National Simone Day

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Forget your traditional national holidays, today we're diving head-first into the relatively uncharted, and slightly obscure, waters of National Simone Day. This quirky day has made quiet ripples across the internet, but don't worry, we brought our snorkel (and rubber duck), so let’s get ready to make a splash!

When is Simone Day?

It's national simone day on the 12th August.

What Is National Simone Day?

While you might first think this day is dedicated to every Simone on the planet, it's more of a niche day celebrated by a small community online. The day first garnered attention in 2016, and though it may not have the grandeur of National Pizza Day or the charm of National Puppy Day, it's nonetheless a day to acknowledge all the special Simones in our lives.

When did National Simone Day start?

Our virtual detectives traced origins of National Simone Day back to the summer of 2016, specifically August 12. The day saw a whopping 110 mentions on various platforms, sparking curiosity and intrigue among internet users far and wide. The source and original reason for these mentions remain clouded in internet mystery adding to the unique allure of this special day.

How to Celebrate?

While there are no hard-and-fast rules on how to celebrate National Simone Day, it can be viewed as a chance to show some love to the Simones in your life. Send them a message, share a funny meme, or, if you're feeling adventurous, prepare a Simone-themed virtual trivia night. Who said obscure holidays can't be buckets of fun?

Bringing National Simone Day to Life

Every day is another chance to celebrate something unique and celestial. Even though National Simone Day might not be recognized universally, it still brings joy to those involved. So, if you know a Simone (or if you are a Simone), take this day to embrace the fun and unpredictability of the internet, and have a glorious National Simone Day!

History behind the term 'Simone'

19th century

Origin in Italian culture

The term 'simone' originated in Italian culture during the 19th century. It was commonly used as a given name for girls and derived from the Hebrew name 'Shim'on', meaning 'one who hears'. With time, 'simone' became popular and started to represent a strong and independent woman.

20th century

Expanding popularity

In the early 20th century, the term 'simone' gained popularity beyond Italy. It became an international name recognized in various cultures and languages. This expansion was partly influenced by the success of renowned Italian actress Simone Signoret, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1959, further popularizing the name.


Emergence of Simone as a unisex name

In the 1960s, Simone started to be embraced as a unisex name. It became a symbol of breaking gender stereotypes, empowering both boys and girls. Noteworthy figures like musician Nina Simone, known for her powerful voice and civil rights activism, contributed to the rise of Simone as a gender-neutral term associated with strength and individuality.

21st century

Influence in popular culture

In the 21st century, the term 'simone' continued to grow in popularity and influence. It transcended its status as a name to become a cultural reference point for resilience, creativity, and uniqueness. With the evolution of social media and hashtags, the term 'simone' has also been embraced as a part of online communities celebrating diverse identities and empowering individuals.

Did you know?

The name Simone has roots in Hebrew and means 'one who hears'. So, this National Simone Day, let's say cheers to all the Simones, who are probably better listeners than most of us!


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First identified

16th May 2015

Most mentioned on

12th August 2016

Total mentions


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