom.

Why We Love National Draw Jake Day

There are countless reasons why National Draw Jake Day is so beloved by fans around the world. For one, it allows us to express our admiration for Jake in a tangible and visually stunning way. Art has a unique ability to capture emotions and convey messages, and on this day, we get to see just how much love and adoration people have for Jake.

This day also serves as a reminder of the power of fandoms and the internet's ability to connect people with shared interests. From online communities to social media hashtags, National Draw Jake Day brings fans together, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie that transcends geographical boundaries.

Did You Know?

In 2018, a group of artists organized an online gallery dedicated solely to the artworks created on National Draw Jake Day. The gallery showcased a wide range of styles and interpretations, highlighting the talent and creativity of fans across the globe.

History behind the term 'Draw Jake'


The Rise of Prohibition

In 1920, the United States implemented the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. This led to the emergence of hidden bars known as speakeasies, where people could gather to drink illegally. These speakeasies became popular social gathering places during the prohibition era.


Speakeasies and the Secret Language

To maintain secrecy in these underground establishments, patrons and staff developed a secret language known as 'speakeasy talk' or 'flapper speak.' This slang included various code words to avoid alerting law enforcement officials. 'Jake' was one such term used to refer to alcohol, often specifically meaning 'illegal alcohol'. The term 'draw' was used to describe the act of drinking.


Draw Jake Enters Popular Vocabulary

By 1926, the term 'draw jake' had gained popularity within the speakeasy culture. It was commonly used to discreetly discuss the act of consuming illegal alcohol in public places. The term was particularly prevalent among flappers and gangsters, who sought to embody a rebellious and defiant spirit during the Prohibition era.


Repeal of Prohibition

The year 1933 marked the end of Prohibition in the United States with the ratification of the 21st Amendment. As the sale and consumption of alcohol became legal once again, the term 'draw jake' gradually fell out of use. It remained as a relic of an era when the consumption of alcohol was seen as an act of rebellion against the government's regulations.

Did you know?

In 2018, a group of artists organized an online gallery dedicated solely to the artworks created on National Draw Jake Day.


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29th May 2015

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